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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
708 AM EST WED DEC 2 2015

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...THE GRAY ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE FALL SEASON,
FROM 9/1/2015 TO 11/30/2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1995 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              96   09/09/2002
 LOW                9   11/30/2013
                        11/25/2000
HIGHEST            89   09/07        86       3       84
LOWEST             18   11/30        18       0       15
AVG. MAXIMUM     61.0              58.0     3.0     57.6
AVG. MINIMUM     42.4              40.6     1.8     41.5
MEAN             51.7              49.3     2.4     49.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.6    -0.6        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               2.1    -1.1        3
DAYS MIN <= 32     21              22.6    -1.6       18
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        26.48   2005
TOTALS          13.95             14.68   -0.73    11.22
DAILY AVG.       0.15              0.16   -0.01     0.12
DAYS >= .01        29              33.3    -4.3       30
DAYS >= .10        12              20.7    -8.7       21
DAYS >= .50         8               9.3    -1.3        8
DAYS >= 1.00        4               4.7    -0.7        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    6.32   09/29 TO 09/30              2.45

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           23.9   1997
TOTALS            0.2               3.1    -2.9     15.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       4               2.2     1.8        8
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.9    -0.9        4
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         T   11/25                          9
                        11/24
                        11/23
 24 HR TOTAL      0.2   11/23                        9.7

DEGREE_DAYS HEATING T417OTAL    1283              1460    -177
1436

 SINCE 7/1       1299              1497    -198       MM
COOLING TOTAL      95                30      65       57
 SINCE 1/1        468               389      79      369
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-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

SUMMER LIKE WARMTH EXTENDED WELL INTO SEPTEMBER. THERE WERE A RECORD
10 DAYS WHICH REACHED 80 DEGREES AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
OFFICE IN GRAY, HELPING MAKE IT THE WARMEST SEPTEMBER IN THE SHORT
20 YEAR HISTORY OF WEATHER RECORDS. THE 89 DEGREE READING ON
SEPTEMBER 7 TIED FOR THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE OF THE ENTIRE YEAR. THE
WARM WEATHER PATTERN FINALLY SHIFTED DURING THE LAST HALF OF
SEPTEMBER WHEN MORE TYPICAL FALL TEMPERATURES BEGAN TO ARRIVE. VERY
HEAVY RAIN FELL ON SEPTEMBER 29TH AND 30TH WHEN 6.35 INCHES OF RAIN
WAS MEASURED. ALTERNATING PERIODS OF WARMER AND COOLER WEATHER
CONTINUED RIGHT THROUGH OCTOBER. THE FIRST FREEZE OF THE YEAR
OCCURRED ON OCTOBER 18TH ALONG WITH THE FIRST SNOWFLAKES. BUT A
SHIFT BACK TO WARMER WEATHER OCCURRED BY THE BEGINNING OF NOVEMBER
WHEN 6 STRAIGHT DAYS TOPPED 60 DEGREES. THE PERSISTENT WARMTH LASTED
FOR ABOUT TWO WEEKS BEFORE A MORE ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN BROUGHT
MORE TYPICAL LATE FALL WEATHER. THE FIRST ACCUMULATING SNOW OF THE
SEASON FELL ON NOVEMBER 23RD WHEN 0.2 INCHES WAS MEASURED.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE FALL WAS 51.7 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.4
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE SECOND WARMEST FALL ON RECORD. THE
WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS 89 DEGREES ON SEPTEMBER 7 AND THE COLDEST
WAS 18 DEGREES ON NOVEMBER 30. THE WARMEST FALL ON RECORD WAS 2011
WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 52.4 DEGREES. THE COLDEST WAS 1997
WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 47.3 DEGREES.

THE FIRST FREEZE OF THE SEASON OCCURRED ON OCTOBER 18 WHICH IS ONLY
TWO DAYS LATER THAN THE AVERAGE FIRST FREEZE OF OCTOBER 16. THE
EARLIEST FIRST FREEZING TEMPERATURE IN FALL WAS ON SEPTEMBER 29,
2000. THE LATEST WAS NOVEMBER 2, 2014.

A TOTAL OF 13.95 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 0.73 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST RAIN FELL ON SEPTEMBER 29TH AND 30TH WHEN
6.35 INCHES OF RAIN WAS MEASURED. OTHER PERIODS WHEN MORE THAN 1
INCH OF RAIN FELL INCLUDED OCTOBER 28TH AND 29TH AS WELL AS NOVEMBER
20TH. THE WETTEST FALL ON RECORD WAS 2005 WHEN 26.48 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL. THE DRIEST WAS 2001 WHEN ONLY 8.91 INCHES FELL.

THE 5.50 INCHES WHICH FELL ON SEPTEMBER 30 WAS THE THIRD WETTEST
CALENDAR DAY RECORDED IN THE SHORT 20-YEAR HISTORY OF OBSERVATIONS
AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS
THE WETTEST CALENDAR DAYS ON RECORD.

WETTEST CALENDAR DAY (SINCE 1995)
RANK  RAIN  DATE
1     6.50  OCTOBER 10, 1998
2     6.11  OCTOBER 21, 1996
3     5.50  SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 <===
4     5.49  SEPTEMBER 16, 1999
5     5.13  SEPTEMBER 6, 2008
6     5.07  OCTOBER 8, 2005
7     4.91  AUGUST 13, 2014
8     4.51  JULY 13, 1996
9     4.23  SEPTEMBER 10, 1999
      4.23  JUNE 13, 1998

A TOTAL OF 0.2 INCHES OF SNOW FELL WHICH WAS 2.9 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. ALL OF THIS SNOW FELL ON NOVEMBER 23RD. THE SNOWIEST FALL
WAS 1997 WHEN 23.9 INCHES OF SNOW FELL. THERE HAVE BEEN MULTIPLE
YEARS WHEN ONLY A TRACE OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED IN FALL, MOST RECENTLY
IN 2006.

$$

KIMBLE


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