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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
625 AM EST WED DEC 2 2015

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...THE CONCORD NH CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE FALL SEASON, FROM
9/1/2015 TO 11/30/2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1868 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              98   09/02/1953
 LOW              -17   11/30/1875
HIGHEST            92   09/09        88       4       89  09/06
                        09/07                             09/05
LOWEST             16   11/18        11       5        5  11/29
AVG. MAXIMUM     64.7              60.5     4.2     60.2
AVG. MINIMUM     38.9              37.1     1.8     38.1
MEAN             51.8              48.8     3.0     49.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      4               0.6     3.4        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               1.3    -1.3        4
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              35.0    -4.0       34
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        22.08   2005
 MINIMUM         2.88   1908
TOTALS          10.19             11.14   -0.95     7.99
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.12   -0.01     0.08
DAYS >= .01        23              30.6    -7.6       31
DAYS >= .10        16              19.2    -3.2       14
DAYS >= .50         6               7.4    -1.4        4
DAYS >= 1.00        1               2.8    -1.8        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    3.83   09/29 TO 09/30

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           25.7   2011
TOTALS            0.0               2.6    -2.6     12.9
SINCE 7/1         0.0               2.6    -2.6     12.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               1.9    -1.9        6
DAYS >= 1.0         0               1.0    -1.0        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1272              1512    -240     1472
 SINCE 7/1       1280              1560    -280       MM
COOLING TOTAL      95                39      56       56
 SINCE 1/1        597               452     145      387
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              4.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/260    DATE  10/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/260    DATE  10/29

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     68

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              6     HEAVY RAIN                 8
RAIN                     13     LIGHT RAIN                27
FREEZING RAIN             0     LT FREEZING RAIN           0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     FOG                       44
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.

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SUMMER LIKE TEMPERATURES LASTED WELL INTO THE MIDDLE OF SEPTEMBER.
THE TEMPERATURE HIT 80 DEGREES ON 8 OF THE FIRST 9 DAYS OF THE MONTH
INCLUDING 4 DAYS ABOVE 90. THIS PERSISTENT WARMTH QUALIFIED AS THE
THIRD WARMEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD. BY THE LAST HALF OF SEPTEMBER THE
WEATHER PATTERN HAD FINALLY SHIFTED AWAY FROM THE PERSISTENT WARMTH
AND INTO A MORE VARIABLE FALL LIKE PATTERN OF ALTERNATING WARMER AND
COOLER TEMPERATURES. HEAVY RAINS FELL ON SEPTEMBER 29TH AND 30TH
WHEN 3.83 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE ALTERNATING WARMER AND COOLER
WEATHER CONTINUED RIGHT THROUGH OCTOBER. THE FIRST FREEZE OCCURRED
ON OCTOBER 5, ABOUT ONE WEEK LATER THAN NORMAL. THE WEATHER SETTLED
BACK INTO ANOTHER PERSISTENTLY WARM PATTERN FOR THE BEGINNING OF
NOVEMBER. THE FIRST 7 DAYS OF NOVEMBER ALL SURPASSED 60 DEGREES. THE
TEMPERATURES BEGAN TO MODERATE AGAIN TOWARD THE END OF THE MONTH,
BUT IT STILL ENDED UP AS THE 5TH WARMEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE FALL WAS 51.8 DEGREES WHICH WAS 3.0
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURE WAS 92 DEGREES AND
OCCURRED ON SEPTEMBER 7TH AND 9TH. THE COLDEST WAS 16 DEGREES ON
NOVEMBER 18TH. THE COMBINATION OF THE 3RD WARMEST SEPTEMBER AND THE
5TH WARMEST NOVEMBER ALLOWED FALL 2015 TO FINISH AS THE 9TH WARMEST
FALL ON RECORD. THE WARMEST FALL WAS 1961 WHEN THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE WAS 53.0 DEGREES. THE COLDEST WAS 1972 WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF ONLY 43.7 DEGREES. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE TOP
TEN WARMEST FALLS IN CONCORD.

WARMEST FALL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (1868 TO PRESENT)
RANK  TEMP  YEAR
1     53.0  1961
2     52.6  1881
3     52.3  1931
      52.3  1878
      52.3  1877
6     52.1  1879
7     51.9  2011
      51.9  1882
9     51.8  2015 <===
10    51.5  1870

THE FIRST FREEZE OF THE SEASON OCCURRED ON OCTOBER 5, THE LATEST
DATE OF THE FIRST FALL FREEZE SINCE 2011. NORMALLY THE FIRST FALL
FREEZE OCCURS ABOUT ONE WEEK EARLIER ON SEPTEMBER 28. THE LATEST
DATE OF THE INITIAL FALL FREEZE ON RECORD WAS NOVEMBER 2, 1920. THE
EARLIEST WAS AUGUST 30, 1965.

A TOTAL OF 10.19 INCHES OF RAIN FELL WHICH WAS 0.95 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL BUT THE WETTEST FALL SINCE 2011. THE HEAVIEST RAIN WAS ON
SEPTEMBER 29TH AND 30TH WHEN 3.83 INCHES FELL. OTHER PERIODS WITH
MORE THAN 1 INCH OF RAINFALL INCLUDED OCTOBER 28TH AND 29TH AS WELL
AS NOVEMBER 19TH AND 20TH. THE WETTEST FALL ON RECORD WAS 2005 WHEN
22.08 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL. THE DRIEST WAS 1908 WITH ONLY
2.88 INCHES.

NO SNOW FELL IN FALL 2015. NORMAL SNOWFALL IS 2.6 INCHES. IN THE 148
YEARS OF RECORDS ONLY 3 YEARS SAW NO SNOW IN THE FALL INCLUDING
2015. THE MOST RECENT FALL WITH NO SNOW WAS 2006. THERE WERE ANOTHER
29 YEARS WITH ONLY A TRACE OF SNOW IN FALL, MOST RECENTLY IN 2010.
THE MOST SNOW IN FALL WAS 25.7 INCHES IN 2011.

NO DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN FALL 2015.

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KIMBLE


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