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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
543 AM EDT THU NOV 3 2016

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...THE GRAY ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1995 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              84   10/10/2011
 LOW               24   10/23/1997
HIGHEST            76   10/19        75       1       73
LOWEST             29   10/31        29       0       26
AVG. MAXIMUM     59.4              58.0     1.4     57.4
AVG. MINIMUM     42.4              40.1     2.3     38.6
MEAN             50.9              49.1     1.8     48.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      3               4.1    -1.1        6
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        16.33   2005
 MINIMUM         1.29   1997
TOTALS           7.82              5.14    2.68     3.49
DAILY AVG.       0.25              0.17    0.08     0.11
DAYS >= .01        14              11.2     2.8       10
DAYS >= .10         7               6.9     0.1        3
DAYS >= .50         4               3.4     0.6        3
DAYS >= 1.00        3               2.0     1.0        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    4.02   10/21 TO 10/22

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           12.9   2011
TOTALS              T               0.1    -0.1        T
SINCE 7/1           T               0.1    -0.1        T
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       2               0.1     1.9        2
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0                                  0
 24 HR TOTAL        T   10/24 TO 10/25

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     428               496     -68      518
 SINCE 7/1        542               700    -158      606
COOLING TOTAL       0                 2      -2        0
 SINCE 1/1        607               389     218      468
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-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

THE FIRST HALF OF OCTOBER WAS CHARACTERIZED BY GRADUALLY BUILDING
WARMTH FOLLOWED BY COLD FRONTAL PASSAGES WHICH TENDED TO BRING LIGHT
RAIN AND A BRIEF PERIOD OF COOL TEMPERATURES. THE FIRST FREEZE OF
THE SEASON WAS OBSERVED ON OCTOBER 15. BY MID OCTOBER THE WARM
WEATHER BEGAN TO DOMINATE WITH 7 STRAIGHT DAYS OF ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES OBSERVED FROM THE 16TH THROUGH THE 22ND INCLUDING A
HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 76 DEGREES ON THE 19TH. ON OCTOBER 21 TROPICAL
MOISTURE SURGED NORTHWARD AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT LEADING TO A FEW
HOURS OF VERY HEAVY RAINFALL. MORE THAN 4 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN
JUST A FEW HOURS ON THE NIGHT OF THE 21ST INTO THE EARLY MORNING
HOURS OF THE 22ND. COOLER AIR WAS USHERED IN BEHIND THIS SYSTEM WITH
THE COOL WEATHER PERSISTING THROUGH MUCH OF THE REST OF THE MONTH.
THE FIRST SNOWFLAKES OF THE SEASON WERE OBSERVED ON THE 24TH AND
25TH. A NOR`EASTER MOVING BY OFFSHORE BROUGHT ANOTHER ROUND OF
SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL ON THE 27TH AND 28TH. THESE TWO MAJOR
RAINSTORMS IN LATE OCTOBER HELPED TO PUT A DENT IN THE DROUGHT WHICH
HAD INTENSIFIED THROUGH THE SUMMER AND INTO THE EARLY FALL.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 50.9 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.8
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST OCTOBER WAS IN 2007 WHEN THE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 53.9 DEGREES. THE COOLEST WAS IN 2009 AT
ONLY 46.2 DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 7.82 INCHES OF RAIN FELL WHICH WAS 2.68 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THE VAST MAJORITY OF THIS RAIN FELL IN THE TWO RAINSTORMS IN
THE LAST HALF OF THE MONTH, INCLUDING 4.87 INCHES ON THE 21ST INTO
THE 22ND. THE WETTEST OCTOBER ON RECORD WAS 2005 WHEN 16.33 INCHES
WAS MEASURED. THE DRIEST WAS 1997 WITH ONLY 1.29 INCHES.

$$

KIMBLE



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