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

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...THE GRAY ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1995 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              66   01/06/2007
 LOW              -15   01/15/2004
HIGHEST            44   01/19        50      -6       51
LOWEST            -13   01/08        -5      -8      -11
AVG. MAXIMUM     26.2              29.4    -3.2     28.4
AVG. MINIMUM      9.1              12.6    -3.5     11.4
MEAN             17.7              21.0    -3.3     19.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     24              19.3     4.7       20
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              30.5     0.5       29
DAYS MIN <= 0       5               4.3     0.7        8

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.70   1999
 MINIMUM         0.04   2004
TOTALS           3.93              3.53    0.40     3.50
DAILY AVG.       0.13              0.11    0.02     0.11
DAYS >= .01        12              11.1     0.9       13
DAYS >= .10         9               6.9     2.1        7
DAYS >= .50         1               2.2    -1.2        3
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.8     0.2        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.51   01/27

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           33.5   1996
TOTALS           45.8R             21.2    24.6     12.9
SINCE 7/1        67.3              42.6    24.7     40.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      7
DAYS >= TRACE      17               9.3     7.7       11
DAYS >= 1.0         8               5.3     2.7        4
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        24   01/31                         16
                        01/28
 24 HR TOTAL     23.9   01/27

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1459              1364      95     1391
 SINCE 7/1       3999              4030     -31     4192
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

AFTER A RELATIVELY WARM FEW WEEKS AT THE END OF DECEMBER WITH VERY
LITTLE SNOW, THE WEATHER PATTERN SHIFTED TO A COLDER AND SNOWIER ONE
BY THE BEGINNING OF JANUARY. THE EARLY WINTER SNOW PACK HAD DWINDLED
DOWN TO JUST TRACES BUT WAS REPLENISHED WITH TWO FEET OF SNOW ON THE
GROUND BY THE END OF THE MONTH. BY FAR THE BIGGEST WEATHER EVENT OF
THE MONTH WAS THE BLIZZARD WHICH BROUGHT 26.6 INCHES OF SNOW ON THE
27 AND 28 OF THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 17.7 DEGREES WHICH WAS 3.3
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AND THE COLDEST JANUARY SINCE 2009. THE COLDEST
JANUARY ON RECORD WAS 2004 WITH AN AVERAGE OF 12.9 DEGREES. THE
WARMEST WAS 2006 AT 28.9 DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 3.93 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL IN JANUARY. THIS WAS
0.40 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE WETTEST JANUARY SINCE 1996. THE
HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION FELL DURING THE BLIZZARD ON THE 27 AND 28
WHEN 1.66 INCHES OF MELTED PRECIPITATION FELL. THE WETTEST JANUARY
ON RECORD WAS 1999 WHEN 6.70 INCHES WAS RECORDED. THE DRIEST WAS
2004 WITH ONLY 0.40 INCHES.

45.8 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WAS MEASURED IN JANUARY WHICH WAS 24.6
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS WAS THE SNOWIEST JANUARY IN THE SHORT 20-
YEAR HISTORY OF WEATHER OBSERVATIONS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
OFFICE IN GRAY. THE PREVIOUS RECORD FOR SNOWIEST JANUARY WAS 1996
WHEN 39.0 INCHES WAS OBSERVED. THE LEAST SNOWY JANUARY WAS 2004 WITH
ONLY 3.1 INCHES.

$$

KIMBLE



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