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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
653 AM EDT THU SEP 4 2014

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...THE CONCORD NH CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SUMMER SEASON, FROM
6/1/2014 TO 8/31/2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1868 TO 2014 /SINCE 1869 FOR TEMPERATURES/

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             102   07/03/1966
                        07/04/1911
 LOW               29   08/31/1965
HIGHEST            92   07/02        95      -3
LOWEST             41   06/22        37       4
                        06/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     79.9              80.2    -0.3
AVG. MINIMUM     54.8              55.5    -0.7
MEAN             67.3              67.8    -0.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      3               9.9    -6.9
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        20.49   1897
 MINIMUM         2.74   1999
TOTALS          15.14             10.61    4.53
DAILY AVG.       0.16              0.12    0.04
DAYS >= .01        30              33.4    -3.4
DAYS >= .10        20              20.2    -0.2
DAYS >= .50        11               7.0     4.0
DAYS >= 1.00        5               2.6     2.4
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.56   06/25 TO 06/26

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

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      88               133     -45
 SINCE 7/1         32                48     -16
COOLING TOTAL     329               395     -66
 SINCE 1/1        331               413     -82
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              4.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    28/320    DATE  07/05
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    39/320    DATE  07/05

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     HEAVY RAIN                15
RAIN                     19     LIGHT RAIN                34
FREEZING RAIN             0     LT FREEZING RAIN           0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     FOG                       54
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE    16     HAZE                       8

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

&&

SUMMER 2014 WAS COOLER AND MUCH WETTER THAN NORMAL IN CONCORD. THERE
WERE ONLY A FEW HOT DAYS THIS SUMMER WITH CONCORD ONLY REACHING 90
DEGREES 3 TIMES. MORE THAN HALF OF THE TOTAL RAINFALL FOR THE SUMMER
FELL DURING THREE SIGNIFICANT RAIN EVENTS. MORE THAN 2 INCHES OF
RAIN FELL ON JUNE 25. ANOTHER 3 INCHES FELL FROM JULY 2ND THROUGH
JULY 4TH. AND ANOTHER 2 INCHES OF RAIN FELL ON THE AUGUST 13TH

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR SUMMER 2014 WAS 67.3 WHICH WAS 0.5
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AND THE COOLEST SINCE 2009. THE WARMEST SUMMER
ON RECORD WAS IN 1872 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 72.3 DEGREES.
THE COOLEST SUMMER WAS 1903 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS ONLY
62.6 DEGREES.

THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE OF THE SUMMER AND THE YEAR SO FAR WAS 92
DEGREES ON JULY 2. IF THE TEMPERATURE DOES NOT RISE ABOVE THIS LEVEL
THIS YEAR THEN IT WILL BE THE COOLEST YEARLY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE
SINCE 1996 WHEN THE TEMPERATURE ONLY REACHED 91 DEGREES. THE
TEMPERATURE ROSE TO 90 DEGREES THREE TIMES IN 2014. THIS WAS THE
FEWEST NUMBER OF 90 DEGREE DAYS SINCE 1996 WHEN ONLY ONE DAY REACHED
90 THAT YEAR. NORMALLY CONCORD SEES 11.5 DAYS PER YEAR OF 90 OR
HIGHER INCLUDING 9.9 DAYS DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS.

A TOTAL OF 15.14 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 4.53 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL AND RANKS AS THE 12TH WETTEST SUMMER IN THE 147-YEAR
HISTORY OF PRECIPITATION RECORDS AT CONCORD. THE WETTEST SUMMER WAS
1897 WHEN 20.49 INCHES OF RAIN WAS MEASURED. THE DRIEST WAS 1999
WHEN ONLY 2.74 INCHES OF RAIN FELL.

DESPITE BEING A VERY WET SUMMER YOU DO NOT HAVE TO GO TOO FAR BACK
IN HISTORY TO FIND A WETTER SUMMER AS LAST YEAR HAD SLIGHTLY MORE
RAINFALL. IN FACT, EVERY SUMMER SINCE 2011 HAS SEEN SIGNIFICANTLY
ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL. SINCE 2003 THERE HAS ONLY BEEN ONE SUMMER
THAT SAW LESS THAN 10 INCHES OF RAIN (2010), A PERIOD OF 11 OUT OF
12 YEARS WITH NEAR OR ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL. BELOW IS A LIST OF THE
TOP 15 WETTEST SUMMERS IN CONCORD`S 147-YEAR HISTORY OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDS.

TOP 20 WETTEST SUMMERS
RANK    INCHES  YEAR
1       20.49   1897
2       20.08   1887
3       19.33   1872
4       18.19   2009
5       17.92   1915
6       17.13   1903
7       16.46   2006
8       16.14   2008
9       15.59   1928
10      15.53   2013
11      15.27   1938
12      15.14   2014
13      14.50   1892
14      14.29   1917
15      14.26   1916
16      13.64   2012
17      13.44   1986
        13.44   1879
19      13.40   1944
        13.40   1931

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN SUMMER 2014...
DATE    RECORD                              PREVIOUS
JUL 3   1.22 - GREATEST PRECIPITATION       1.20 IN 1997
AUG 13  2.12 - GREATEST PRECIPITATION       1.40 IN 1933

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KIMBLE


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