Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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000 CXUS51 KCAR 111836 CLMCAR CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU, ME 214 PM EDT THU SEP 11 2014 ................................... ...THE CARIBOU ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM 6/1/2014 TO 8/31/2014... 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 ................................................................ TEMPERATURE (F) RECORD HIGH 96 06/29/1944 LOW 30 06/07/1958 HIGHEST 91 07/02 MM MM 94 07/15 LOWEST 44 08/29 MM MM 38 06/06 06/11 AVG. MAXIMUM 76.4 74.0 2.4 74.0 AVG. MINIMUM 54.9 52.7 2.2 52.8 MEAN 65.7 63.3 2.4 63.4 DAYS MAX >= 90 1 1.0 0.0 2 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 MM MM MINIMUM MM MM TOTALS 11.46 11.32 0.14 19.00 DAILY AVG. 0.13 0.12 0.01 0.20 DAYS >= .01 37 40.7 -3.7 47 DAYS >= .10 20 24.1 -4.1 28 DAYS >= .50 10 7.2 2.8 15 DAYS >= 1.00 2 2.0 0.0 3 GREATEST 24 HR. TOTAL 2.65 MM 08/31 TO 08/31 08/31 TO 08/31 08/31 TO 08/31 SNOWFALL (INCHES) RECORDS TOTAL T 2011 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 MM 08/31 TO 08/31 08/31 TO 08/31 08/31 TO 08/31 DEGREE_DAYS HEATING TOTAL 147 319 -172 292 SINCE 7/1 58 154 -96 114 COOLING TOTAL 238 164 74 171 SINCE 1/1 241 169 72 179 .................................................. WIND (MPH) AVERAGE WIND SPEED 6.3 HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 36/330 DATE 07/05 HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 52/340 DATE 07/05 SKY COVER POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.40 NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 44 NUMBER OF DAYS PC 31 NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 17 AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 71 WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORM 0 MIXED PRECIP 0 HEAVY RAIN 14 RAIN 16 LIGHT RAIN 49 FREEZING RAIN 0 LT FREEZING RAIN 0 HAIL 0 HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 0 LIGHT SNOW 0 SLEET 0 FOG 47 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 7 HAZE 12 - INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS. R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED. MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING. T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ...NORTHERN/EASTERN MAINE NARRATIVE FOR SUMMER (JUNE THROUGH AUGUST) 2014... OVERALL...THE SUMMER OF 2014 WAS WARMER THAN NORMAL AND TEMPERATURES AVERAGED 1 TO 2.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DEPARTURES FROM AVERAGE WERE ACROSS FAR NORTHEAST MAINE. PRECIPITATION AS IS USUALLY THE CASE WAS MUCH MORE VARIABLE GEOGRAPHICALLY ACROSS THE REGION...BUT GENERALLY IT WAS A WETTER SUMMER ACROSS DOWN EAST MAINE WHERE PRECIPITATION WAS UP TO 150 PERCENT OF NORMAL. AREAS ACROSS NORTHERN MAINE AND IN PARTICULAR IN THE SAINT JOHN VALLEY PRECIPITATION WAS AROUND 75 PERCENT OF NORMAL. THERE WAS A STRETCH OF VERY WARM WEATHER AT THE TAIL END OF JUNE INTO THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF JULY PRECEDING HURRICANE ARTHUR THAT PRODUCED 7 CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH HIGHS IN THE 80S ACROSS MOST OF THE REGION. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE THIS PAST SUMMER AT CARIBOU WAS 91F ON JULY 2ND. THE LOW TEMPERATURE ON THE 2ND OF 71F TIED FOR THE ALL-TIME WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE ON RECORD AT CARIBOU. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE THIS PAST SUMMER AT BANGOR WAS 89F. IT WAS THE FIRST SUMMER SINCE 1986 WHEN THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AT BANGOR FAILED TO REACH 90 DEGREES. THE WEEK LONG STRETCH OF WARM WEATHER WAS FOLLOWED BY AN UNUSUALLY COOL DAY ON THE 5TH WHEN TEMPERATURES IN PARTS OF NORTHERN MAINE FELL INTO THE 40S DURING THE AFTERNOON...AND SNOW LEVELS FELL TO AROUND 1500 FEET. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT WEATHER EVENT OF THE SUMMER WAS HURRICANE ARTHUR WHICH AFFECTED THE REGION ON JULY 4TH WEEKEND. THE HURRICANE TRANSITIONED INTO A STRONG EXTRA-TROPICAL STORM AS IT TRACKED UP THE BAY OF FUNDY. THE GREATEST RAINFALL TOTALS OF 5 TO 7 INCHES WERE OBSERVED IN SOUTHERN AND EASTERN WASHINGTON COUNTY. WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 MPH WERE COMMON ACROSS EASTERN MAINE. WASHINGTON COUNTY WAS HARD HIT WITH MANY TREES KNOCKED DOWN AND POWER OUTAGES. SEVERE WEATHER WAS BELOW NORMAL WITH ONLY 18 SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS ISSUED BETWEEN JUNE 1ST AND AUGUST 31ST WHICH IS WELL BELOW NORMAL. THE FIRST THUNDERSTORM OF THE SEASON WAS NOT OBSERVED AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN CARIBOU UNTIL JULY 23RD...WHICH WAS SEVERAL WEEKS LATER THAN AVERAGE. $$ CB/VJN

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