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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
1243 PM EDT TUE JUN 4 2019

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

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              94   05/22/1992
 LOW              -11   03/01/1982
HIGHEST            75   05/20        85     -10       88  05/02
LOWEST              4   03/08         3       1        7  03/18
AVG. MAXIMUM     50.2              52.9    -2.7     53.3
AVG. MINIMUM     33.6              34.2    -0.6     34.8
MEAN             41.9              43.5    -1.6     44.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.4    -0.4        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      7               6.2     0.8        7
DAYS MIN <= 32     38              36.8     1.2       42
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.6    -0.6        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        20.21   1983
 MINIMUM         4.57   1965
TOTALS           9.96             10.85   -0.89     8.41
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.12   -0.01     0.09
DAYS >= .01        43              36.3     6.7       32
DAYS >= .10        24              21.0     3.0       19
DAYS >= .50         4               7.1    -3.1        5
DAYS >= 1.00        1               2.1    -1.1        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.18   04/27

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    2108              1983     125     1913
 SINCE 7/1       7632              7326     306     6899
COOLING TOTAL       0                 9      -9        9
 SINCE 1/1          0                 9      -9        9
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/310    DATE  04/03
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/310    DATE  04/03

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67


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

&&

WINTER-LIKE CONDITIONS CONTINUED INTO THE FIRST FEW WEEKS OF SPRING.
COLD AND OCCASIONALLY SNOWY WEATHER WAS DOMINANT. A STORM ON MARCH 4
BROUGHT SNOW FOLLOWED BY THE LAST STRONG ARCTIC AIR MASS OF THE
SEASON. THE NEXT 3 DAYS DID NOT WARM ABOVE FREEZING. GRADUALLY,
THOUGH, THE COLD GAVE WAY TO WARMER TEMPERATURES. AFTER MORE COOL
AND SHOWERY CONDITIONS IN EARLY APRIL, THINGS TURNED A BIT WARMER.
THE FIRST 70 DEGREE READING OF THE YEAR WAS OBSERVED ON APRIL 13.
THIS WARMER WEATHER ONLY LASTED ABOUT A WEEK BEFORE THINGS TURNED
COOL AND SHOWERY AGAIN. THE EMERGING WEATHER PATTERN BECAME A BATTLE
BETWEEN BUILDING WARMTH OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN US AND LINGERING COLD
OVER CANADA AND THE GULF OF MAINE. WITH THE JET STREAM NEARBY, NEW
QUICK-MOVING STORM SYSTEMS WOULD BRING FREQUENT SHOWERS. WHEN WINDS
WERE ONSHORE, COOL AND OFTEN WET WEATHER WAS OBSERVED. OCCASIONALLY
COLDER AIR MASSES WOULD DROP IN FROM CANADA. ONE SUCH AIR MASS
BROUGHT COLD WEATHER IN THE MIDDLE OF MAY. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON
MAY 14 ONLY MADE IT TO 43 DEGREES WITH RAIN FALLING. SOME WARMER
WEATHER DID EVENTUALLY SPILL IN FROM THE SOUTHWEST. THE WARMEST
TEMPERATURE WAS 75 DEGREES ON MAY 20 WITH 9 OUT OF 10 DAYS TOPPING
60 DEGREES FROM MAY 18 TO 27. THEN A COLD FRONT BROUGHT A RETURN TO
COOLER CONDITIONS AT THE END OF MAY. OVERALL THE SPRING WAS
REMEMBERED FOR BEING CLOUDY AND COOL WITH FREQUENT PRECIPITATION.
ALTHOUGH TOTAL PRECIPITATION WAS SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL, THE 43 DAYS
OF MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION GAVE IT A RAINY REPUTATION.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE SPRING WAS 41.9 DEGREES WHICH WAS
1.6 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AND THE COOLEST SPRING SINCE 2014. THE
COOLEST SPRING WAS IN 1956 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 37.9
DEGREES. THE WARMEST WAS IN 2010 AT 49.0 DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 9.96 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 0.89 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST FELL ON APRIL 26 AND 27 WHEN 1.67 INCHES
OF RAIN WAS MEASURED. THE DRIEST SPRING ON RECORD WAS IN 1965 WHEN
ONLY 4.57 INCHES WAS RECORDED. THE WETTEST WAS IN 1983 WITH 20.21
INCHES.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN SPRING 2019...
DATE    RECORD                               PREVIOUS
APR 20  54   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       51 IN 1976
MAY 14  43   - COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      47 IN 2017

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KIMBLE


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