Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU, ME
518 PM EDT FRI JUL 1 2016

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...THE CARIBOU ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1939 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              96   06/29/1944
 LOW               30   06/07/1958
HIGHEST            89   06/19        MM      MM       77  06/18
LOWEST             39   06/17        MM      MM       38  06/07
AVG. MAXIMUM     72.4              71.5     0.9     67.1
AVG. MINIMUM     50.5              49.8     0.7     48.7
MEAN             61.4              60.7     0.7     57.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.03   2011
 MINIMUM         0.88   1983
TOTALS           3.65                      0.17
DAILY AVG.       0.12              0.12    0.00     0.14
DAYS >= .01        13              13.5    -0.5       16
DAYS >= .10         5               7.9    -2.9       11
DAYS >= .50         3               2.2     0.8        2
DAYS >= 1.00        2               0.5     1.5        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.12   06/29 TO 06/29           06/08 TO 06/09
                        06/28 TO 06/29                    06/30 TO 06/30
                        06/29 TO 06/29                    06/30 TO 06/30

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              T   2011
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1        94.8             108.7   -13.9    142.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   06/30 TO 06/30           06/30 TO 06/30
                                                          06/30 TO 06/30
                                                          06/30 TO 06/30

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     144               165     -21      212
 SINCE 7/1       8361              9354    -993     9502
COOLING TOTAL      45                34      11        6
 SINCE 1/1         53                39      14       27
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    24/190    DATE  06/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    36/180    DATE  06/20

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         12

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      0

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

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...JUNE 2016 MONTHLY CLIMATE NARRATIVE...

OVERALL, JUNE 2016 FINISHED WITH NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES, AND NEAR TO BELOW AVERAGE TOTAL RAINFALL. AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH RANGED FROM ZERO TO 2 DEGREES ABOVE
AVERAGE. THE MONTH BEGAN NEAR AVERAGE, THEN FOLLOWED A COOL SPELL
BETWEEN THE 8TH AND 17TH WHICH GENERALLY AVERAGED ABOUT 5 DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL. THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY WARM SPELLS THE 18TH AND 22ND
AND THE 25TH AND 28TH WHERE MANY LOCATIONS HAD SEVERAL DAYS OF
HIGH TEMPERATURES OF MID TO UPPER 80S. TOTAL NUMBER OF HIGH TEMPS
OF 80+ DEGREES FOR THE MONTH RANGED FROM 6 ACROSS THE NORTH TO AS
HIGH AS 11 OVER THE LOWER PENOBSCOT VALLEY AREA. THE 30-YEAR
AVERAGE IS SIX 80 DEGREE OR WARMER DAYS AT CARIBOU AND NINE AT
BANGOR.

RAINFALL AVERAGED FROM AS LITTLE AS 70 PERCENT OF AVERAGE JUNE
VALUES TO HAS HIGH AS 120 PERCENT, WITH THE HIGHER TOTALS
ORIENTATED TOWARD THE NORTH, ALTHOUGH THERE WERE TYPICAL
SIGNIFICANT SHORT DISTANCE DIFFERENCES DUE TO THE MORE SHOWERY
NATURE OF RAINFALL. SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL DAYS ACROSS THE REGION
INCLUDED THE 5TH, 6TH, 12TH, 28TH AND 29TH WITH AN INTERVENING DRY
SPELL BETWEEN THE 14TH AND 27TH WHERE VERY LITTLE RAINFALL FELL.

THE OUTLOOK FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER FOR JULY INDICATES
AN INCREASED LIKELIHOOD OF ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES. THERE ARE
NO STRONG CLIMATE SIGNALS THAT WOULD POINT TOWARD AN UNUSUALLY WET
OR DRY MONTH.

DURING THE MONTH OF JULY THE AVERAGE HIGH AT CARIBOU PEAKS AT
76 DEGREES FROM THE 11TH THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH. THE
AVERAGE LOW PEAKS OUT AT 55 DEGREES FROM THE 10TH THROUGH THE END
OF THE MONTH. JULY IS ON AVERAGE THE WETTEST MONTH OF YEAR AT
CARIBOU WITH AN AVERAGE OF 4.08 INCHES OF RAIN. AT BANGOR, THE
AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE PEAKS OUT AT 80 DEGREES FROM THE 13TH
THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH. THE AVERAGE LOW PEAKS OUT AT 58
DEGREES FROM THE 10TH THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH. ON AVERAGE, A
TOTAL OF 3.46 INCHES OF RAIN IS OBSERVED DURING THE MONTH. NEARLY
AN HOUR OF AVAILABLE DAYLIGHT IS LOST DURING THE MONTH OF JULY.

SEVERE WEATHER PEAKS OUT DURING THE MONTH OF JULY ACROSS NORTHERN
AND EASTERN MAINE WITH MORE REPORTS OF LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WIND
THEN IN ANY OTHER MONTH OF YEAR. ALTHOUGH RARE, THERE IS
THE POSSIBILITY OF A TROPICAL SYSTEM DEVELOPING AND IMPACTING
NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE DURING THE MONTH OF JULY, WITH
HURRICANE ARTHUR THE MOST RECENT STORM TO IMPACT THE REGION DURING
THE 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND IN 2014.

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VJN/CB


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