Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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000 CXUS51 KCAR 020628 CLMCAR CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU, ME 228 AM EDT SUN JUL 2 2017 ................................... ...THE CARIBOU ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2017... CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010 CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1939 TO 2017 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 06/11 MM MM 89 06/19 LOWEST 40 06/07 MM MM 39 06/17 AVG. MAXIMUM 72.5 71.5 1.0 72.4 AVG. MINIMUM 51.3 49.8 1.5 50.5 MEAN 61.9 60.7 1.2 61.4 DAYS MAX >= 90 1 0.2 0.8 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 9.03 2011 MINIMUM 0.88 1983 TOTALS 4.39 0.91 DAILY AVG. 0.15 0.12 0.03 0.12 DAYS >= .01 16 13.5 2.5 13 DAYS >= .10 9 7.9 1.1 5 DAYS >= .50 3 2.2 0.8 3 DAYS >= 1.00 0 0.5 -0.5 2 GREATEST 24 HR. TOTAL 0.92 06/27 TO 06/27 06/29 TO 06/29 06/30 TO 06/30 06/30 TO 06/30 SNOWFALL (INCHES) RECORDS TOTAL T 2011 TOTALS 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 SINCE 7/1 129.6 108.7 20.9 94.8 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 06/30 TO 06/30 06/30 TO 06/30 06/30 TO 06/30 06/30 TO 06/30 DEGREE_DAYS HEATING TOTAL 132 165 -33 144 SINCE 7/1 8580 9354 -774 8361 COOLING TOTAL 45 34 11 45 SINCE 1/1 51 39 12 53 ................................................. WIND (MPH) AVERAGE WIND SPEED 6.9 HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 30/240 DATE 06/11 HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 40/250 DATE 06/11 SKY COVER POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.50 NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 11 NUMBER OF DAYS PC 12 NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 7 AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 68 WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORM 0 MIXED PRECIP 0 HEAVY RAIN 5 RAIN 7 LIGHT RAIN 17 FREEZING RAIN 0 LT FREEZING RAIN 0 HAIL 0 HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 0 LIGHT SNOW 0 SLEET 0 FOG 13 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 0 HAZE 0 - 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... JUNE 2017 FINISHED WITH MOSTLY SLIGHTLY ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE AVERAGE PRECIPITATION FOR NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE. AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE REGION RANGED FROM 0.5 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE TO 1.5 DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE. THE MONTH BEGAN ON THE COOL SIDE THE FIRST WEEK BUT THEN WARMED SIGNIFICANTLY DURING THE SECOND WEEK WITH A FEW DAYS WITH HIGH TEMPS IN THE 80S AND EVEN A 90+ DEGREE HIGH TEMP FOR SOME LOCATIONS ON THE 11TH...WHICH INCLUDED RECORD HIGH TEMPS FOR CARIBOU...HOULTON...MILLINOCKET AND BANGOR. AFTER ANOTHER BRIEF COOL DOWN IN THE BEGINNING OF WEEK THREE... TEMPERATURES SETTLED TO NEAR NORMAL FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE MONTH. THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED BELOW FREEZING ON THE MORNING OF THE 27TH AT ESTCOURT STATION IN FAR NORTHWEST MAINE WITH A LOW OF 31F. THERE WERE SEVERAL VALLEY LOCATIONS IN NORTHERN MAINE WITH LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 30S THAT MORNING. TYPICAL OF MANY SUMMER MONTHS...MONTHLY TOTAL RAINFALL VARIED FROM PLACE TO PLACE WITH LITTLE IN THE WAY OF ANY COHERENT PATTERN DUE TO THE RANDOMNESS OF DAY TO DAY SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM LOCATION OCCURRENCE. HOULTON WITH ONLY A 2.92 INCH TOTAL RECEIVED ABOUT 80 PERCENT OF AVERAGE JUNE RAINFALL WHILE FRENCHVILLE AND MILLINOCKET WITH 5.84 AND 6.16 INCHES RECEIVED ABOUT 140 TO 150 PERCENT OF AVERAGE JUNE RAINFALL. MANY OF THE REMAINDER CLIMATE SITES SUCH AS CARIBOU AND BANGOR RECEIVED ABOUT A 110 TO 120 PERCENT OF AVERAGE JUNE RAINFALL. THE RAINFALL CHARACTER OF THE MONTH BEGAN QUITE DRY OVER THE FIRST TWO WEEKS, THEN BECAME MUCH RAINIER THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE MONTH. THE OFFICIAL OUTLOOK FOR JULY 2017 FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER INDICATES AN INCREASED LIKELIHOOD OF ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES. THERE ARE NO STRONG CLIMATE SIGNALS THAT WOULD TILT THE ODDS TOWARD AN UNUSUALLY WET OR DRY JULY. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE AT CARIBOU PEAKS AT 76 DEGREES FROM THE 11TH THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH. THE AVERAGE LOW PEAKS OUT AT 55 DEGREES FROM THE 10TH THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH. JULY IS ON AVERAGE THE WETTEST MONTH AT CARIBOU WITH AN AVERAGE OF 4.08" OF RAIN. AT BANGOR, THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE PEAKS OUT AT 80 DEGREES FROM THE 13TH THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH. THE AVERAGE LOW PEAKS AT 58 DEGREES FROM THE 10TH THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH. ON AVERAGE, A TOTAL OF 3.46" OF RAIN IS OBSERVED DURING THE MONTH OF JULY. CLOSE TO AN HOUR OF AVAILABLE DAYLIGHT IS LOST DURING THE MONTH OF JULY. THE SEVERE WEATHER SEASON PEAKS DURING JULY WITH MORE REPORTS OF DAMAGING WIND AND LARGE HAIL DURING THE MONTH OF JULY THAN DURING ANY OTHER MONTH OF THE YEAR. $$ VJN/CB

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