Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
246 AM EST THU DEC 11 2014

...COLD START TO DECEMBER...
...SNOWIEST START TO THE WINTER ON RECORD AT CARIBOU...

DURING THE FIRST 10 DAYS OF DECEMBER...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AT
CARIBOU OF 15.4 DEGREES WAS 7.4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. IT WAS THE
COLDEST START TO DECEMBER SINCE 2007. THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 13
BELOW ON THE MORNING OF THE 5TH TIED THE RECORD LOW WHICH WAS LAST
SET IN 1972. IT WAS ALSO THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE SO EARLY IN THE
WINTER SEASON SINCE 1972 WHEN THE LOW WAS 22 BELOW ON DECEMBER
4TH. THIS WAS ALSO THE FIRST SUB-ZERO TEMPERATURE OF THE
SEASON...WHICH WAS ABOUT A WEEK EARLIER THAN THE AVERAGE DATE OF
DECEMBER 12TH.

SNOWFALL SO FAR THIS MONTH OF 13.6 INCHES IS 7 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. A TOTAL OF 42.4 INCHES OF SNOW HAS BEEN OBSERVED SO FAR
THIS WINTER SEASON...WHICH WAS 23.6 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. IT HAS
BEEN THE SNOWIEST WINTER SEASON TO DATE ON RECORD AT CARIBOU...DUE
IN LARGE PART TO THE 28.8 INCHES OF SNOW THAT FELL IN
NOVEMBER...IN WHAT WAS THE 3RD SNOWIEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD.

AT BANGOR...THROUGH THE FIRST 10 DAYS OF DECEMBER THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 25.2 DEGREES WAS 3.7 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. IT WAS
THE COLDEST START TO DECEMBER SINCE 2007.

SNOWFALL THIS MONTH OF 4.5 INCHES AT BANGOR WAS 7 TENTHS OF AN
INCH ABOVE NORMAL. FOR THE WINTER SEASON A TOTAL OF 30.4 INCHES OF
SNOW HAS BEEN OBSERVED...WHICH WAS 24.2 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. IT
HAS BEEN THE SNOWIEST START TO THE WINTER SEASON SINCE 1962...AND
RANKS AS THE 2ND SNOWIEST START TO THE WINTER SEASON.

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CB



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