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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
541 AM EST SAT DEC 6 2014

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...THE GRAY ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1995 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              73   11/01/2003
 LOW                9   11/30/2013
                        11/25/2000
HIGHEST            60   11/05        64      -4       66
LOWEST             15   11/29        18      -3        9
AVG. MAXIMUM     43.1              45.9    -2.8     44.1
AVG. MINIMUM     29.0              31.0    -2.0     28.2
MEAN             36.1              38.5    -2.4     36.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3               1.8     1.2        5
DAYS MIN <= 32     18              17.7     0.3       22
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.90   2009
 MINIMUM         1.31   2012
TOTALS           3.86              5.35   -1.49     4.25
DAILY AVG.       0.13              0.18   -0.05     0.14
DAYS >= .01        11              12.0    -1.0        9
DAYS >= .10         9               7.6     1.4        6
DAYS >= .50         3               3.3    -0.3        2
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.6    -0.6        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.40   11/26 TO 11/27

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           23.9   1997
TOTALS           15.0               3.0    12.0      1.1
SINCE 7/1        15.0               3.1    11.9      1.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1
DAYS >= TRACE       8               2.1     5.9        8
DAYS >= 1.0         4               0.9     3.1        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         9   11/27                         -1
 24 HR TOTAL      9.7   11/26 TO 11/27

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     861               797      64      856
 SINCE 7/1       1450              1497     -47     1471
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1        369               389     -20      486
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-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

AFTER A WARM OCTOBER, THE WEATHER TOOK A COLD TURN ONCE THE CALENDAR
CHANGED TO NOVEMBER. THE FIRST FREEZE OF THE SEASON AND THE FIRST
SNOW OF THE SEASON BOTH OCCURRED ON THE 2ND. AFTER SOME WARMER AIR
RETURNED FOR THE SECOND WEEK OF THE MONTH, THE COLD AIR RETURNED
AGAIN WITH TWO MORE SNOWFALLS ON THE 14TH AND THE 17TH. ALTHOUGH THE
WARM WEATHER RETURNED FOR A FEW MORE DAYS LATER IN THE MONTH, THE
COLD AND SNOW RETURNED AGAIN JUST IN TIME FOR THANKSGIVING. A TOTAL
OF 9.9 INCHES FELL OVER THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY FROM THE 26TH
THROUGH THE 28TH, HAMPERING HOLIDAY TRAVEL ACROSS THE REGION.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 36.1 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.4
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS WAS THE COLDEST NOVEMBER SINCE 2002 AND
THE 5TH COLDEST ON RECORD IN THE SHORT 20-YEAR HISTORY OF WEATHER
OBSERVATIONS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN GRAY. THE
COLDEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD WAS 1995 WITH AN AVERAGE OF ONLY 34.4
DEGREES. THE WARMEST WAS 2011 AT 43.5 DEGREES.

THE FIRST FREEZE OF THE SEASON OCCURRED ON NOVEMBER 2. THIS WAS THE
LATEST DATE OF THE FIRST FREEZE IN THE 20-YEAR HISTORY OF RECORDS AT
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS IN
2007 WHEN THE FIRST FREEZE DID NOT OCCUR UNTIL OCTOBER 29.

A TOTAL OF 3.86 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 1.49 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. MUCH OF THIS PRECIPITATION FELL AROUND THE
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY, MOSTLY IN THE FORM OF SNOW. THE WETTEST
NOVEMBER ON RECORD WAS 2009 WHEN 7.90 INCHES WAS RECORDED. THE
DRIEST WAS 2012 WITH ONLY 1.31 INCHES OBSERVED.

A TOTAL OF 15.0 INCHES OF SNOW FELL DURING THE MONTH. THIS WAS 11.9
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE SECOND MOST ON RECORD IN THE SHORT 20-
YEAR HISTORY OF OBSERVATIONS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE
IN GRAY. MUCH OF THIS SNOW FELL DURING THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
PERIOD WHEN 9.9 INCHES WAS OBSERVED FROM THE 26TH THROUGH THE 28TH.
THE SNOWIEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD WAS 1997 WHEN 23.9 INCHES FELL. THE
LEAST SNOW TO FALL IN NOVEMBER WAS 2006 WHEN NO SNOW FELL. THERE
HAVE BEEN THREE OTHER YEARS WHERE ONLY TRACES OF SNOW WERE RECORDED.

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KIMBLE


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