Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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CLIMATE REPORT...PRELIMINARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU, ME
430 PM EST THU DEC 11 2014

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...THE BANGOR ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
9/1/2014 TO 11/30/2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1925 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              99   09/07/1945
 LOW               -3   11/29/1940
HIGHEST            85   09/06        MM      MM       82  09/11
                        09/05
LOWEST              4   11/29        MM      MM        9  11/30
AVG. MAXIMUM     57.8              57.5     0.3     58.4
AVG. MINIMUM     38.3              37.7     0.6     37.8
MEAN             48.1              47.6     0.5     48.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.4    -0.4        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3               1.7     1.3        4
DAYS MIN <= 32     29              30.2    -1.2       32
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        16.64   2006
 MINIMUM        10.14   2011
TOTALS          10.95                     -1.25
DAILY AVG.       0.12              0.13   -0.01     0.13
DAYS >= .01        32              31.9     0.1       32
DAYS >= .10        22              20.7     1.3       16
DAYS >= .50         6               7.9    -1.9        6
DAYS >= 1.00        3               3.3    -0.3        4
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.04   MM                       11/30 TO 11/30
                                                          11/30 TO 11/30
                                                          11/30 TO 11/30

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              T   2007
TOTALS           25.9R              2.4    23.5      0.7
SINCE 7/1        25.9               2.4    23.5      0.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         4               0.9     3.1        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        10R  11/28                          0  MM
                        11/03
                        11/27
 24 HR TOTAL     12.0R  MM                       11/30 TO 11/30
                                                          11/30 TO 11/30
                                                          11/30 TO 11/30

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1563              1606     -43     1553
 SINCE 7/1         MM              1669      MM     1585
COOLING TOTAL      49                24      25       33
 SINCE 1/1        363               318      45      355
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/350    DATE  11/02
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/350    DATE  11/02

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           21
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             37
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         33

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     73

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                      13
LIGHT RAIN               31     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       5
LIGHT SNOW               10     SLEET                      1
FOG                      60     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      9
HAZE                      7

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

&&

...NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE FALL 2014 CLIMATE NARRATIVE...

OVERALL...FALL 2014 FINISHED WITH SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES...SLIGHTLY BELOW AVERAGE PRECIPITATION...AND MUCH ABOVE
NORMAL SNOWFALL.

DESPITE THE AVERAGE OF NEARLY A DEGREE ABOVE FOR THE SEASON...TOPSY-
TURVY IS A BETTER DESCRIPTION FOR HOW TEMPERATURE PROGRESSED THROUGH
THIS FALL. A BELOW AVERAGE SEPTEMBER WAS FOLLOWED BY A MUCH ABOVE
AVERAGE OCTOBER AND THEN A SIGNIFICANTLY BELOW AVERAGE NOVEMBER.

FALL PRECIPITATION RANGED FROM AS LOW AS 70 PERCENT OF AVERAGE
ACROSS PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL AND DOWNEAST MAINE TO AS MUCH AS 110
PERCENT ACROSS THE FAR NORTH. THE SEASON BEGAN QUITE DRY FOR ALL OF
THE REGION...WITH MANY RIVERS AND STREAMS EXPERIENCING NEAR RECORD
FLOW RATES BY MID OCTOBER. PRECIPITATION THEN INCREASED DRAMATICALLY
BY LATE OCTOBER WITH THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF STRONG WIDESPREAD FALL
STORMS...WHICH CONTINUED THROUGH NOVEMBER WHEN THE TEMPERATURE
REGIME BECAME MUCH COLDER.

THE COMBINATION OF COLDER TEMPERATURES AND A CONTINUED STORMY
PATTERN RESULTED IN A RECORD EARLY DOUBLE DIGIT SNOWFALL FOR MUCH OF
THE REGION RIGHT IN THE OPENING DAYS OF NOVEMBER FOLLOWED BY OTHER
SNOW EVENTS LATER IN THE MONTH. THIS RESULTED IN THE SECOND (FOURTH)
SNOWIEST FALL AT BANGOR (CARIBOU) WHERE THE TOTAL OF 25.9 (28.8)
INCHES WAS JUST BEHIND THE SNOWIEST FALL OF 32.4 (35.3) INCHES
RECORDED IN 1962 (1974). ALTHOUGH MUCH OF THE MONTH FEATURED SNOW
COVERED DAYS...ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE NORTH...SEVERAL RAIN EVENTS
ACCOMPANIED BY A FEW PERIODS OF MILD TEMPERATURES KEPT SNOW PACK
FROM BUILDING OR EVEN BEING CONTINUOUS DURING THE FINAL MONTH OF THE
SEASON.

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VJN


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