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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
435 AM EST TUE DEC 5 2017

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...THE AUGUSTA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 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              74   11/04/1990
 LOW                4   11/27/1978
                        11/28/1951
HIGHEST            63   11/03        64      -1       62  11/14
LOWEST             14   11/28        16      -2       24  11/29
AVG. MAXIMUM     45.0              45.2    -0.2     47.5
AVG. MINIMUM     28.2              30.6    -2.4     32.9
MEAN             36.6              37.9    -1.3     40.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               2.1    -2.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     22              17.8     4.2       16
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        10.50   1963
 MINIMUM         0.95   2012
TOTALS           2.15              4.36   -2.21     3.57
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.15   -0.08     0.12
DAYS >= .01        10              11.8    -1.8        9
DAYS >= .10         5               7.5    -2.5        7
DAYS >= .50         2               3.2    -1.2        3
DAYS >= 1.00        0               1.0    -1.0        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.61   11/22

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     846               813      33      735
 SINCE 7/1       1236              1548    -312     1318
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1        446               388      58      530
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/270    DATE  11/10
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    43/280    DATE  11/19

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     HEAVY RAIN                 0
RAIN                      5     LIGHT RAIN                13
FREEZING RAIN             0     LT FREEZING RAIN           0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                2     FOG                       12
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     1     HAZE                       1

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

&&

AFTER ITS WARMEST OCTOBER ON RECORD, AUGUSTA SAW A SHIFT IN THE
WEATHER PATTERN IN THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER. THE FIRST WEEK OF THE
MONTH REMAINED UNSEASONABLY WARM AND THE TEMPERATURE HIT 60 DEGREES
TWICE. THINGS BEGAN TO CHANGE WHEN A COLD FRONT ON THE 6TH BROUGHT
COOLER AIR INTO THE AREA. ANOTHER, STRONGER COLD FRONT BROUGHT MORE
COLD AIR STRAIGHT OUT OF THE ARCTIC A FEW DAYS LATER. ALTHOUGH THE
BRUTAL COLD ONLY LASTED A FEW DAYS, A SERIES OF COLD FRONTS KEPT
TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL FOR THE REST OF THE MONTH WITH ONLY A FEW
BRIEF EXCEPTIONS.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 36.6 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.3
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AND THE FIRST BELOW NORMAL NOVEMBER SINCE 2014.
THE COLDEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD WAS IN 1968 WHEN THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE WAS 32.5 DEGREES. THE WARMEST WAS 42.9 DEGREES IN 2006.

A TOTAL OF 2.15 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 2.21 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL AND THE 8TH DRIEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD. THE HEAVIEST
PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 22ND WHEN 0.61 INCHES WAS RECORDED. THE
DRIEST NOVEMBER WAS IN 2012 WHEN ONLY 0.95 INCHES FELL. THE WETTEST
WAS IN 1963 WHEN 10.50 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE FOLLOWING TABLE
LISTS THE DRIEST NOVEMBERS ON RECORD AT AUGUSTA.

LEAST PRECIPITATION IN NOVEMBER (SINCE 1948)...
RANK  PRECIP  YEAR
1      0.95   2012
2      1.32   1976
3      1.63   1996
4      1.86   1978
5      1.92   1952
6      2.02   2000
7      2.05   2015
8      2.15   2017 <===
9      2.21   1971
10     2.34   2014

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN NOVEMBER 2017...
DATE  RECORD                                PREVIOUS
11    34 - COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE         35 IN 1987 AND 1957

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KIMBLE


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