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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU, ME
953 AM EST WED JAN 4 2017

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...THE HOULTON ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              59   12/11/1969
                        12/05/1950
                        12/04/1950
 LOW              -34   12/30/1989
HIGHEST            42   12/27        MM      MM       49  12/12
                                                          12/11
LOWEST            -17   12/20        MM      MM        0  12/28
                        12/19
AVG. MAXIMUM     27.2              28.6    -1.4     35.6
AVG. MINIMUM      9.4              10.3    -0.9     23.7
MEAN             18.3              19.4    -1.1     29.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     21              18.7     2.3        9
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              29.8     1.2       26
DAYS MIN <= 0       8               7.4     0.6        1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.63   2010
 MINIMUM         0.82   2001
TOTALS           2.92                     -0.37
DAILY AVG.       0.09              0.11   -0.02     0.14
DAYS >= .01        15              12.8     2.2       14
DAYS >= .10         7               6.9     0.1       12
DAYS >= .50         2               2.0     0.0        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.6    -0.6        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.92   12/01 TO 12/01           12/15 TO 12/15
                                                          12/15 TO 12/15
                                                          12/15 TO 12/15

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   MM
TOTALS             MM              16.4      MM       MM
SINCE 7/1          MM              24.5      MM       MM
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     MM                 5      MM       MM
DAYS >= 1.0         0               5.3    -5.3        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        MM                                 MM  MM
 24 HR TOTAL       MM                                 MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1444              1412      32
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/310    DATE  12/25
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/230    DATE  12/30

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            6
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         13

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     80

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              2
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       6
LIGHT SNOW               22     SLEET                      0
FOG                      23     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      7

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

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