Climatological Report (Seasonal)
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU, ME
634 AM EDT WED JUN 5 2019

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

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1939 TO 2019

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              96   05/22/1977
 LOW              -28   03/02/2001
HIGHEST            73   05/25        MM      MM       87  05/31
LOWEST            -10   03/07        MM      MM        2  03/17
AVG. MAXIMUM     46.0              48.1    -2.1     49.1
AVG. MINIMUM     26.9              28.4    -1.5     29.1
MEAN             36.5              38.2    -1.7     39.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     16              12.8     3.2       11
DAYS MIN <= 32     49              52.0    -3.0       55
DAYS MIN <= 0       6               4.1     1.9        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        14.29   2005
 MINIMUM         4.11   1965
TOTALS           9.75              8.50    1.25     9.65
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.09    0.02     0.11
DAYS >= .01        44              39.4     4.6       37
DAYS >= .10        22              21.8     0.2       22
DAYS >= .50         7               5.0     2.0        6
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.8     0.2        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.49   MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           65.1   1961
TOTALS           18.4              26.2    -7.8     34.9
SINCE 7/1       165.4             108.7    56.7    137.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     17                MM      MM       14
DAYS >= 1.0         6               6.9    -0.9        8
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        45R  03/07                         35  03/16
                        03/05                             03/15
                        03/06
 24 HR TOTAL      4.2   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    2600              2468     132     2357
 SINCE 7/1         MM              9189      MM       MM
COOLING TOTAL       0                 5      -5        4
 SINCE 1/1          0                 5      -5        4
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/330    DATE  03/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/290    DATE  04/04

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           27
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             30
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         35

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     63

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP                0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                        16
LIGHT RAIN                41    FREEZING RAIN               0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                        0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                        8
LIGHT SNOW                27    SLEET                       1
FOG                       41    FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       9
HAZE                      17

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

&&

...SPRING 2019 NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE CLIMATE NARRATIVE...

SPRING (MARCH THROUGH MAY) 2019 ACROSS THE REGION WILL BE REMEMBERED
FOR PERSISTENTLY BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES, ABOVE AVERAGE
PRECIPITATION, AND AT TO BELOW AVERAGE SNOWFALL.

TEMPERATURES FOR THE SEASON AVERAGED 1.5 TO 3.0 DEGREES BELOW THE
LONG TERM MEAN WITH ALL THREE INDIVIDUAL MONTHS AVERAGING BELOW
NORMAL. AT HOULTON AND MILLINOCKET IT WAS THE 6TH AND 7TH COOLEST
SPRING (WITH NO MISSING DAYS), RESPECTFULLY, OF RECORD.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE SEASON RANGED FROM 110 TO 135 PERCENT OF
AVERAGE ACROSS THE REGION WITH MOST OF THE SURPLUS FOR THE SEASON
OCCURRING IN APRIL AND MAY.

SNOWFALL RANGED FROM 70 TO 110 PERCENT OF AVERAGE, WITH MARCH SEEING
A RELATIVE BREAK OF PRIOR WINTER HEAVY SNOW MONTHS AFFECTING MAINLY
NORTHERN AREAS. AVERAGE SNOW PACK FOR THE SEASON RANGED FROM 2
INCHES AT BANGOR TO 17 INCHES AT CARIBOU WITH MAXIMUM SNOW DEPTHS OF
11 AND 45 INCHES, RESPECTFULLY, RECORDED IN EARLY MARCH. THE SNOW
MOBILE AND SKIING SEASON LASTED TIL EARLY TO MID APRIL ACROSS THE
NORTH BEFORE THAWING TEMPERATURES AND RAIN EVENTS RESULTED IN RAPID
SNOW PACK REDUCTION AFTERWARDS.

THE OFFICIAL FORECAST FOR THE UPCOMING SUMMER (JUNE THROUGH AUGUST)
OF 2019 FOR NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE IS CALLING FOR INCREASED
PROBABILITIES OF ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AND EQUAL CHANCES OF
BELOW, NEAR, AND ABOVE AVERAGE PRECIPITATION.

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VJN


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