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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
749 AM EDT THU SEP 4 2014

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...THE GRAY ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SUMMER SEASON, FROM
6/1/2014 TO 8/31/2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1995 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              99   07/22/2011
 LOW               37   06/01/2009
HIGHEST            89   07/23        93      -4
LOWEST             46   06/01        44       2
AVG. MAXIMUM     76.4              77.2    -0.8
AVG. MINIMUM     57.9              57.5     0.4
MEAN             67.2              67.4    -0.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               4.1    -4.1
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        21.77   2009
TOTALS          17.06             12.19    4.87
DAILY AVG.       0.19              0.13    0.06
DAYS >= .01        37              37.1    -0.1
DAYS >= .10        20              21.6    -1.6
DAYS >= .50         8               7.8     0.2
DAYS >= 1.00        5               3.0     2.0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    4.95   08/13 TO 0/14

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

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      88               130     -42
 SINCE 7/1         14                36     -22
COOLING TOTAL     311               349     -38
 SINCE 1/1        312               359     -47
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-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

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SUMMER 2014 WAS WET AND SLIGHTLY COOLER THAN NORMAL AT THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN GRAY. ALTHOUGH JUNE WAS WARMER THAN
NORMAL, THE WEATHER SHIFTED TO A COOLER PATTERN IN MID JULY AND
LASTED THROUGH MOST OF AUGUST BEFORE WARMER WEATHER ARRIVED TOWARD
THE END OF AUGUST. THERE WERE SEVERAL SIGNIFICANT RAIN EVENTS THIS
SUMMER INCLUDING WHEN HURRICANE ARTHUR PASSED BY OFFSHORE ON JULY 4.
BUT THE MOST SIGNIFICANT RAIN FELL ON THE EVENING OF AUGUST 13 WHEN
ALMOST 5 INCHES FELL.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 67.2 DEGREES WHICH WAS 0.2 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS WAS THE COOLEST SUMMER SINCE 2009. THE WARMEST SUMMER
WAS 1999 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 69.2 DEGREES. THE COOLEST
WAS ONLY 65.5 DEGREES IN BOTH 2009 AND 2000.

THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE OF THE YEAR SO FAR WAS 89 DEGREES ON JULY
23. IF THE TEMPERATURE DOES NOT RISE ABOVE THIS LEVEL FOR THE REST
OF THE YEAR THEN THIS WILL BE THE SECOND COOLEST YEARLY MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE AT GRAY. THE COOLEST MAXIMUM YEARLY TEMPERATURE AT GRAY
WAS 88 DEGREES IN 1996. THIS WAS ALSO THE ONLY OTHER YEAR THAT GRAY
DID NOT REACH 90 DEGREES.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION WAS 17.06 INCHES WHICH WAS 4.87 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST RAIN FELL ON AUGUST 13 WHEN 4.91 INCHES WAS
MEASURED. THE WETTEST SUMMER ON RECORD WAS 2009 WHEN 21.77 INCHES
FELL. THE DRIEST WAS 1999 WITH ONLY 6.92 INCHES.

HEAVY RAIN FELL ON THE EVENING OF AUGUST 13. THIS WAS THE 6TH
WETTEST DAY IN THE SHORT 19-YEAR HISTORY OF RECORDS AT THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY. THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF THE TOP TEN
WETTEST CALENDAR DAYS.

TOP TEN WETTEST CALENDAR DAYS
RANK    INCHES  DATE
1       6.50    1998 - OCTOBER 10
2       6.11    1996 - OCTOBER 21
3       5.49    1999 - SEPTEMBER 16
4       5.13    2008 - SEPTEMBER 6
5       5.07    2005 - OCTOBER 8
6       4.91    2014 - AUGUST 13    <===
7       4.51    1996 - JULY 13
8       4.23    1999 - SEPTEMBER 10
        4.23    1998 - JUNE 13
10      4.20    2009 - NOVEMBER 14

RECORDS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

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KIMBLE


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