Climatological Report (Seasonal)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
514 AM EDT TUE JUN 9 2015

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...THE GRAY ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SPRING SEASON, FROM
3/1/2015 TO 5/31/2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1995 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              91   05/26/2010
                        04/28/2009
                        05/25/2007
 LOW               -4   03/09/2007
                        03/07/2007
                        03/06/2007
HIGHEST            88   05/26        86       2       81
LOWEST              2   03/06         6      -4        0
AVG. MAXIMUM     53.6              53.5     0.1     50.1
AVG. MINIMUM     33.4              34.5    -1.1     31.4
MEAN             43.5              44.0    -0.5     40.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.5    -0.5        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      8               5.7     2.3       10
DAYS MIN <= 32     38              36.1     1.9       43
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.5    -0.5        1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        23.27   2005
TOTALS           7.08R            12.45   -5.37    11.36
DAILY AVG.       0.08              0.14   -0.06     0.12
DAYS >= .01        33              36.1    -3.1       41
DAYS >= .10        14              22.2    -8.2       25
DAYS >= .50         5               8.8    -3.8        7
DAYS >= 1.00        2               3.2    -1.2        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.44   04/20 TO 04/21              1.60

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           58.8   2001
TOTALS            8.2              24.7   -16.5      8.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      7
DAYS >= TRACE      21               8.4    12.6       14
DAYS >= 1.0         4               4.9    -0.9        4
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        25   03/04                         17
 24 HR TOTAL      2.8   04/08 TO 04/09               2.7

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1994              1940      54     2208
 SINCE 7/1       7470              7098     372     7618
COOLING TOTAL      40                11      29        1
 SINCE 1/1         40                11      29        1
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-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

AFTER A BRUTAL WINTER OF COLD AND SNOW, SPRING FINALLY BROUGHT SOME
WARMER WEATHER. THE WINTER COLD CONTINUED RIGHT THROUGH MARCH, BUT
THE PERSISTENT HEAVY SNOW ENDED. WARM TEMPERATURES WERE NOT SEEN
UNTIL APRIL WHEN THE COMING WARMTH OF SPRING FINALLY BROKE THROUGH
THE COLD. THE SECOND WEEK OF APRIL SAW 6 DAYS RISE ABOVE 60 DEGREES,
FINALLY VANQUISHING THE LAST OF THE WINTER SNOW PACK. HEAVY RAIN
FELL ON APRIL 20 AND 21, BUT THAT WOULD BE THE ONLY SIGNIFICANT RAIN
IN WHAT WOULD BECOME THE DRIEST SPRING ON RECORD. THE REAL
TURNAROUND IN TEMPERATURES CAME IN MAY WHEN THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN GRAY RECORDED ITS WARMEST MAY IN ITS SHORT 20-YEAR
HISTORY. THE FINAL 8 DAYS OF MAY ALL ROSE INTO THE 70S WITH 6 OF
THOSE DAYS SURPASSING 80 DEGREES.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE SPRING WAS 43.5 DEGREES WHICH WAS
0.5 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE RECORD WARM MAY WAS NOT QUITE ENOUGH
TO OVERCOME THE COLD START TO THE SPRING. THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE OF
THE SEASON WAS 2 DEGREES ON MARCH 6. THE WARMEST WAS 88 ON MAY 26.
THE WARMEST SPRING ON RECORD WAS 2010 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
WAS 49.3 DEGREES. THE COLDEST WAS JUST LAST YEAR WHEN THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE WAS ONLY 40.8 DEGREES IN 2014.

THERE WERE 8 DAYS THIS SPRING THAT ROSE TO 80 DEGREES OR WARMER, ALL
OCCURRING IN MAY. THIS TIED 2007 FOR THE MOST 80 DEGREE DAYS IN
SPRING. THE LAST FREEZE OF THE SEASON WAS ON APRIL 24 WHICH IS ALSO
THE NORMAL DATE OF THE LAST FREEZE IN SPRING.

A TOTAL OF 7.08 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS MEASURED WHICH WAS 5.37
INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS WAS THE DRIEST SPRING ON RECORD. THE
HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION WAS ON APRIL 20 AND 21 WHEN 2.44 INCHES OF
RAIN FELL. UNTIL THIS YEAR, THE PREVIOUS DRIEST SPRING WAS 2013 WHEN
8.99 INCHES FELL. THE WETTEST SPRING WAS 2005 WHEN 23.27 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL.

ONLY 8.2 INCHES OF SNOW FELL THIS SPRING WHICH WAS 16.5 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST SNOW FELL ON APRIL 8 AND 9 WHEN 2.8 INCHES WAS
MEASURED. THE SNOWIEST SPRING ON RECORD WAS2001 WHEN 58.8 INCHES
FELL. THE LEAST SNOWY WAS 2010 WHEN ONLY 1.0 INCH FELL.

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KIMBLE



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