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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
526 PM EDT MON MAY 1 2017

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...THE AUGUSTA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              90   04/28/2009
                        04/27/1990
 LOW                9   04/04/1954
HIGHEST            81   04/16        75       6       74  04/21
LOWEST             29   04/03        24       5       15  04/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     55.1              53.1     2.0     52.3
AVG. MINIMUM     37.4              34.6     2.8     31.4
MEAN             46.2              43.9     2.3     41.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               0.3     0.7        1
DAYS MIN <= 32      6              10.3    -4.3       16
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.06   2005
 MINIMUM         0.33   1999
TOTALS           3.98              3.79    0.19     2.72
DAILY AVG.       0.13              0.13    0.00     0.09
DAYS >= .01        16              11.8     4.2        9
DAYS >= .10         9               6.9     2.1        6
DAYS >= .50         2               2.7    -0.7        2
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.8     0.2        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.22   04/26

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     556               635     -79      689
 SINCE 7/1       6560              7004    -444     6301
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    22/320    DATE  04/17
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    38/310    DATE  04/29

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     69

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     HEAVY RAIN                 1
RAIN                      4     LIGHT RAIN                14
FREEZING RAIN             0     LT FREEZING RAIN           0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                4     FOG                       17
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     6     HAZE                       0

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

&&

THE PERSISTENT COOL WEATHER WHICH HAD LASTED THROUGH MARCH CONTINUED
INTO THE FIRST PART OF APRIL. SNOW WAS FALLING ON APRIL 1 AND THE
TEMPERATURE DID NOT RISE ABOVE FREEZING. COOL WEATHER LASTED THROUGH
THE FIRST WEEK OF APRIL INCLUDING SEVERAL DAYS THAT DID NOT WARM OUT
OF THE 30S. BY THE SECOND WEEK OF THE MONTH THE WEATHER PATTERN
BEGAN TO CHANGE, WITH WARM AIR SPILLING OUT OF CENTRAL NORTH AMERICA
AND INTO EASTERN NEW ENGLAND. AUGUSTA SAW ITS FIRST 70 DEGREE
TEMPERATURE OF THE YEAR ON APRIL 10 AND FOLLOWED IT UP WITH A HIGH
OF 79 THE VERY NEXT DAY. A COLD FRONT BROUGHT TEMPERATURES BACK DOWN
TO NEAR NORMAL LEVELS FOR A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE WARMTH RETURNED
AGAIN ON EASTERN SUNDAY, APRIL 16, WHEN THE TEMPERATURE HIT 81
DEGREES. THIS WAS ABOUT A MONTH SOONER THAN THE AVERAGE FIRST 80
DEGREE TEMPERATURE AND THE EARLIEST 80 DEGREE READING SINCE MARCH
21, 2012. ANOTHER COLD FRONT DROPPED THE TEMPERATURE AGAIN THE NEXT
DAY AND A COOL, MOIST BREEZE OFF THE FRIGID GULF OF MAINE KEPT
TEMPERATURES COOL FOR THE NEXT WEEK. THERE WAS ANOTHER BRIEF WARM UP
INTO THE 60S ON THE 23RD AND 24TH BEFORE THE COOL ONSHORE FLOW BEGAN
AGAIN, BRINGING MORE THAN 1 INCH OF RAIN ON THE 26TH. WARMER WEATHER
ARRIVED AGAIN TOWARD THE END OF THE MONTH WHEN THE TEMPERATURE
TOPPED 70 DEGREES AGAIN ON THE 28TH AND 29TH.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 46.2 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.3
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST APRIL WAS IN 2010 WHEN THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE WAS 48.9 DEGREES. THE COLDEST WAS IN 1967 WHEN IT WAS
ONLY 40.1 DEGREES. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE WARMEST APRILS ON
RECORD.

A TOTAL OF 3.98 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 0.19 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION FELL ON APRIL 25 AND 26
WHEN A TOTAL OF 1.39 INCHES OF RAIN FELL. THE WETTEST APRIL ON
RECORD WAS IN 2005 WHEN 9.06 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE DRIEST WAS IN
1999 WITH ONLY 0.33 INCHES.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN APRIL 2017...
DATE  RECORD                                 PREVIOUS
10    70 - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE          69 IN 1955
11    79 - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE          72 IN 1987
12    44 - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE           42 IN 2014
16    81 - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE          77 IN 2012 AND 1976
26    1.22 - GREATEST PRECIPITATION          0.64 IN 1994
28    49 - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE           49 IN 2011 AND 1981 /TIED/
29    79 - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE          76 IN 1986

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KIMBLE



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