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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
1018 PM EST SAT MAR 9 2019

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...THE MANCHESTER CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE WINTER 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)
HIGHEST            66   12/21        62       4       77  02/21
LOWEST              0   02/02        -5       5      -10  01/02
                        01/31
                        01/21
AVG. MAXIMUM     36.5              36.1     0.4     36.8
AVG. MINIMUM     20.4              19.1     1.3     19.9
MEAN             28.5              27.6     0.9     28.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     25              31.1    -6.1       37
DAYS MIN <= 32     81              82.1    -1.1       83
DAYS MIN <= 0       3               3.0     0.0        8

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           8.76              9.08   -0.32     7.18
DAILY AVG.       0.09              0.10   -0.01     0.08
DAYS >= .01        29              30.3    -1.3       31
DAYS >= .10        17              17.7    -0.7       21
DAYS >= .50         6               6.2    -0.2        5
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.7    -0.7        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.59   01/24

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS           25.8                               46.5
SINCE 7/1        38.9                               46.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                                  3
DAYS >= TRACE      31                                 26
DAYS >= 1.0         8                                  9
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         6   02/28                         15  01/05
                        02/21

 24 HR TOTAL      6.1   01/19 TO 01/20

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    3264              3370    -106     3294
 SINCE 7/1       4640              4663     -23     4292
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/320    DATE  12/18
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/310    DATE  12/18

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     60

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

&&

ALTHOUGH THE WINTER SEASON BEGINS DECEMBER 1, MOST RESIDENTS WOULD
TELL YOU THAT WINTER CAME EARLY THIS YEAR. COLD AND SNOW BEGAN IN
NOVEMBER, BUT BY DECEMBER 1 MANCHESTER WAS SEEING A BRIEF BREAK FROM
THE COLD. AFTER WARMING TO 51 DEGREES ON DECEMBER 3 AND MOST OF THE
FIRST WEEK OF DECEMBER SAW TEMPERATURES IN THE 40S. BUT THE COLD
RETURNED AGAIN FOR MID DECEMBER AND ALONG WITH IT CAME A PROLONGED
PERIOD OF DRY WEATHER, A STARK CONTRAST FROM THE PERSISTENT
PRECIPITATION OF THE LATE FALL. THE COLD MOVED AWAY ON DECEMBER 14
WITH WARMER AIR MOVING IN. BY DECEMBER 21 THE TEMPERATURE WARMED ALL
THE WAY TO 66 DEGREES WITH RAIN FALLING JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS. A FEW
LIGHT SNOWFALLS AFTER CHRISTMAS AND INTO THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW
YEAR WERE SIGNS THAT THE PATTERN WAS BEGINNING TO CHANGE. AFTER SNOW
AND FREEZING RAIN ON JANUARY 8 AND 9, COLD AIR AGAIN POURED INTO THE
AREA. THE BIGGEST SNOWSTORM OF THE WINTER CAME ON JANUARY 19 AND 20
WHEN 6.1 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE NEXT DAY WAS THE COLDEST DAY OF
THE YEAR WITH THE TEMPERATURE ONLY WARMING TO 5 DEGREES FOR A HIGH
AND DROPPING TO ZERO. BUT THIS WAS QUICKLY FOLLOWED BY A JANUARY
THAW WHEN THE TEMPERATURE WARMED UP TO 56 DEGREES WITH MORE THAN AN
INCH OF RAIN ON JANUARY 24. MORE COLD RETURNED AT THE END OF JANUARY
AND BEGINNING OF FEBRUARY FOLLOWED BY AN EVEN GREATER WARM UP. THE
TEMPERATURE TOPPED 60 DEGREES ON FEBRUARY 4 AND 5. AFTER ABOUT
ANOTHER WEEK OF MILD WEATHER, COLD AND SNOW RETURNED IN MID
FEBRUARY. A STORM SYSTEM BROUGHT 5 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET ON
FEBRUARY 12 AND 13 WITH COLD WEATHER AND MORE LIGHT SNOWS HELPING TO
KEEP THIS SNOW ON THE GROUND THROUGH THE END OF FEBRUARY.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE WINTER WAS 28.5 DEGREES WHICH WAS
0.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE WAS 0 DEGREES AND
OCCURRED ON JANUARY 21, JANUARY 31, AND FEBRUARY 2. THE WARMEST WAS
66 DEGREES ON DECEMBER 21. A TOTAL OF 8.76 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION
FELL WHICH WAS 0.32 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST CAME DURING
THE JANUARY THAW WHEN 1.59 INCHES OF RAIN FELL ON JANUARY 24. THERE
WAS 25.8 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WITH THE HEAVIEST FALLING ON JANUARY 19
AND 20 WHEN 6.1 INCHES WAS MEASURED.

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KIMBLE



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