Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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CLIMATE REPORT...PRELIMINARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU, ME
435 AM EDT TUE AUG 1 2017

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...THE CARIBOU ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1939 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              95   07/20/1991
                        07/19/1991
                        07/25/1989
 LOW               36   07/07/1969
HIGHEST            86   07/19        MM      MM       88  07/14
LOWEST             42   07/23        MM      MM       49  07/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     76.9              76.0     0.9     77.4
AVG. MINIMUM     55.1              55.2    -0.1     56.2
MEAN             66.0              65.6     0.4     66.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.5    -0.5        0
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         7.96   2011
 MINIMUM         0.16   1947
TOTALS           2.62                     -1.46
DAILY AVG.       0.08              0.13   -0.05     0.18
DAYS >= .01        15              14.2     0.8       14
DAYS >= .10         6               8.6    -2.6       12
DAYS >= .50         1               2.7    -1.7        5
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.8     0.2        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.08   07/07 TO 07/07           07/06 TO 07/07
                                                          07/31 TO 07/31
                                                          07/31 TO 07/31

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            0.0   MM
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   07/31 TO 07/31           07/31 TO 07/31
                                                          07/31 TO 07/31
                                                          07/31 TO 07/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      39                58     -19       48
 SINCE 7/1         39                58     -19       48
COOLING TOTAL      78                77       1      109
 SINCE 1/1        129               116      13      162
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/330    DATE  07/21
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    45/330    DATE  07/21

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           15
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             14
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                6     RAIN                       8
LIGHT RAIN               18     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      1

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

&&

...NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE JULY 2017 CLIMATE NARRATIVE...

JULY 2017 ACROSS NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE FINISHED WITH AT OR
SLIGHTLY BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH AND SIGNIFICANTLY
BELOW AVERAGE RAINFALL.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH RANGED FROM NEAR NORMAL TO JUST 1
DEGREE BELOW AVERAGE. THERE WERE NO DAYS WITH MAX TEMPS AT OR ABOVE
90 DEGREES AT THE MAJOR CLIMATE STATIONS. THE WARMEST STRETCHES FOR
MOST LOCATIONS OCCURRED BETWEEN 9TH AND 12TH THE 16TH AND 22ND WHICH
FEATURED CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF AT OR JUST ABOVE 80 DEGREE HIGHS. THE
COOLEST STRETCH EXTENDING FROM THE 22ND TO 30TH, NORMALLY A PERIOD
IN SUMMER MOST IMMUNE FROM VERY COOL SPELLS, FEATURED SEVERAL COOL,
FALL LIKE, MORNINGS WITH LOWS IN THE 40S AND EVEN 30S AT THE
TYPICALLY COOL NORTHWEST VALLEY LOCATIONS. THE COOLEST MORNING WAS
THE 23RD WHERE RECORD LOWS OF 42 AND 38 OCCURRED AT CARIBOU AND
HOULTON RESPECTFULLY, AND AN UNOFFICIAL LOW OF 31 DEGREES WAS
REPORTED AT ESCOURT STATION, THE NORTHWEST MOST LOCATION IN MAINE.
LOW TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE REGION ON THE 24TH, 29TH, AND 30TH WERE
NOT FAR BEHIND.

TOTAL RAINFALL ONLY AVERAGED 40 TO 70 PERCENT OF AVERAGE ACROSS THE
REGION. OF ALL THE MAJOR CLIMATE LOCATIONS IN OUR AREA, ONLY
CARIBOU HAD AN ABOVE 1 INCH RAIN TOTAL FOR AN INDIVIDUAL DAY OF 1.08
INCHES ON THE 7TH. MONTHLY TOTALS OF 2.62 INCHES AT CARIBOU, 1.79
INCHES AT HOULTON, AND 1.91 INCHES AT BANGOR FINISHED 12TH, 8TH, AND
15TH DRIEST RESPECTFULLY AGAINST EACH LOCATIONS LENGTH OF RECORD.
THE LATTER PORTION OF THE MONTH WHEN TEMPERATURES WERE COOLER WAS
THE DRIEST TIME WITH FEW MEASURABLE RAIN DAYS.

THE OFFICIAL OUTLOOK FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST FOR THE REGION IS
TILTED TOWARDS ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPS WITH EQUAL CHANCE OF ABOVE,
NEAR NORMAL, OR BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL. AVERAGE HIGH/LOW TEMPS
RANGE FROM LOWER TO MID 70S/LOWER TO MID 50S FAR NORTH TO 75 TO
80/MID TO UPPER 50S OVER INTERIOR DOWNEAST AREAS. AVERAGE RAINFALL
FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST IS GENERALLY BETWEEN 3.00 AND 3.65 INCHES.

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VJN


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