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000 CXUS51 KGYX 060557 CCA CLMCON PWMCLMCON 000 TTAA00 KGYX 030949 CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME 625 AM EST FRI FEB 3 2017 ................................... ...THE CONCORD NH CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2017... CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010 CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1868 TO 2017 WEATHER OBSERVED NORMAL DEPART LAST YEAR`S VALUE DATE(S) VALUE FROM VALUE DATE(S) NORMAL ................................................................ TEMPERATURE (F) RECORD HIGH 69 01/06/2007 LOW -35 01/08/1878 HIGHEST 56 01/12 51 5 54 01/10 LOWEST -5 01/09 -11 6 0 01/06 AVG. MAXIMUM 37.4 30.8 6.6 35.8 AVG. MINIMUM 19.6 10.4 9.2 18.0 MEAN 28.5 20.6 7.9 26.9 DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.0 0.0 0 DAYS MAX <= 32 7 16.9 -9.9 12 DAYS MIN <= 32 28 30.0 -2.0 30 DAYS MIN <= 0 3 6.9 -3.9 1 PRECIPITATION (INCHES) RECORD MAXIMUM 8.09 1979 MINIMUM 0.40 1970 TOTALS 2.24 2.70 -0.46 1.36 DAILY AVG. 0.08 0.09 -0.01 0.04 DAYS >= .01 15 10.8 4.2 7 DAYS >= .10 9 6.1 2.9 3 DAYS >= .50 1 2.0 -1.0 1 DAYS >= 1.00 0 0.4 -0.4 0 GREATEST 24 HR. TOTAL 0.73 01/03 TO 01/04 SNOWFALL (INCHES) RECORDS TOTAL 46.7 1935 TOTALS 8.9 18.1 -9.2 7.6 SINCE 7/1 32.8 35.2 -2.4 12.0 SNOWDEPTH AVG. 10 DAYS >= TRACE 15 8.2 6.8 7 DAYS >= 1.0 3 4.6 -1.6 2 GREATEST SNOW DEPTH 14 01/01 24 HR TOTAL 4.9 01/17 TO 01/18 DEGREE_DAYS HEATING TOTAL 1124 1376 -252 1174 SINCE 7/1 3527 4122 -595 3288 COOLING TOTAL 0 0 0 0 SINCE 1/1 0 0 0 0 ................................................................. WIND (MPH) AVERAGE WIND SPEED 6.1 HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 28/300 DATE 01/25 HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 39/270 DATE 01/05 SKY COVER AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.50 AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 68 WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORM 0 HEAVY RAIN 0 RAIN 3 LIGHT RAIN 5 FREEZING RAIN 1 LT FREEZING RAIN 2 HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 0 LIGHT SNOW 13 FOG 17 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 1 HAZE 4 - INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS. R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED. MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING. T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT. && THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF JANUARY WERE MILD AND WET. A COLD FRONT ON THE 4TH USHERED IN COLDER AIR WHICH LASTED FOR SEVERAL DAYS. THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED BELOW ZERO ON THREE STRAIGHT DAYS FROM THE 8TH THROUGH THE 9TH. BUT THIS COLD WAS QUICKLY REPLACED BY MUCH WARMER AIR WHEN THE NEXT THREE DAYS EACH TOPPED 50 DEGREES. A LITTLE COOLER AIR MOVED IN AGAIN FOR THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH, THOUGH TEMPERATURES REMAINED ABOVE NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL OF THE MONTH WAS ON THE 17TH AND 18TH WHEN MORE THAN 5 INCHES OF SNOW FELL. ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM BROUGHT SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN ON THE 23RD AND 24TH. MILD WEATHER CONTINUED THROUGH MUCH OF THE REST OF THE MONTH. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 28.5 DEGREES WHICH WAS 7.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE WARMEST JANUARY SINCE 2006. THE WARMEST JANUARY WAS IN 1932 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 31.8 DEGREES. THE COLDEST WAS ONLY 10.6 DEGREES IN 1977. A TOTAL OF 2.24 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 0.46 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 3RD AND 4TH WHEN 0.76 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE DRIEST JANUARY WAS IN 1970 WHEN ONLY 0.40 INCHES FELL. THE WETTEST WAS 1979 WITH 8.09 INCHES. A TOTAL OF 8.9 INCHES OF SNOW FELL WHICH WAS 9.2 INCHES BELOW NORMAL AND THE LEAST SNOWY JANUARY SINCE 2007. THE HEAVIEST SNOW FELL ON THE 17TH AND 18TH WHEN 5.3 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE SNOWIEST JANUARY ON RECORD WAS IN 1935 WHEN 46.7 INCHES WAS RECORDED. THE LEAST SNOWY WAS IN 1955 WITH ONLY 0.9 INCHES. NO DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN JANUARY 2017. $$ KIMBLE

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