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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
528 AM EDT THU NOV 3 2016

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...THE AUGUSTA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              85   10/01/1954
 LOW               21   10/19/1974
                        10/28/1957
HIGHEST            76   10/07        75       1       71  10/29
                                                          10/12
LOWEST             30   10/31        28       2       26  10/28
                                                          10/19
AVG. MAXIMUM     58.8              57.2     1.6     56.6
AVG. MINIMUM     41.4              39.6     1.8     37.0
MEAN             50.1              48.4     1.7     46.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      2               5.3    -3.3        7
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        13.47   2005
 MINIMUM         1.11   1997
TOTALS           5.00              4.36    0.64     2.91
DAILY AVG.       0.16              0.14    0.02     0.09
DAYS >= .01        11              11.4    -0.4       11
DAYS >= .10         7               6.7     0.3        4
DAYS >= .50         3               2.6     0.4        3
DAYS >= 1.00        2               1.3     0.7        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    3.08   10/21 TO 10/22

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     454               515     -61      555
 SINCE 7/1        583               735    -152      663
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1        530               388     142      457
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/350    DATE  10/10
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    39/340    DATE  10/10

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     73

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     HEAVY RAIN                 2
RAIN                      5     LIGHT RAIN                11
FREEZING RAIN             0     LT FREEZING RAIN           0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     FOG                       17
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     4     HAZE                       1

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

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FOR THE FIRST HALF OF OCTOBER THE WEATHER WAS LOCKED IN A PATTERN OF
PROGRESSIVELY WARMING TEMPERATURES FOLLOWED BY PERIODIC COLD FRONTS.
EACH FRONT BROUGHT SOME LIGHT RAIN FOLLOWED BY A BRIEF PERIOD OF
COOL TEMPERATURES. BY THE MIDDLE OF OCTOBER THE WARMER WEATHER BEGAN
TO DOMINATE WITH A 7 DAY STRETCH OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FROM
THE 16TH THROUGH THE 22ND. THIS INCLUDED A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 73
DEGREES ON THE 17TH AND THE 19TH. ON OCTOBER 21, TROPICAL MOISTURE
SURGED NORTHWARD AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT MOVING IN FROM THE WEST. THIS
BROUGHT A PERIOD OF VERY HEAVY RAINFALL WHEN MORE THAN 3 INCHES OF
RAIN WAS OBSERVED IN JUST A FEW HOURS DURING THE EVENING OF THE 21ST
INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF THE 22ND. COOLER TEMPERATURES MOVED
IN BEHIND THIS SYSTEM AND PERSISTED THROUGH MUCH OF THE REST OF THE
MONTH. A NOR`EASTER MOVING OFFSHORE BROUGHT MORE RAIN ON THE 27TH
AND 28TH. THESE TWO RAINSTORMS HELPED PUT A DENT IN THE DROUGHT
WHICH HAD INTENSIFIED OVER THE SUMMER AND INTO THE EARLY FALL.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 50.1 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.7
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST OCTOBER WAS 1971 WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 54.8 DEGREES. THE COOLEST WAS IN 1974 AT ONLY 41.9
DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 5.00 INCHES OF RAIN FELL WHICH WAS 0.64 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL AND THE WETTEST OCTOBER SINCE 2010. THE HEAVIEST RAIN FELL ON
THE 21ST INTO THE 22ND WHEN 3.29 INCHES OF RAIN WAS MEASURED. THE
WETTEST OCTOBER ON RECORD WAS IN 2005 WHEN 13.47 INCHES WAS
RECORDED. THE DRIEST WAS IN 1997 WITH ONLY 1.11 INCHES.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN OCTOBER 2016...
DATE RECORD                                  PREVIOUS
21   2.01 - GREATEST PRECIPITATION           2.01 IN 1976
22   1.11 - GREATEST PRECIPITATION           1.10 IN 1988

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KIMBLE



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