Climatological Report (Monthly)
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000 CXUS51 KGYX 040210 CLMPWM PWMCLMPWM 000 TTAA00 KGYX 040129 CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME 910 PM EST WED FEB 3 2016 ................................... ...THE PORTLAND ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2016... CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010 CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1941 TO 2015 /FOR TEMPERATURES/ CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2015 /FOR PRECIPITATION/ CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1882 TO 2015 /FOR SNOWFALL/ WEATHER OBSERVED NORMAL DEPART LAST YEAR`S VALUE DATE(S) VALUE FROM VALUE DATE(S) NORMAL ................................................................ TEMPERATURE (F) RECORD HIGH 67 01/06/2007 LOW -26 01/19/1971 HIGHEST 52 01/10 50 2 49 01/19 01/18 LOWEST 1 01/22 -7 8 -9 01/08 AVG. MAXIMUM 35.1 31.2 3.9 30.5 AVG. MINIMUM 18.8 13.4 5.4 11.6 MEAN 27.0 22.3 4.7 21.1 DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.0 0.0 0 DAYS MAX <= 32 13 16.3 -3.3 19 DAYS MIN <= 32 29 29.6 -0.6 30 DAYS MIN <= 0 0 3.9 -3.9 5 PRECIPITATION (INCHES) RECORD MAXIMUM 12.29 1935 MINIMUM 0.28 2004 TOTALS 3.37 3.38 -0.01 4.67 DAILY AVG. 0.11 0.11 0.00 0.15 DAYS >= .01 8 11.1 -3.1 12 DAYS >= .10 4 6.6 -2.6 8 DAYS >= .50 3 2.4 0.6 1 DAYS >= 1.00 1 0.8 0.2 1 GREATEST 24 HR. TOTAL 2.04 01/10 TO 01/10 SNOWFALL (INCHES) RECORDS TOTAL 62.4 1979 TOTALS 13.2 19.2 -6.0 40.7 SINCE 7/1 20.5 34.3 -13.8 54.6 SNOWDEPTH AVG. 4 DAYS >= TRACE 8 7.9 0.1 DAYS >= 1.0 3 4.8 -1.8 GREATEST SNOW DEPTH 8 01/19 24 HR TOTAL 6.7 01/12 TO 01/13 DEGREE_DAYS HEATING TOTAL 1170 1324 -154 1355 SINCE 7/1 3247 3936 -689 3627 COOLING TOTAL 0 0 0 0 SINCE 1/1 0 0 0 0 ................................................................. WIND (MPH) AVERAGE WIND SPEED 8.0 HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 36/140 DATE 01/10 HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 49/160 DATE 01/10 SKY COVER AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.50 AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 66 WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH THUNDERSTORM 0 HEAVY RAIN 1 RAIN 1 LIGHT RAIN 4 FREEZING RAIN 1 LT FREEZING RAIN 1 HEAVY SNOW 1 SNOW 2 LIGHT SNOW 7 FOG 8 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. && WINTER LIKE COLD AND SNOW WAS SLOW TO ARRIVE BUT FINALLY MADE AN APPEARANCE AT THE END OF DECEMBER. AFTER A FEW COLD DAYS AT THE START OF JANUARY, THE JANUARY THAW ARRIVED. ON THE 10TH THE TEMPERATURE WARMED TO 52 DEGREES AND MORE THAN 2 INCHES OF RAIN WASHED AWAY ALL OF THE REMAINING SNOW ON THE GROUND. BUT THE WARM AND SNOW FREE DAYS WERE SHORT LIVED AS A STORM SYSTEM BROUGHT MORE THAN 6 INCHES OF SNOW ON THE 12TH AND 13TH. WHAT FOLLOWED WAS A LONG PERIOD OF TEMPERATURES NEAR OR BELOW NORMAL. THERE WERE 11 STRAIGHT DAYS WHERE THE TEMPERATURE DID NOT RISE ABOVE FREEZING FROM THE 13TH THROUGH THE 23RD AND A COUPLE LIGHT SNOWFALLS HELPED TO REESTABLISH THE WINTER SNOW PACK. THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH AND THE SEASON SO FAR WAS ON THE 22ND WHEN THE TEMPERATURE FELL TO 1 DEGREE. BUT A SHIFT TOWARD WARMER WEATHER BEGAN FOR THE LAST WEEK OF THE MONTH. BY THE 31ST THE TEMPERATURE SOARED ABOVE 50 DEGREES AGAIN. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 27.0 DEGREES WHICH WAS 4.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE 8TH WARMEST ON RECORD. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS 52 DEGREES ON THE 10TH WHILE THE COLDEST WAS 1 DEGREE ON THE 22ND. THE WARMEST JANUARY ON RECORD WAS 2002 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 30.4 DEGREES. THE COLDEST WAS 1971 AT ONLY 12.2 DEGREES. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE TOP TEN WARMEST JANUARY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AT PORTLAND. WARMEST JANUARY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (SINCE 1940) RANK TEMP YEAR 1 30.4 2002 2 30.3 2006 3 30.2 1990 4 28.5 1953 5 27.4 1956 6 27.2 1995 7 27.1 1998 8 27.0 2016 <=== 9 26.9 2012 26.9 1950 A TOTAL OF 3.37 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN JANUARY WHICH WAS 0.01 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST RAIN WAS ON JANUARY 9TH AND 10TH WHEN 2.11 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE WETTEST JANUARY ON RECORD WAS 1935 WHEN 12.29 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL. THE DRIEST WAS 2004 WITH ONLY 0.28 INCHES. THERE WAS 13.2 INCHES OF SNOW MEASURED WHICH WAS 6.0 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. MOST OF THE SNOW FELL DURING THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH WITH THE HEAVIEST FALLING ON THE 12TH AND 13TH WHEN 6.7 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE SNOWIEST JANUARY WAS 1979 WHEN 62.4 INCHES OF SNOW FELL. THE LEAST SNOWY WAS 1908 WITH ONLY 1.6 INCHES. THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN JANUARY 2016... DATE RECORD PREVIOUS 10 52 - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE 50 IN 2000 10 43 - WARMEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 40 IN 2002, 1956, AND 1946 $$ KIMBLE

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