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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
427 PM EDT TUE JUN 3 2019

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

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1885 TO 2019

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            87   05/26        90      -3       93  05/02
LOWEST              6   03/07         9      -3       13  03/18
AVG. MAXIMUM     56.7              57.1    -0.4     59.0
AVG. MINIMUM     37.6              37.2     0.4     39.7
MEAN             47.2              47.2     0.0     49.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.9    -0.9        4
DAYS MAX <= 32      3               2.9     0.1        1
DAYS MIN <= 32     28              29.9    -1.9       29
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           8.84             12.24   -3.40     7.64
DAILY AVG.       0.10              0.13   -0.03     0.08
DAYS >= .01        42              35.6     6.4       37
DAYS >= .10        22              21.7     0.3       16
DAYS >= .50         5               7.2    -2.2        6
DAYS >= 1.00        1               2.3    -1.3        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.11   04/26

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            7.8                               32.3
SINCE 7/1        46.7                               78.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                                  1
DAYS >= TRACE       9                                 21
DAYS >= 1.0         2                                  3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         7   03/04                         21  03/14
 24 HR TOTAL      4.7   03/03 TO 03/04

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1646              1672     -26     1518
 SINCE 7/1       6286              6334     -48     5810
COOLING TOTAL      21                30      -9      102
 SINCE 1/1         21                30      -9      102
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/350    DATE  05/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/290    DATE  04/03

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     61


-  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
METEOROLOGICAL SPRING. A SNOWSTORM BROUGHT 4.7 INCHES OF SNOW ON
MARCH 3 AND 4 WITH COLD AIR POURING IN BEHIND THE STORM. THE NEXT 3
DAYS DID NOT WARM ABOVE FREEZING. MORE LIGHT SNOW CAME ON MARCH 10
BUT TEMPERATURES WERE ON THE REBOUND. THE NEXT TWO WEEKS SAW
TEMPERATURES NEAR OR ABOVE NORMAL. THINGS TURNED A BIT COOLER IN
APRIL WITH FREQUENT RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS. THE LAST MEASURABLE SNOW
FELL ON APRIL 9. WARMER WEATHER DOMINATED THE MIDDLE OF APRIL WITH
THE TEMPERATURE REACHING 70 DEGREES 6 TIMES. A COLD FRONT BROUGHT
SHOWERS AND STORMS ON APRIL 26 AND 27 WITH A RETURN TO COOLER
CONDITIONS AND FREQUENT LIGHT RAIN. IN FACT, RAIN WAS OBSERVED ON 17
OUT OF 18 DAYS FROM APRIL 18 TO MAY 5. AFTER A BRIEF BOUT OF MILD
WEATHER, THE COOL AIR RETURNED AGAIN FOR THE MIDDLE OF MAY. THE
COLDEST DAY WAS MAY 14 WHEN THE HIGH ONLY REACHED 49 DEGREES. BUT
WARMER WEATHER SOON SPILLED IN FROM THE SOUTHWEST. THE NEXT TWO
WEEKS SAW THE TEMPERATURE TOP 70 DEGREES 10 TIMES WITH THE WARMEST
BEING 87 DEGREES ON MAY 26. A COLD FRONT BROUGHT A RETURN TO COOLER
CONDITIONS TO END THE MONTH OF MAY. OVERALL THIS SPRING WAS
REMEMBERED FOR BEING COOL AND RAINY. ALTHOUGH TOTAL PRECIPITATION
WAS BELOW NORMAL, THE 42 DAYS OF MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION GAVE IT A
RAINY REPUTATION.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE SPRING WAS 47.2 DEGREES WHICH WAS
RIGHT AT NORMAL AND THE COOLEST SPRING SINCE 2014. HIGH TEMPERATURES
WERE COOLER THAN NORMAL WHILE LOW TEMPERATURES WERE WARMER THAN
NORMAL, INDICATIVE OF THE CLOUDY AND FREQUENTLY WET CONDITIONS. THE
WARMEST SPRING ON RECORD WAS IN 2012 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
WAS 52.4 DEGREES. THE COOLEST WAS 40.4 DEGREES IN 1967.

A TOTAL OF 8.84 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 3.40 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. OF THIS, 7.8 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED. THE HEAVIEST
RAIN CAME ON APRIL 26 AND 27 WHEN 1.59 INCHES FELL. THE DRIEST
SPRING WAS IN 2015 WHEN ONLY 3.71 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS
RECORDED. THE WETTEST WAS IN 1953 WITH 18.24 INCHES.

HISTORICAL RECORDS AT MANCHESTER BEGAN IN 1885, BUT WITHIN THIS
RECORD THERE REMAIN NUMEROUS YEARS OF UNAVAILABLE DATA. DUE TO THIS,
HISTORICAL RECORDS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE AS SOME
SIGNIFICANT EXTREMES MAY BE MISSING FROM THE DATA. MORE CONSISTENT
MODERN RECORDS BEGAN IN 1998 AND CONTINUE TO THE PRESENT.

$$

KIMBLE



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