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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
849 PM EDT SUN MAR 8 2020

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...THE GRAY ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE WINTER SEASON, FROM
12/1/2019 TO 2/29/2020...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1995 TO 2020

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            60   01/11        58       2       59
LOWEST             -6   02/15        -7       1       -3
AVG. MAXIMUM     34.6              32.5     2.1     31.5
AVG. MINIMUM     19.4              16.1     3.3     15.4
MEAN             27.0              24.3     2.7     23.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     40              43.5    -3.5       49
DAYS MIN <= 32     87              84.9     2.1       89
DAYS MIN <= 0       5               6.6    -1.6        6

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        15.31   2008
TOTALS          13.61             10.90    2.71    11.66
DAILY AVG.       0.15              0.12    0.03     0.13
DAYS >= .01        33              32.2     0.8       29
DAYS >= .10        20              20.9    -0.9       20
DAYS >= .50         9               7.3     1.7        8
DAYS >= 1.00        4               2.9     1.1        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    3.19   12/14                       1.63

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL          111.3   2008
TOTALS           53.2              56.0    -2.8     39.9
SINCE 7/1        53.9              59.1    -5.2     60.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      7
DAYS >= TRACE      35              23.5    11.5       35
DAYS >= 1.0        13              13.9    -0.9       13
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        15   02/20                         16
                        02/19
                        01/21
 24 HR TOTAL      9.7   01/16                         9.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    3433              3661    -228     3715
 SINCE 7/1       4974              5194    -220     5401
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 VERY COLD NOVEMBER, DECEMBER BEGAN WITH A SNOWSTORM. MORE
THAN 5 INCHES FELL BY DECEMBER 3. COLD WEATHER CONTINUED THROUGH THE
FIRST WEEK, BUT EVENTUALLY THE PATTERN BEGAN TO CHANGE. THE
TEMPERATURE WARMED FOR THE SECOND WEEK OF DECEMBER WITH SEVERAL DAYS
OF RAIN. THE TEMPERATURE TOPPED 50 DEGREES 4 TIMES DURING THIS
STRETCH. THE HEAVIEST RAIN WAS ON DECEMBER 13 AND 14 WHEN MORE THAN
3 INCHES FELL. THE WARM WEATHER AND RAIN WASHED AWAY THE EARLY
SEASON SNOW COVER, BUT SOME MORE LIGHT SNOW FELL A FEW DAYS LATER.
DESPITE SOME WARM TEMPERATURES THERE WAS 1 INCH LEFT ON THE GROUND
FOR CHRISTMAS MORNING. ANOTHER BIG WINTER STORM BROUGHT HEAVY SNOW
AT THE END OF THE YEAR. MORE THAN 11 INCHES FELL ON DECEMBER 30 AND
31. THE WINTER BEGAN TO SETTLE INTO A PATTERN OF MOSTLY MILD WEATHER
WITH BRIEF PERIODS OF ARCTIC COLD. THE NEXT STRETCH OF WARM WEATHER
PEAKED AT 60 DEGREES ON JANUARY 11. SEVERAL SNOWSTORMS AFFECTED THE
AREA IN MID JANUARY WITH THE LARGEST DROPPING MORE THAN 9 INCHES ON
JANUARY 16. THIS REPLENISHED THE MID WINTER SNOW PACK, ONLY TO BE
CUT IN HALF BY HEAVY RAIN ON JANUARY 25. AFTER ANOTHER STRETCH OF
WARM WEATHER, A WINTER STORM BROUGHT SNOW, SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN
ON FEBRUARY 6 AND 7. MUCH COLDER AIR MOVED IN BEHIND THIS STORM WITH
THE TEMPERATURE BOTTOMING OUT AT 1 BELOW ZERO ON FEBRUARY 9. AFTER
SOME MORE LIGHT SNOW THE NEXT SURGE OF COLD AIR ARRIVED JUST IN TIME
FOR VALENTINE`S DAY. THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE WAS 6 BELOW ON THE
MORNING OF FEBRUARY 15. ONE MORE SNOWSTORM DROPPED 5 INCHES ON
FEBRUARY 18 WITH THE POST STORM COLD BOTTOMING OUT AT 1 BELOW ZERO
ON FEBRUARY 21. THE REST OF FEBRUARY SAW MOSTLY WARM TEMPERATURES.
MORE THAN 1.5 INCHES OF RAIN FELL ON FEBRUARY 27. THE RAIN AND WARM
TEMPERATURES BROUGHT THE SNOW DEPTH DOWN TO ONLY 7 INCHES BY THE END
OF FEBRUARY.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE WINTER WAS 27.0 WHICH WAS 2.7
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST WINTER WAS IN 2001-02 WHEN THE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 29.8 DEGREES. THE COLDEST WAS IN 2014-15
WHEN IT WAS 19.8 DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 12.61 INCHES WHICH WAS 2.71 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE
WETTEST WINTER SINCE 2009-10. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION WAS ON
DECEMBER 13 AND 14 WHEN 3.35 INCHES OF RAIN FELL. THE WETTEST WINTER
WAS IN 2007-08 WHEN 15.31 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE DRIEST RECORDED
ONLY 7.17 INCHES IN 2006-07.

A TOTAL OF 53.9 INCHES OF SNOW FELL WHICH WAS 5.2 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST SNOW FELL ON DECEMBER 30 AND 31 WHEN 11.3
INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE LEAST SNOWY WINTER WAS IN 1997-98 WHEN ONLY
26.5 INCHES FELL. THE SNOWIEST WAS IN 2007-08 WITH 111.3 INCHES.

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KIMBLE


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