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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
931 PM EST WED FEB 3 2016

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...THE CONCORD NH CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1868 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              69   01/06/2007
 LOW              -35   01/08/1878
HIGHEST            54   01/10        51       3       47  01/18
LOWEST              0   01/06       -11      11      -11  01/29
AVG. MAXIMUM     35.8              30.8     5.0     28.8
AVG. MINIMUM     18.0              10.4     7.6      7.8
MEAN             26.9              20.6     6.3     18.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     12              16.9    -4.9       21
DAYS MIN <= 32     30              30.0     0.0       31
DAYS MIN <= 0       1               6.9    -5.9        8

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.09   1979
 MINIMUM         0.40   1970
TOTALS           1.36              2.70   -1.34     3.27
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.09   -0.05     0.11
DAYS >= .01         7              10.8    -3.8       12
DAYS >= .10         3               6.1    -3.1        7
DAYS >= .50         1               2.0    -1.0        4
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.4    -0.4        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.78   01/10

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           46.7   1935
TOTALS            7.6              18.1   -10.5     25.1
SINCE 7/1        12.0              35.2   -23.2     41.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      4
DAYS >= TRACE       7               8.2    -1.2       16
DAYS >= 1.0         2               4.6    -2.6        5
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         6   01/19
                        01/18
 24 HR TOTAL      3.7   01/12

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1174              1376    -202     1441
 SINCE 7/1       3288              4122    -834     3981
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/290    DATE  01/13
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/300    DATE  01/13

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     62

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     HEAVY RAIN                 1
RAIN                      1     LIGHT RAIN                 3
FREEZING RAIN             0     LT FREEZING RAIN           1
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                7     FOG                       10
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     2     HAZE                       8

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

&&

ALTHOUGH WINTER COLD AND SNOW WERE LATE ARRIVING IN CONCORD THIS
WINTER, MORE WINTER LIKE TEMPERATURES WERE FINALLY OBSERVED IN
JANUARY. THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH AND THE YEAR SO FAR
WAS ON THE 6TH WHEN THE TEMPERATURE FELL TO ZERO DEGREES. THERE WAS
A BRIEF WARM UP CULMINATING ON THE TENTH WHEN THE TEMPERATURE SOARED
TO A RECORD 54 DEGREES WITH RAINFALL. BUT THE WARMTH AND RAIN WAS
NOT QUITE ENOUGH TO WASH AWAY THE EARLY SEASON SNOW PACK. A SHIFT TO
COOLER WEATHER CAME DURING THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH INCLUDING 10 OUT
OF 12 DAYS THAT DID NOT RISE ABOVE FREEZING. A COUPLE OF LIGHT
SNOWFALLS ALSO HELPED REPLENISH THE SNOW PACK. BUT BY THE END OF THE
MONTH WARMER AIR WAS AGAIN INVADING THE AREA AND THE TEMPERATURE
SOARED ABOVE 50 DEGREES AGAIN ON THE 31ST.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 26.9 DEGREES WHICH WAS 6.3
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS WAS THE WARMEST JANUARY SINCE 2006 WHEN
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 28.8 DEGREES. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE
WAS 54 DEGREES ON THE 10TH. THE COLDEST WAS ZERO DEGREES ON THE 6TH.
THE WARMEST JANUARY ON RECORD WAS IN 1932 WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 31.8 DEGREES. THE COLDEST WAS 1977 AT ONLY 10.6
DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 1.36 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 1.34 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL AND THE DRIEST JANUARY SINCE 2004 WHEN ONLY 0.67 INCHES
FELL. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION WAS ON THE 9TH AND 10TH WHEN 0.79
INCHES OF RAIN WAS MEASURED. THE WETTEST JANUARY ON RECORD WAS 1979
WITH 8.09 INCHES. THE DRIEST WAS 1970 WITH ONLY 0.40 INCHES.

THERE WAS 7.6 INCHES OF SNOW THAT FELL WHICH WAS 10.5 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WAS ON THE 12TH WHEN 3.7 INCHES WAS
MEASURED. THE SNOWIEST JANUARY ON RECORD WAS 1935 WHEN 46.7 INCHES
FELL. THE LEAST SNOWY WAS 1955 WHEN ONLY 0.9 INCHES WAS MEASURED.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN JANUARY 2016...
DATE RECORD                              PREVIOUS
10   54 - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE       54 IN 1939 /TIED/

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KIMBLE



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