Climatological Report (Monthly)
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860 CXUS51 KGYX 040231 CLMCON PWMCLMCON 000 TTAA00 KGYX 040129 CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME 931 PM EST WED FEB 3 2016 ................................... ...THE CONCORD NH CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2016... CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010 CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1868 TO 2016 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 54 01/10 51 3 47 01/18 LOWEST 0 01/06 -11 11 -11 01/29 AVG. MAXIMUM 35.8 30.8 5.0 28.8 AVG. MINIMUM 18.0 10.4 7.6 7.8 MEAN 26.9 20.6 6.3 18.3 DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.0 0.0 0 DAYS MAX <= 32 12 16.9 -4.9 21 DAYS MIN <= 32 30 30.0 0.0 31 DAYS MIN <= 0 1 6.9 -5.9 8 PRECIPITATION (INCHES) RECORD MAXIMUM 8.09 1979 MINIMUM 0.40 1970 TOTALS 1.36 2.70 -1.34 3.27 DAILY AVG. 0.04 0.09 -0.05 0.11 DAYS >= .01 7 10.8 -3.8 12 DAYS >= .10 3 6.1 -3.1 7 DAYS >= .50 1 2.0 -1.0 4 DAYS >= 1.00 0 0.4 -0.4 0 GREATEST 24 HR. TOTAL 0.78 01/10 SNOWFALL (INCHES) RECORDS TOTAL 46.7 1935 TOTALS 7.6 18.1 -10.5 25.1 SINCE 7/1 12.0 35.2 -23.2 41.7 SNOWDEPTH AVG. 4 DAYS >= TRACE 7 8.2 -1.2 16 DAYS >= 1.0 2 4.6 -2.6 5 GREATEST SNOW DEPTH 6 01/19 01/18 24 HR TOTAL 3.7 01/12 DEGREE_DAYS HEATING TOTAL 1174 1376 -202 1441 SINCE 7/1 3288 4122 -834 3981 COOLING TOTAL 0 0 0 0 SINCE 1/1 0 0 0 0 ................................................................. WIND (MPH) AVERAGE WIND SPEED 7.2 HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 33/290 DATE 01/13 HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 48/300 DATE 01/13 SKY COVER AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.40 AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 62 WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORM 0 HEAVY RAIN 1 RAIN 1 LIGHT RAIN 3 FREEZING RAIN 0 LT FREEZING RAIN 1 HEAVY SNOW 1 SNOW 1 LIGHT SNOW 7 FOG 10 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 2 HAZE 8 - INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS. R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED. MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING. T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT. && ALTHOUGH WINTER COLD AND SNOW WERE LATE ARRIVING IN CONCORD THIS WINTER, MORE WINTER LIKE TEMPERATURES WERE FINALLY OBSERVED IN JANUARY. THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH AND THE YEAR SO FAR WAS ON THE 6TH WHEN THE TEMPERATURE FELL TO ZERO DEGREES. THERE WAS A BRIEF WARM UP CULMINATING ON THE TENTH WHEN THE TEMPERATURE SOARED TO A RECORD 54 DEGREES WITH RAINFALL. BUT THE WARMTH AND RAIN WAS NOT QUITE ENOUGH TO WASH AWAY THE EARLY SEASON SNOW PACK. A SHIFT TO COOLER WEATHER CAME DURING THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH INCLUDING 10 OUT OF 12 DAYS THAT DID NOT RISE ABOVE FREEZING. A COUPLE OF LIGHT SNOWFALLS ALSO HELPED REPLENISH THE SNOW PACK. BUT BY THE END OF THE MONTH WARMER AIR WAS AGAIN INVADING THE AREA AND THE TEMPERATURE SOARED ABOVE 50 DEGREES AGAIN ON THE 31ST. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 26.9 DEGREES WHICH WAS 6.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS WAS THE WARMEST JANUARY SINCE 2006 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 28.8 DEGREES. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS 54 DEGREES ON THE 10TH. THE COLDEST WAS ZERO DEGREES ON THE 6TH. THE WARMEST JANUARY ON RECORD WAS IN 1932 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 31.8 DEGREES. THE COLDEST WAS 1977 AT ONLY 10.6 DEGREES. A TOTAL OF 1.36 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 1.34 INCHES BELOW NORMAL AND THE DRIEST JANUARY SINCE 2004 WHEN ONLY 0.67 INCHES FELL. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION WAS ON THE 9TH AND 10TH WHEN 0.79 INCHES OF RAIN WAS MEASURED. THE WETTEST JANUARY ON RECORD WAS 1979 WITH 8.09 INCHES. THE DRIEST WAS 1970 WITH ONLY 0.40 INCHES. THERE WAS 7.6 INCHES OF SNOW THAT FELL WHICH WAS 10.5 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WAS ON THE 12TH WHEN 3.7 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE SNOWIEST JANUARY ON RECORD WAS 1935 WHEN 46.7 INCHES FELL. THE LEAST SNOWY WAS 1955 WHEN ONLY 0.9 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN JANUARY 2016... DATE RECORD PREVIOUS 10 54 - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE 54 IN 1939 /TIED/ $$ KIMBLE

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