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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
1111 PM EDT SUN MAR 10 2019

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...THE GRAY ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE WINTER SEASON, FROM
12/1/2018 TO 2/28/2019...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1995 TO 2019

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              69   12/07/1998
 LOW              -15   01/15/2004
HIGHEST            59   02/05        58       1       68
LOWEST             -3   01/31        -7       4      -10
AVG. MAXIMUM     31.5              32.5    -1.0     31.9
AVG. MINIMUM     15.4              16.1    -0.7     15.8
MEAN             23.5              24.3    -0.8     23.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     49              43.5     5.5       44
DAYS MIN <= 32     89              84.9     4.1       84
DAYS MIN <= 0       6               6.6    -0.6       12

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        15.31   2008
TOTALS          11.66             10.90    0.76    10.64
DAILY AVG.       0.13              0.12    0.01     0.12
DAYS >= .01        29              32.2    -3.2       35
DAYS >= .10        20              20.9    -0.9       24
DAYS >= .50         8               7.3     0.7        9
DAYS >= 1.00        3               2.9     0.1        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.66   12/21 TO 12/22              1.00

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL          111.3   2008
TOTALS           39.9              56.0   -16.1     68.7
SINCE 7/1        60.7              59.1     1.6     69.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      7
DAYS >= TRACE      35              23.5    11.5       35
DAYS >= 1.0        13              13.9    -0.9       15
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        16   02/21                         22
                        02/13
 24 HR TOTAL      9.0   02/12 TO 02/13              12.6

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    3715              3661      54     3698
 SINCE 7/1       5401              5158     243     4891
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.

&&

ALTHOUGH WINTER BEGINS ON DECEMBER 1, IT SEEMED LIKE IT STARTED
EARLY THIS YEAR. AFTER COLD AND SNOW IN NOVEMBER, THERE WAS ACTUALLY
A BRIEF WARM UP AS THE CALENDAR TURNED TO DECEMBER AND WINTER BEGAN.
BUT A COLD FRONT ON DECEMBER 3 BROUGHT THE ARCTIC AIR BACK IN. WHILE
THE NEXT TWO WEEKS WERE COLD, IT WAS ALSO DRY, A STARK CONTRAST FROM
THE LATE FALL TREND. THE COLD AIR FINALLY MOVED AWAY ON DECEMBER 14
WITH WARM AIR REPLACING IT. THE NEXT FEW WEEKS WERE MOSTLY WARMER
THAN NORMAL, WITH THE WARMEST WEATHER OBSERVED ON DECEMBER 21 AND 22
WHEN THE TEMPERATURE TOPPED 50 DEGREES AND MORE THAN 1.5 INCHES OF
RAIN FELL. THIS WAS ENOUGH TO WASH AWAY THE EARLY SEASON SNOW COVER
JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS. THE SNOW STARTED TO FALL AGAIN AFTER
CHRISTMAS WITH SEVERAL LIGHT SNOWFALLS HELPING TO RESTORE THE SNOW
PACK THROUGH THE BEGINNING OF JANUARY. A STORM SYSTEM ON JANUARY 8
AND 9 BROUGHT SNOW AND SLEET AND USHERED IN COLD ARCTIC AIR IN
BEHIND IT. ANOTHER SNOWSTORM ON JANUARY 19 AND 20 BROUGHT MORE THAN
7 INCHES OF SNOW AND EVEN COLDER AIR MOVED IN BEHIND IT. THE HIGH
TEMPERATURE ON JANUARY 21 WAS ONLY 5 DEGREES! AFTER NEARLY TWO WEEKS
OF COLDER THAN NORMAL WEATHER, THE JANUARY THAW ARRIVED. MORE THAN
AN INCH OF RAIN FELL ON JANUARY 24 WITH THE TEMPERATURE WARMING TO
49 DEGREES. COLDER AIR RETURNED THE NEXT DAY WITH MORE SNOW AND EVEN
COLDER WEATHER ARRIVING AS THE CALENDAR TURNED TO FEBRUARY. THE
BEGINNING OF FEBRUARY SAW YET ANOTHER SHIFT BACK TOWARD WARMER
WEATHER. THE WARMEST DAYS WERE FEBRUARY 4 AND 5 WHEN THE TEMPERATURE
TOPPED 50 DEGREES, PEAKING AT 59 ON FEBRUARY 5. A COLD FRONT ON
FEBRUARY 8 BROUGHT THE WARMTH TO AN END. THE BIGGEST SNOWSTORM OF
THE SEASON CAME ON FEBRUARY 12 AND 13 WHEN 9 INCHES OF SNOW AND
SLEET WAS MEASURED. THE NEXT FEW WEEKS SAW SEVERAL LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEMS TRACK TO THE WEST, BRINGING LIGHT SNOW FOLLOWED BY FREEZING
RAIN AND RAIN AS TEMPERATURES WARMED, ONLY TO SEE A COLD FRONT BRING
THE COLD BACK IN.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE WINTER WAS 23.5 DEGREES WHICH WAS
0.8 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE COLDEST WINTER WAS IN 2014-15 WHEN THE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 19.8 DEGREES. THE WARMEST WAS IN 2001-02
WHEN IT WAS 29.8 DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 11.66 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 0.76 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION WAS ON DECEMBER 21 AND 22
WHEN 1.66 INCHES OF RAIN FELL. THE WETTEST WINTER WAS IN 2007-08
WHEN 15.31 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL. THE DRIEST WAS IN 2006-07
WHEN ONLY 7.17 INCHES WAS MEASURED.

THERE WAS 39.9 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WHICH WAS 16.1 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST SNOWSTORM WAS ON FEBRUARY 12 AND 13 WHEN 9.0
INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET WAS MEASURED. THE LEAST SNOWY WINTER WAS IN
1997-98 WHEN ONLY 26.5 INCHES FELL. THE SNOWIEST WAS IN 2007-08 WHEN
111.3 INCHES WAS RECORDED.

$$

KIMBLE


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