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

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...THE GRAY ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 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              66   01/06/2007
 LOW              -15   01/15/2004
HIGHEST            51   01/10        50       1       44
LOWEST              0   01/05        -5       5      -13
AVG. MAXIMUM     32.5              29.4     3.1     26.2
AVG. MINIMUM     17.9              12.6     5.3      9.1
MEAN             25.2              21.0     4.2     17.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     15              19.3    -4.3       24
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              30.5     0.5       31
DAYS MIN <= 0       1               4.3    -3.3        5

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.70   1999
 MINIMUM         0.04   2004
TOTALS           3.73              3.53    0.20     3.93
DAILY AVG.       0.12              0.11    0.01     0.13
DAYS >= .01         7              11.1    -4.1       12
DAYS >= .10         3               6.9    -3.9        9
DAYS >= .50         2               2.2    -0.2        1
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.8     0.2        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.57   01/10 TO 01/10

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           45.8   2015
TOTALS           15.9              21.2    -5.3     45.8
SINCE 7/1        21.3              42.6   -21.3     67.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      5
DAYS >= TRACE      10               9.3     0.7       17
DAYS >= 1.0         3               5.3    -2.3        8
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         9   01/19                         24
                        01/17
 24 HR TOTAL      8.8   01/12 TO 01/13

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1226              1364    -138     1459
 SINCE 7/1       3426              4030    -604     3999
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

THE COLD AIR AND SNOW WAS LATE IN ARRIVING THIS WINTER BUT FINALLY
MADE AN APPEARANCE AT THE END OF DECEMBER. SOME OF THIS COOLER AIR
LASTED INTO EARLY JANUARY. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH AND
THE SEASON SO FAR AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN GRAY WAS
ON THE 5TH WHEN THE TEMPERATURE FELL TO ZERO DEGREES. A BRIEF WARM
UP BROUGHT THE TEMPERATURE ABOVE 50 DEGREES ON THE 10TH WITH MORE
THAN 2.5 INCHES OF RAINFALL. THIS WARMTH AND RAIN WASHED MUCH OF THE
MEAGER EARLY SEASON SNOW PACK DOWN TO JUST TRACES. BUT THE SNOW PACK
WAS REPLENISHED A FEW DAYS LATER WHEN 8.8 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON THE
12TH AND 13TH. THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY 13 STRAIGHT DAYS OF TEMPERATURES
WHICH DID NOT RISE ABOVE FREEZING AS COLD AIR AND LIGHT SNOW LASTED
THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH. WARMER AIR BEGAN MOVING IN FOR THE
LAST WEEK OF THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 25.2 DEGREES WHICH WAS 4.2
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS 51 DEGREES ON THE
10TH WHILE THE COLDEST WAS ZERO DEGREES ON THE 5TH. THE WARMEST
JANUARY WAS 2006 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 28.9 DEGREES. THE
COLDEST WAS 2004 AT ONLY 12.9 DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 3.73 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 0.20 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 9TH AND 10TH
WHEN 2.60 INCHES OF RAIN FELL. THE WETTEST JANUARY WAS 1999 WITH
6.70 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION. THE DRIEST WAS 2004 WITH ONLY 0.40
INCHES.

THERE WAS 15.9 INCHES OF SNOW IN JANUARY WHICH WAS 5.3 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST SNOW FELL ON THE 12TH AND 13TH WHEN 8.8 INCHES
WAS MEASURED. THE LEAST SNOWY JANUARY WAS 2004 WITH ONLY 3.1 INCHES.
THE SNOWIEST WAS JUST LAST YEAR WHEN 45.8 INCHES FELL IN 2015.

$$

KIMBLE


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