Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
555 PM EDT SAT JUL 2 2016

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...THE PORTLAND ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1941 TO 2016 /FOR TEMPERATURES/
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2016 /FOR PRECIPITATION/
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1882 TO 2016 /FOR SNOWFALL/

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              98   06/28/1991
 LOW               33   06/04/1944
HIGHEST            85   06/21        89      -4       86  06/11
LOWEST             46   06/11        43       3       43  06/07
                                                          06/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     73.7              73.2     0.5     69.7
AVG. MINIMUM     53.7              53.6     0.1     53.1
MEAN             63.7              63.4     0.3     61.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.7    -0.7        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        10.86   1917
 MINIMUM         0.53   1908
TOTALS           4.42              3.79    0.63     6.40
DAILY AVG.       0.15              0.13    0.02     0.21
DAYS >= .01        11              11.8    -0.8       14
DAYS >= .10         4               6.8    -2.8       10
DAYS >= .50         3               2.3     0.7        5
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.9     0.1        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.44   06/05 TO 06/06

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            0.0
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1        51.8              61.9   -10.1     94.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.0     0.0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      66               106     -40      144
 SINCE 7/1       6185              7107    -922     7076
COOLING TOTAL      32                57     -25       43
 SINCE 1/1         48                64     -16       83
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/320    DATE  06/09
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/320    DATE  06/09

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     69

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

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

&&

JUNE BEGAN WITH A PERIOD OF COOL AND WET WEATHER. RAIN WAS OBSERVED
ON 9 STRAIGHT DAYS FROM JUNE 3 THRU JUNE 11, THOUGH THE VAST
MAJORITY OF THE RAIN FELL ON JUNE 5 WHEN A HEAVY RAINSTORM BROUGHT
MORE THAN 2 INCHES OF RAIN. DRIER WEATHER BECAME MORE DOMINANT
TOWARD THE MIDDLE AND LATER PARTS OF THE MONTH AS CONTINENTAL AIR
SPILLED OUT OF CANADA INTO NEW ENGLAND. DURING THIS PERIOD LOW
TEMPERATURES TENDED TO BE NEAR OR BELOW NORMAL WHILE HIGH
TEMPERATURES WERE NEAR OR ABOVE NORMAL, INDICATIVE OF A DRY AIR
MASS. THERE WERE A FEW DAYS WHERE WARMER AIR MADE AN APPEARANCE, BUT
THEY WERE QUICKLY FOLLOWED BY A COLD FRONT AND MORE DRY CONTINENTAL
AIR. ON THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER, JUNE 21, THE TEMPERATURE REACHED 85
DEGREES, THE HIGHEST OF THE YEAR SO FAR. THUNDERSTORMS BROUGHT
NEEDED RAINFALL AS THE MONTH CAME TO A CLOSE WHEN MORE THAN 1.5
INCHES OF RAIN WAS OBSERVED ON JUNE 28 AND JUNE 29. THIS HELPED TO
PUT A DENT IN THE DEVELOPING DROUGHT CONDITIONS.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 63.7 WHICH WAS 0.3 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST JUNE WAS IN 2001 WHEN THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE WAS 67.2 DEGREES. THE COOLEST WAS 1958 AT ONLY 58.1
DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 4.42 INCHES OF RAIN FELL DURING THE MONTH WHICH WAS 0.63
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST RAIN FELL ON JUNE 5 WHEN 2.43
INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE WETTEST JUNE WAS 1917 WHEN 10.86 INCHES
OF RAIN FELL. THE DRIEST WAS 1908 WITH ONLY 0.53 INCHES.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN JUNE 2016...
DATE RECORD                                  PREVIOUS
5    3 - SMALLEST DAILY TEMPERATURE RANGE    5 IN 1945 /TIED/
5    2.43 - GREATEST DAILY PRECIPITATION     2.12 IN 2007

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KIMBLE


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