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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
128 PM EST FRI MAR 3 2017

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...THE GRAY ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1995 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              57   02/19/2017
 LOW              -12   02/14/2016
                        02/13/2016
                        03/06/2000
HIGHEST            57R  02/19        50       7       56
LOWEST              2   02/10        -1       3      -12
AVG. MAXIMUM     35.6              33.5     2.1     37.1
AVG. MINIMUM     19.7              15.9     3.8     16.9
MEAN             27.6              24.7     2.9     27.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     12              11.3     0.7       11
DAYS MIN <= 32     25              26.7    -1.7       27
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               1.5    -1.5        4

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.51   2008
 MINIMUM         1.24   2012
TOTALS           3.70              3.31    0.39     4.53
DAILY AVG.       0.13              0.12    0.01     0.16
DAYS >= .01        11               9.4     1.6       12
DAYS >= .10        10               6.5     3.5        7
DAYS >= .50         1               2.3    -1.3        3
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.7    -0.7        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.79   02/15

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           49.3   2013
TOTALS           44.6              16.5    28.1     16.0
SINCE 7/1        89.8              59.1    30.7     37.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     17
DAYS >= TRACE      10               6.8     3.2       13
DAYS >= 1.0         7               4.1     2.9        6
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        34R  02/17                          8
                        02/16
 24 HR TOTAL     12.2   02/12 TO 02/13

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1038              1128     -90     1094
 SINCE 7/1       4694              5158    -464     4520
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.

&&

MILD WEATHER WHICH BEGAN AT THE END OF JANUARY CONTINUED INTO THE
FIRST PART OF FEBRUARY. A SHIFT IN THE WEATHER CAME IN THE SECOND
WEEK OF THE MONTH WHEN A COLD AND SNOWY PATTERN DEVELOPED. SNOW WAS
OBSERVED ON 8 OUT OF 10 DAYS FROM FEBRUARY 7 THROUGH 16 ALONG WITH
SOME VERY COLD TEMPERATURES. MORE THAN 6 INCHES OF SNOW WAS MEASURED
ON 5 OUT OF 7 DAYS FROM THE 9TH THROUGH THE 15TH. ALL TOTAL THROUGH
THIS SNOWY PERIOD MORE THAN 43 INCHES OF SNOW FELL. THE TOTAL SNOW
DEPTH ON THE GROUND PEAKED AT 34 INCHES ON THE 16TH AND 17TH, THE
HIGHEST FEBRUARY SNOW DEPTH ON RECORD. JUST TWO DAYS LATER ON THE
19TH THE TEMPERATURE SOARED TO 57 DEGREES, THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE
EVER RECORDED IN THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY. THIS WAS A SIGN OF A CHANGE
IN THE WEATHER PATTERN AS THE LAST HALF OF THE MONTH FEATURED
PERSISTENT WARMTH.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 27.6 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.9
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST FEBRUARY WAS 1998 WHEN THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE WAS 30.6 DEGREES. THE COLDEST WAS ONLY 11.9 DEGREES IN
2015. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE WARMEST TEMPERATURES OBSERVED IN
THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY.

WARMEST TEMPERATURE IN FEBRUARY (SINCE 1996)...
RANK  TEMP  DATE
1      57   FEB 19, 2017 <===
2      56   FEB 18, 2011
       56   FEB 24, 2000
4      55   FEB 22, 2017 <===
       55   FEB 1, 2016
6      53   FEB 24, 2017 <===
       53   FEB 25, 2016
       53   FEB 16, 2006
       53   FEB 28, 1996
10     52   FEB 23, 2017 <===

A TOTAL OF 3.70 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 0.39 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 15TH WHEN 0.79
INCHES OF LIQUID EQUIVALENT PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED. THE WETTEST
FEBRUARY WAS 2008 WHEN 8.51 INCHES WAS RECORDED. THE DRIEST WAS 2012
WITH ONLY 1.24 INCHES.

THERE WAS 44.6 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WHICH WAS 28.1 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. ALMOST ALL OF THE SNOW FELL DURING A PARTICULARLY SNOWY
PERIOD FROM THE 7TH THROUGH THE 16TH, INCLUDING 5 DAYS THAT RECORDED
6 INCHES OR MORE. THE HEAVIEST SINGLE DAY SNOWFALL WAS ON THE 15TH
WITH 8.0 INCHES RECORDED. THE SNOWIEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD WAS IN
2013 WHEN 49.3 INCHES OF SNOW FELL. THE LEAST SNOWY WAS IN 1998 WITH
ONLY 2.6 INCHES. THE FOLLOWING TABLE RECORDS THE HIGHEST SNOW DEPTH
VALUES EVER RECORDED IN ANY MONTH IN THE SHORT 21-YEAR HISTORY OF
OBSERVATIONS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY.

GREATEST DAILY SNOW DEPTH (SINCE 1995)...
RANK  DEPTH  DATE
1       38   MAR 13, 2005
2       37   MAR 14, 2005
3       35   MAR 2, 2008
4       34   FEB 17, 2017 <===  (MOST IN FEBRUARY)
        34   FEB 16, 2017 <===  (MOST IN FEBRUARY)
        34   MAR 3, 2008
        34   MAR 10, 2001
8       33   FEB 23, 2009
        33   MAR 4, 2008
        33   JAN 13, 1996       (MOST IN JANUARY)

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KIMBLE


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