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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
450 AM EST THU DEC 7 2017

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...THE AUGUSTA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE FALL SEASON, FROM
9/1/2017 TO 11/30/2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              96   09/09/2002
 LOW                4   11/27/1978
                        11/28/1951
HIGHEST            88   09/25        85       3       90  09/09
LOWEST             14   11/28        16      -2       24  11/29
AVG. MAXIMUM     61.8              57.3     4.5     60.1
AVG. MINIMUM     43.2              40.2     3.0     42.7
MEAN             52.6              48.8     3.8     51.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.4    -0.4        1
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               2.4    -2.4        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     22              23.9    -1.9       18
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        23.76   2005
 MINIMUM         6.48   1984
TOTALS          12.42             12.46   -0.04     9.70
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.14    0.00     0.11
DAYS >= .01        27              33.3    -6.3       28
DAYS >= .10        16              20.7    -4.7       19
DAYS >= .50         9               8.4     0.6        6
DAYS >= 1.00        4               3.2     0.8        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.52   10/25 TO 10/26

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1195              1507    -312     1289
 SINCE 7/1       1236              1548    -312     1314
COOLING TOTAL      86                31      55       73
 SINCE 1/1        446               388      58      530
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/120    DATE  10/30
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    60/110    DATE  10/30

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              3     HEAVY RAIN                 8
RAIN                     16     LIGHT RAIN                30
FREEZING RAIN             0     LT FREEZING RAIN           0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                2     FOG                       41
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE    15     HAZE                       1

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

AFTER A RELATIVELY COOL AUGUST, THE COOL FALL-LIKE WEATHER CONTINUED
INTO THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF SEPTEMBER. AFTER A FEW DAYS OF RAIN,
INCLUDING MORE THAN AN INCH ON SEPTEMBER 5, A NEW WEATHER PATTERN
BEGAN TO EMERGE. A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE WESTERN ATLANTIC
AND THE EAST COAST BROUGHT RELATIVELY WARM AIR NORTHWARD INTO NEW
ENGLAND. ALTHOUGH A FEW COLD FRONTS MANAGED TO SNEAK INTO THE AREA
BRINGING BRIEFLY COOLER WEATHER, THE OVERALL TREND OF WARMER THAN
NORMAL TEMPERATURES CONTINUED FOR SEVERAL WEEKS. THE WARMEST PERIOD
WAS IN LATE SEPTEMBER WHEN AUGUSTA SAW 5 STRAIGHT DAYS WITH
TEMPERATURES IN THE 80S FROM SEPTEMBER 23 THRU 27. THE PERSISTENT
WARMTH CONTINUED DEEP INTO OCTOBER, BRINGING AUGUSTA ITS FOURTH
WARMEST SEPTEMBER AND WARMEST OCTOBER ON RECORD. AFTER A MOSTLY DRY
FIRST HALF OF FALL, A SERIES OF LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS MOVED THROUGH
NEW ENGLAND LATE IN OCTOBER. MORE THAN 5 INCHES OF RAIN FELL FROM
OCTOBER 24 THROUGH 26. ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM BROUGHT ANOTHER
INCH OF RAIN AND STRONG WINDS GUSTING TO 60 MPH ON THE NIGHT OF
OCTOBER 29 INTO THE MORNING OF THE 30TH. THE STRONG WINDS BROUGHT
SIGNIFICANT WIND DAMAGE TO THE REGION. THIS PERIOD OF STORMY WEATHER
SIGNALED A COMING CHANGE IN THE WEATHER PATTERN AS THE PERSISTENT
WARMTH FINALLY BEGAN TO BREAK DOWN. AFTER ANOTHER BRIEF PERIOD OF
WARMTH, A COLD FRONT ON NOVEMBER 6 BROUGHT COLD AIR INTO THE REGION
ALONG WITH THE FIRST FREEZE OF THE SEASON ON NOVEMBER 7. THE FIRST
FREEZE WAS ABOUT A MONTH LATER THAN NORMAL AND THE LATEST DATE OF
FIRST FALL FREEZE ON RECORD. EVEN COLDER AIR POURED IN STRAIGHT OUT
OF THE ARCTIC A FEW DAYS LATER. COLD WEATHER CONTINUED THROUGH MUCH
OF NOVEMBER WITH ONLY BRIEF EXCEPTIONS AS A SERIES OF COLD FRONTS
KEPT BRINGING MORE COLD AIR IN DURING THE MONTH. ALTHOUGH THE FALL
ENDED COLDER THAN NORMAL, THE VERY WARM START TO THE SEASON ENSURED
AUGUSTA WOULD FINISH AS THE WARMEST FALL ON RECORD.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE FALL WAS 52.6 DEGREES WHICH WAS 3.8
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE WARMEST FALL ON RECORD. UNTIL THIS YEAR
THE WARMEST FALL WAS IN 1999 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 52.5
DEGREES. THE COOLEST FALL WAS IN 1974 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
WAS 45.2 DEGREES. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE WARMEST FALL SEASONS
ON RECORD AT AUGUSTA.

WARMEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN FALL (SINCE 1948)...
RANK  TEMP  YEAR
1     52.6  2017 <===
2     52.5  1999
3     52.0  1971
4     51.9  2011
5     51.6  1961

THE FIRST FREEZE OF THE SEASON OCCURRED ON NOVEMBER 7, ABOUT A MONTH
LATER THAN NORMAL. THIS WAS ONLY THE SECOND TIME THAT AUGUSTA MADE
IT THROUGH THE MONTH OF OCTOBER WITHOUT SEEING A FREEZE. THE
FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE LATEST DATES OF THE FIRST FALL FREEZE AT
AUGUSTA.

LATEST DATE OF FIRST FALL FREEZE (SINCE 1948)...
RANK  DATE    YEAR
1     NOV 7   2017 <===
2     NOV 2   2014
3     OCT 31  1971
      OCT 31  1968
5     OCT 30  1966

A TOTAL OF 12.42 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 0.04 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. HALF OF THE RAIN THAT FELL THIS FALL FELL DURING THE
LAST WEEK OF OCTOBER WHEN SEVERAL STORM SYSTEMS BROUGHT MORE THAN 6
INCHES OF RAIN. THE DRIEST FALL ON RECORD WAS IN 1984 WHEN ONLY 6.48
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED. THE WETTEST WAS IN 2005 WHEN
23.76 INCHES FELL.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN FALL 2017...
DATE    RECORD                               PREVIOUS
SEP 1   62   - COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      62 IN 1994 /TIED/
SEP 20  65   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       63 IN 2016 AND 1976
SEP 24  87   - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      85 IN 1961
SEP 25  88   - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      85 IN 2007
SEP 27  85   - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      82 IN 2014
OCT 8   61   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       55 IN 1969
OCT 10  60   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       58 IN 1992 AND 1967
OCT 24  55   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       55 IN 2001 AND 1959 /TIED/
OCT 25  60   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       50 IN 1991 AND 1959
OCT 25  2.28 - GREATEST PRECIPITATION        2.02 IN 1951
OCT 26  2.50 - GREATEST PRECIPITATION        1.99 IN 2008
NOV 11  34   - COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      35 IN 1987 AND 1957

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KIMBLE



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