Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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CLMBGR

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU, ME
1138 AM EDT WED AUG 3 2016

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...THE BANGOR ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1925 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              99   07/14/1995
                        07/30/1949
                        07/04/1949
 LOW               37   07/16/1946
HIGHEST            89   07/27        MM      MM       87  07/29
                        07/22                             07/12
                        07/15
LOWEST             53   07/07        MM      MM       47  07/17
AVG. MAXIMUM     80.6              79.4     1.2     78.1
AVG. MINIMUM     60.1              57.7     2.4     56.0
MEAN             70.4              68.5     1.9     67.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               1.5    -1.5        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         7.25   1983
 MINIMUM         0.27   1952
TOTALS           2.69                     -0.77
DAILY AVG.       0.09              0.11   -0.02     0.04
DAYS >= .01        13              11.2     1.8       13
DAYS >= .10         7               7.2    -0.2        5
DAYS >= .50         3               2.3     0.7        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.7    -0.7        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.91   07/01 TO 07/02           07/15 TO 07/15
                                                          07/14 TO 07/15
                                                          07/15 TO 07/15

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   MM
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   07/31 TO 07/31           07/31 TO 07/31
                                                          07/15 TO 07/15
                                                          07/15 TO 07/15

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      23                23       0       29
 SINCE 7/1         23                23       0       29
COOLING TOTAL     198               132      66      100
 SINCE 1/1        230               190      40      147
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    24/180    DATE  07/14
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    34/320    DATE  07/03

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            4
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             20
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      9

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

&&

...JULY 2016 NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE MONTHLY CLIMATE NARRATIVE...

***PLEASE NOTE THAT HIGH...LOW AND AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WERE
RECALCULATED FOR BANGOR THIS MONTH TO REMOVE A RECENT WARM BIAS.
PLEASE REFER TO THE PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT (PWMPNSCAR)
REGARDING THIS ISSUE OR CLIMATE NARRATIVES FROM RECALCULATED
BANGOR MONTHLY SUMMARIES (PWMCLMBGR) FOR APRIL THROUGH JUNE 2016
FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE CORRECTIONS***

OVERALL, JULY 2016 FINISHED WITH SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES
AND RAINFALL THAT RANGED FROM BELOW AVERAGE OVER DOWNEAST PORTIONS
OF THE REGION TO ABOVE AVERAGE ACROSS THE NORTH.

TEMPERATURES GENERALLY AVERAGED ABOUT 1 TO 2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL FOR
THE REGION. MOST OF THE BELOW AVERAGE TEMPS OCCURRED BETWEEN THE 6TH
AND 10TH WHEN A BACK DOOR COLD FRONT BROUGHT UNSEASONABLY COOL AIR AND
CLOUDY SKIES, ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE NORTH. OTHERWISE, OTHER THEN THE
19TH, TEMPERATURES WERE AT OR ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE
MONTH WITH ABOVE AVERAGE SUNSHINE. WARM SPELLS INCLUDED THE 11TH
THROUGH 15TH AND THE 21ST THROUGH 27TH, WHERE HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE
WELL INTO THE 80S AND EVEN NEAR 90 DEGREES OVER A FEW LOCATIONS. AT
CARIBOU, 15 DAYS OF 80+ DEGREE HIGH TEMPERATURES WAS 5 GREATER THAN
AVERAGE FOR THE MONTH.

MONTHLY RAINFALL RANGED FROM ABOUT 70 PERCENT OF NORMAL OVER
DOWNEAST AND LOWER PENOBSCOT PORTIONS OF THE REGION AS EVIDENT AT
BANGOR WITH JUST 2.69 INCHES UPWARDS TO 140 PERCENT OF AVERAGE
ACROSS THE FAR NORTH AS EVIDENT AT CARIBOU BY THE 5.64 INCH TOTAL. A
SIGNIFICANT COLD STEADY FALL-LIKE RAINFALL OCCURRED MOSTLY ACROSS
THE NORTH ON THE 7TH AS INDICATED BY THE 1.30 INCHES OF RAINFALL
RECORDED AT CARIBOU, KEEPING THE HIGH TEMPERATURE TO ONLY 55 DEGREES
THERE ON THIS DAY. OTHERWISE, INTERMITTENT SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
WERE THE RULE ACROSS THE REGION, PARTICULARLY ON THE WARMER DAYS AND
ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE NORTH.

$$

VJN



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