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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
820 PM EST THU FEB 5 2015

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...THE CONCORD NH CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1868 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              69   01/06/2007
 LOW              -35   01/08/1878
HIGHEST            47   01/18        51      -4       50  01/06
LOWEST            -11   01/29       -11       0      -17  01/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     28.8              30.8    -2.0     29.1
AVG. MINIMUM      7.8              10.4    -2.6      9.9
MEAN             18.3              20.6    -2.3     19.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     21              16.9     4.1       19
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              30.0     1.0       29
DAYS MIN <= 0       8               6.9     1.1       10

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.09   1979
 MINIMUM         0.40   1970
TOTALS           3.27              2.70    0.57     3.21
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.09    0.02     0.10
DAYS >= .01        12              10.8     1.2       12
DAYS >= .10         7               6.1     0.9        6
DAYS >= .50         4               2.0     2.0        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.4    -0.4        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.20   01/03 TO 01/04

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           46.7   1935
TOTALS           25.1              18.1     7.0     14.4
SINCE 7/1        41.7              35.2     6.5     34.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      5
DAYS >= TRACE      16               8.2     7.8       10
DAYS >= 1.0         5               4.6     0.4        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        14   01/28
 24 HR TOTAL     12.8   01/27

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1441              1376      65     1402
 SINCE 7/1       3981              4122    -141     4197
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/300    DATE  01/16
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/290    DATE  01/05

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     63

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     HEAVY RAIN                 0
RAIN                      2     LIGHT RAIN                 3
FREEZING RAIN             3     LT FREEZING RAIN           4
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       7
LIGHT SNOW               15     FOG                       13
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     4     HAZE                      17

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

&&

THE WARM AND RELATIVELY SNOW-FREE PATTERN THAT BEGAN IN MID DECEMBER
FINALLY SHIFTED BY THE BEGINNING OF JANUARY. MUCH COLDER AIR ARRIVED
WITH THE FIRST BELOW ZERO TEMPERATURE OF THE SEASON OBSERVED ON
JANUARY 7. SEVERAL PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW HELPED REPLENISH THE WINTER
SNOWPACK. AFTER A BRIEF WARM UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH, THE COLD
AND SNOWY WEATHER RETURNED FOR THE FINAL WEEK OF JANUARY. A LARGE
STORM SYSTEM BROUGHT BLIZZARD CONDITIONS TO MUCH OF SOUTHERN AND
EASTERN NEW ENGLAND ON THE 27 AND 28 BUT CONCORD WAS SPARED THE
EXTREME BLIZZARD CONDITIONS OBSERVED FURTHER EAST. THERE WAS STILL
MORE THAN A FOOT OF SNOW THAT FELL FROM THE STORM ALONG WITH COLD
TEMPERATURES AND GUSTY WINDS.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JANUARY WAS 18.3 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.3
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS WAS THE COLDEST JANUARY SINCE 2009. THE
COLDEST JANUARY ON RECORD WAS 1977 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF
ONLY 10.6 DEGREES. THE WARMEST WAS 1932 AT 31.8 DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 3.27 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL IN JANUARY WHICH WAS
0.57 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE WETTEST JANUARY SINCE 2006. THE
HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 3 AND 4 WHEN 1.21 INCHES WAS
RECORDED. THE WETTEST JANUARY ON RECORD WAS 1979 WHEN 8.09 INCHES
FELL. THE DRIEST WAS 1970 WITH ONLY 0.40 INCHES.

25.1 INCHES OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED WHICH WAS 7.0 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.
HALF THE DAYS IN THE MONTH (16) OBSERVED AT LEAST A TRACE OF SNOW
WHICH IS DOUBLE THE NORMAL NUMBER OF DAYS WITH SNOW. THE HEAVIEST
SNOW FELL ON THE 27 AND 28 WHEN 13.0 INCHES WAS RECORDED. THE
SNOWIEST JANUARY ON RECORD WAS 1935 WITH 46.7 INCHES. THE LEAST
SNOWY JANUARY WAS 1955 WITH ONLY 0.9 INCHES.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN JANUARY 2015...
NO RECORDS WERE TIED OR BROKEN

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KIMBLE


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