Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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000 CXUS51 KCAR 010816 CLMCAR CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU, ME 404 AM EDT FRI MAY 1 2015 ................................... ...THE CARIBOU ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2015... CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010 CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1939 TO 2015 WEATHER OBSERVED NORMAL DEPART LAST YEAR`S VALUE DATE(S) VALUE FROM VALUE DATE(S) NORMAL ................................................................ TEMPERATURE (F) RECORD HIGH 86 04/27/1990 LOW -4 04/06/2015 HIGHEST 65 04/13 MM MM 61 04/21 LOWEST -4R 04/06 MM MM 14 04/17 04/02 AVG. MAXIMUM 46.4 47.8 -1.4 46.2 AVG. MINIMUM 26.7 29.5 -2.8 28.2 MEAN 36.6 38.6 -2.0 37.2 DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.0 0.0 0 DAYS MAX <= 32 2 1.1 0.9 0 DAYS MIN <= 32 18 19.1 -1.1 21 DAYS MIN <= 0 1 0.1 0.9 0 PRECIPITATION (INCHES) RECORD MAXIMUM 6.19 2005 MINIMUM 0.54 1967 TOTALS 2.35 -0.31 DAILY AVG. 0.08 0.09 -0.01 0.15 DAYS >= .01 13 12.8 0.2 14 DAYS >= .10 7 7.3 -0.3 8 DAYS >= .50 2 1.4 0.6 4 DAYS >= 1.00 0 0.1 -0.1 0 GREATEST 24 HR. TOTAL 0.55 04/10 TO 04/10 04/22 TO 04/23 04/23 TO 04/23 04/23 TO 04/23 SNOWFALL (INCHES) RECORDS TOTAL 36.4 1982 TOTALS 8.6 7.4 1.2 9.2 SINCE 7/1 141.8 108.2 33.6 150.7 SNOWDEPTH AVG. 5 MM MM 12 DAYS >= 1.0 1 2.3 -1.3 3 GREATEST SNOW DEPTH 15 04/06 32 04/01 04/05 24 HR TOTAL 7.1 MM 04/23 TO 04/23 04/23 TO 04/23 04/23 TO 04/23 DEGREE_DAYS HEATING TOTAL 845 791 54 828 SINCE 7/1 8988 8766 222 9022 COOLING TOTAL 0 0 0 0 SINCE 1/1 0 0 0 0 .................................................... WIND (MPH) AVERAGE WIND SPEED 9.1 HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 33/360 DATE 04/28 HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 46/360 DATE 04/28 SKY COVER POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.50 NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 12 NUMBER OF DAYS PC 6 NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 12 AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 61 WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORM 0 MIXED PRECIP 0 HEAVY RAIN 1 RAIN 2 LIGHT RAIN 15 FREEZING RAIN 1 LT FREEZING RAIN 2 HAIL 0 HEAVY SNOW 2 SNOW 2 LIGHT SNOW 7 SLEET 0 FOG 10 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 4 HAZE 2 - INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS. R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED. MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING. T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT. --------------------------------------------------------------------- ...NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE MONTHLY AREA CLIMATE NARRATIVE... APRIL 2015 FEATURED BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL LIQUID PRECIPITATION. TEMPERATURES AVERAGED 1 TO 3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. SNOWFALL WAS CLOSE TO NORMAL IN MOST OF NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE. AT CARIBOU...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 36.6 DEGREES WAS 2 DEGREES BELOW THE 1981-2010 NORMALS. IT WAS THE COOLEST APRIL SINCE 2007. IT WAS ALSO THE 4TH MONTH IN A ROW WITH BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES. THERE WERE A TOTAL OF 18 NIGHTS WHEN THE LOW TEMPERATURE DROPPED TO FREEZING OR LOWER...WHICH COMPARES TO AN AVERAGE OF 20. AT BANGOR...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 40.7 DEGREES WAS 1.8 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. IT WAS ALSO THE COOLEST APRIL AT BANGOR SINCE 2007. THERE WERE A TOTAL OF 16 NIGHTS WHEN THE LOW TEMPERATURE DROPPED TO FREEZING OR LOWER...WHICH COMPARES TO AN AVERAGE OF 14. A TOTAL OF 2.35 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION (RAIN AND MELTED SNOW) WAS OBSERVED AT CARIBOU...WHICH WAS 31 HUNDREDTHS (0.31") OF AN INCH BELOW NORMAL. A TOTAL OF 8.6 INCHES OF SNOW AS OBSERVED...WHICH WAS 1.2 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. AT BANGOR...A TOTAL OF 2.39 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS OBSERVED...WHICH WAS 1.23 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. A TOTAL OF 6.3 INCHES OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED...WHICH WAS 2.6 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. IT WAS THE SNOWIEST APRIL AT BANGOR SINCE 2011. THE MONTH BEGAN ON A COLD NOTE ACROSS ALL OF NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE WITH BELOW TO WELL BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES DURING THE FIRST 10 DAYS OF THE MONTH. THE LOW TEMPERATURE AT CARIBOU OF 4 BELOW ON THE MORNING OF THE 6TH WAS AN ALL-TIME RECORD LOW FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH OF APRIL...SURPASSING THE PREVIOUS RECORD LOW OF 2 BELOW ON APRIL 2, 1964. THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 20 BELOW AT BIG BLACK RIVER MAY HAVE UNOFFICIALLY BEEN AN ALL-TIME RECORD LOW FOR THE STATE OF MAINE FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL. AT THE START OF THE MONTH THE SNOWPACK WAS STILL AROUND A FOOT FROM CARIBOU NORTH THROUGH THE ST JOHN VALLEY AND FROM 1 TO 2 FEET ACROSS MOST OF CENTRAL AND DOWN EAST MAINE...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS IN PARTS OF WASHINGTON COUNTY. BY THE END OF THE MONTH...MOST OF THE SNOW HAD MELTED AWAY. THERE WERE STILL SOME SPOTS IN THE NORTH MAINE WOODS AND AND ACROSS WASHINGTON COUNTY THAT HAD SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW IN SHADED WOODED AREAS. APRIL FEATURED BELOW NORMAL LIQUID PRECIPITATION ACROSS MOST OF NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE THAT RANGED FROM 60 TO 90 PERCENT OF NORMAL. THERE WAS A SMALL AREA ACROSS EASTERN WASHINGTON COUNTY WHERE PRECIPITATION WAS SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL. SNOWFALL WAS NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL IN MOST AREAS. THE OUTLOOK FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICATION CENTER HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/ FOR MAY INDICATES AN INCREASED LIKELIHOOD OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THERE ARE NO STRONG CLIMATE SIGNALS THAT WOULD POINT TOWARD AN UNUSUALLY WET OR DRY MONTH. AVERAGE TEMPERATURES RISE RAPIDLY IN MAY WITH THE INCREASING SUN ANGLE AND DAY LENGTH. THE AVERAGE HIGH AT CARIBOU RISES FROM 56F ON THE 1ST TO 68F ON THE 31ST. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE RISES FROM 36F ON THE 1ST TO 45F BY MONTHS END. AT BANGOR...THE AVERAGE HIGH CLIMBS FROM 60F AT THE START OF THE MONTH TO 70F ON THE 31ST. THE AVERAGE LOW RISES FROM 38F AT THE START OF THE MONTH TO 47F BY MONTHS END. THE AMOUNT OF AVAILABLE DAYLIGHT INCREASES OVER AN HOUR DURING THE COURSE OF THE MONTH. $$ CB/VJN

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