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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
1131 AM EST MON FEB 3 2020

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...THE GRAY ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2020...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1995 TO 2020

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              66   01/06/2007
 LOW              -15   01/15/2004
HIGHEST            60   01/11        50      10       49
LOWEST              0   01/17        -5       5       -3
AVG. MAXIMUM     33.7              29.4     4.3     27.9
AVG. MINIMUM     18.7              12.6     6.1     11.8
MEAN             26.2              21.0     5.2     19.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     13              19.3    -6.3       19
DAYS MIN <= 32     30              30.5    -0.5       30
DAYS MIN <= 0       1               4.3    -3.3        4

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.70   1999
 MINIMUM         0.04   2004
TOTALS           3.27              3.53   -0.26     4.99
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.11    0.00     0.16
DAYS >= .01        12              11.1     0.9       11
DAYS >= .10         7               6.9     0.1        8
DAYS >= .50         3               2.2     0.8        3
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.8     0.2        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.39   01/25 TO 01/26

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           45.8   2015
TOTALS           17.5              21.2    -3.7     21.2
SINCE 7/1        40.5              42.6    -2.1     46.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      9
DAYS >= TRACE      14               9.3     4.7       16
DAYS >= 1.0         3               5.3    -2.3        6
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        15   01/21                         11
                        01/20
                        01/19
 24 HR TOTAL      9.7   01/16 TO 01/16

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1195              1364    -169     1392
 SINCE 7/1       3873              4030    -157     4243
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

ALTHOUGH DECEMBER ENDED WITH A LARGE SNOWSTORM, JANUARY STARTED OFF
WITH SOME RATHER QUIET WEATHER AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
OFFICE IN GRAY. THE TEMPERATURE CLIMBED ABOVE 40 DEGREES ON JANUARY
3 AND LIGHT SNOWFALLS OCCURRED BETWEEN THE 4TH AND 8TH. A BIG WARM
UP CAME IN THE SECOND WEEK OF THE MONTH AS GRAY WARMED ALL THE WAY
TO 60 DEGREES ON JANUARY 11 WITH SOME LIGHT RAIN FALLING THE NEXT
DAY. THIS CUT THE SNOW PACK IN HALF. SOON THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED
BACK TO NORMAL AGAIN AND A PERIOD OF SNOWY WEATHER BEGAN. LIGHT SNOW
FELL ON THE 14TH BUT A HEAVIER SNOWSTORM BROUGHT 9.7 INCHES ON THE
16TH. MORE SNOW CAME ON THE 18TH AND 19TH WHEN 5.1 INCHES FELL. THE
COLDEST TEMPERATURE WAS ZERO ON THE 17TH AND THE SNOW PACK HAD
CLIMBED BACK UP TO 15 INCHES. BUT THE COLD AND THE SNOW PACK
ULTIMATELY DID NOT LAST. THE NEXT WEEK SAW FREQUENTLY WARM WEATHER
AGAIN WITH THE TEMPERATURE TOPPING 40 DEGREES FOUR OUT OF FIVE DAYS.
HEAVY RAIN FELL ON THE NIGHT OF THE 25TH INTO THE MORNING OF THE
26TH WHEN 1.39 INCHES WAS RECORDED. TEMPERATURES REMAINED ABOVE
NORMAL TO END THE FIRST MONTH OF 2020.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 26.2 DEGREES WHICH WAS 5.2
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST JANUARY WAS IN 2006 WHEN THE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 28.9 DEGREES. THE COLDEST WAS 12.9 DEGREES
IN 2004.

A TOTAL OF 3.27 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 0.26 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION CAME ON THE 25TH AND 26TH
WHEN 1.39 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE WETTEST JANUARY WAS IN 1999 WHEN
6.70 INCHES WAS RECORDED. THE DRIEST WAS IN 2004 WHEN ONLY 0.40
INCHES WAS MEASURED.

A TOTAL OF 17.5 INCHES OF SNOW FELL WHICH WAS 3.7 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. MOST OF THE SNOW FELL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH WITH 9.7
INCHES MEASURED ON JANUARY 16. THE SNOWIEST JANUARY WAS IN 2015 WHEN
45.8 INCHES FELL. THE LEAST SNOWY WAS IN 2004 WHEN ONLY 3.1 INCHES
FELL.

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WATSON


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