Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU, ME
109 PM EDT SUN JUN 8 2014

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...THE CARIBOU ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
3/1/2014 TO 5/31/2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1939 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              96   05/22/1977
 LOW              -28   03/02/2001
HIGHEST            78   05/16        MM      MM       87  05/31
LOWEST            -19   03/05        MM      MM        0  03/18
AVG. MAXIMUM     44.8              48.1    -3.3     50.1
AVG. MINIMUM     24.9              28.4    -3.5     31.4
MEAN             34.8              38.2    -3.4     40.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     23              12.8    10.2       10
DAYS MIN <= 32     54              52.0     2.0       50
DAYS MIN <= 0      14               4.1     9.9        1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        14.29   2005
 MINIMUM         4.11   1965
TOTALS          10.98              8.50    2.48     8.65
DAILY AVG.       0.12              0.09    0.03     0.10
DAYS >= .01        45              39.4     5.6       44
DAYS >= .10        25              21.8     3.2       20
DAYS >= .50         8               5.0     3.0        6
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.8    -0.8        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.07   MM                       05/31 TO 05/31
                                                          05/31 TO 05/31
                                                          05/31 TO 05/31

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           65.1   1961
TOTALS           51.3              26.2    25.1     19.5
SINCE 7/1       150.7             108.7    42.0    106.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     13                MM      MM        3
DAYS >= 1.0        13               6.9     6.1        5
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        37R  03/21                         22  03/02
                                                          03/01
 24 HR TOTAL     10.2   MM                       05/31 TO 05/31
                                                          05/31 TO 05/31
                                                          05/31 TO 05/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    2758              2468     290     2215
 SINCE 7/1         MM              9189      MM       MM
COOLING TOTAL       3                 5      -2        8
 SINCE 1/1          3                 5      -2        8
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/330    DATE  04/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    43/310    DATE  03/27

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           33
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             25
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         34

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                      16
LIGHT RAIN               36     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                      10
LIGHT SNOW               26     SLEET                      0
FOG                      48     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      9
HAZE                     20

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

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...NORTHERN/EASTERN MAINE NARRATIVE FOR SPRING (MARCH-MAY) 2013/2014...

...THE COLDEST MARCH ON RECORD IN MANY AREAS...

OVERALL...THE SPRING OF 2013/2014 WAS MUCH COLDER THAN NORMAL AND
TEMPERATURES AVERAGED 3 TO 4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.  PRECIPITATION
WAS MORE VARIABLE ACROSS THE REGION AND WAS GENERALLY ABOVE NORMAL
ACROSS MUCH OF EASTERN MAINE AND BELOW NORMAL ACROSS PARTS OF
HANCOCK COUNTY AND NORTHERN SOMERSET COUNTY.

IT WAS THE COOLEST SPRING ON RECORD AT CARIBOU SINCE 2003 AND THE
COOLEST AT BANGOR SINCE 1972.  TEMPERATURES IN MARCH WERE THE
COLDEST ON RECORD...WHICH ACCOUNTED FOR MUCH OF THE DEPARTURE.
TEMPERATURES IN APRIL WERE SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL AND IN MAY WERE
SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL.

PRECIPITATION VARIED FROM 80 TO 150 PERCENT OF NORMAL ACROSS THE
REGION...WITH THE HIGHEST DEPARTURES GENERALLY ACROSS EASTERN
MAINE.  THE COMBINATION OF A RECORD COLD MARCH AND ABOVE NORMAL
SNOWFALL IN MARCH...ESPECIALLY ACROSS NORTHERN MAINE LED TO ONE OF
THE DEEPEST SNOW PACKS ON RECORD AT THE START OF APRIL.  EVEN BY MAY
1ST THERE WERE STILL SOME AREAS IN THE NORTH MAINE WOODS AND ACROSS
THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS THAT HAD A FOOT OR MORE OF SNOW ON THE GROUND
AT THE START OF MAY.

THE FIRST SEVERE WEATHER AFFECTED NORTHERN AND EASTERN
MAINE...MAINLY ALONG AND NEAR THE CANADIAN BORDER ON THE 26TH.
THERE WERE NUMEROUS REPORTS OF LARGE HAIL AND A CONFIRMED EF-0
TORNADO IN LUDLOW IN AROOSTOOK COUNTY. A COOL AIR MASS IN THE WAKE
OF THE SEVERE WEATHER PRODUCED FROST IN MANY AREAS ALL THE WAY TO
THE DOWNEAST COAST ON THE MORNING OF THE 29TH.

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CB/VJN


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