Climatological Report (Monthly)
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000 CXUS51 KGYX 060127 CLMCON PWMCLMCON 000 TTAA00 KGYX 052031 CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME 927 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016 ................................... ...THE CONCORD NH CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 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 95 04/19/1976 LOW 4 04/05/2016 HIGHEST 80 04/21 82 -2 74 04/13 LOWEST 4R 04/05 20 -16 19 04/02 AVG. MAXIMUM 58.1 57.4 0.7 56.9 AVG. MINIMUM 29.6 32.7 -3.1 32.1 MEAN 43.8 45.1 -1.3 44.5 DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.2 -0.2 0 DAYS MAX <= 32 1 0.2 0.8 0 DAYS MIN <= 32 19 15.0 4.0 15 DAYS MIN <= 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 PRECIPITATION (INCHES) RECORD MAXIMUM 7.74 1904 MINIMUM 0.42 1941 TOTALS 1.65 3.41 -1.76 2.26 DAILY AVG. 0.05 0.11 -0.06 0.08 DAYS >= .01 9 11.8 -2.8 10 DAYS >= .10 6 7.1 -1.1 4 DAYS >= .50 1 2.1 -1.1 1 DAYS >= 1.00 0 0.7 -0.7 0 GREATEST 24 HR. TOTAL 0.51 04/07 TO 04/07 04/06 TO 04/07 04/07 TO 04/07 SNOWFALL (INCHES) RECORDS TOTAL 35.0 1874 TOTALS 2.7 2.8 -0.1 2.1 SINCE 7/1 29.7 61.4 -31.7 92.1 SNOWDEPTH AVG. 0 DAYS >= TRACE 3 1.2 1.8 2 DAYS >= 1.0 1 0.6 0.4 1 GREATEST SNOW DEPTH 2 04/05 24 HR TOTAL 2.7 04/04 TO 04/04 DEGREE_DAYS HEATING TOTAL 626 600 26 609 SINCE 7/1 5757 6847 -1090 7211 COOLING TOTAL 0 2 -2 0 SINCE 1/1 0 2 -2 0 ................................................................. WIND (MPH) AVERAGE WIND SPEED 6.7 HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 30/310 DATE 04/03 HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 46/310 DATE 04/03 SKY COVER AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.40 AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 55 WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORM 0 HEAVY RAIN 0 RAIN 3 LIGHT RAIN 8 FREEZING RAIN 0 LT FREEZING RAIN 0 HEAVY SNOW 1 SNOW 1 LIGHT SNOW 3 FOG 9 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 4 HAZE 5 - INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS. R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED. MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING. T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT. && ALTHOUGH THE MONTH STARTED OFF WITH A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 77 DEGREES ON APRIL 1, THIS WAS JUST A CRUEL TRICK OF NATURE. A COLD FRONT BROUGHT MUCH COLDER WEATHER INTO THE AREA THE NEXT DAY. A SNOWSTORM BROUGHT 2.7 INCHES OF SNOW ON APRIL 4 WITH RECORD COLD TEMPERATURES FOR SEVERAL DAYS. THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 4 DEGREES ON APRIL 5 WAS THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE EVER OBSERVED IN THE MONTH OF APRIL. ALTHOUGH THE CORE OF THE COLD AIR GRADUALLY DEPARTED, THE DRY AIR REMAINED. THIS ALLOWED DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURES TO GRADUALLY WARM WHILE NIGHTTIME LOWS STAYED COLD. THE TEMPERATURE WARMED ALL THE WAY UP TO 80 DEGREES ON APRIL 21 BUT COLD AIR SOON FOLLOWED WITH BELOW NORMAL WEATHER LASTING THROUGH THE LAST WEEK OF THE MONTH. A TRACE OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED ON APRIL 26, A RARE SIGHT FOR LATE APRIL. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 43.8 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AND THE COLDEST APRIL SINCE 2007. THIS ENDED THE STREAK OF 5 STRAIGHT MONTHS OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THE COLDEST APRIL ON RECORD WAS 1874 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 37.0 DEGREES. THE WARMEST WAS 1941 AT 51.4 DEGREES. ALTHOUGH THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS BELOW NORMAL, THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS ACTUALLY ABOVE NORMAL. LOW TEMPERATURES WERE WELL BELOW NORMAL RESULTING IN THE FIRST MONTH OF BELOW NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES SINCE JUNE 2015. THE LOW TEMPERATURE ON APRIL 5 WAS 4 DEGREES, THE COLDEST EVER OBSERVED IN THE MONTH OF APRIL. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THAT DATE WAS 26, THE 3RD COLDEST EVER OBSERVED IN APRIL. THE FOLLOWING TABLES LIST THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURES AND COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURES IN APRIL. COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURES IN APRIL (SINCE 1868)... RANK TEMP DATE 1 4 APRIL 5, 2016 <=== 2 7 APRIL 1, 1874 3 8 APRIL 7, 2003 8 APRIL 1, 1969 8 APRIL 1, 1964 8 APRIL 1, 1923 COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURES IN APRIL (SINCE 1868)... RANK TEMP DATE 1 21 APRIL 7, 1982 2 24 APRIL 6, 1943 3 26 APRIL 4, 2016 <=== 26 APRIL 6, 1982 5 27 APRIL 5, 1995 27 APRIL 4, 1979 A TOTAL OF 1.65 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 1.76 INCHES BELOW NORMAL AND THE DRIEST APRIL SINCE 2001. THIS ALSO MARKED THE 5TH STRAIGHT MONTH OF BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION WAS ON APRIL 7 WHEN 0.51 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE WETTEST APRIL WAS 1904 WITH 7.44 INCHES. THE DRIEST WAS 1941 WITH ONLY 0.42 INCHES. A TOTAL OF 2.7 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WAS OBSERVED. THIS WAS 0.1 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. ALL OF THIS SNOW FELL ON APRIL 4. APRIL IS TYPICALLY HIT OR MISS WITH SNOWFALL. THE SNOWIEST APRIL WAS 1874 WITH 35.0 INCHES. BUT THERE HAVE BEEN TEN YEARS WHERE NO SNOW WAS OBSERVED IN APRIL, MOST RECENTLY IN 2012. THERE WERE AN ADDITIONAL 36 YEARS WHICH ONLY OBSERVED A TRACE OF SNOWFALL IN APRIL, MOST RECENTLY IN 2010. AS OF THE END OF APRIL, THE SEASON TOTAL SNOWFALL WAS 29.7 INCHES WHICH IS 31.7 INCHES BELOW NORMAL AND THE 4TH LEAST SNOWY SEASON ON RECORD. THE LEAST SNOWY SEASON WAS 1979-80 WHEN ONLY 27.0 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE SNOWIEST WAS 1873-74 WHEN 122.0 INCHES FELL. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE TOP TEN LEAST SNOWY SEASONS IN CONCORD. LEAST SEASON TOTAL SNOWFALL (SINCE 1868) RANK SNOW SEASON 1 27.0 1979-80 2 29.1 1988-89 3 29.3 1912-13 4 29.7 2015-16 <=== 5 31.5 1929-30 6 33.5 1948-49 7 33.6 1990-91 8 34.5 1994-95 9 34.6 1950-51 10 34.8 2001-02 THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN APRIL 2016... DATE RECORD PREVIOUS 1 77 - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE 77 IN 1986 /TIED/ 4 26 - COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE 27 IN 1879 5 4 - COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE 10 IN 1954 6 11 - COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE 14 IN 1943 AND EARLIER YEARS $$ KIMBLE

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