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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
605 AM EST THU DEC 4 2014

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...THE GRAY ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE FALL SEASON, FROM
9/1/2014 TO 11/30/2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1995 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              96   09/09/2002
 LOW                9   11/30/2013
                        11/25/2000
HIGHEST            84   09/06        86      -2
LOWEST             15   11/29        18      -3
AVG. MAXIMUM     57.6              58.0    -0.4
AVG. MINIMUM     41.5              40.6     0.9
MEAN             49.5              49.3     0.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.6    -0.6
DAYS MAX <= 32      3               2.1     0.9
DAYS MIN <= 32     18              22.6    -4.6
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        26.48   2005
TOTALS          11.22             14.68   -3.46
DAILY AVG.       0.12              0.16   -0.04
DAYS >= .01        30              33.3    -3.3
DAYS >= .10        21              20.7     0.3
DAYS >= .50         8               9.3    -1.3
DAYS >= 1.00        3               4.7    -1.7
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.45   10/16-17

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           23.9   1997
TOTALS           15.0               3.1    11.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       8               2.2     5.8
DAYS >= 1.0         4               0.9     3.1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         9   11/27
 24 HR TOTAL      9.7   11/26 TO 11/27

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1436              1460     -24
 SINCE 7/1       1450              1497     -47
COOLING TOTAL      57                30      27
 SINCE 1/1        369               389     -20
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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 COOL SUMMER, TEMPERATURES FINALLY WARMED UP BY THE FIRST
PART OF SEPTEMBER AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN GRAY.
THE FIRST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER SAW 80 DEGREES 5 TIMES. A SHIFT TO
COOLER WEATHER DOMINATED THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH BEFORE WARMER
WEATHER ARRIVED BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER. THIS WARMTH LASTED THROUGH
THE MONTH OF OCTOBER. THE WEATHER PATTERN SHIFTED AGAIN ONCE THE
CALENDAR CHANGED TO NOVEMBER. COLD WEATHER FINALLY ARRIVED WITH THE
FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON OCCURRING ON NOVEMBER 2. THE FIRST MAJOR
SNOWSTORM OF THE SEASON ARRIVED JUST IN TIME FOR THANKSGIVING,
HAMPERING HOLIDAY TRAVEL.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE FALL WAS 49.5 DEGREES. THIS WAS 0.2
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST FALL WAS 2011 WHEN THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE WAS 52.4 DEGREES. THE COOLEST WAS 1997 WITH AN AVERAGE
OF ONLY 47.3 DEGREES.

THE FIRST FREEZE OF THE SEASON OCCURRED ON NOVEMBER 2. THIS WAS THE
LATEST DATE OF OCCURRENCE OF THE FIRST FALL FREEZE IN THE SHORT 20-
YEAR HISTORY OF OBSERVATIONS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE
IN GRAY. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 2007 WHEN THE FIRST FREEZE OCCURRED
ON OCTOBER 29.

A TOTAL OF 11.22 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 3.46 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. THERE WERE 3 NOTABLE PERIODS OF WET WEATHER. THE FIRST
WAS ON OCTOBER 16 WHEN MORE THAN 2 INCHES OF RAIN FELL. ANOTHER 2.91
INCHES FELL FROM OCTOBER 21 THROUGH 24. THEN MORE HEAVY
PRECIPITATION CAME AROUND THANKSGIVING, MOST OF WHICH FELL AS SNOW.
THE WETTEST FALL ON RECORD WAS 2005 WHEN 26.48 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED. THE DRIEST WAS 2001 WITH ONLY 8.91
INCHES.

A TOTAL OF 15.0 INCHES OF SNOW WAS MEASURED THIS FALL. THIS WAS 11.9
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE THIRD SNOWIEST FALL ON RECORD. THE
SNOWIEST FALL WAS 1997 WHEN 23.9 INCHES FELL. THERE HAVE BEEN
SEVERAL FALLS WHERE ONLY TRACES OF SNOW WERE RECORDED.

$$

KIMBLE



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