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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
848 PM EDT SAT SEP 3 2016

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...THE GRAY ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SUMMER SEASON, FROM
6/1/2016 TO 8/31/2016...

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              99   07/22/2011
 LOW               37   06/01/2009
HIGHEST            96   08/12        93       3       89
LOWEST             47   06/11        44       3       42
AVG. MAXIMUM     79.2              77.2     2.0     75.2
AVG. MINIMUM     59.3              57.5     1.8     57.6
MEAN             69.2              67.4     1.8     66.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      6               4.1     1.9        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        21.77   2009
TOTALS          11.54             12.19   -0.65    12.32
DAILY AVG.       0.13              0.13    0.00     0.14
DAYS >= .01        35              37.1    -2.1       38
DAYS >= .10        17              21.6    -4.6       19
DAYS >= .50         6               7.8    -1.8        9
DAYS >= 1.00        4               3.0     1.0        4
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.81   06/05 TO 06/06              1.49

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

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      89               130     -41      173
 SINCE 7/1         19                36     -17       16
COOLING TOTAL     505               349     156      333
 SINCE 1/1        527               359     168      373
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-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

THE SUMMER BEGAN WITH COOL AND WET WEATHER. RAIN WAS OBSERVED ON 12
OUT OF 13 DAYS FROM JUNE 2 THRU JUNE 14, INCLUDING MORE THAN 1.5
INCHES ON JUNE 5. BY MID JUNE THE WEATHER HAD SETTLED INTO A PATTERN
OF GRADUALLY WARMING TEMPERATURES FOLLOWED BY COLD FRONTS WHICH
BROUGHT COOL AND DRY AIR IN FROM CANADA. JUST AS THE WARM WEATHER
WAS BEGINNING TO WIN OUT IN EARLY JULY, A PERIOD OF ONSHORE EASTERLY
WINDS BROUGHT SEVERAL DAYS OF COOL, DAMP WEATHER. FOR 4 STRAIGHT
DAYS THE TEMPERATURE DID NOT GET OUT OF THE 60S FROM JULY 7 THRU 11.
THE HIGH TEMEPRATURE OF 59 DEGREES ON JULY 9 WAS THE SECOND COLDEST
JULY DAY IN THE SHORT 20-YEAR HISTORY OF OBSERVATIONS AT THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN GRAY. THIS COLD WEATHER WAS JUST
TEMPORARY AS WARM WEATHER DOMINATED FROM MID JULY THROUGH MID
AUGUST. THIS WARMTH PEAKED WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 96 DEGREES ON
AUGUST 12, TYING FOR THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURE ON RECORDE FOR THE
MONTH OF AUGUST. THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY CONTRIBUTED TO A STRONG
THUNDERSTORM WHICH BROUGHT 48 MPH WINDS AND MORE THAN 1 INCH OF RAIN
LATER THAT AFTERNOON. THE EXTREME HEAT CAME TO AN END, BUT WARM
WEATHER CONTINUED THROUGH THE END OF AUGUST.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE SUMMER WAS 69.2 DEGREES WHICH WAS
1.8 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL, TYING FOR THE WARMEST SUMMER IN THE 20-
YEAR HISTORY OF OBSERVATIONS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE
IN GRAY. THE SUMMER OF 1999 WAS ALSO 69.2 DEGREES. THE COOLEST
SUMMER WAS 2000 WITH AN AVERAGE OF 65.5 DEGREES.

NWS GRAY RECORDED TWO DAYS OF HIGH TEMPERATURES GREATER THAN 95
DEGREES. THESE WERE SOME OF THE HOTTEST DAYS ON RECORD. THE
FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE HOTTEST DAYS RECORDED AT THE NWS GRAY
OFFICE.

HOTTEST TEMPERATURES (SINCE 1995)
RANK  TEMP  DATE
1      99   JUL 22, 2011
2      97   JUL 17, 1999
3      96   AUG 12, 2016 <===
       96   SEP 9, 2002
       96   JULY 3, 2002
       96   AUG 9, 2001
       96   AUG 8, 2001
       96   AUG 7, 2001
9      95   AUG 11, 2016 <===
       95   SEVERAL OTHER OCCURRENCES, MOST RECENTLY ON JUL 21, 2011

THERE WERE 50 DAYS THIS SUMMER ON WHICH THE TEMPERATURE REACHED 80
DEGREES OR HOTTER. THIS WAS THE MOST YET RECORDED AT THE NWS OFFICE
IN GRAY. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE MOST 80 DEGREE DAYS IN SUMMER.

MOST 80+ DEGREE DAYS IN SUMMER (SINCE 1995)
RANK  DAYS  YEAR
1      50   2016 <===
2      49   2005
3      47   2002
       47   1999
5      46   2010

A TOTAL OF 11.54 INCHES OF RAIN FELL WHICH WAS 0.65 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL AND THE DRIEST SUMMER SINCE 2007. THE HEAVIEST RAIN FELL ON
JUNE 5 WHEN 1.79 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE DRIEST SUMMER WAS 1999
WHEN ONLY 6.92 INCHES FELL. THE WETTEST WAS 2009 WITH 21.77 INCHES.

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KIMBLE



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