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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
731 PM EDT SAT JUN 10 2017

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...THE AUGUSTA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SPRING SEASON, FROM
3/1/2017 TO 5/31/2017...

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
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              94   05/22/1992
 LOW              -11   03/01/1982
HIGHEST            93   05/18        85       8       90  05/28
LOWEST             -4   03/11         3      -7        6  03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     50.4              52.9    -2.5     54.0
AVG. MINIMUM     33.5              34.2    -0.7     34.3
MEAN             41.9              43.5    -1.6     44.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               0.4     0.6        1
DAYS MAX <= 32     14               6.2     7.8        5
DAYS MIN <= 32     34              36.8    -2.8       40
DAYS MIN <= 0       1               0.6     0.4        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        20.21   1983
 MINIMUM         4.57   1965
TOTALS          12.47             10.85    1.62     7.70
DAILY AVG.       0.13              0.12    0.01     0.08
DAYS >= .01        41              36.3     4.7       31
DAYS >= .10        27              21.0     6.0       16
DAYS >= .50         5               7.1    -2.1        6
DAYS >= 1.00        4               2.1     1.9        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.14   03/14 TO 03/15

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    2114              1983     131     1909
 SINCE 7/1       6922              7326    -404     6588
COOLING TOTAL      11                 9       2       15
 SINCE 1/1         11                 9       2       15
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/030    DATE  03/14
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    61/030    DATE  03/14

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     66

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              3     HEAVY RAIN                 4
RAIN                     14     LIGHT RAIN                38
FREEZING RAIN             0     LT FREEZING RAIN           4
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW               16     FOG                       51
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE    19     HAZE                       5

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

&&

ALTHOUGH THE LATE WINER HAD SEEN A STRETCH OF VERY WARM WEATHER, AS
THE CALENDAR TURNED TO MARCH THE WARM WEATHER QUICKLY ENDED. SEVERAL
ROUNDS OF ARCTIC AIR SPILLED INTO NEW ENGLAND, ACCOMPANIED BY
OCCASIONAL SNOWFALL. AFTER THE FIRST ENCOUNTER WITH THE ARCTIC COLD,
THERE WAS A BRIEF WARM UP FOLLOWED BY AN EVEN COLDER AND MORE
PERSISTENT ARCTIC AIR MASS. ON MARCH 11 THE TEMPERATURE FELL TO 4
BELOW ZERO, THE COLDEST SPRING TEMPERATURE OBSERVED IN THE LAST 10
YEARS. THIS WAS JUST THE COLDEST NIGHT IN A STRETCH OF 7 CONSECUTIVE
DAYS BELOW FREEZING FROM MARCH 10 THROUGH 16. WHILE RESIDENTS WERE
DEALING WITH THE BRUTAL EARLY SPRING COLD, A STRONG NOR`EASTER
BROUGHT HEAVY SNOW ACCOMPANIED BY WIND GUSTS TO 61 MPH WHICH BROUGHT
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. ALTHOUGH THE BRUTAL COLD GRADUALLY FADED,
COLDER THAN NORMAL WEATHER LASTED INTO THE FIRST PART OF APRIL. THE
COLD WEATHER FINALLY BROKE ON APRIL 10 WHEN WARM AIR SURGED INTO NEW
ENGLAND AND THE TEMPERATURE HIT 70 DEGREES FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS
YEAR. ALTHOUGH A COLD FRONT COOLED THINGS DOWN A BIT A FEW DAYS
LATER, THE WARMTH WOULD BUILD AGAIN JUST IN TIME FOR EASTER. THE
HIGH TEMPERATURE ON EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 16, REACHED 81 DEGREES, THE
FIRST 80 DEGREE TEMPERATURE OF THE YEAR. A COLD FRONT ARRIVED THE
NEXT DAY AND BROUGHT COOLER WEATHER. A MORE SPRING-LIKE WEATHER
PATTERN BEGAN TO EMERGE WITH FREQUENT PERIODS OF COOL, WET WEATHER
BROKEN UP BY BRIEF PERIODS OF MUCH WARMER WEATHER. THE LAST FREEZE
OF THE SEASON WAS ON APRIL 19, ABOUT A WEEK EARLIER THAN NORMAL.
RAIN WAS OBSERVED ON 9 OF THE FIRST 11 DAYS OF MAY, WITH COOL
TEMPERATURES DOMINATING. A BRIEF BUT INTENSE WARM UP CAME IN MID MAY
WHEN THE TEMPERATURE REACHED 93 DEGREES ON MAY 18, THE FIRST 90
DEGREE TEMPERATURE OF THE SEASON AND THE SECOND WARMEST TEMPERATURE
EVER OBSERVED IN SPRING. A COLD FRONT BROUGHT COOLER WEATHER IN THE
FOLLOWING DAY, WITH COOL, DAMP CONDITIONS AGAIN DOMINATING THE LAST
HALF OF MAY.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE SPRING WAS 41.9 DEGREES WHICH WAS
1.6 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE COOLEST SPRING WAS IN 1956 WHEN THE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS ONLY 37.9 DEGREES. THE WARMEST WAS IN 2010
AT 49.0 DEGREES. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURES
OBSERVED IN SPRING.

HOTTEST TEMPERATURES IN SPRING (SINCE 1948)...
RANK  TEMP  DATE
1      94   MAY 22, 1992
2      93   MAY 18, 2017 <===
3      91   MAY 31, 2013
       91   MAY 25, 2010
       91   MAY 25, 2007
       91   MAY 3, 2001
       91   MAY 31, 1999
       91   MAY 23, 1992
       91   MAY 21, 1992
       91   MAY 31, 1987
       91   MAY 19, 1962

A TOTAL OF 12.47 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 1.62 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL AND THE WETTEST SPRING SINCE 2005. THE HEAVIEST
PRECIPITATION FELL ON MARCH 14 AND 15 WHEN 2.14 INCHES OF LIQUID
EQUIVALENT PRECIPITATION FELL DURING A SIGNIFICANT BLIZZARD. THE
WETTEST SPRING ON RECORD WAS IN 1983 WHEN 20.21 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL. THE DRIEST WAS IN 1965 WHEN ONLY 4.57 INCHES WAS
OBSERVED.

THE FOLLOWING RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN SPRING 2017...
DATE    RECORD                               PREVIOUS
MAR 1   36   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       36 IN 1999 AND 1998 /TIED/
MAR 11  14   - COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      22 IN 1960
MAR 11  -4   - COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE       0 IN 2005 AND 1953
APR 10  70   - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      69 IN 1955
APR 11  79   - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      72 IN 1987
APR 12  44   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       42 IN 2014
APR 16  81   - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      77 IN 2012 AND 1976
APR 26  1.22 - GREATEST PRECIPITATION        0.64 IN 1994
APR 28  49   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       49 IN 2011 AND 1981 /TIED/
APR 29  79   - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      76 IN 1986
MAY 14  47   - COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      48 IN 1962
MAY 14  1.07 - GREATEST PRECIPITATION        0.88 IN 2002
MAY 18  93   - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      86 IN 1989
MAY 18  59   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       59 IN 1986 /TIED/
MAY 26  1.06 - GREATEST PRECIPITATION        0.82 IN 2005 /TIED/

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KIMBLE



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