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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
437 PM EDT THU JUN 2 2016

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...THE AUGUSTA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SPRING SEASON, FROM
3/1/2016 TO 5/31/2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 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              94   05/22/1992
 LOW              -11   03/01/1982
HIGHEST            90   05/28        85       5       85  05/10
LOWEST              6   03/03         3       3       -1  03/06
AVG. MAXIMUM     54.0              52.9     1.1     53.1
AVG. MINIMUM     34.3              34.2     0.1     32.8
MEAN             44.2              43.5     0.7     42.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               0.4     0.6        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      5               6.2    -1.2        9
DAYS MIN <= 32     40              36.8     3.2       37
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.6    -0.6        2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        20.21   1983
 MINIMUM         4.57   1965
TOTALS           7.70             10.85   -3.15     7.41
DAILY AVG.       0.08              0.12   -0.04     0.08
DAYS >= .01        31              36.3    -5.3       36
DAYS >= .10        16              21.0    -5.0       18
DAYS >= .50         6               7.1    -1.1        4
DAYS >= 1.00        0               2.1    -2.1        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.98   03/28 TO 03/29

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1909              1983     -74     2038
 SINCE 7/1       6588              7326    -738     7665
COOLING TOTAL      15                 9       6       34
 SINCE 1/1         15                 9       6       34
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/160    DATE  04/07
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    54/170    DATE  04/07

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     60

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     HEAVY RAIN                 3
RAIN                     11     LIGHT RAIN                32
FREEZING RAIN             1     LT FREEZING RAIN           2
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW                7     FOG                       37
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     9     HAZE                       3

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

&&

THE PREDOMINANTLY WARM WEATHER PATTERN WITH OCCASIONAL PERIODS OF
COLD WEATHER WHICH PERSISTED THROUGH THE WINTER CONTINUED INTO THE
SPRING. BY THE LAST HALF OF MARCH, THOUGH, THE PATTERN BEGAN TO
SHIFT. COLDER WEATHER BEGAN TO ARRIVE AND BY EARLY APRIL
TEMPERATURES WERE NEAR RECORD COLD LEVELS. THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED
INTO THE TEENS ON 4 STRAIGHT NIGHTS FROM APRIL 3 THROUGH 6.
TEMPERATURES GRADUALLY BEGAN TO MODERATE BY THE MIDDLE OF APRIL WITH
EVEN A FEW DAYS TOPPING 70 DEGREES. COOLER WEATHER RETURNED AGAIN
FOR LATE APRIL AND EARLY MAY ALONG WITH SEVERAL DAYS OF LIGHT RAIN.
THE LAST FREEZE OF THE SEASON WAS ON APRIL 30, JUST A FEW DAYS LATER
THAN NORMAL. A SHIFT TOWARD WARMER WEATHER BEGAN IN MID MAY, AND ON
MAY 28 THE TEMPERATURE SOARED TO 90 DEGREES. THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME
THE TEMPERATURE HAD REACHED 90 DEGREES IN AUGUSTA IN NEARLY 3 YEARS.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE SEASON WAS 44.2 DEGREES WHICH WAS
0.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST SPRING WAS 2010 WHEN THE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 49.0 DEGREES. THE COLDEST WAS 1956 AT ONLY
37.9 DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 7.70 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 3.15 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION WAS ON MARCH 28 AND 29 WHEN
0.98 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE DRIEST SPRING WAS IN 1965 WHEN ONLY
4.57 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL. THE WETTEST WAS 1983 WHEN 20.21
INCHES WAS MEASURED.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN SPRING 2016...
DATE    RECORD                               PREVIOUS
MAR 9   64   - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      53 IN 2000
MAR 10  64   - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      61 IN 1977
MAR 10  39   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       39 IN 1977 /TIED/
APR 1   49   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       42 IN 2010
APR 4   26   - COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      28 IN 1954
APR 7   0.96 - GREATEST PRECIPITATION        0.58 IN 1986
APR 26  38   - COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      39 IN 1976
APR 26  30   - COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE       30 IN 1966 AND 1962 /TIED/
APR 29  27   - COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE       30 IN 1961
MAY 28  90   - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      88 IN 1988

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KIMBLE



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