Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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000 CXUS51 KCAR 020008 CLMCAR CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU, ME 807 PM EDT FRI MAY 1 2020 ................................... ...THE CARIBOU ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2020... CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010 CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1939 TO 2020 WEATHER OBSERVED NORMAL DEPART LAST YEAR`S VALUE DATE(S) VALUE FROM VALUE DATE(S) NORMAL ................................................................ TEMPERATURE (F) RECORD HIGH 86 04/27/1990 LOW -4 04/06/2015 HIGHEST 62 04/29 MM MM 62 04/22 04/13 LOWEST 15 04/09 MM MM 18 04/05 AVG. MAXIMUM 45.8 47.8 -2.0 45.1 AVG. MINIMUM 27.3 29.5 -2.2 30.2 MEAN 36.5 38.6 -2.1 37.6 DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.0 0.0 0 DAYS MAX <= 32 0 1.1 -1.1 1 DAYS MIN <= 32 21 19.1 1.9 18 DAYS MIN <= 0 0 0.1 -0.1 0 PRECIPITATION (INCHES) RECORD MAXIMUM 6.19 2005 MINIMUM 0.54 1967 TOTALS 2.83 0.17 DAILY AVG. 0.09 0.09 0.00 0.16 DAYS >= .01 9 12.8 -3.8 17 DAYS >= .10 8 7.3 0.7 11 DAYS >= .50 2 1.4 0.6 3 DAYS >= 1.00 0 0.1 -0.1 1 GREATEST 24 HR. TOTAL 0.73 04/13 TO 04/13 04/20 TO 04/20 04/08 TO 04/08EATHER OBSERVED NORMAL DEPART LAST YEAR`S 04/08 TO 04/08EATHER OBSERVED NORMAL DEPART LAST YEAR`S SNOWFALL (INCHES) RECORDS TOTAL 36.4 1982 TOTALS 21.9 7.4 14.5 11.4 SINCE 7/1 146.0 108.2 37.8 165.4 SNOWDEPTH AVG. 7 MM MM 12 DAYS >= 1.0 4 2.3 1.7 4 GREATEST SNOW DEPTH 23 04/01 27 04/10 04/04 24 HR TOTAL 10.9 04/10 TO 04/10 04/08 TO 04/08 04/08 TO 04/08EATHER OBSERVED NORMAL DEPART LAST YEAR`S 04/08 TO 04/08EATHER OBSERVED NORMAL DEPART LAST YEAR`S DEGREE_DAYS HEATING TOTAL 843 791 52 814 SINCE 7/1 8353 8766 -413 8936 COOLING TOTAL 0 0 0 0 SINCE 1/1 0 0 0 0 ................................................................. WIND (MPH) AVERAGE WIND SPEED 9.0 HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 29/170 DATE 04/13 HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 41/070 DATE 04/03 SKY COVER POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.50 NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 9 NUMBER OF DAYS PC 12 NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 9 AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 59 - INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS. R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED. MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING. T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ...MONTHLY CLIMATE NARRATIVE FOR NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE... APRIL 2020 FINISHED WITH BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES, ABOVE AVERAGE PRECIPITATION DOWNEAST, AND CLOSE TO AVERAGE PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE NORTH. TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE REGION MOSTLY AVERAGED FROM 1 TO 2 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE. IN CARIBOU, THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 36.6 DEGREES WAS 2 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE, AND IN BANGOR THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 41.4 DEGREES WAS 1.4 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE. IN CARIBOU THERE WERE 21 NIGHTS WITH LOW OF FREEZING OR LOWER, WHICH IS THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF NIGHTS DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL. IN BANGOR, THERE WERE 18 NIGHTS WITH LOW OF FREEZING OR LOWER, WHICH WAS 3 MORE THAN AVERAGE. THE MONTH HAD ALTERNATING SPELLS OF ABOVE AND BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THE MONTH, BUT MOST OF THE DAYS AND NIGHTS DURING THE 2ND HALF OF THE MONTH HAD BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE IN CARIBOU WAS 62 DEGREES ON THE 29TH. THIS WAS THE FIRST 60 DEGREE DAY SINCE NOVEMBER 1ST. IN BANGOR, THE FIRST 60 DEGREE DAY WAS OBSERVED ON THE 25TH WHEN THE HIGH WAS 64 DEGREES. THIS WAS THE 5TH LATEST DATE FOR THE FIRST 60 DEGREE DAY ON RECORD IN BANGOR. PRECIPITATION WAS GENERALLY 120 TO 170 PERCENT OF NORMAL DOWNEAST, AND FROM 90 TO 110 PERCENT OF NORMAL ACROSS THE NORTH. A TOTAL OF 21.9 INCHES OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED IN CARIBOU, WHICH MADE IT THE 5TH SNOWIEST APRIL ON RECORD, AND THE SNOWIEST APRIL SINCE 2007. DESPITE IT BEING A SNOWY MONTH, THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 2.83 INCHES OF COMBINED RAIN AND MELTED SNOW, WHICH WAS ONLY 17 HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH (0.17") ABOVE AVERAGE. IN BANGOR, A TOTAL OF 7.8 INCHES OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED, WHICH WAS 4.1 INCHES ABOVE AVERAGE. A TOTAL OF 4.78 INCHES OF RAIN AND MELTED SNOW WAS OBSERVED, WHICH WAS 1.16 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT AND WIDESPREAD SNOW EVENT OCCURRED ON THE 9TH INTO THE 10TH WHEN MANY AREAS TO THE NORTH OF BANGOR OBSERVED OVER A FOOT OF SNOW, AND A FEW SPOTS IN PISCATAQUIS COUNTY OBSERVED OVER 20 INCHES OF SNOW. SNOWFALL WAS MORE LIMITED AND ON THE ORDER OF 2 TO 6 INCHES IN MOST AREAS ALONG THE COAST. BY THE MIDDLE OF APRIL THE SNOW HAD MELTED OUT ACROSS THE DOWNEAST REGION. BY THE END OF THE MONTH, THE ONLY SPOTS WITH SNOW ON THE GROUND WERE IN WOODED AREAS ACROSS FAR NORTHERN MAINE, MAINLY TO THE NORTH OF CARIBOU WHERE SOME SPOTS HAD A FOOT OR MORE OF SNOW ON THE GROUND IN DENSELY WOODED AREAS. THE OUTLOOK FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER FOR MAY CALLS FOR AN INCREASED CHANCE OF BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AND AN INCREASED CHANCE OF ABOVE AVERAGE PRECIPITATION. ONE HOUR AND 11 MINUTES OF AVAILABLE DAYLIGHT ARE GAINED IN CARIBOU DURING THE MONTH OF MAY. $$ CB/VJN

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