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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
843 PM EDT TUE SEP 1 2015

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...THE GRAY ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1995 TO 2015

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   08/18        90      -3       87
                        08/17
                        08/16
LOWEST             55   08/08        50       5       53
                        08/06
AVG. MAXIMUM     78.6              78.5     0.1     76.2
AVG. MINIMUM     61.4              58.7     2.7     57.8
MEAN             70.0              68.6     1.4     67.0
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           3.92              3.59    0.33     7.08
DAILY AVG.       0.13              0.12    0.01     0.23
DAYS >= .01        12              11.2     0.8       14
DAYS >= .10         5               6.3    -1.3        5
DAYS >= .50         3               2.1     0.9        2
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.7     0.3        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.43   08/23

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

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       3                22     -19       14
 SINCE 7/1         16                36     -20       14
COOLING TOTAL     167               133      34       84
 SINCE 1/1        373               359      14      312
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-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

AUGUST WAS WARMER AND SLIGHTLY WETTER THAN NORMAL AT THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN GRAY. AFTER A WEEK OF SLIGHTLY COOLER THAN
NORMAL WEATHER, WARMER AND MORE HUMID AIR MOVED IN FOR THE LAST HALF
OF THE MONTH. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS ONLY 87
DEGREES AND OCCURRED ON THE 16TH, 17TH, AND 18TH. NEARLY ALL OF THE
WARMTH WAS OBSERVED IN NIGHTTIME LOWS WHICH FREQUENTLY DID NOT FALL
BELOW 60 DEGREES.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 70.0 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.4
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THERE WERE 22 DAYS WHICH DID NOT SEE THE
TEMPERATURE FALL BELOW 60 DEGREES IN AUGUST. THIS TIES FOR THE MOST
IN THE SHORT 20-YEAR HISTORY OF OBSERVATIONS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN GRAY. THERE WERE ALSO 22 SUCH DAYS IN 2012. THE WARMEST
AUGUST ON RECORD WAS 2011 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 72.2
DEGREES. THE COOLEST WAS 2008 AT 66.0 DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 3.92 INCHES OF RAIN FELL WHICH WAS 0.33 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST RAIN FELL ON THE 23RD WHEN 1.43 INCHES WAS
MEASURED. THE WETTEST AUGUST ON RECORD WAS 2011 WITH 8.19 INCHES.
THE DRIEST WAS 1996 WITH ONLY 0.16 INCHES.

$$

KIMBLE


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