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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
1048 AM EDT FRI MAY 1 2015

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...THE CONCORD NH CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1868 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              95   04/19/1976
 LOW                8   04/07/2003
HIGHEST            74   04/13        82      -8       79  04/14
LOWEST             19   04/02        20      -1       18  04/17
AVG. MAXIMUM     56.9              57.4    -0.5     57.0
AVG. MINIMUM     32.1              32.7    -0.6     31.2
MEAN             44.5              45.1    -0.6     44.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     15              15.0     0.0       15
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.74   1904
 MINIMUM         0.42   1941
TOTALS           2.26              3.41   -1.15     2.87
DAILY AVG.       0.08              0.11   -0.03     0.10
DAYS >= .01        10              11.8    -1.8       11
DAYS >= .10         4               7.1    -3.1        8
DAYS >= .50         1               2.1    -1.1        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.7    -0.7        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.25   04/20 TO 04/21

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           35.0   1874
TOTALS            2.1               2.8    -0.7      0.2
SINCE 7/1        92.1              61.4    30.7     80.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1
DAYS >= TRACE       2               1.2     0.8        2
DAYS >= 1.0         1               0.6     0.4        0
GREATEST
SNOW DEPTH          6   04/03
                        04/02
                        04/01
 24 HR TOTAL      2.1   04/08 TO 04/09

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     609               600       9      619
 SINCE 7/1       7211              6847     364     7302
COOLING TOTAL       0                 2      -2        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 2      -2        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/320    DATE  04/04
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    45/290    DATE  04/04

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     60

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     HEAVY RAIN                 1
RAIN                      3     LIGHT RAIN                11
FREEZING RAIN             0     LT FREEZING RAIN           1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                1     FOG                        9
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     2     HAZE                       2

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

&&

AFTER A LONG, COLD WINTER, APRIL FINALLY SAW THE ARRIVAL OF SOME WARMER
WEATHER. THE COLD WEATHER HUNG AROUND FOR THE FIRST PART OF THE MONTH
WITH THE FINAL 2.1 INCHES OF SNOW OF THE SEASON FALLING ON APRIL 8 AND 9.
THE MONTH STARTED WITH 6 INCHES OF SNOW REMAINING ON THE GROUND, BUT IT
ALL MELTED BY THE MORNING OF APRIL 12. SPRING FINALLY ARRIVED ON APRIL 12
WHEN THE TEMPERATURE SOARED TO 68 DEGREES, BEGINNING A STRETCH OF 8
STRAIGHT DAYS WITH A TEMPERATURE IN THE 60S. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE OF
THE MONTH WAS ON APRIL 13 WHEN THE TEMPERATURE REACHED 74 DEGREES. COOLER
WEATHER RETURNED FOR THE LAST PART OF THE MONTH WITH THE TEMPERATURES
FLUCTUATING A FEW DEGREES ON EITHER SIDE OF NORMAL FOR THE FINAL WEEK OF
APRIL.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 44.5 DEGREES WHICH WAS 0.6 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS MARKED THE FOURTH STRAIGHT MONTH OF BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AT CONCORD. THE COLDEST APRIL ON RECORD WAS 1874 WITH AN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 37.0 DEGREES. THE WARMEST WAS 1941 AT 51.4
DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 2.26 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 1.15 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS IS THE FOURTH STRAIGHT YEAR OF BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION
IN THE MONTH OF APRIL. MORE THAN HALF OF THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION FELL
ON APRIL 20 THROUGH 22 WHEN 1.26 INCHES OF RAIN FELL. THIS WAS THE
HEAVIEST RAIN STORM SINCE EARLY DECEMBER. THE WETTEST APRIL ON RECORD AT
CONCORD WAS 1904 WHEN 7.44 INCHES FELL. THE DRIEST WAS 1941 WITH ONLY
0.42 INCHES.

2.1 INCHES OF SNOW FELL WHICH WAS 0.7 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. ALL OF THE
MEASURABLE SNOW FELL ON APRIL 8 AND 9. THIS WAS THE SNOWIEST APRIL SINCE
2011. THE SNOWIEST APRIL ON RECORD WAS 1874 WHEN 35.0 INCHES WAS
MEASURED. THERE HAVE BEEN 10 APRILS IN THE 147-YEAR HISTORY OF SNOW
RECORDS AT CONCORD WHICH DID NOT SEE ANY SNOW DURING THE MONTH, MOST
RECENTLY IN 2012.

NO DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED DURING THE MONTH.

$$

KIMBLE


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