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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
119 PM EST TUE MAR 1 2016

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...THE AUGUSTA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE WINTER SEASON, FROM
12/1/2015 TO 2/29/2016...

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              67   12/06/2001
 LOW              -23   02/02/1962
HIGHEST            56   12/25        56       0       53  12/01
LOWEST            -10   02/14        -9      -1      -12  01/08
AVG. MAXIMUM     36.5              31.0     5.5     26.5
AVG. MINIMUM     20.4              14.7     5.7     10.5
MEAN             28.4              22.8     5.6     18.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     31              49.0   -18.0       62
DAYS MIN <= 32     78              84.7    -6.7       84
DAYS MIN <= 0       5              10.7    -5.7       23

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        17.78   1974
 MINIMUM         3.23   1980
TOTALS           9.84              8.28    1.56     6.75
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.09    0.02     0.07
DAYS >= .01        31              30.8     0.2       35
DAYS >= .10        19              17.8     1.2       22
DAYS >= .50         7               4.8     2.2        4
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.8    -0.8        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.85   01/10

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    3301              3795    -494     4138
 SINCE 7/1       4679              5381    -702     5627
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/160    DATE  02/16
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/170    DATE  01/10

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     69

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     HEAVY RAIN                 2
RAIN                     11     LIGHT RAIN                19
FREEZING RAIN             3     LT FREEZING RAIN           6
HEAVY SNOW                4     SNOW                       7
LIGHT SNOW               25     FOG                       45
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE    22     HAZE                      12

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

&&

FALL LIKE WARMTH PERSISTED WELL INTO DECEMBER AS A STAGNANT JET
STREAM PATTERN KEPT VERY WARM AIR OVER THE AREA. THE WARMTH PEAKED
ON CHRISTMAS DAY WHEN THE TEMPERATURE REACHED 56 DEGREES. COLDER AIR
FINALLY ARRIVED AFTER CHRISTMAS. IN JANUARY THE OCCASIONAL COLD WAS
PERIODICALLY REPULSED BY MUCH WARMER AIR WITH THE TEMPERATURE
SOARING TO 55 DEGREES ON FEBRUARY 1. BUT BY MID FEBRUARY THE WEATHER
PATTERN SHIFTED COLDER AGAIN, WITH AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT BRINGING
SOME BRUTALLY COLD AIR INTO THE REGION. THE TEMPERATURE FELL BELOW
ZERO ON 4 STRAIGHT NIGHTS FROM FEBRUARY 12 THROUGH 15, BUT IT WAS
NOT TO LAST. ON THE 16TH THE TEMPERATURE ROSE TO 51 DEGREES. WARMER
WEATHER DOMINATED THE LAST HALF OF FEBRUARY.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 28.4 DEGREES WHICH WAS 5.6 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL AND THE SECOND WARMEST ON RECORD. THE WARMEST WINTER WAS 2001-
02 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 28.6 DEGREES. THE COLDEST WAS
1958-59 AT ONLY 16.8 DEGREES. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE WARMEST
WINTERS AT AUGUSTA.

WARMEST WINTER (DEC-FEB) AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AT AUGUSTA (SINCE 1948)...
RANK  TEMP  SEASON
1     28.6  2001-02
2     28.4  2015-16 <===
3     26.6  1952-53
4     26.5  2011-12
5     26.2  1997-98
6     26.0  2009-10
      26.0  1998-99
8     25.8  1999-00
      25.8  1990-91
10    25.7  1982-83

A TOTAL OF 9.84 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 1.56 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION WAS ON JANUARY 9 AND 10
WHEN 1.87 INCHES WAS RECORDED. THE WETTEST WINTER ON RECORD WAS 1973-
74 WHEN 17.78 INCHES FELL. THE DRIEST WAS 1979-80 WITH ONLY 3.23
INCHES.

CLIMATE INFORMATION FROM AUGUSTA IS TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM THE
AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM AT THE AUGUSTA STATE AIRPORT.
SNOWFALL DATA IS NOT AVAILABLE AS THE AUTOMATED SYSTEM DOES NOT
REPORT SNOWFALL AND SUPPLEMENTAL SNOWFALL OBSERVATIONS ARE NOT
AVAILABLE. THE AUTOMATED SYSTEM MAY NOT CATCH ALL OF THE
PRECIPITATION WHICH FALLS ESPECIALLY DURING SNOWFALL EVENTS THAT ARE
ACCOMPANIED BY HIGH WINDS.

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KIMBLE


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