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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
905 PM EDT WED SEP 2 2015

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...THE CONCORD NH CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SUMMER SEASON, FROM
6/1/2015 TO 8/31/2015...

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
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             102   07/03/1966
                        07/04/1911
 LOW               29   08/31/1965
HIGHEST            96   07/29        95       1       92  07/02
LOWEST             38   06/07        37       1       41  06/22
                                                          06/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     81.0              80.2     0.8     79.9
AVG. MINIMUM     56.0              55.5     0.5     54.8
MEAN             68.5              67.8     0.7     67.3
DAYS MAX >= 90     10               9.9     0.1        3
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        20.49   1897
 MINIMUM         2.74   1999
TOTALS          12.89             10.61    2.28    15.14
DAILY AVG.       0.15              0.12    0.03     0.16
DAYS >= .01        35              33.4     1.6       30
DAYS >= .10        16              20.2    -4.2       20
DAYS >= .50         8               7.0     1.0       11
DAYS >= 1.00        5               2.6     2.4        5
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.48   08/18

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            0.0
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     103               133     -30       88
 SINCE 7/1          8                48     -40       32
COOLING TOTAL     436               395      41      329
 SINCE 1/1        502               413      89      331
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              4.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/310    DATE  07/22
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/190    DATE  08/03

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     69

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     HEAVY RAIN                12
RAIN                     19     LIGHT RAIN                35
FREEZING RAIN             0     LT FREEZING RAIN           0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     FOG                       57
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE    15     HAZE                       6

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

&&

AFTER A VERY WARM LATE SPRING, THE WEATHER PATTERN CHANGED ABRUPTLY
JUST AS THE CALENDAR TURNED INTO JUNE. COOLER WEATHER ARRIVED FOR
THE FIRST WEEK OF JUNE FOLLOWED BY ALTERNATING PERIODS OF WARMER AND
COOLER WEATHER THROUGH MID JULY. MORE PERSISTENT WARM WEATHER
ARRIVED IN MID JULY AND LASTED THROUGH THE MONTH OF AUGUST. CONCORD
SAW 3 STRAIGHT DAYS ABOVE 90 DEGREES FROM JULY 28TH THROUGH 30TH
INCLUDING THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURE OF THE YEAR ON JULY 29TH WHEN THE
TEMPERATURE HIT 96 DEGREES. ANOTHER HEAT WAVE OCCURRED IN MID AUGUST
WITH SEVERAL MORE DAYS ABOVE 90 DEGREES. IN THE MIDST OF THIS HEAT
WAVE A THUNDERSTORM BROUGHT VERY HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING TO THE CITY
ON THE EVENING OF AUGUST 18 WHEN 2.48 INCHES OF RAIN WAS MEASURED IN
JUST A FEW HOURS.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE SUMMER WAS 68.5 DEGREES WHICH WAS
0.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST SUMMER ON RECORD WAS 1872 WITH
AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 72.3 DEGREES. THE COOLEST WAS 1903 AT ONLY
62.6 DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 12.89 INCHES OF RAIN FELL WHICH WAS 2.28 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. ALTHOUGH IT WAS SIGNIFICANTLY WETTER THAN NORMAL, IT WAS THE
DRIEST SUMMER SINCE 2010.  IN FACT, THIS MARKS 12 OF THE LAST 13
SUMMERS WITH ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION
FELL ON AUGUST 18 WHEN 2.48 INCHES WAS MEASURED IN JUST A FEW HOURS.
THE WETTEST SUMMER ON RECORD WAS 1897 WHEN 20.49 INCHES OF RAIN
FELL. THE DRIEST WAS 1999 WITH ONLY 2.74 INCHES.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN SUMMER 2015...
DATE    RECORD                               PREVIOUS
JUN 28  1.72 - GREATEST PRECIPITATION        1.62 IN 1968
JUL 29  96   - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      95 IN 1949
AUG 18  2.48 - GREATEST PRECIPITATION        1.19 IN 1994

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KIMBLE



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