Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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000 CXUS51 KCAR 021956 CLMCAR CLIMATE REPORT...PRELIMINARY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU, ME 1017 PM EDT MON SEP 1 2014 ................................... ...THE CARIBOU ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 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 ................................................................ 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 08/25 MM MM 85 08/21 08/24 LOWEST 44 08/29 MM MM 43 08/30 08/24 AVG. MAXIMUM 77.0 74.3 2.7 73.4 AVG. MINIMUM 54.8 52.9 1.9 52.5 MEAN 65.9 63.6 2.3 62.9 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 1.79 -1.97 DAILY AVG. 0.06 0.12 -0.06 0.18 DAYS >= .01 9 13.0 -4.0 17 DAYS >= .10 5 7.6 -2.6 12 DAYS >= .50 2 2.3 -0.3 6 DAYS >= 1.00 0 0.7 -0.7 0 GREATEST 24 HR. TOTAL 0.70 08/16 TO 08/17 08/04 TO 08/04 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 34 96 -62 86 SINCE 7/1 58 154 -96 114 COOLING TOTAL 72 53 19 29 SINCE 1/1 241 169 72 179 .................................................. WIND (MPH) AVERAGE WIND SPEED 5.2 HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 22/160 DATE 08/14 HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 32/140 DATE 08/14 SKY COVER POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.40 NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 16 NUMBER OF DAYS PC 9 NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 6 AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 73 WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORM 0 MIXED PRECIP 0 HEAVY RAIN 4 RAIN 2 LIGHT RAIN 14 FREEZING RAIN 0 LT FREEZING RAIN 0 HAIL 0 HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 0 LIGHT SNOW 0 SLEET 0 FOG 15 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 5 HAZE 3 - INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS. R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED. MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING. T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT. && .......NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE MONTHLY CLIMATE NARRATIVE....... AUGUST 2014 ENDED WITH SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND SIGNIFICANTLY BELOW AVERAGE RAINFALL FOR THE REGION AS A WHOLE. AVERAGE TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM NEAR NORMAL OVER DOWNEAST AREAS UPWARDS TO 2.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL OVER FAR NORTHERN MAINE. AT CARIBOU...THE AUGUST 2014 MEAN OF 65.9 FINISHED AS 9TH WARMEST... 3.1 DEGREES BEHIND THE WARMEST AUGUST OF 68.0 DEGREES RECORDED JUST LAST YEAR. FOR MOST OF THE REGION...MANY WARM DAYS WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES AT AND ABOVE 80 DEGREES F WAS THE HALLMARK OF THE MONTH RATHER THAN ANY EPISODES OF EXTREME HEAT AT AND ABOVE 90 DEGREES. MOST LOCATIONS EXPERIENCED THEIR WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE BETWEEN 88 AND 90 DEGREES ON THE 24TH OR 25TH OF THE MONTH. RAINFALL WAS MUCH LIGHTER AND MORE SPORADIC ACROSS THE REGION COMPARED TO LAST MONTH...SIMILAR TO THIS PAST JUNE. MOST LOCATIONS RECEIVED ONLY 50 TO 75 PERCENT OF NORMAL...WITH LOCALLY NEAR 100 PERCENT OVER SOME DOWNEAST LOCATIONS SUCH AS BANGOR. AT CARIBOU...THE AUGUST 2014 TOTAL OF 1.79 INCHES FINISHED AS 12TH DRIEST...WELL AHEAD OF OF THE DRIEST AUGUST TOTAL OF 0.56 INCHES RECORDED IN 2002. PORTIONS OF THE REGION RECEIVED SIGNIFICANT RAINFALLS ON THE 4TH...5TH...6TH...11TH...14TH AND 16TH OF THE MONTH...BUT NO WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAINFALL EVENTS OCCURRED. IN FACT... LITTLE RAINFALL OCCURRED ANYWHERE OVER THE REGION IN THE LATTER HALF OF THE MONTH. ALL AND ALL...A GOOD MONTH FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAD OUTDOOR WARM SEASON RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES...BUT A TOUGH MONTH FOR AREA FARMERS WHO NEEDED TO USE IRRIGATION TO KEEP CROPS ADEQUATELY WATERED...ESPECIALLY LATE IN THE MONTH. $$ VJN

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