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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
1124 PM EDT TUE APR 17 2018

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...THE GRAY ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 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              86   03/31/1998
 LOW               -4   03/09/2007
                        03/07/2007
                        03/06/2007
HIGHEST            55   03/30        62      -7       52
LOWEST             10   03/18         4       6       -1
AVG. MAXIMUM     39.6              41.9    -2.3     35.2
AVG. MINIMUM     26.2              24.0     2.2     19.3
MEAN             32.9              32.9     0.0     27.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      6               4.7     1.3       12
DAYS MIN <= 32     26              26.2    -0.2       27
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.5    -0.5        2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.93   2010
 MINIMUM         1.19   2006
TOTALS           2.52              4.17   -1.65     2.82
DAILY AVG.       0.08              0.13   -0.05     0.09
DAYS >= .01        12              11.6     0.4        9
DAYS >= .10         5               7.3    -2.3        6
DAYS >= .50         2               3.1    -1.1        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               1.3    -1.3        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.94   03/08

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           58.3   2001
TOTALS           24.6              19.9     4.7     23.1
SINCE 7/1        94.5              79.0    15.5    112.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      9
DAYS >= TRACE      15               6.2     8.8       14
DAYS >= 1.0         4               3.9     0.1        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        17   03/14                         23
 24 HR TOTAL      11.8  03/13 TO 03/14

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     986               993      -7     1163
 SINCE 7/1       5877              6151    -274     5857
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.

&&

AFTER A PERIOD OF VERY WARM WEATHER IN THE LAST HALF OF FEBRUARY,
WARM WEATHER PERSISTED FOR THE FIRST WEEK OF MARCH. THE WINTER SNOW
PACK HAD DWINDLED DOWN TO JUST 3 INCHES AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE OFFICE IN GRAY. THIS COULD HAVE BEEN A SIGN OF AN EARLY
SPRING, BUT THE OPPOSITE OCCURRED. A STRONG NOR`EASTER BROUGHT MORE
THAN 10 INCHES OF SNOWFALL ON THE 7TH AND 8TH WITH COOLER AIR
RETURNING. ANOTHER STORM BROUGHT MORE THAN 12 INCHES OF SNOW A WEEK
LATER ON THE 13TH AND 14TH, WITH EVEN COLDER AIR MOVING IN BEHIND
THIS STORM. THE INTENSE WINTER-LIKE COLD LASTED A FEW DAYS BEFORE
GRADUALLY EASING UP JUST IN TIME FOR THE START OF ASTRONOMICAL
SPRING. THE REST OF THE MONTH SAW GRADUALLY WARMING TEMPERATURES AND
A SLOW MELT OFF OF THE RENEWED WINTER SNOW PACK. THE LAST 4 DAYS OF
MARCH SAW TEMPERATURES IN THE 50S, INCLUDING 55 DEGREES ON MARCH 30,
SPRING-LIKE WARMTH WHICH HAD NOT BEEN SEEN SINCE FEBRUARY.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 32.9 DEGREES WHICH IS
NORMAL. ALTHOUGH DAYTIME HIGHS WERE 2 DEGREES COLDER THAN NORMAL,
NIGHTTIME LOWS WERE 2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST MARCH ON
RECORD WAS IN 2012 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 40.3 DEGREES.
THE COLDEST WAS IN 2014 WHEN IT WAS 25.1 DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 2.52 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 1.65 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION FELL DURING THE TWO MAJOR
SNOWSTORMS THAT OCCURRED, EACH DROPPING MORE THAN AN INCH OF LIQUID
EQUIVALENT PRECIPITATION ON THE 7TH AND 8TH AND AGAIN ON THE 13TH
AND 14TH. THE DRIEST MARCH ON RECORD WAS IN 2006 WHEN ONLY 1.19
INCHES WAS RECORDED. THE WETTEST WAS IN 2010 WHEN 8.93 INCHES FELL.

THERE WAS 24.6 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WHICH WAS 4.7 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.
MOST OF THIS SNOW FELL DURING TWO MAJOR SNOWSTORMS WHICH EACH
BROUGHT MORE THAN 10 INCHES OF SNOWFALL ON THE 7TH AND 8TH AND AGAIN
ON THE 13TH AND 14TH. THE SNOWIEST MARCH ON RECORD WAS IN 2001 WHEN
58.3 INCHES OF SNOW FELL. THE LEAST SNOWY WAS IN 2010 WHEN ONLY 0.3
INCHES WAS RECORDED.

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KIMBLE


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