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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
1036 AM EDT SAT OCT 4 2014

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...THE GRAY ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 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              96   09/09/2002
 LOW               31   09/29/2000
HIGHEST            84   09/06        87      -3       90
LOWEST             36   09/19        39      -3       39
AVG. MAXIMUM     70.3              70.0     0.3     69.2
AVG. MINIMUM     50.5              50.7    -0.2     49.9
MEAN             60.4              60.4     0.0     59.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.3    -0.3        1
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        12.55   2008
 MINIMUM         1.69   2009
TOTALS           1.06R             4.19   -3.13     7.40
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.14   -0.10     0.25
DAYS >= .01         8              10.1    -2.1       10
DAYS >= .10         4               6.4    -2.4        7
DAYS >= .50         1               2.8    -1.8        4
DAYS >= 1.00        0               1.3    -1.3        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.61   09/06 TO 09/06

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            0.0
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0                                  0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0
 STORM TOTAL      0.0
 (MM/DD(HH))

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     182               168      14      187
 SINCE 7/1        196               204      -8      199
COOLING TOTAL      55                28      27       36
 SINCE 1/1        367               387     -20      484
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-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

THE WARM SUMMER-LIKE WEATHER THAT FINALLY ARRIVED AT THE END OF
AUGUST CONTINUED INTO THE FIRST PART OF SEPTEMBER. THE FIRST WEEK OF
THE MONTH SAW 80 DEGREES 5 TIMES...BUT THE WARM WEATHER DID NOT
LAST. COOL CONDITIONS WERE THE RULE FOR THE MIDDLE TWO WEEKS OF
SEPTEMBER BEFORE THE WARMER WEATHER RETURNED AGAIN AT THE END OF THE
MONTH. IT WAS A DRY MONTH WITH BARELY AN INCH OF RAIN FALLING IN THE
ENTIRE MONTH AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN GRAY.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 60.4 DEGREES WHICH WAS
RIGHT AT NORMAL FOR SEPTEMBER. THE WARMEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD WAS
2002 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 64.6 DEGREES. THE COOLEST WAS
ONLY 58.8 DEGREES IN 1997 AND 2000.

A TOTAL OF 1.06 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL IN SEPTEMBER. THIS WAS
THE DRIEST SEPTEMBER IN THE SHORT 19-YEAR HISTORY OF OBSERVATIONS AT
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN GRAY. THE HEAVIEST
PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 6TH OF THE MONTH WHEN 0.61 INCHES WAS
OBSERVED. THE WETTEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD WAS 2008 WHEN 12.55 INCHES
OF RAIN FELL. UNTIL THIS YEAR THE DRIEST WAS 2007 WITH ONLY 1.90
INCHES.

$$

KIMBLE



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