Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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000 CXUS51 KCAR 101916 CLMCAR CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU, ME 207 PM EDT TUE MAR 10 2015 ................................... ...THE CARIBOU ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM 12/1/2014 TO 2/28/2015... 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 59 02/20/1994 LOW -41 02/01/1955 HIGHEST 48 12/25 MM MM 45 01/06 LOWEST -22 01/08 MM MM -28 01/02 AVG. MAXIMUM 20.2 23.2 -3.0 21.0 AVG. MINIMUM 2.2 5.1 -2.9 4.1 MEAN 11.2 14.2 -3.0 12.6 DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.0 0.0 0 DAYS MAX <= 32 75 68.7 6.3 72 DAYS MIN <= 32 86 87.7 -1.7 87 DAYS MIN <= 0 50 34.6 15.4 41 PRECIPITATION (INCHES) RECORD MAXIMUM 12.62 2008 MINIMUM 2.38 1944 TOTALS 9.98 8.19 1.79 9.80 DAILY AVG. 0.11 0.09 0.02 0.11 DAYS >= .01 44 40.5 3.5 48 DAYS >= .10 23 19.1 3.9 27 DAYS >= .50 6 5.1 0.9 5 DAYS >= 1.00 1 0.9 0.1 1 GREATEST 24 HR. TOTAL 1.37 MM 02/28 TO 02/28 02/28 TO 02/28 02/28 TO 02/28 SNOWFALL (INCHES) RECORDS TOTAL 128.7 2008 TOTALS 79.5 70.3 9.2 89.3 SINCE 7/1 108.3 82.5 25.8 99.4 SNOWDEPTH AVG. 13 13 0 13 DAYS >= 1.0 18 17.5 0.5 21 GREATEST SNOW DEPTH 22 02/03 25 02/22 02/01 02/20 24 HR TOTAL 8.3 MM 02/28 TO 02/28 02/28 TO 02/28 02/28 TO 02/28 DEGREE_DAYS HEATING TOTAL 4789 4576 213 4698 SINCE 7/1 MM 6721 MM MM COOLING TOTAL 0 0 0 0 SINCE 1/1 0 0 0 0 ......................................................... WIND (MPH) AVERAGE WIND SPEED 8.0 HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 37/320 DATE 02/16 HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 50/250 DATE 12/26 SKY COVER POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.50 NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 32 NUMBER OF DAYS PC 27 NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 31 AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 71 WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORM 0 MIXED PRECIP 0 HEAVY RAIN 2 RAIN 5 LIGHT RAIN 10 FREEZING RAIN 2 LT FREEZING RAIN 4 HAIL 0 HEAVY SNOW 5 SNOW 16 LIGHT SNOW 54 SLEET 1 FOG 50 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 9 HAZE 37 - INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS. R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED. MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING. T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ..NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE WINTER 2014-15 CLIMATE NARRATIVE... OVERALL...THE METEOROLOGICAL WINTER (DECEMBER THROUGH FEBRUARY) OF 2014-15 FINISHED WITH ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION...AND BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES. FOR THE THREE MONTH PERIOD IT WAS THE 2ND SNOWIEST ON RECORD AT BANGOR. FEBRUARY WAS THE COLDEST ON RECORD AT BOTH BANGOR AND CARIBOU...AND WAS THE ALL-TIME COLDEST MONTH ON RECORD AT BANGOR. WINTER PRECIPITATION RANGED FROM 70 TO 90 PERCENT OF NORMAL ACROSS THE SAINT JOHN VALLEY TO WELL OVER 200 PERCENT OF NORMAL ACROSS WASHINGTON COUNTY. THE WINTER BEGAN QUITE WET WITH WELL ABOVE AVERAGE PRECIPITATION IN DECEMBER THAT RANGED FROM 130-200 OF NORMAL. JANUARY FEATURED NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION...BUT ABOVE NORMAL SNOWFALL...ESPECIALLY DOWN EAST. FEBRUARY HAD WELL BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL ACROSS FAR NORTHERN MAINE AND WELL ABOVE NORMAL DOWN EAST. IT WAS THE ALL-TIME SNOWIEST MONTH ON RECORD IN PARTS OF WASHINGTON COUNTY. TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM 3-6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL IN DECEMBER...1-3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL IN JANUARY...AND 10 TO 15 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL IN FEBRUARY. THE WINTER BEGAN QUITE WARM IN DECEMBER...AND CHRISTMAS DAY WAS THE WARMEST ON RECORD AT BOTH CARIBOU AND BANGOR. JANUARY WAS A MUCH COLDER MONTH...AND WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A BRIEF JANUARY THAW ON THE 18TH INTO THE 19TH THE MONTH HAD BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES. FEBRUARY WAS THE COLDEST ON RECORD ACROSS ALL OF NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE...AND WAS THE ALL-TIME COLDEST MONTH AT BANGOR. A SERIES OF SNOW STORMS IN LATE JANUARY AND FEBRUARY PRODUCED RECORD SNOWFALL ACROSS PARTS OF DOWN EAST MAINE. AT THE END OF FEBRUARY THE SNOW DEPTHS WERE BELOW NORMAL ACROSS FAR NORTHERN MAINE AND RANGED FROM 12 TO 20 INCHES. SNOW DEPTHS RANGED FROM 30 TO 45 INCHES ACROSS DOWN EAST MAINE...WHICH IS WELL ABOVE NORMAL. THE METEOROLOGICAL WINTER ENDED WITH A TOTAL OF 91.2 INCHES OF SNOW AT BANGOR...WHICH WAS THE 2ND MOST ON RECORD. AT CARIBOU A TOTAL OF 79.5 INCHES WAS OBSERVED...WHICH RANKED AS THE 23RD SNOWIEST ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AT BANGOR OF 16.8 DEGREES RANKED AS THE 11TH COLDEST ON RECORD...AND THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 11.5 DEGREES AT CARIBOU RANKED AS THE 21ST COLDEST ON RECORD. $$ CB/VJN

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