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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
445 AM EST TUE DEC 5 2017

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...THE GRAY ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1995 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              73   11/01/2003
 LOW                9   11/30/2013
                        11/25/2000
HIGHEST            69   11/03        64       5       63
LOWEST             14   11/28        18      -4       24
AVG. MAXIMUM     45.2              45.9    -0.7     47.7
AVG. MINIMUM     28.2              31.0    -2.8     32.6
MEAN             36.7              38.5    -1.8     40.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               1.8    -0.8        1
DAYS MIN <= 32     22              17.7     4.3       17
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.90   2009
 MINIMUM         1.31   2012
TOTALS           2.38              5.35   -2.97     4.32
DAILY AVG.       0.08              0.18   -0.10     0.14
DAYS >= .01        10              12.0    -2.0       12
DAYS >= .10         6               7.6    -1.6        7
DAYS >= .50         2               3.3    -1.3        4
DAYS >= 1.00        0               1.6    -1.6        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.60   11/16

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           23.9   1997
TOTALS            1.2               3.0    -1.8      1.3
SINCE 7/1         1.2               3.1    -1.9      1.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       4               2.1     1.9        8
DAYS >= 1.0         1               0.9     0.1        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   11/14                          1
 24 HR TOTAL      1.2   11/13

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     842               797      45      737
 SINCE 7/1       1193              1497    -304     1279
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1        531               389     142      607
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-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

AFTER A VERY WARM FEW MONTHS, A SHIFT IN THE WEATHER PATTERN FINALLY
CAME IN THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER. THE FIRST WEEK OF THE MONTH REMAINED
UNSEASONABLY WARM. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 69 DEGREES ON NOVEMBER 3
WAS THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE IN THE MONTH. THINGS BEGAN TO CHANGE
WHEN A COLD FRONT ON THE 6TH BROUGHT COOLER AIR INTO THE AREA.
ALTHOUGH TEMPERATURES DROPPED TO A FEW DEGREES BELOW NORMAL, IT WAS
JUST A TASTE OF WHAT WAS TO COME. ANOTHER, STRONGER COLD FRONT
BROUGHT MUCH COLDER AIR STRAIGHT OUT OF THE ARCTIC A FEW DAYS LATER,
WITH THE TEMPERATURE DROPPING TO 18 DEGREES ON THE 11TH. ALTHOUGH
THE BRUTAL COLD ONLY LASTED A FEW DAYS, A SERIES OF COLD FRONTS KEPT
TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL FOR THE REST OF THE MONTH WITH ONLY A FEW
BRIEF EXCEPTIONS. THE FIRST MEASURABLE SNOW OF THE SEASON WAS
OBSERVED ON THE 13TH WHEN 1.2 INCHES FELL.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 36.7 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.8
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AND THE FIRST BELOW NORMAL NOVEMBER SINCE 2014.
THE COLDEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD WAS IN 1995 WHEN THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE WAS ONLY 34.4 DEGREES. THE WARMEST WAS IN 2011 WHEN IT
WAS 43.5 DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 2.38 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 2.97 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 6TH WHEN 0.53
INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE DRIEST NOVEMBER WAS IN 2012 WHEN ONLY 1.31
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL. THE WETTEST WAS IN 2009 WHEN 7.90
INCHES WAS RECORDED.

A TOTAL OF 1.2 INCHES OF SNOW FELL WHICH WAS 1.8 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. ALL OF THIS SNOW FELL ON THE 13TH. THE SNOWIEST NOVEMBER ON
RECORD WAS IN 1997 WHEN 23.9 INCHES FELL. THE LEAST SNOWY WAS IN
2006 WHEN NO SNOW FELL. AN ADDITIONAL THREE YEARS ONLY RECORDED A
TRACE OF SNOW IN NOVEMBER, MOST RECENTLY IN 2004.

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KIMBLE



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