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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
835 AM EDT WED JUL 1 2015

...NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE MONTHLY AREA CLIMATE NARRATIVE...

JUNE 2015 FEATURED WELL BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION. TEMPERATURES AVERAGED FROM 2.5 TO 4 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL. PRECIPITATION WAS MORE VARIABLE ACROSS THE REGION...BUT IN
MOST AREAS RANGED FROM 120 TO 170 PERCENT OF NORMAL.

AT CARIBOU...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 57.9 DEGREES WAS 2.7 DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL.  IT WAS THE COOLEST JUNE SINCE 2002 AND RANKED AS THE
12TH COOLEST JUNE ON RECORD.  THERE WERE ONLY 7 DAYS DURING THE
ENTIRE MONTH WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS ABOVE NORMAL.  THE 2ND
WAS AN UNUSUALLY COOL DAY WITH A HIGH OF ONLY 48 DEGREES. THE HIGH
TEMPERATURE FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH WAS 77 DEGREES ON THE 18TH. THIS
WAS ONLY THE 2ND TIME THAT THE HIGH TEMPERATURE DID NOT REACH 80
DEGREES DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE.  THE LAST TIME WAS IN 1985.

AT BANGOR...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 59.5 DEGREES WAS 3.7 DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL.  IT WAS THE COOLEST JUNE SINCE 1977...AND RANKED AS
THE 5TH COOLEST JUNE ON RECORD.  THERE WERE ONLY 6 DAYS ALL MONTH
WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS ABOVE NORMAL.  THE 2ND WAS
UNUSUALLY COOL WITH A RECORD LOW HIGH TEMPERATURE OF ONLY 47
DEGREES. THIS WAS ONLY THE 2ND TIME ON RECORD WHEN THE HIGH
TEMPERATURE FAILED TO GET OUT OF THE 40S DURING THE MONTH OF
JUNE...AND WAS ONLY 1 DEGREE SHY OF THE ALL-TIME RECORD LOW HIGH
TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF 46 DEGREES...WHICH WAS SET ON JUNE 9,
1956.  ON THE MORNING OF THE 7TH THE LOW OF 36 DEGREES WAS A DAILY
RECORD...AND BROKE THE RECORD OF 37 DEGREES SET IN 1958.

THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR FROM JANUARY 1 THROUGH JUNE 30TH WAS THE
COLDEST EVER ON RECORD AT BANGOR WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 34
DEGREES. AT CARIBOU IT TIED WITH 1994 AS THE 7TH COLDEST FIRST HALF
OF THE YEAR ON RECORD WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 30.4 DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 4.25 INCHES OF RAIN WAS OBSERVED AT CARIBOU...WHICH WAS
77 HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH (0.77") ABOVE NORMAL.  AT BANGOR...A TOTAL
OF 4.90 INCHES OF RAIN WAS OBSERVED...WHICH WAS 1.14 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL.

THE OUTLOOK FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICATION CENTER
HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/ FOR JULY INDICATES NO STRONG CLIMATE
SIGNALS THAT WOULD POINT TOWARD AN UNUSUALLY HOT OR COOL JULY OR AN
UNUSUALLY WET OR DRY MONTH. JULY IS TYPICALLY THE WARMEST MONTH OF THE
YEAR WITH AVERAGE TEMPERATURES PEAKING OUT AROUND THE MIDDLE OF THE
MONTH.  THE AVERAGE HIGH PEAKS OUT AT 76 (80) AT CARIBOU (BANGOR)
AND THE AVERAGE LOW PEAKS OUT AT 56 (58) AT BANGOR. NEARLY AN HOUR OF
DAYLIGHT IS LOST DURING THE MONTH OF JULY. SEVERE WEATHER TYPICALLY
PEAKS DURING THE MONTH OF JULY WITH ON AVERAGE MORE REPORTS OF
HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS...AND TORNADOES THAN ANY OTHER MONTH.

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CB


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