Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU, ME
551 PM EDT FRI NOV 4 2016

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...THE BANGOR ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 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
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              92   10/13/1930
 LOW               11   10/30/1941
HIGHEST            77   10/07     73       4.0        71  10/12
LOWEST             26   10/15     25       1.0       23  10/28
                                                          10/27
AVG. MAXIMUM     59.3              57.5     1.8     56.5
AVG. MINIMUM     38.6              36.8     1.8     34.7
MEAN             48.9              47.2     1.7     45.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      4               9.1    -5.1       13
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        13.32   2005
 MINIMUM         0.99   1986
TOTALS           3.20                     -0.97
DAILY AVG.       0.10              0.13   -0.03     0.08
DAYS >= .01        10              11.0    -1.0        9
DAYS >= .10         5               7.0    -2.0        6
DAYS >= .50         3               2.5     0.5        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               1.0    -1.0        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.07   10/21 TO 10/22           09/30 TO 10/01
                                                          10/19 TO 10/19
                                                          10/19 TO 10/19

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            9.0   2000
TOTALS            0.0               0.1    -0.1        T
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.1    -0.1        T
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   10/31 TO 10/31           10/19 TO 10/19
                                                          10/19 TO 10/19
                                                          10/19 TO 10/19

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     492               554     -62      595
 SINCE 7/1        666               826    -160      727
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1        448               318     130      406
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/330    DATE  10/10
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    38/340    DATE  10/10

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            7
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         16

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     75

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                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      17     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      1

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.
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...OCTOBER 2016 NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE MONTHLY CLIMATE NARRATIVE...

OCTOBER 2016 FEATURED ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AND IN MOST AREAS
BELOW AVERAGE RAINFALL.   TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM 1.5 TO 3.5
DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE, WITH THE LARGEST DEPARTURES ACROSS FAR
NORTHERN MAINE FROM HOULTON NORTH TO THE SAINT JOHN VALLEY. RAINFALL
RANGED FROM 50 TO 125 PERCENT OF NORMAL, WITH THE LEAST
PRECIPITATION OBSERVED ACROSS SOUTHERN PISCATAQUIS COUNTY, WITH THE
ONLY POSITIVE DEPARTURES ACROSS PARTS OF THE SAINT JOHN VALLEY AND
NORTH WOODS.

AT CARIBOU, THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 46.5 DEGREES WAS 3.2
DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE. IT TIED WITH 1946 AND 2005 AS THE 12TH
WARMEST OCTOBER ON RECORD. AT BANGOR, THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF
48.9 DEGREES WAS 1.7 DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE, AND IT DID NOT RANK IN
THE TOP 20 WARMEST ON RECORD.

A TOTAL OF 2.54 INCHES OF RAIN WAS OBSERVED AT CARIBOU, WHICH WAS 99
HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH BELOW AVERAGE.  IT TIED WITH 2013 AS THE
DRIEST OCTOBER AT CARIBOU SINCE 2004.  AT BANGOR, A TOTAL OF 3.20
INCHES OF RAIN WAS OBSERVED, WHICH WAS 97 HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH
BELOW AVERAGE.

NO MEASURABLE SNOW WAS OBSERVED AT CARIBOU THIS PAST OCTOBER,
HOWEVER, ON THE 24TH AND 25TH A TRACE OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED. ON
AVERAGE, MEASURABLE SNOWFALL IS OBSERVED IN 2 OUT OF 3 OCTOBER`S AT
CARIBOU.  NO SNOW WAS OBSERVED AT BANGOR.  A WEATHER SYSTEM DID
BRING 1 TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW TO PARTS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN
PISCATAQUIS COUNTY ON THE MORNING OF THE 28TH.

THE FALL FOLIAGE PEAKED DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBER IN THE
SAINT JOHN VALLEY, AROUND THE 10TH OF THE MONTH IN THE
CARIBOU/PRESQUE ISLE AREA, AND TOWARD THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH ALONG
THE DOWN EAST COAST.  THE PEAK WAS ABOUT A WEEK LATER THAN AVERAGE.

THERE WERE A TOTAL OF 7 NIGHTS WITH A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 32 DEGREES
OR LOWER AT CARIBOU, WHICH IS WELL BELOW THE AVERAGE OF 13 NIGHTS.
AT BANGOR, THERE WERE 4 NIGHTS WITH A LOW TEMPERATURE OF FREEZING OR
LOWER, WHICH WAS WELL BELOW THE AVERAGE OF 9 NIGHTS.

THE OUTLOOK FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER FOR NOVEMBER CALLS
FOR AN INCREASED LIKELIHOOD OF ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES.  THERE
ARE NO STRONG CLIMATE SIGNALS THAT WOULD POINT TOWARD AN UNUSUALLY
WET (SNOWY) OR DRY MONTH.

DURING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER THE AVERAGE HIGH AT CARIBOU (BANGOR)
STARTS AT 45F (51F) AND DROPS TO 32F (40F) BY THE END OF THE MONTH.
THE AVERAGE LOW FALLS FROM 30F (33F) ON THE 1ST OF THE MONTH TO 18F
(23F) BY MONTHS END.  AVERAGE SNOWFALL RANGES FROM 2.3 INCHES AT
BANGOR TO 10.5 INCHES AT CARIBOU.

OVER THE YEARS, TEMPERATURES AT CARIBOU DURING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER
HAVE RANGED FROM A HIGH OF 68F, ON NOVEMBER 1, 1956 TO A LOW OF -8F,
ON NOVEMBER 30, 1995.  THE SNOWIEST NOVEMBER WAS IN 1974 WITH A
TOTAL OF 34.9 INCHES.  AT BANGOR, TEMPERATURES HAVE RANGED FROM A
MONTHLY LOW OF -3F ON NOVEMBER 29, 1940 TO A HIGH OF 75F ON NOVEMBER
6, 1938.  THE SNOWIEST NOVEMBER WAS JUST 2 YEARS AGO WHEN 32.1
INCHES OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED IN 2014.  OVER 1 1/2 HOURS OF AVAILABLE
DAYLIGHT IS LOST DURING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER.

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CB/VJN


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