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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
157 PM EDT FRI JUN 2 2017

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...THE AUGUSTA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 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
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              94   05/22/1992
 LOW               26   05/08/1950
HIGHEST            93   05/18        85       8       90  05/28
LOWEST             36   05/09        34       2       34  05/09
                        05/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     61.7              65.2    -3.5     66.5
AVG. MINIMUM     44.8              44.6     0.2     45.5
MEAN             53.3              54.9    -1.6     56.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               0.3     0.7        1
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.5    -0.5        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        10.83   1984
 MINIMUM         0.55   1992
TOTALS           5.00              3.69    1.31     1.48
DAILY AVG.       0.16              0.12    0.04     0.05
DAYS >= .01        14              13.5     0.5       11
DAYS >= .10        12               7.5     4.5        3
DAYS >= .50         2               2.4    -0.4        1
DAYS >= 1.00        2               0.7     1.3        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.42   05/25 TO 05/26

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     366               322      44      287
 SINCE 7/1       6926              7326    -400     6588
COOLING TOTAL      11                 9       2       15
 SINCE 1/1         11                 9       2       15
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    26/360    DATE  05/15
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    36/230    DATE  05/18

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     HEAVY RAIN                 3
RAIN                      9     LIGHT RAIN                17
FREEZING RAIN             0     LT FREEZING RAIN           0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     FOG                       20
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     5     HAZE                       2

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

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A PERSISTENT AREA OF LOW PRESSURE DOMINATED THE WEATHER PATTERN IN
NEW ENGLAND THROUGH THE FIRST HALF OF MAY. THIS BROUGHT MOSTLY
COOL TEMPERATURES AND FREQUENT AFTERNOON SHOWERS ALONG WITH
OCCASIONAL PERIODS OF STEADIER RAINFALL. THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH
ONLY SAW THE TEMPERATURE REACH 43 DEGREES. RAIN WAS OBSERVED ON 11
OF THE FIRST 15 DAYS OF THE MONTH AT AUGUSTA. THE PESKY LOW PRESSURE
AREA FINALLY MOVED OUT OF THE REGION ON THE 16TH, WITH A RIDGE OF
HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING IN BEHIND IT. THIS BROUGHT A PERIOD OF MUCH
WARMER WEATHER, INCLUDING THE FIRST 90 DEGREE DAY OF THE SEASON ON
THE 18TH. THIS MINI-HEAT WAVE WAS BROUGHT TO AN END WHEN A COLD FRONT
DROPPED DOWN FROM CANADA ON THE 19TH, BRINGING COOLER WEATHER FOR THE
NEXT FEW DAYS. A NOR`EASTER MOVED UP THE COAST ON THE NIGHT OF THE
25TH, BRINGING 1.42 INCHES OF RAIN TO THE CITY IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD.
THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND CLEARED OUT WITH WARM SUNNY DAYS BEFORE COOL,
CLOUDY MEMORIAL DAY ON THE 29TH WITH HIGH TEMPERATURE ONLY REACHING
55 DEGREES.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 53.3 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.6
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE WARMEST MAY ON RECORD WAS IN 2015 WHEN THE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 59.4 DEGREES. THE COLDEST WAS IN 1956 WHEN IT
WAS ONLY 48.7 DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 5.00 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL, WHICH WAS 1.31 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION WAS ON THE 14TH WHEN 1.07
INCHES FELL. THE WETTEST MAY ON RECORD WAS IN 1984 WHEN 10.83 INCHES
WAS MEASURED. THE DRIEST WAS IN 1992 WHEN ONLY 0.55 INCHES FELL.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN MAY 2017...
DATE  RECORD                                PREVIOUS
14    47  - COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE        48 IN 1962
14   1.07 - GREATEST PRECIPITATION          0.88 IN 2002
18    93 - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE         86 IN 1989
18    59 - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE          59 IN 1986, TIED
26   1.06- GREATEST PRECIPITATION           0.82 IN 2005, TIED

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BECKER


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