Climatological Report (Monthly)
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000 CXUS51 KGYX 021741 CLMCON CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME 1048 AM EDT FRI MAY 1 2015 ................................... ...THE CONCORD NH CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2015... CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010 CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1868 TO 2015 WEATHER OBSERVED NORMAL DEPART LAST YEAR`S VALUE DATE(S) VALUE FROM VALUE DATE(S) NORMAL ................................................................ TEMPERATURE (F) RECORD HIGH 95 04/19/1976 LOW 8 04/07/2003 HIGHEST 74 04/13 82 -8 79 04/14 LOWEST 19 04/02 20 -1 18 04/17 AVG. MAXIMUM 56.9 57.4 -0.5 57.0 AVG. MINIMUM 32.1 32.7 -0.6 31.2 MEAN 44.5 45.1 -0.6 44.1 DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.2 -0.2 0 DAYS MAX <= 32 0 0.2 -0.2 0 DAYS MIN <= 32 15 15.0 0.0 15 DAYS MIN <= 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 PRECIPITATION (INCHES) RECORD MAXIMUM 7.74 1904 MINIMUM 0.42 1941 TOTALS 2.26 3.41 -1.15 2.87 DAILY AVG. 0.08 0.11 -0.03 0.10 DAYS >= .01 10 11.8 -1.8 11 DAYS >= .10 4 7.1 -3.1 8 DAYS >= .50 1 2.1 -1.1 1 DAYS >= 1.00 0 0.7 -0.7 0 GREATEST 24 HR. TOTAL 1.25 04/20 TO 04/21 SNOWFALL (INCHES) RECORDS TOTAL 35.0 1874 TOTALS 2.1 2.8 -0.7 0.2 SINCE 7/1 92.1 61.4 30.7 80.4 SNOWDEPTH AVG. 1 DAYS >= TRACE 2 1.2 0.8 2 DAYS >= 1.0 1 0.6 0.4 0 GREATEST SNOW DEPTH 6 04/03 04/02 04/01 24 HR TOTAL 2.1 04/08 TO 04/09 DEGREE_DAYS HEATING TOTAL 609 600 9 619 SINCE 7/1 7211 6847 364 7302 COOLING TOTAL 0 2 -2 0 SINCE 1/1 0 2 -2 0 ................................................................. WIND (MPH) AVERAGE WIND SPEED 7.2 HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 32/320 DATE 04/04 HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 45/290 DATE 04/04 SKY COVER AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.50 AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 60 WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORM 0 HEAVY RAIN 1 RAIN 3 LIGHT RAIN 11 FREEZING RAIN 0 LT FREEZING RAIN 1 HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 0 LIGHT SNOW 1 FOG 9 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 2 HAZE 2 - INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS. R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED. MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING. T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT. && AFTER A LONG, COLD WINTER, APRIL FINALLY SAW THE ARRIVAL OF SOME WARMER WEATHER. THE COLD WEATHER HUNG AROUND FOR THE FIRST PART OF THE MONTH WITH THE FINAL 2.1 INCHES OF SNOW OF THE SEASON FALLING ON APRIL 8 AND 9. THE MONTH STARTED WITH 6 INCHES OF SNOW REMAINING ON THE GROUND, BUT IT ALL MELTED BY THE MORNING OF APRIL 12. SPRING FINALLY ARRIVED ON APRIL 12 WHEN THE TEMPERATURE SOARED TO 68 DEGREES, BEGINNING A STRETCH OF 8 STRAIGHT DAYS WITH A TEMPERATURE IN THE 60S. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS ON APRIL 13 WHEN THE TEMPERATURE REACHED 74 DEGREES. COOLER WEATHER RETURNED FOR THE LAST PART OF THE MONTH WITH THE TEMPERATURES FLUCTUATING A FEW DEGREES ON EITHER SIDE OF NORMAL FOR THE FINAL WEEK OF APRIL. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 44.5 DEGREES WHICH WAS 0.6 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS MARKED THE FOURTH STRAIGHT MONTH OF BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AT CONCORD. THE COLDEST APRIL ON RECORD WAS 1874 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 37.0 DEGREES. THE WARMEST WAS 1941 AT 51.4 DEGREES. A TOTAL OF 2.26 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 1.15 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS IS THE FOURTH STRAIGHT YEAR OF BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION IN THE MONTH OF APRIL. MORE THAN HALF OF THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION FELL ON APRIL 20 THROUGH 22 WHEN 1.26 INCHES OF RAIN FELL. THIS WAS THE HEAVIEST RAIN STORM SINCE EARLY DECEMBER. THE WETTEST APRIL ON RECORD AT CONCORD WAS 1904 WHEN 7.44 INCHES FELL. THE DRIEST WAS 1941 WITH ONLY 0.42 INCHES. 2.1 INCHES OF SNOW FELL WHICH WAS 0.7 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. ALL OF THE MEASURABLE SNOW FELL ON APRIL 8 AND 9. THIS WAS THE SNOWIEST APRIL SINCE 2011. THE SNOWIEST APRIL ON RECORD WAS 1874 WHEN 35.0 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THERE HAVE BEEN 10 APRILS IN THE 147-YEAR HISTORY OF SNOW RECORDS AT CONCORD WHICH DID NOT SEE ANY SNOW DURING THE MONTH, MOST RECENTLY IN 2012. NO DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED DURING THE MONTH. $$ KIMBLE

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