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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
941 PM EST MON FEB 5 2018

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...THE GRAY ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1995 TO 2018

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            52   01/13        50       2       50
LOWEST            -10   01/07        -5      -5        0
                        01/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     29.1              29.4    -0.3     34.3
AVG. MINIMUM     12.5              12.6    -0.1     20.5
MEAN             20.8              21.0    -0.2     27.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     18              19.3    -1.3       11
DAYS MIN <= 32     29              30.5    -1.5       28
DAYS MIN <= 0       6               4.3     1.7        1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.70   1999
 MINIMUM         0.04   2004
TOTALS           3.60              3.53    0.07     2.98
DAILY AVG.       0.12              0.11    0.01     0.10
DAYS >= .01         9              11.1    -2.1       13
DAYS >= .10         6               6.9    -0.9        5
DAYS >= .50         4               2.2     1.8        2
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.8     0.2        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.00   01/04

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           45.8   2015
TOTALS           19.1              21.2    -2.1      8.4
SINCE 7/1        43.9              42.6     1.3     45.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     11
DAYS >= TRACE      13               9.3     3.7       13
DAYS >= 1.0         2               5.3    -3.3        4
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        22   01/05                         20
 24 HR TOTAL     12.6   01/04 TO 01/05

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1362              1364      -2     1156
 SINCE 7/1       3909              4030    -121     3656
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.

&&

JANUARY BEGAN IN THE MIDST OF AN INTENSE AND LONG LASTING COLD SPELL
WHICH HAD BEGUN ON CHRISTMAS AND INTENSIFIED INTO THE NEW YEAR.
THERE WERE A TOTAL OF 6 CONSECUTIVE DAYS THAT THE TEMPERATURE DID
NOT WARM ABOVE 10 DEGREES AND 8 CONSECUTIVE DAYS THAT IT DID NOT
WARM ABOVE 20 DEGREES WITH THE TEMPERATURE FALLING BELOW ZERO EACH
NIGHT. THE INTENSE COLD BRIEFLY SUBSIDED JUST LONG ENOUGH FOR A
STRONG NOR`EASTER TO BRING MORE THAN 12 INCHES OF SNOWFALL AND
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ON JANUARY 4. MORE BRUTAL COLD POURED IN BEHIND
THIS STORM. IN FACT, ON JANUARY 6 THE TEMPERATURE DID NOT RISE ABOVE
ZERO DEGREES AT ALL. JUST WHEN IT SEEMED LIKE THE BRUTAL COLD WOULD
NEVER END, THE JANUARY THAW ARRIVED. THE TEMPERATURE SOARED TO 49
DEGREES ON JANUARY 11 AND THEN TOPPED 50 DEGREES THE NEXT TWO DAYS.
MORE THAN AN INCH OF RAIN FELL DURING THE JANUARY THAW, WASHING AWAY
SOME OF THE DEEP EARLY SEASON SNOW PACK. A STRONG COLD FRONT ON
JANUARY 13 BROUGHT A RETURN TO MUCH COLDER WEATHER WITH THE
TEMPERATURE DROPPING FROM 52 DEGREES THAT MORNING TO 11 DEGREES BY
MIDNIGHT. ALTHOUGH IT GOT COLD AGAIN, THIS TIME IT WAS NOT AS
INTENSE OR LONG LASTING. MORE SNOW CAME ON JANUARY 17 WHEN MORE THAN
5 INCHES WAS RECORDED, BUT THE TEMPERATURE WAS ON A WARMING TREND.
IT REACHED THE 40S AGAIN ON JANUARY 20 AND 21. ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM
BROUGHT LIGHT SNOW FOLLOWED BY FREEZING RAIN ON JANUARY 22 AND 23
WITH MORE CHILLY WEATHER FOLLOWING IT. ANOTHER WARM UP CAME IN THE
LAST WEEK OF THE MONTH WITH TWO MORE DAYS IN THE 40S FOLLOWED BY
ANOTHER COOL DOWN FOR THE LAST FEW DAYS OF THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 20.8 DEGREES WHICH WAS 0.2
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE COLDEST JANUARY ON RECORD WAS IN 2004 WHEN
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 12.9 DEGREES. THE WARMEST WAS IN 2006
WHEN IT WAS 28.9 DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 3.60 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 0.07 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION CAME ON JANUARY 12 AND 13
WHEN 1.33 INCHES OF RAIN FELL. THE WETTEST JANUARY ON RECORD WAS IN
1999 WHEN 6.70 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED. THE DRIEST WAS
IN 2004 WITH ONLY 0.40 INCHES.

THERE WAS 19.1 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WHICH WAS 2.1 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.
THE HEAVIEST SNOW WAS ON JANUARY 4 AND 5 WHEN 12.6 INCHES WAS
MEASURED. THE LEAST SNOWFALL IN JANUARY WAS IN 2004 WHEN ONLY 3.1
INCHES FELL. THE SNOWIEST JANUARY WAS IN 2015 WHEN 45.8 INCHES WAS
RECORDED.

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KIMBLE



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