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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
942 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

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...THE GRAY ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1995 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              91   04/28/2009
 LOW               15   04/04/2016
HIGHEST            74   04/21        79      -5       69
LOWEST             15R  04/04        26     -11       23
AVG. MAXIMUM     52.8              53.6    -0.8     52.5
AVG. MINIMUM     32.0              34.9    -2.9     34.2
MEAN             42.4              44.3    -1.9     43.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               0.3     0.7        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     13               9.6     3.4       10
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        10.62   2005
 MINIMUM         0.35   1999
TOTALS           2.81              4.38   -1.57     3.49
DAILY AVG.       0.09              0.15   -0.06     0.12
DAYS >= .01        10              11.1    -1.1       12
DAYS >= .10         7               6.7     0.3        5
DAYS >= .50         2               2.9    -0.9        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               1.2    -1.2        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.67   04/06 TO 04/07

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           27.2   2007
TOTALS            5.2               4.8     0.4      3.0
SINCE 7/1        51.8              83.8   -32.0    107.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       4               2.2     1.8        9
DAYS >= 1.0         1               1.0     0.0        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   04/27                         11
 24 HR TOTAL      4.2   04/26 TO 04/26

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     671               624      47      643
 SINCE 7/1       6083              6775    -692     7254
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1        0
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-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

AFTER WARMING UP TO 67 DEGREES ON APRIL 1, A COLD FRONT SOON BROUGHT
MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES AS WELL AS SOME LIGHT SNOWFALL. THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN GRAY RECORDED ITS COLDEST APRIL
HIGH TEMPERATURE IN ITS 21-YEAR HISTORY. IT ALSO RECORDED 4 OF THE
TOP 5 COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN
1995. ALTHOUGH THE CORE OF THE COLD AIR GRADUALLY DEPARTED, THE DRY
AIR REMAINED. THIS ALLOWED HIGH TEMPERATURES TO GRADUALLY WARM WHILE
NIGHTTIME LOWS STAYED FAIRLY COLD. WARM WEATHER DID EVENTUALLY
RETURN, WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S ON APRIL 21 AND 22. BUT
THE COLD AIR QUICKLY RETURNED AND LASTED THROUGH THE LAST WEEK OF
THE MONTH. A SNOWSTORM ON APRIL 26 BROUGHT 4.2 INCHES OF SNOWFALL,
THE SECOND LATEST DATE THAT SNOW HAS BEEN OBSERVED.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 42.4 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.9 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL AND THE COLDEST APRIL SINCE 2007. THE WARMEST APRIL WAS 2010
WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 49.0 DEGREES. THE COLDEST WAS 2003 AT
41.1 DEGREES.

THE COLD WEATHER DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF THE MONTH SET RECORDS FOR
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE AND COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OBSERVED IN
APRIL. THE FOLLOWING TABLES LIST THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURES IN
APRIL AND THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURES OBSERVED IN APRIL.

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURES IN APRIL (SINCE 1995)...
RANK  TEMP  DATE
1      23   APRIL 4, 2016 <===
2      25   APRIL 5, 2003
3      29   APRIL 9, 1997
4      31   APRIL 4, 2003
5      32   APRIL 10, 1996

COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURES IN APRIL (SINCE 1995)...
RANK  TEMP  DATE
1     15   APRIL 4, 2016 <===
2     17   APRIL 5, 2016 <===
3     18   APRIL 6, 2016 <===
      18   APRIL 1, 2003
5     19   APRIL 3, 2016 <===
      19   APRIL 9, 1997

A TOTAL OF 2.81 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 1.57 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION WAS ON APRIL 6 AND 7 WHEN
0.72 INCHES OF RAIN AND MELTED SNOW FELL. THE WETTEST APRIL WAS 2005
WHEN 10.65 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL. THE DRIEST WAS 1999 WITH
ONLY 0.35 INCHES.

A TOTAL OF 5.2 INCHES OF SNOW FELL WHICH WAS 0.4 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WAS ON APRIL 26 WHEN 4.2 INCHES WAS
OBSERVED. SNOW IN APRIL IS TYPICALLY HIT OR MISS. THE SNOWIEST APRIL
WAS 2007 WITH 27.2 INCHES. THERE WAS NO SNOW OBSERVED IN 1999. THERE
WERE AN ADDITIONAL 3 YEARS WITH ONLY A TRACE OF SNOW RECORDED, MOST
RECENTLY IN 2009. THE SNOWFALL ON APRIL 26 WAS THE SECOND LATEST
SNOWFALL ON RECORD. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE LATEST SNOWSTORMS
AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN GRAY.

LATEST SNOWSTORMS (SINCE 1995)...
RANK  SNOW  DATE
1      0.8  APRIL 29, 2002
2      4.2  APRIL 26, 2016 <===
3      3.6  APRIL 25-26, 2002
4      0.2  APRIL 22, 2002
5      2.5  APRIL 21-22, 2000

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KIMBLE


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