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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
1207 PM EST FRI MAR 3 2017

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...THE CONCORD NH CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1868 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              69   02/24/2017
 LOW              -37   02/16/1943
HIGHEST            69R  02/24        54      15       63  02/25
LOWEST             -2   02/10        -8       6      -13  02/14
AVG. MAXIMUM     41.2              34.9     6.3     39.6
AVG. MINIMUM     19.0              13.8     5.2     16.9
MEAN             30.1              24.3     5.8     28.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      9              10.2    -1.2        8
DAYS MIN <= 32     26              26.7    -0.7       27
DAYS MIN <= 0       1               3.6    -2.6        4

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.96   2008
 MINIMUM         0.03   1987
TOTALS           2.71              2.62    0.09     4.39
DAILY AVG.       0.10              0.09    0.01     0.15
DAYS >= .01        10               9.5     0.5       14
DAYS >= .10        10               5.5     4.5        7
DAYS >= .50         2               1.8     0.2        4
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.5    -0.5        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.54   02/09

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           59.0   1893
TOTALS           24.2              12.3    11.9     12.7
SINCE 7/1        57.0              47.5     9.5     24.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     15
DAYS >= TRACE      11               6.5     4.5       12
DAYS >= 1.0         8               3.1     4.9        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        24   02/16
                        02/13
 24 HR TOTAL      7.8   02/12 TO 02/13

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     971              1138    -167     1061
 SINCE 7/1       4498              5260    -762     4349
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/310    DATE  02/13
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/310    DATE  02/13

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                 4
FREEZING RAIN             1     LT FREEZING RAIN           1
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW               10     FOG                       13
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     4     HAZE                      13

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

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MILD WEATHER WHICH HAD ARRIVED AT THE END OF JANUARY CONTINUED INTO
THE FIRST PART OF FEBRUARY. BUT THE WEATHER BEGAN TO CHANGE DURING
THE SECOND WEEK OF THE MONTH. LIGHT SNOW FELL ON FEBRUARY 7, A SIGN
OF A SHIFT IN THE WEATHER PATTERN. COLD AND SNOWY WEATHER FOLLOWED.
SNOW WAS OBSERVED ON 9 OUT OF 10 DAYS FROM THE 7TH THROUGH THE 16TH,
WITH MORE THAN 20 INCHES FALLING DURING THAT PERIOD. THE WEATHER
PATTERN SHIFTED AGAIN FOR THE LAST HALF OF THE MONTH AS WELL ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES WHICH HAD BUILT UP IN THE CENTER OF THE COUNTRY
SPILLED INTO NEW ENGLAND. THE TEMPERATURE TOPPED 40 DEGREES ON EACH
OF THE LAST 11 DAYS OF THE MONTH, INCLUDING 8 DAYS OVER 50 DEGREES.
THE WARMEST PERIOD WAS FROM FEBRUARY 23 TO 25 WHEN THE TEMPERATURE
TOPPED 60 DEGREES FOR 3 STRAIGHT DAYS. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 69
DEGREES ON FEBRUARY 24 WAS THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE EVER OBSERVED IN
THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY. THIS REMARKABLE WARMTH WAS ACHIEVED IN SPITE
OF THE 12 INCHES OF SNOW THAT REMAINED ON THE GROUND. AFTER THIS
PROLONGED PERIOD OF WARMTH, ONLY 9 INCHES OF SNOW WAS LEFT ON THE
GROUND AT THE END OF THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.1 DEGREES WHICH WAS 5.8
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE 5TH WARMEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD. THE
WARMEST FEBRUARY WAS IN 1877 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 32.3
DEGREES. THE COLDEST WAS ONLY 12.0 DEGREES IN 1934. THE FOLLOWING
TABLE LISTS THE WARMEST FEBRUARYS AT CONCORD.

WARMEST FEBRUARY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (SINCE 1868)...
RANK  TEMP  YEAR
1     32.3  1877
2     30.9  1998
3     30.8  1981
4     30.5  1984
5     30.1  2017 <===
      30.1  2012
7     30.0  1925
8     29.7  1954
9     29.6  1880
10    29.2  1960

THE TEMPERATURE ON FEBRUARY 24 SOARED TO 69 DEGREES, THE WARMEST
TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY. IN FACT, THREE
OF THE TOP TEN WARMEST FEBRUARY TEMPERATURES WERE OBSERVED IN 2017.
THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE WARMEST TEMPERATURES OBSERVED IN
FEBRUARY.

WARMEST FEBRUARY TEMPERATURE (SINCE 1868)...
RANK  TEMP  DATE
1      69   FEB 24, 2017 <===
2      68   FEB 25, 2017 <===
       68   FEB 27, 1880
       68   FEB 12, 1872
5      67   FEB 22, 1997
6      66   FEB 26, 1957
       66   FEB 20, 1930
8      65   FEB 23, 2017 <===
       65   FEB 9, 1886
       65   FEB 28, 1877

A TOTAL OF 2.71 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 0.09 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION FELL DURING A PARTICULARLY
SNOWY PERIOD FROM FEB 11 THRU 13 WHEN 0.82 INCHES OF LIQUID
EQUIVALENT PRECIPITATION WAS MEASURED. THE WETTEST FEBRUARY ON
RECORD WAS IN 2008 WHEN 8.96 INCHES FELL. THE DRIEST WAS IN 1987
WITH ONLY 0.03 INCHES.

THERE WAS 24.2 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WHICH WAS 11.9 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. ALMOST ALL OF THIS SNOW FELL DURING A PARTICULARLY SNOWY
PERIOD FROM FEB 7 THRU 16, WITH THE HEAVIEST FALLING ON THE 9TH WHEN
6.3 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE SNOWIEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD WAS IN 1893
WHEN 59.0 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE LEAST SNOWY FEBRUARY WAS IN 1877
WITH ONLY A TRACE OF SNOW OBSERVED.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN FEBRUARY 2017...
DATE RECORD                                  PREVIOUS
23   65 - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE           63 IN 1875
24   69 - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE           62 IN 1930 AND 1872
25   68 - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE           63 IN 2016

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KIMBLE


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