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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
946 PM EST SAT MAR 9 2019

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

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 TO 2019

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              67   12/06/2001
 LOW              -23   02/02/1962
HIGHEST            57   12/21        56       1       59  02/21
LOWEST             -2   02/27        -9       7      -15  01/01
                        02/01                             12/29
                        01/14
AVG. MAXIMUM     30.4              31.0    -0.6     31.2
AVG. MINIMUM     14.1              14.7    -0.6     15.4
MEAN             22.2              22.8    -0.6     23.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     55              49.0     6.0       44
DAYS MIN <= 32     89              84.7     4.3       86
DAYS MIN <= 0       8              10.7    -2.7       11

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        17.78   1974
 MINIMUM         3.23   1980
TOTALS          10.36              8.28    2.08     9.26
DAILY AVG.       0.10              0.09    0.01     0.10
DAYS >= .01        26              30.8    -4.8       29
DAYS >= .10        16              17.8    -1.8       21
DAYS >= .50         5               4.8     0.2        6
DAYS >= 1.00        2               1.8     0.2        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.83   12/21

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    3827              3795      32     3750
 SINCE 7/1       5524              5343     181     4986
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    44/040    DATE  01/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    53/300    DATE  02/25

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     66

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

WHILE THE WINTER SEASON BEGINS DECEMBER 1, MOST RESIDENTS WOULD TELL
YOU THAT WINTER CAME EARLY THIS YEAR. COLD AND SNOW ARRIVED IN
NOVEMBER THIS YEAR, WITH THE COLD CONTINUING INTO DECEMBER. AFTER
SOME RAIN ON DECEMBER 2, AUGUSTA FINALLY SAW ABOUT TWO WEEKS WITHOUT
MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION, A STARK DEPARTURE FROM THE LATE FALL
TREND. ALTHOUGH IT FINALLY STOPPED RAINING AND SNOWING, THE ARCTIC
AIR RETURNED. IT DIDN`T WARM ABOVE FREEZING FOR 7 STRAIGHT DAYS. BUT
EVENTUALLY THE COLD DEPARTED AND WARM AIR TOOK ITS PLACE. IN FACT,
IT WARMED ALL THE WAY TO 57 DEGREES ON DECEMBER 21 WITH NEARLY 2
INCHES OF RAIN FALLING. THE WARMTH CONTINUED FOR A WEEK INTO THE NEW
YEAR. SNOW, SLEET, AND FREEZING RAIN FELL ON JANUARY 8 AND 9 WITH
MUCH COLDER AIR POURING IN BEHIND THE STORM. AUGUSTA SPENT MOST OF
THE NEXT TWO WEEKS BELOW FREEZING WITH SEVERAL NIGHTS NEAR ZERO.
ANOTHER STORM CAME ON JANUARY 19TH AND 20TH WITH REINFORCING COLD
MOVING IN BEHIND IT. IT DIDN`T LAST AS LONG THIS TIME, THOUGH, AS
THE JANUARY THAW BROUGHT A 50 DEGREE TEMPERATURE AND MORE THAN AN
INCH OF RAIN ON JANUARY 24. MORE SNOW AND COLD CAME FOR THE END OF
JANUARY AND BEGINNING OF FEBRUARY. AFTER FALLING TO 2 BELOW ZERO ON
FEBRUARY 1, THE TEMPERATURE WARMED ALL THE WAY UP TO 56 DEGREES ON
FEBRUARY 5. AFTER ABOUT A WEEK OF RELATIVELY MILD WEATHER, THE COLD
RETURNED AGAIN LATER IN THE MONTH. ANOTHER STORM BROUGHT SNOW ON
FEBRUARY 12 AND 13. THE NEXT FEW WEEKS SAW SEVERAL STORMS TRACK TO
THE WEST OF THE REGION, BRINGING SNOW CHANGING TO FREEZING RAIN AND
RAIN AS TEMPERATURES WARMED, ONLY TO SEE A COLD FRONT BRING A RETURN
TO THE COLD WEATHER.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE WINTER WAS 22.2 DEGREES WHICH WAS
0.6 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AND THE COLDEST WINTER SINCE 2014-15. THE
COLDEST WINTER WAS IN 1958-59 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 17.3
DEGREES. THE WARMEST WAS IN 2001-02 WHEN IT WAS 28.6 DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 10.36 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 2.08 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION CAME ON DECEMBER 21 AND 22
WHEN 1.95 INCHES OF RAIN FELL. THE WETTEST WINTER ON RECORD WAS IN
1973-74 WHEN 17.78 INCHES WAS RECORDED. THE DRIEST WAS IN 1979-80
WHEN ONLY 3.23 INCHES WAS MEASURED.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN WINTER 2017/18...
DATE    RECORD                               PREVIOUS
DEC 21  57   - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      57 IN 1973 (TIED)
DEC 21  1.83 - GREATEST PRECIPITATION        1.81 IN 1993
JAN 20  0.98 - GREATEST PRECIPITATION        0.85 IN 1978
FEB 5   56   - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      48 IN 2006

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KIMBLE


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