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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
1030 AM EST TUE DEC 6 2016

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...THE AUGUSTA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE FALL SEASON, FROM
9/1/2016 TO 11/30/2016...

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              96   09/09/2002
 LOW                4   11/27/1978
                        11/28/1951
HIGHEST            90   09/09        85       5       89  09/07
LOWEST             24   11/29        16       8       16  11/30
AVG. MAXIMUM     60.1              57.3     2.8     60.5
AVG. MINIMUM     42.7              40.2     2.5     41.3
MEAN             51.4              48.8     2.6     50.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               0.4     0.6        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               2.4    -2.4        1
DAYS MIN <= 32     18              23.9    -5.9       23
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        23.76   2005
 MINIMUM         6.48   1984
TOTALS           9.70             12.46   -2.76    12.02
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.14   -0.03     0.13
DAYS >= .01        28              33.3    -5.3       30
DAYS >= .10        19              20.7    -1.7       13
DAYS >= .50         6               8.4    -2.4        7
DAYS >= 1.00        3               3.2    -0.2        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    3.08   10/21 TO 10/22

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1289              1507    -218     1360
 SINCE 7/1       1314              1548    -234     1378
COOLING TOTAL      73                31      42      100
 SINCE 1/1        530               388     142      457
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/350    DATE  10/10
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    42/310    DATE  11/11

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     HEAVY RAIN                 6
RAIN                     14     LIGHT RAIN                30
FREEZING RAIN             0     LT FREEZING RAIN           2
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                4     FOG                       43
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE    14     HAZE                       5

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

&&

SUMMER WARMTH CONTINUED THROUGH MUCH OF SEPTEMBER AND DROUGHT
INTENSIFIED WITH INFREQUENT LIGHT RAINFALL. THE SUMMER-LIKE WARMTH
FINALLY BROKE WHEN A COLD FRONT BROUGHT COOLER AIR IN ON SEPTEMBER
23. A TYPICAL FALL-LIKE WEATHER PATTERN EMERGED WITH ALTERNATING
WARMER AND COOLER WEATHER AS A SERIES OF FRONTAL SYSTEMS MOVED
THROUGH THE REGION THROUGH THE FIRST PART OF OCTOBER. THE FIRST
FREEZE OF THE SEASON CAME ON OCTOBER 15 JUST A FEW DAYS LATER THAN
NORMAL. WARMER WEATHER FOLLOWED WITH SEVERAL DAYS IN MID OCTOBER
THAT REACHED THE 60S AND EVEN A FEW THAT REACHED THE 70S. TROPICAL
AIR SURGED NORTHWARD AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT ON OCTOBER 21 RESULTING
IN MORE THAN 3 INCHES OF RAIN IN JUST A FEW HOURS THAT EVENING AND
INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF OCTOBER 22. IN ADDITION TO PUTTING A
DENT IN THE DROUGHT, THIS FRONT HERALDED A CHANGE IN AIR MASS WITH
COOLER AIR LASTING THROUGH THE END OF OCTOBER. THE WARMER WEATHER
BEGAN TO BUILD AGAIN BY THE MIDDLE OF NOVEMBER BEFORE A STORM SYSTEM
DREW IN COLDER AIR ON NOVEMBER 21. ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM ON NOVEMBER
29 BROUGHT SOME LIGHT FREEZING RAIN AND RAIN.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE FALL WAS 51.4 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.6
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE 5TH WARMEST FALL ON RECORD. THE WARMEST
WAS IN 1999 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 52.5 DEGREES. THE
COOLEST WAS IN 1974 AT ONLY 45.2 DEGREES. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS
THE WARMEST FALLS AT AUGUSTA.

WARMEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN FALL (SINCE 1948)
RANK  TEMP  YEAR
1     52.5  1999
2     52.0  1971
3     51.9  2011
4     51.6  1961
5     51.3  2016 <===
      51.3  2001
7     50.9  2015
8     50.6  2005
      50.6  1982
10    50.5  1975

A TOTAL OF 9.70 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 2.76 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION FELL IN LATE OCTOBER WHEN
3.29 INCHES OF RAIN WAS MEASURED ON OCTOBER 21 AND 22. THE DRIEST
FALL ON RECORD WAS IN 1984 WHEN ONLY 6.48 INCHES FELL. THE WETTEST
WAS IN 2005 WITH 23.76 INCHES.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN FALL 2016...
DATE    RECORD                               PREVIOUS
SEP 19  64   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       63 IN 1976 AND 1952
SEP 20  63   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       63 IN 1976 /TIED/
OCT 20  2.01 - GREATEST PRECIPITATION        2.01 IN 1976
OCT 21  1.11 - GREATEST PRECIPITATION        1.10 IN 1988

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KIMBLE



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