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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
741 AM EDT WED SEP 3 2014

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...THE GRAY ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 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   08/09/2001
                        08/08/2001
                        08/07/2001
 LOW               46   08/31/2002
HIGHEST            87   08/25        90      -3       87
LOWEST             53   08/30        50       3       52
                        08/19
                        08/15
AVG. MAXIMUM     76.2              78.5    -2.3     78.3
AVG. MINIMUM     57.8              58.7    -0.9     58.9
MEAN             67.0              68.6    -1.6     68.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               1.4    -1.4        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         8.19   2011
 MINIMUM         0.16   1996
TOTALS           7.08              3.59    3.49     3.22
DAILY AVG.       0.23              0.12    0.11     0.10
DAYS >= .01        14              11.2     2.8       10
DAYS >= .10         5               6.3    -1.3        5
DAYS >= .50         2               2.1    -0.1        2
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.7     0.3        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    4.95   08/13 TO 08/14

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            0.0
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         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
 STORM TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      14                22      -8        3
 SINCE 7/1         14                36     -22       12
COOLING TOTAL      84               133     -49      118
 SINCE 1/1        312               359     -47      448
..............................................................

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

&&

IT WAS A COOL AND WET AUGUST AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE
IN GRAY. THE FIRST THREE WEEKS OF THE MONTH WERE PERSISTENTLY COOLER
THAN NORMAL WITH THE TEMPERATURE NOT RISING ABOVE 82 DEGREES. WARMER
WEATHER FINALLY ARRIVED NEAR THE END OF THE MONTH. VERY HEAVY RAIN
FELL ON THE 13TH WHEN 4.93 INCHES OF RAIN FELL DURING THE EVENING.
THIS HEAVY RAIN CAUSED FLASH FLOODING IN THE AREA.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 67.0 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.6
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS WAS THE COOLEST AUGUST SINCE 2008 AND THE
4TH COOLEST IN THE SHORT 19-YEAR HISTORY OF RECORDS AT THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY. THE WARMEST AUGUST WAS 2001 WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 72.2 DEGREES. THE COOLEST WAS 2008 AT 66.0 DEGREES.

THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 87 DEGREES ON THE 25TH.
THIS LEAVES THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE OF THE YEAR AT 89 DEGREES ON
JULY 23. IF THE TEMPERATURE DOES NOT RISE ABOVE THIS FOR THE REST OF
THE YEAR THEN THIS WILL BE THE SECOND COOLEST YEARLY MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE ON RECORD. ONLY ONE OTHER TIME HAS THE TEMPERATURE
FAILED TO REACH 90 DEGREES IN A YEAR AND THIS WAS IN 1996 WHEN THE
TEMPERATURE TOPPED OUT AT 88 DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 7.08 INCHES OF RAIN WAS MEASURED AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE OFFICE IN GRAY. THIS IS ALMOST TWICE THE NORMAL RAINFALL AND
3.49 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS WAS THE SECOND WETTEST AUGUST IN THE
17-YEAR HISTORY OF RECORDS AT THE OFFICE. MOST OF THE RAIN FELL ON
THE EVENING OF THE 13TH WHEN 4.91 INCHES WAS RECORDED. THE WETTEST
AUGUST ON RECORD WAS 2011 WHEN 8.19 INCHES FELL. THE DRIEST WAS 1996
WITH ONLY 0.16 INCHES.

$$

KIMBLE


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