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000 NOUS41 KCAR 180740 PNSCAR MEZ002-015-181945- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Caribou ME 340 AM EDT Fri Aug 18 2017 ...The meteorological summer of 2017... The meteorological summer is the 3-month period of June through August. So far the summer of 2017 has featured below average precipitation and near average temperatures. Through August 17th, the average temperature this summer at Caribou of 64.2 degrees is 0.5 degree (F) above the 30-year average. At Bangor, the average temperature this summer of 66.5 degrees is 0.5 degree (F) below the 30-year average. There have been 20 days this meteorological summer with a high of 80F or warmer at Caribou, which is just one shy of the average (through August 17th). At Bangor, there have been a total of 36 days with a high of 80F or warmer, which is just one above average. Unlike many recent wet summers, so far this summer has featured below average precipitation. At Caribou, a total of 8.90" of rain has been observed since June 1st, which is 8 tenths of an inch (0.80") below average, and makes it the driest summer since 2009. At Bangor, a total of only 7.14" of rain has been observed, which is 1.81" below average. Although quite dry, last summer was a bit drier with only 6.98" of rain observed from June 1st through August 17th. Overall, the severe weather season has been a slow one this year with no major severe weather outbreaks. The most notable, two EF-1 tornadoes that were observed on August 5th. The first was just to the northeast of Millinocket in Penobscot County, and the 2nd was in Sherman in Aroostook County. $$ CB is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.