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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
651 AM EST FRI FEB 3 2017

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...THE AUGUSTA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              61   01/08/2008
 LOW              -22   01/15/1957
                        01/14/1957
HIGHEST            52   01/11        48       4       52  01/10
LOWEST              0   01/10        -8       8        0  01/05
                        01/09
AVG. MAXIMUM     33.6              27.6     6.0     32.1
AVG. MINIMUM     19.8              11.0     8.8     16.6
MEAN             26.7              19.3     7.4     24.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     12              19.9    -7.9       16
DAYS MIN <= 32     29              30.1    -1.1       31
DAYS MIN <= 0       2               6.0    -4.0        1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.01   1979
 MINIMUM         0.33   2004
TOTALS           2.74              2.61    0.13     2.40
DAILY AVG.       0.09              0.08    0.01     0.08
DAYS >= .01        12              10.3     1.7        7
DAYS >= .10         8               5.7     2.3        3
DAYS >= .50         1               1.6    -0.6        1
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.4     0.6        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.12   01/24

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1180              1416    -236     1253
 SINCE 7/1       3741              4171    -430     3560
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    28/310    DATE  01/13
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/200    DATE  01/11

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     HEAVY RAIN                 0
RAIN                      1     LIGHT RAIN                 5
FREEZING RAIN             3     LT FREEZING RAIN           4
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW               12     FOG                       11
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     1     HAZE                       6

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

&&

THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF JANUARY WERE MILD AND WET, BUT A COLD FRONT
USHERED IN A PERIOD OF COLDER WEATHER FROM THE 5TH THROUGH THE 10TH.
AFTER THE TEMPERATURE BOTTOMED OUT AT ZERO DEGREES ON THE 10TH, IT
WARMED ALL THE WAY TO 52 DEGREES THE NEXT DAY AS THE JANUARY THAW
COMMENCED. MILD WEATHER WAS THE RULE THROUGH THE REST OF THE MONTH,
THOUGH THERE WERE A FEW PERIODS OF WINTRY WEATHER. A STORM SYSTEM ON
THE 24TH BROUGHT SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF FREEZING RAIN WITH OVER 1
INCH OF MELTED PRECIPITATION.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 26.7 DEGREES WHICH WAS 7.4
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE 4TH WARMEST JANUARY ON RECORD. THE
WARMEST JANUARY WAS IN 2006 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 27.5
DEGREES. THE COLDEST WAS ONLY 10.4 DEGREES IN 1994. THE FOLLOWING
TABLE LISTS THE WARMEST JANUARYS ON RECORD.

WARMEST JANUARY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AT AUGUSTA (SINCE 1949)...
RANK  TEMP  YEAR
1     27.5  2006
2     26.9  2002
3     26.8  1990
4     26.7  2017 <===
5     25.5  1956
      25.5  1953
7     24.4  2016
8     24.3  1958
9     24.1  1964
10    23.9  2008

A TOTAL OF 2.74 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 0.13 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION WAS ON THE 24TH AND 25TH
WHEN 1.23 INCHES OF MELTED PRECIPITATION WAS OBSERVED. THE WETTEST
JANUARY WAS IN 1979 WHEN 9.01 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE DRIEST WAS IN
2004 WITH ONLY 0.33 INCHES.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN JANUARY 2017...
DATE RECORD                                  PREVIOUS
12   38 - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE            35 IN 2014
13   48 - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE           48 IN 2006 /TIED/

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KIMBLE



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