Climatological Report (Monthly)
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000 CXUS51 KGYX 060020 CLMCON PWMCLMCON 000 TTAA00 KGYX 050047 CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME 820 PM EST THU FEB 5 2015 ................................... ...THE CONCORD NH CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 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 69 01/06/2007 LOW -35 01/08/1878 HIGHEST 47 01/18 51 -4 50 01/06 LOWEST -11 01/29 -11 0 -17 01/04 AVG. MAXIMUM 28.8 30.8 -2.0 29.1 AVG. MINIMUM 7.8 10.4 -2.6 9.9 MEAN 18.3 20.6 -2.3 19.5 DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.0 0.0 0 DAYS MAX <= 32 21 16.9 4.1 19 DAYS MIN <= 32 31 30.0 1.0 29 DAYS MIN <= 0 8 6.9 1.1 10 PRECIPITATION (INCHES) RECORD MAXIMUM 8.09 1979 MINIMUM 0.40 1970 TOTALS 3.27 2.70 0.57 3.21 DAILY AVG. 0.11 0.09 0.02 0.10 DAYS >= .01 12 10.8 1.2 12 DAYS >= .10 7 6.1 0.9 6 DAYS >= .50 4 2.0 2.0 2 DAYS >= 1.00 0 0.4 -0.4 1 GREATEST 24 HR. TOTAL 1.20 01/03 TO 01/04 SNOWFALL (INCHES) RECORDS TOTAL 46.7 1935 TOTALS 25.1 18.1 7.0 14.4 SINCE 7/1 41.7 35.2 6.5 34.5 SNOWDEPTH AVG. 5 DAYS >= TRACE 16 8.2 7.8 10 DAYS >= 1.0 5 4.6 0.4 3 GREATEST SNOW DEPTH 14 01/28 24 HR TOTAL 12.8 01/27 DEGREE_DAYS HEATING TOTAL 1441 1376 65 1402 SINCE 7/1 3981 4122 -141 4197 COOLING TOTAL 0 0 0 0 SINCE 1/1 0 0 0 0 ................................................................. WIND (MPH) AVERAGE WIND SPEED 7.4 HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 32/300 DATE 01/16 HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 46/290 DATE 01/05 SKY COVER AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.50 AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 63 WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORM 0 HEAVY RAIN 0 RAIN 2 LIGHT RAIN 3 FREEZING RAIN 3 LT FREEZING RAIN 4 HEAVY SNOW 2 SNOW 7 LIGHT SNOW 15 FOG 13 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 4 HAZE 17 - INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS. R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED. MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING. T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT. && THE WARM AND RELATIVELY SNOW-FREE PATTERN THAT BEGAN IN MID DECEMBER FINALLY SHIFTED BY THE BEGINNING OF JANUARY. MUCH COLDER AIR ARRIVED WITH THE FIRST BELOW ZERO TEMPERATURE OF THE SEASON OBSERVED ON JANUARY 7. SEVERAL PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW HELPED REPLENISH THE WINTER SNOWPACK. AFTER A BRIEF WARM UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH, THE COLD AND SNOWY WEATHER RETURNED FOR THE FINAL WEEK OF JANUARY. A LARGE STORM SYSTEM BROUGHT BLIZZARD CONDITIONS TO MUCH OF SOUTHERN AND EASTERN NEW ENGLAND ON THE 27 AND 28 BUT CONCORD WAS SPARED THE EXTREME BLIZZARD CONDITIONS OBSERVED FURTHER EAST. THERE WAS STILL MORE THAN A FOOT OF SNOW THAT FELL FROM THE STORM ALONG WITH COLD TEMPERATURES AND GUSTY WINDS. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JANUARY WAS 18.3 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS WAS THE COLDEST JANUARY SINCE 2009. THE COLDEST JANUARY ON RECORD WAS 1977 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF ONLY 10.6 DEGREES. THE WARMEST WAS 1932 AT 31.8 DEGREES. A TOTAL OF 3.27 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL IN JANUARY WHICH WAS 0.57 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE WETTEST JANUARY SINCE 2006. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 3 AND 4 WHEN 1.21 INCHES WAS RECORDED. THE WETTEST JANUARY ON RECORD WAS 1979 WHEN 8.09 INCHES FELL. THE DRIEST WAS 1970 WITH ONLY 0.40 INCHES. 25.1 INCHES OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED WHICH WAS 7.0 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. HALF THE DAYS IN THE MONTH (16) OBSERVED AT LEAST A TRACE OF SNOW WHICH IS DOUBLE THE NORMAL NUMBER OF DAYS WITH SNOW. THE HEAVIEST SNOW FELL ON THE 27 AND 28 WHEN 13.0 INCHES WAS RECORDED. THE SNOWIEST JANUARY ON RECORD WAS 1935 WITH 46.7 INCHES. THE LEAST SNOWY JANUARY WAS 1955 WITH ONLY 0.9 INCHES. THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN JANUARY 2015... NO RECORDS WERE TIED OR BROKEN $$ KIMBLE

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