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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
723 PM EST FRI MAR 9 2019

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

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1868 TO 2019

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              74   02/21/2018
 LOW              -37   02/16/1943
HIGHEST            62   12/21        60       2       74  02/21
LOWEST            -10   02/02       -15       5      -19  01/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     34.1              34.0     0.1     34.7
AVG. MINIMUM     15.7              13.8     1.9     15.3
MEAN             24.9              23.9     1.0     25.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     39              39.8    -0.8       39
DAYS MIN <= 32     87              85.8     1.2       86
DAYS MIN <= 0       4              14.2   -10.2       17

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        16.68   2008
 MINIMUM         3.14   1980
TOTALS          10.71              8.52    2.19     9.83
DAILY AVG.       0.12              0.09    0.03     0.11
DAYS >= .01        31              31.3    -0.3       34
DAYS >= .10        20              18.0     2.0       24
DAYS >= .50         6               6.0     0.0        7
DAYS >= 1.00        2               1.8     0.2        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.42   01/24

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL          102.0   2008
TOTALS           30.3              44.9   -14.6     56.9
SINCE 7/1        43.6              47.5    -3.9     57.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      4
DAYS >= TRACE      34              21.6    12.4       23
DAYS >= 1.0        12              11.5     0.5       14
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        10   02/28
 24 HR TOTAL      5.7   01/29 TO 01/30

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    3584              3700    -116     3596
 SINCE 7/1       5208              5260     -52     4797
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/300    DATE  02/25
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    56/290    DATE  02/25

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     68

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

&&

WHILE THE WINTER SEASON BEGINS ON DECEMBER 1, MOST RESIDENTS WOULD
TELL YOU WINTER CAME EARLY THIS YEAR. AFTER 3 SNOWSTORMS IN NOVEMBER
AND A BRUTALLY COLD THANKSGIVING, THE WINTER SEASON ACTUALLY BEGAN
WITH A BRIEF WARM UP FROM THE COLD. A COLD FRONT ON DECEMBER 3
BROUGHT THE ARCTIC AIR BACK IN. IT WAS DRY FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS, A
STARK DEPARTURE FROM THE LATE FALL TREND. THE COLD BROKE ON DECEMBER
14 WHEN WARM AIR MOVED INTO THE REGION. SOME LIGHT SNOW A FEW DAYS
LATER DID NOT LAST VERY LONG AS THE TEMPERATURE SOARED TO 62 DEGREES
ON DECEMBER 21. THIS, ALONG WITH MORE THAN AN INCH OF RAIN, WAS
ENOUGH TO WASH AWAY THE EARLY SEASON SNOW COVER BEFORE CHRISTMAS.
ALTHOUGH IT REMAINED WARMER THAN NORMAL, A FEW MORE LIGHT SNOWS
AFTER CHRISTMAS REESTABLISHED THE SNOW COVER BY NEW YEARS. MORE
WINTER-LIKE COLD CAME IN MID JANUARY, FOLLOWED BY MORE THAN 5 INCHES
OF SNOW ON JANUARY 19 AND 20. JANUARY 21 WAS THE COLDEST DAY OF THE
YEAR IN CONCORD AS THE HIGH ONLY MADE IT TO 3 DEGREES. THIS WAS THE
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE OBSERVED AT CONCORD SINCE 2004. THIS BRUTAL
COLD DID NOT LAST LONG, THOUGH, AS THE JANUARY THAW WAS RIGHT AROUND
THE CORNER. THE TEMPERATURE ROSE TO 52 DEGREES ON JANUARY 24 ALONG
WITH MORE THAN AN INCH OF RAIN.  ANOTHER SNOWSTORM BROUGHT MORE THAN
5 INCHES OF SNOW ON JANUARY 29 AND 30 WITH COLD AIR AGAIN POURING IN
BEHIND IT. BY FEBRUARY 2 THE TEMPERATURE FELL ALL THE WAY TO 10
BELOW ZERO, THE COLDEST OF THE SEASON. JUST TWO DAYS LATER, THOUGH,
IT HAD WARMED ALL THE WAY TO 60 DEGREES. THIS MARKED THE 4TH
CONSECUTIVE YEAR THAT CONCORD EXPERIENCED 60 DEGREE WARMTH IN
FEBRUARY. GRADUALLY THE WEATHER TURNED MORE WINTER-LIKE AGAIN WITH
MORE SNOW AND SLEET FALLING ON FEBRUARY 12 AND 13. THE NEXT FEW
WEEKS SAW SEVERAL STORMS TRACKING TO THE WEST WHICH MEANT SNOW
CHANGING TO FREEZING RAIN AND RAIN AS THE TEMPERATURE WARMED, ONLY
TO SEE A COLD FRONT BRING A RETURN TO COLDER WEATHER SOON AFTER.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE WINTER WAS 24.9 DEGREES WHICH WAS
1.0 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST WINTER ON RECORD WAS IN
2015/16 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 30.9 DEGREES. THE COLDEST
WAS IN 1917/18 WHEN IT WAS 15.5 DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 10.71 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 2.19 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL AND THE WETTEST WINTER SINCE 2007/08. THE HEAVIEST RAIN
CAME WITH THE JANUARY THAW ON JANUARY 24 WHEN 1.42 INCHES WAS
MEASURED. THE WETTEST WINTER WAS IN 2007/08 WHEN 16.68 INCHES FELL.
THE DRIEST WAS IN 1979/80 WHEN ONLY 3.14 INCHES WAS RECORDED.

THERE WAS 43.6 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WHICH WAS 3.9 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.
THE HEAVIEST SNOW FELL ON JANUARY 29 AND 30 WHEN 5.7 INCHES WAS
RECORDED. THE LEAST SNOWY WINTER ON RECORD WAS IN 1929/30 WHEN ONLY
13.8 INCHES FELL. THE SNOWIEST HAD 102.0 INCHES IN 1950/51.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN WINTER 2017/18...
DATE    RECORD                               PREVIOUS
DEC 21  62   - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      60 IN 1994

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KIMBLE



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