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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
407 PM EDT TUE JUN 4 2019

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...THE GRAY ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SPRING SEASON, FROM
3/1/2019 TO 5/31/2019...

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              95   05/18/2017
 LOW               -4   03/09/2007
                        03/07/2007
                        03/06/2007
HIGHEST            78   05/26        86      -8       88
LOWEST              1   03/07         6      -5       10
AVG. MAXIMUM     50.7              53.5    -2.8     52.7
AVG. MINIMUM     33.6              34.5    -0.9     34.8
MEAN             42.2              44.0    -1.8     43.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.5    -0.5        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      5               5.7    -0.7        7
DAYS MIN <= 32     37              36.1     0.9       41
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.5    -0.5        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        23.27   2005
TOTALS          12.57             12.45    0.12     8.52
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.14    0.00     0.09
DAYS >= .01        47              36.1    10.9       34
DAYS >= .10        29              22.2     6.8       18
DAYS >= .50        11               8.8     2.2        4
DAYS >= 1.00        1               3.2    -2.2        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.86   04/26 TO 04/27              2.16

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           58.8   2001
TOTALS           18.4              24.7    -6.3     27.0
SINCE 7/1        79.1              83.8    -4.7     96.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      5
DAYS >= TRACE      17               8.4     8.6       24
DAYS >= 1.0         6               4.9     1.1        5
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        20   03/11                         17
 24 HR TOTAL      5.7   03/03 TO 03/04               9.2

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    2085              1940     145     1938
 SINCE 7/1       7487              7098     389     6829
COOLING TOTAL       0                11     -11       10
 SINCE 1/1          0                11     -11       10
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-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

WINTER-LIKE CONDITIONS CONTINUED THROUGH THE FIRST FEW WEEKS OF
METEOROLOGICAL SPRING. COLD AND SNOW WAS COMMON WITH 5.7 INCHES
RECORDED ON MARCH 3 AND 4. EVEN COLDER AIR POURED IN BEHIND THIS
STORM, THE LAST STRONG ARCTIC AIR MASS OF THE SEASON. THE
TEMPERATURE DID NOT RISE TO FREEZING FOR THE NEXT 3 DAYS. ANOTHER
STORM SYSTEM BROUGHT 4 MORE INCHES OF SNOW ON MARCH 10. THIS BROUGHT
THE TOTAL SNOW ON THE GROUND TO 20 INCHES ON THE MORNING OF MARCH
11, THE HIGHEST OF THE SNOW SEASON. THE WORST OF THE COLD FINALLY
GAVE WAY AND THE WINTER SNOW PACK GRADUALLY BEGAN TO MELT OFF. MORE
COLD AND LIGHT SNOW IN APRIL KEPT THE SNOW AROUND FOR A FEW MORE
WEEKS. FINALLY A FEW WEEKS OF WARMER WEATHER ARRIVED. THE
TEMPERATURE WARMED TO 71 DEGREES ON APRIL 13, THE FIRST 70 DEGREE
READING OF THE SEASON. THE LAST OF THE SNOW FINALLY MELTED OFF A FEW
DAYS LATER BY THE MORNING OF APRIL 18. THIS WARMER PERIOD ENDED WITH
A STORM SYSTEM BRINGING 1.95 INCHES OF RAIN ON APRIL 26 AND 27 AND
BRINGING A RETURN TO COOLER WEATHER. ALTHOUGH SOME MILDER WEATHER
MADE A BRIEF APPEARANCE IN THE FIRST WEEK OF MAY, THE COLD RETURNED
AGAIN. THE COLDEST DAY OF THIS STRETCH WAS ON MAY 14 WHEN THE
TEMPERATURE ONLY MADE IT TO 42 DEGREES FOR A HIGH WITH RAIN FALLING.
SOME WARMER WEATHER SPILLED INTO NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND DURING THE
LAST HALF OF MAY. THE TEMPERATURE TOPPED 60 DEGREES 9 OUT OF 10 DAYS
FROM MAY 18 THRU 27 INCLUDING 4 DAYS ABOVE 70. BUT THE COLD RETURNED
AGAIN TO END THE MONTH. OVERALL THE SPRING WAS REMEMBERED FOR BEING
CLOUDY AND COOL WITH FREQUENT PRECIPITATION. ALTHOUGH TOTAL
PRECIPITATION WAS NEAR NORMAL, MEASURABLE RAINFALL WAS OBSERVED ON
47 DAYS THIS SPRING.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE SPRING WAS 42.2 DEGREES WHICH WAS
1.8 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AND THE COOLEST SPRING SINCE 2014. THE
COOLEST SPRING WAS IN 2014 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 40.8
DEGREES. THE WARMEST WAS IN 2010 AT 49.3 DEGREES. THE LAST FREEZE
THIS SPRING CAME ON APRIL 11, THE EARLIEST IN THE SHORT 23-YEAR
HISTORY OF OBSERVATIONS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY. THE
FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE EARLIEST DATES OF THE LAST SPRING FREEZE.

EARLIEST DATES OF THE LAST SPRING FREEZE (SINCE 1996)...
RANK  DATE    YEAR
1     APR 11  2019
2     APR 15  2009
      APR 15  2007
      APR 15  1996
5     APR 16  1997

A TOTAL OF 12.57 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 0.12 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION CAME ON APRIL 26 AND 27
WHEN 1.95 INCHES OF RAIN FELL. THE WETTEST SPRING WAS IN 2005 WHEN
23.27 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL. THE DRIEST WAS IN 2015 WITH ONLY
7.08 INCHES. ALTHOUGH PRECIPITATION WAS NEAR NORMAL THIS SPRING,
MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION OCCURRED ON 47 DAYS, THE MOST IN THE SHORT
23-YEAR HISTORY OF OBSERVATIONS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
GRAY. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE MOST RAINY DAYS IN SPRING.

MOST DAYS IN SPRING WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION (SINCE 1996)...
RANK  DAYS  YEAR
1      47   2019  <===
2      45   2000
3      44   2005
4      43   2011
5      42   2017

THERE WAS 18.4 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WHICH WAS 6.3 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.
THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WAS ON MARCH 3 AND 4 WHEN 5.7 INCHES OF SNOW
FELL. THE SNOWIEST SPRING WAS IN 2001 WHEN 58.8 INCHES OF SNOW FELL.
THE LEAST SNOWY WAS IN 2010 WHEN ONLY 1.0 INCHES WAS MEASURED.

SNOWFALL FOR THE 2018-19 SEASON TOTALED 79.1 INCHES WHICH WAS 4.7
INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST SNOW CAME ON FEBRUARY 12 AND 13
WHEN 9.0 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET WAS MEASURED. THE SNOWIEST SEASON
WAS IN 2007-08 WHEN 134.0 INCHES FELL. THE LEAST SNOWY HAD ONLY 50.4
INCHES IN 2005-06.

$$

KIMBLE



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