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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
1249 PM EDT THU JUN 2 2016

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...THE CONCORD NH CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
3/1/2016 TO 5/31/2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1868 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              98   05/22/1911
 LOW              -20   03/06/1869
HIGHEST            94   05/28        90       4       92  05/27
LOWEST              4   04/05         1       3       -8  03/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     59.7              56.7     3.0     57.8
AVG. MINIMUM     34.3              32.6     1.7     31.5
MEAN             47.0              44.7     2.3     44.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      2               1.0     1.0        3
DAYS MAX <= 32      3               4.4    -1.4        8
DAYS MIN <= 32     40              46.2    -6.2       46
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               1.0    -1.0        3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        18.14   1983
 MINIMUM         3.61   1915
TOTALS           6.95             10.34   -3.39     4.39
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.34   -0.27     0.05
DAYS >= .01        33              35.7    -2.7       29
DAYS >= .10        21              20.9     0.1       10
DAYS >= .50         5               6.6    -1.6        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               2.1    -2.1        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.79   03/02

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           48.2   1956
TOTALS            5.0              13.9    -8.9      7.9
SINCE 7/1        29.7              61.4   -31.7     92.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE      10               6.8     3.2       14
DAYS >= 1.0         2               3.8    -1.8        4
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   04/05
                        03/21
 24 HR TOTAL      2.7   04/04

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1670              1891    -221     1913
 SINCE 7/1       6019              7150   -1131     7367
COOLING TOTAL      40                18      22       66
 SINCE 1/1         40                18      22       66
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/310    DATE  03/17
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    52/310    DATE  03/17

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     59

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     HEAVY RAIN                 3
RAIN                     15     LIGHT RAIN                38
FREEZING RAIN             1     LT FREEZING RAIN           1
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                7     FOG                       41
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE    11     HAZE                      16

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

&&

THE WEATHER PATTERN THAT FEATURED PREDOMINANTLY ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE WINTER WITH OCCASIONAL PERIODS OF COLD
WEATHER CONTINUED INTO SPRING. FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1999, ALL OF
THE WINTER SNOW PACK HAD MELTED BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF MARCH. MOST
OF MARCH FEATURED WARM TEMPERATURES, ESPECIALLY THE MIDDLE OF THE
MONTH. IN FACT, THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ON MARCH 9 WAS 28 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. THAT WAS THE GREATEST DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL FOR ANY
DAY IN ANY MONTH SINCE MARCH 22, 2012. BUT TOWARD THE END OF MARCH
THE WEATHER PATTERN BEGAN TO SHIFT AGAIN. BY THE FIRST DAY OF
SPRING, MARCH 21, 2.3 INCHES OF SNOW FELL. WHILE THE LATE MARCH
SUNSHINE MELTED THIS FRESH SNOW QUICKLY, IT WAS A SIGN OF A SHIFT
TOWARD A COLDER WEATHER PATTERN. MUCH COLDER AIR ARRIVED AT THE
BEGINNING OF APRIL ALONG WITH MORE SNOWFALL. THE TEMPERATURE ON
APRIL 4 FELL TO 4 DEGREES, THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE EVER OBSERVED IN
THE MONTH OF APRIL. THE TEMPERATURE BEGAN TO MODERATE A BIT TOWARD
THE END OF APRIL WITH MOSTLY DRY WEATHER, BUT COLD AIR AND LIGHT
SNOW ARRIVED AGAIN LATE IN THE MONTH. THE COOL WEATHER PERSISTED
INTO EARLY MAY ALONG WITH SEVERAL DAYS OF LIGHT RAIN. THE LAST
FREEZE OF THE SEASON WAS ON MAY 10, JUST A FEW DAYS EARLIER THAN
NORMAL. BY THE MIDDLE OF MAY, THE COLD WEATHER PATTERN FINALLY BROKE
AND WARMER TEMPERATURES BEGAN TO ARRIVE. THE FIRST 90 DEGREE
TEMPERATURE OF THE YEAR WAS RECORDED ON MAY 25, AND 7 OF THE LAST 9
DAYS OF MAY SAW THE TEMPERATURE TOP 80 DEGREES.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE SPRING WAS 47.0 DEGREES WHICH WAS
2.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST SPRING WAS 2012 WHEN THE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 49.7 DEGREES. THE COLDEST WAS 1956 AT ONLY
38.7 DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 6.95 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 3.39 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION WAS ON MARCH 2 WHEN 0.79
INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE DRIEST SPRING WAS 1915 WHEN ONLY 3.61
INCHES FELL. THE WETTEST WAS 1983 WITH 18.14 INCHES.

THERE WAS 5.0 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WHICH WAS 8.9 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.
THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WAS ON APRIL 4 WHEN 2.7 INCHES WAS MEASURED.
THE SNOWIEST SPRING WAS 1956 WHEN 48.2 INCHES OF SNOW WAS MEASURED.
THE LEAST SNOWY WAS 2010 WHEN ONLY A TRACE OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED.

THE TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR THE 2015-16 SEASON STANDS AT 29.7 INCHES
WHICH IS 31.7 INCHES BELOW NORMAL AND THE 4TH LEAST SNOWY SEASON ON
RECORD. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE LEAST SNOWY SEASONS AT CONCORD.

LEAST SEASON TOTAL SNOWFALL (SINCE 1868)
RANK  SNOW  SEASON
1     27.0  1979-80
2     29.1  1988-89
3     29.3  1912-13
4     29.7  2015-16 <===
5     31.5  1929-30
6     33.5  1948-49
7     33.6  1990-91
8     34.5  1994-95
9     34.6  1950-51
10    34.8  2001-02

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN SPRING 2016...
DATE    RECORD                               PREVIOUS
MAR 9   77   - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      67 IN 2000
APR 1   77   - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      77 IN 1986 /TIED/
APR 4   26   - COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      27 IN 1879
APR 5   4    - COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE       10 IN 1954
APR 6   11   - COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE       14 IN 1943 AND EARLIER YEARS
MAY 31  94   - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      94 IN 2013 /TIED/

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KIMBLE



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