Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU, ME
419 AM EDT THU SEP 1 2016

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...THE CARIBOU ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1939 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              95   08/02/1975
                        08/16/1944
                        08/14/1944
 LOW               34   08/25/2003
                        08/31/2002
                        08/30/1982
HIGHEST            88   08/05        MM      MM       88  08/18
LOWEST             47   08/09        MM      MM       51  08/10
                                                          08/07
AVG. MAXIMUM     77.4              74.3     3.1     78.1
AVG. MINIMUM     55.8              52.9     2.9     58.3
MEAN             66.6              63.6     3.0     68.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.2    -0.2        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        12.09   1981
 MINIMUM         0.93   1957
TOTALS           5.89                      2.13
DAILY AVG.       0.19              0.12    0.07     0.13
DAYS >= .01        16              13.0     3.0       13
DAYS >= .10        11               7.6     3.4        8
DAYS >= .50         5               2.3     2.7        3
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.7    -0.7        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.00   08/16 TO 08/17           08/21 TO 08/22
                                                          08/31 TO 08/31
                                                          08/31 TO 08/31

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   08/31 TO 08/31           08/31 TO 08/31
                                                          08/31 TO 08/31
                                                          08/31 TO 08/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      32                96     -64       12
 SINCE 7/1         80               154     -74       77
COOLING TOTAL      91                53      38      120
 SINCE 1/1        253               169      84      203
..................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    26/330    DATE  08/11
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    43/330    DATE  08/11

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           17
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               11     RAIN                      10
LIGHT RAIN               18     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      17     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.
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...August 2016 Northern and Eastern Maine Monthly Climate Narrative...

August 2016 ended with above average temperatures.  Rainfall was
much more variable and ranged from more than 150 percent of normal
across parts of eastern Aroostook County and from 50 to 100 percent
of normal across parts of the Down East Region and western Saint
John Valley.

Temperatures generally averaged 1.5 to 3.5 degrees above average
across the region.  It ranked as the 4th warmest August on record at
Bangor, and the 6th warmest at Caribou. Despite it being such a warm
month it was not as warm as August 2015 which was the warmest on
record at Caribou.

There were 13 days with a high of 80 degrees or warmer at Caribou,
which was well above the long term average of 7.  At Bangor, there
were 23 days with a high of 80 degrees or warmer, which tied with
1996 for the most on record during the month of August.

A total of 5.89 inches of rain was observed at Caribou, which was
2.13" above average, and made it the 11th wettest August on record.
At Bangor on the other hand only 2.24" of rain was observed, which
made it the driest August since 2010.

Severe thunderstorms were limited to August 6th and August 11th. A
thunderstorm affected the Caribou early in the morning of the 11th
with 1.5" diameter hail which caused damage to vehicles and roofs in
the area.

The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for September calls
for an increased likelihood of above average temperatures.  Above
average rainfall is favored for the Down East Region, but there are
no strong climate signals that would point toward an unsually wet or
dry month across northern Maine.

During the month of September the average high at Caribou (Bangor)
starts at 71F (75F) and drops to 60F (64F) degrees by the end of the
month. The average low falls from 49F (53F) on the 1st of the month
to 40F (42F) by months end.  September is the most likely time of
the year for the region to be affected by a tropical or ex-tropical
system.  Over an hour and a half of available daylight is lost
during the month.

$$

CB/VJN




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