Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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000 NOUS41 KCAR 182143 PNSCAR MEZ002-015-190145- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME 543 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014 ...A SEASONABLE MONTH SO FAR AT BANGOR AND CARIBOU... AFTER THE COLDEST MARCH ON RECORD AT CARIBOU...AND A TIE WITH 1939 FOR THE COLDEST AT BANGOR...TEMPERATURES HAVE BEEN MUCH MORE SEASONABLE THIS APRIL. SO FAR THIS MONTH THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AT CARIBOU IS 35.0 DEGREES...WHICH IS JUST 4 TENTHS OF A DEGREE (-0.4) BELOW NORMAL. THERE HAS BEEN A TOTAL OF 2.45 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION (RAIN AND MELTED SNOW)...WHICH IS 94 HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH (0.94") ABOVE NORMAL. IT HAS BEEN THE WETTEST START TO APRIL SINCE 2007. A TOTAL OF 5.8 INCHES OF SNOW HAS BEEN OBSERVED SO FAR THIS MONTH...WHICH IS EXACTLY THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE SNOWFALL TO THIS POINT IN THE MONTH. AT BANGOR...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE THIS MONTH OF 40.4 DEGREES IS JUST 6 TENTHS OF AN INCH (+0.6) ABOVE NORMAL. THERE HAS BEEN A TOTAL OF 1.73 INCHES OF RAIN AND MELTED SNOW...WHICH IS 36 HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH (0.36") BELOW NORMAL. A TOTAL OF 1.1 INCHES OF SNOW HAS BEEN OBSERVED...WHICH IS 2.1 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE 6 TO 10 DAY OUTLOOK FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER IS FOR AN INCREASED LIKELIHOOD OF BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION. $$ CB

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