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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
908 PM EST WED JAN 2 2019

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...THE PORTLAND ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1941 TO 2018 /FOR TEMPERATURES/
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2018 /FOR PRECIPITATION/
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1882 TO 2018 /FOR SNOWFALL/

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             103   08/02/1975
 LOW              -39   02/16/1943
HIGHEST            93   08/28        93       0       93  05/18
                        08/06
                        08/07
LOWEST            -17   01/01       -10      -7      -13  12/30
                                                          12/29
AVG. MAXIMUM     56.2              55.8     0.4     56.7
AVG. MINIMUM     38.7              37.2     1.5     38.4
MEAN             47.5              46.5     1.0     47.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      9               4.6     4.4        3
DAYS MAX <= 32     36              42.1    -6.1       39
DAYS MIN <= 32    149             145.8     3.2      142
DAYS MIN <= 0       5               7.7    -2.7        5

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        66.45   2005
 MINIMUM        25.27   1941
TOTALS          52.80             47.25    5.55    43.63
DAILY AVG.       0.15              0.13    0.02     0.12
DAYS >= .01       133             130.9     2.1      128
DAYS >= .10        86              79.4     6.6       78
DAYS >= .50        42              30.1    11.9       31
DAYS >= 1.00       15              11.5     3.5       12
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.40   04/16

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL          150.1   1956
TOTALS           91.8              61.9    29.9     97.4
SINCE 7/1        21.4              15.1     6.3     21.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2
DAYS >= TRACE      62              27.6    34.4       52
DAYS >= 1.0        18              15.9     2.1       18
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        16   03/14
                        01/06
                        01/05
 24 HR TOTAL     14.5   03/07 TO 03/08

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    6865              7106    -241     6665
 SINCE 7/1       2620              2612       8     2448
COOLING TOTAL     585               360     225      433

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     05/31/1961
 LATEST       09/14/1963
EARLIEST                        10/08
LATEST                          05/02
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/090    DATE  04/16
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    52/060    DATE  04/16

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72


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

&&

THE YEAR 2018 WAS THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR OF ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURE (SINCE 2014), THE FIRST YEAR OF ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION SINCE 2014, AND THE 8TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR OF ABOVE
NORMAL SNOWFALL (SINCE 2010). IT FEATURED A RECORD COLD NEW YEARS
DAY, A JANUARY BLIZZARD, ALL TIME RECORD WARM FEBRUARY TEMPERATURES,
TWO BIG MARCH SNOWSTORMS, 90 HEAT IN EARLY MAY, A HOT AND HUMID
SUMMER AND EARLY FALL, FOLLOWED BY A RECORD COLD AND WHITE
THANKSGIVING AND A BROWN CHRISTMAS. MANY OF THE MORE EXTREME WEATHER
IN 2018 OCCURRED ON HOLIDAYS, WITH NEW YEARS DAY SETTING COLD
RECORDS, INDEPENDENCE DAY SETTING HEAT RECORDS, AND THANKSGIVING
SETTING COLD RECORDS.

THE YEAR BEGAN IN THE MIDST OF AN INTENSE COLD WAVE THAT HAD BEGUN
ON CHRISTMAS DAY AND INTENSIFIED INTO THE NEW YEAR. THE LOW
TEMPERATURE ON JANUARY 1 WAS 17 BELOW ZERO, THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE
OBSERVED IN PORTLAND SINCE JANUARY 27, 1994 (-18). PORTLAND HAD
ENDURED 7 STRAIGHT DAYS THAT DID NOT WARM ABOVE 15 DEGREES, THE MOST
ON RECORD.
MOST CONSECUTIVE DAYS MAX OF 15 OR COLDER (SINCE 1940)...
RANK  DAYS  DATES
1      7    DEC 27, 2017 TO JAN 2, 2018  <===
2      6    FEB 10 TO 15, 1979
3      5    JAN 16 TO 20, 1971
4      4    FEB 1 TO 4, 1971
5      3*   JAN 21 TO 23, 2003
* MOST RECENT OF SEVERAL OCCURRENCES

JUST AS THE TEMPERATURE BEGAN TO MODERATE A BIT, AN INTENSE
NOR`EASTER BROUGHT BLIZZARD CONDITIONS AND A FOOT OF SNOW ON JANUARY
4. MORE BRUTAL COLD POURED IN BEHIND THE DEPARTING STORM, BUT IT DID
NOT LAST AS LONG THIS TIME. AFTER SEVERAL WEEKS OF INTENSE COLD, THE
JANUARY THAW ARRIVED, LASTING FOR ABOUT 3 DAYS FROM JANUARY 11 THRU
13. RAIN AND TEMPERATURES REACHING UP TO AS HIGH AS 50 DEGREES PUT A
BIG DENT IN THE SNOW COVER WHICH HAD DEVELOPED, NEARLY WASHING IT
ALL AWAY. MORE COLD AND LIGHT SNOW HELPED TO RESTORE THE SNOW PACK A
BIT, BUT THE BRUTAL COLD OF EARLY JANUARY WAS IN THE REAR VIEW
MIRROR. GRADUALLY WARMING WEATHER WAS THE RULE THROUGH MOST OF
FEBRUARY WITH ONLY A FEW WINTRY SET BACKS. THE MOST NOTABLE WARMTH
WAS ON FEBRUARY 21 WHEN THE TEMPERATURE SOARED TO 68 DEGREES, THE
WARMEST EVER RECORDED IN THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY. BY THE END OF
FEBRUARY THE SNOW COVER FROM THE WINTER HAD MELTED AWAY.

WARMEST TEMPERATURE IN FEBRUARY (SINCE 1940)...
RANK  TEMP  DATE
1      68   FEB 21, 2018  <===
2      64   FEB 26, 1957
3      63   FEB 1, 1989
4      61   FEB 20, 1994
       61   FEB 23, 1990
6      60   FEB 18, 1981
       60   FEB 13, 1951

ALTHOUGH THE WARMTH OF FEBRUARY SENT SIGNALS OF AN EARLY SPRING,
WINTER HAD OTHER PLANS IN MIND. AN INTENSE NOR`EASTER BROUGHT MORE
THAN 15 INCHES OF SNOW ON MARCH 7 AND 8. LESS THAN A WEEK LATER
ANOTHER INTENSE STORM BROUGHT ANOTHER 14 INCHES ON MARCH 13 AND 14
WITH COLD AIR POURING IN BEHIND IT BRINGING WINTER-LIKE COLD IN THE
MIDDLE OF MARCH. AS THE TEMPERATURE SLOWLY BEGAN TO WARM AGAIN THE
SECOND WINTER SNOW PACK GRADUALLY MELTED OFF BY APRIL 1. MORE COLD
AIR CAME IN APRIL, THOUGH, AS SEVERAL TROUGHS OF LOW PRESSURE
DROPPED DOWN FROM CANADA, OFTEN LEADING TO AFTERNOON SNOW SHOWERS.
MORE INTENSE COLD CAME IN MID APRIL, WITH THE COLDEST DAY COMING ON
APRIL 15 WHEN THE TEMPERATURE STAYED BELOW FREEZING ALL DAY, ONLY
RISING TO 33 DEGREES JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT. SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN
FELL CREATING AN ICY MESS THAT IS RARE FOR SO LATE IN THE SEASON. IN
FACT, THE HIGH OF 33 ON APRIL 15 WAS THE COLDEST ON RECORD FOR SO
LATE IN THE SEASON. HEAVY RAIN MOVED IN THE NEXT DAY AS THE
TEMPERATURE WARMED WITH MORE THAN 2 INCHES FALLING, THE WETTEST DAY
OF THE ENTIRE YEAR. AS THE TEMPERATURE BEGAN TO WARM, THE LAST
FREEZE OF THE SEASON CAME ON APRIL 23, ABOUT A WEEK EARLIER THAN
NORMAL.

LATE SPRING COLD ACCELERATED STRAIGHT INTO SUMMER-LIKE WARMTH, AT
LEAST BRIEFLY. AFTER DROPPING TO 33 DEGREES ON MAY 1, THE
TEMPERATURE SOARED TO 90 THE NEXT DAY. THIS WAS THE SECOND EARLIEST
90 DEGREE TEMPERATURE RECORDED AT PORTLAND (EARLIEST APRIL 28,
2009). COOLER CONDITIONS MOVED IN SOON AFTER, WITH CANADIAN AIR
MASSES BRINGING DRY AND FREQUENTLY COOL CONDITIONS FOR THE NEXT
SEVERAL WEEKS, INTERSPERSED WITH A FEW BRIEF WARM UPS. IT WASN`T
UNTIL LATE JUNE THAT THINGS BEGAN TO CHANGE. A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
BROUGHT MORE THAN 1.4 INCHES OF RAIN ON JUNE 27 AND 28, THE MOST
SUBSTANTIAL RAINFALL IN TWO MONTHS, AND SIGNALED A SHIFT IN THE
WEATHER PATTERN. WARM, HUMID AIR MOVED IN AND LASTED RIGHT THROUGH
INDEPENDENCE DAY WHEN THE TEMPERATURE REACHED A RECORD HIGH OF 93
DEGREES, TIED FOR THE WARMEST OF THE YEAR. BY THE LAST HALF OF
SUMMER A RATHER PERSISTENT WEATHER PATTERN HAD DEVELOPED WITH A
RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE EAST COAST OR WESTERN ATLANTIC
PUMPING WARM AND HUMID AIR AROUND IT AND INTO NEW ENGLAND. THE WARM
AND HUMID CONDITIONS WERE ONLY OCCASIONALLY BROKEN UP BY COLD FRONTS
WHICH MANAGED TO CUT THROUGH THE RIDGE AND BRING BRIEF COOLER
BREAKS. ONE SIGN OF THE HUMID CONDITIONS WAS THE WARM NIGHTS
PORTLAND EXPERIENCED IN LATE SUMMER. FOR 8 STRAIGHT DAYS FROM AUGUST
2 THRU 9 PORTLAND DID NOT DROP BELOW 65 DEGREES INCLUDING 5 DAYS
THAT DID NOT DROP BELOW 70. THIS PATTERN CONTINUED THROUGH SEPTEMBER
INCLUDING 90 DEGREE HEAT ON LABOR DAY, SEPTEMBER 3. THE HUMID
CONDITIONS MEANT OCCASIONAL PERIODS OF HEAVY RAINFALL AS COLD FRONTS
OR REMNANT TROPICAL SYSTEMS APPROACHED.

THE PATTERN BEGAN TO CHANGE AGAIN IN OCTOBER, BUT NOT AFTER SOME 80
DEGREE WARMTH ON OCTOBER 9 AND 10. A COLD FRONT ON OCTOBER 10
HERALDED THE SHIFT IN WEATHER PATTERN AS COLDER AIR POURED IN AND A
TROUGH DEVELOPED OVER THE EASTERN UNITED STATES. ROUND AFTER ROUND
OF COOLER AIR POURED IN BENEATH THE TROUGH, WITH THE FIRST FREEZE OF
THE SEASON (AND THE SEASON`S FIRST SNOWFLAKES) ARRIVING ON OCTOBER
18, BARELY A WEEK AFTER HITTING 80 DEGREES. FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL
WEEKS NEW ENGLAND REMAINED ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE TROUGH MEANING
THAT STORM SYSTEMS TRACKING ACROSS THE COUNTRY EXITED NEAR NEW
ENGLAND, BRINGING FREQUENT STORMY WEATHER, WITH NEW PRECIPITATION
EVERY FEW DAYS. TWO ROUNDS OF ARCTIC AIR DROPPED INTO THE REGION IN
MID NOVEMBER BRINGING EXCEPTIONAL WINTER-LIKE COLD VERY EARLY IN THE
SEASON. THE FIRST WAS BROUGHT IN BY A COLD FRONT ON NOVEMBER 13 WITH
THE FIRST SUBFREEZING DAY OF THE SEASON COMING TWO DAYS LATER. AS
THE STORMY WEATHER PATTERN CONTINUED THROUGH THIS COLD SPELL,
FREQUENT RAIN TURNED TO FREQUENT SNOWFALL. PORTLAND`S FIRST
SNOWSTORM OF THE SEASON CAME ON NOVEMBER 16 WHEN MORE THAN 6 INCHES
FELL. ANOTHER STORM BROUGHT 8 MORE INCHES ON NOVEMBER 19 AND 20 WITH
EVEN COLDER AIR POURING IN BEHIND THIS ONE JUST IN TIME FOR
THANKSGIVING. AFTER DROPPING TO 6 DEGREES ON THANKSGIVING MORNING,
NOVEMBER 21, THE TEMPERATURE ONLY ROSE TO 17 DEGREES THAT AFTERNOON,
MARKING THE COLDEST NOVEMBER DAY ON RECORD AT PORTLAND.

THANKSGIVING DAY RECORDS BROKEN IN 2018 (SINCE 1940)...
             2018  OLD RECORD
HIGH TEMP     17   22 ON NOV 23, 1989
LOW TEMP       6    7 ON NOV 23, 1978
SNOW DEPTH     7    7 ON NOV 27, 2014 (TIED)

JUST WHEN IT SEEMED WINTER HAD SET IN EARLY AND RESIDENTS MIGHT NOT
SEE BARE GROUND AGAIN UNTIL SPRING, THE PATTERN BEGAN TO SHIFT
AGAIN. ALTHOUGH COLD WEATHER CONTINUED INTO THE FIRST HALF OF
DECEMBER, THE FREQUENT STORMY WEATHER FINALLY ENDED. PORTLAND HAD
TWO WEEKS OF DRY WEATHER AND SAW THE EARLY SEASON SNOW COVER MELT
AWAY. ALTHOUGH SOME LIGHT SNOW FELL ON DECEMBER 17, A RAINSTORM ON
DECEMBER 21 AND 22 BROUGHT 50 DEGREE WARMTH AND WASHED AWAY THE SNOW
JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS. THUS AFTER SEEING A RECORD COLD AND
WHITE THANKSGIVING, THERE WAS NO SNOW LEFT ON THE GROUND FOR
CHRISTMAS.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE YEAR WAS 47.5 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.0
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST YEAR WAS 49.2 DEGREES IN 2012 AND
2010. THE COLDEST WAS 43.3 DEGREES IN 1962. THE FOLLOWING TABLE
LISTS THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FOR EACH MONTH OF 2018 INCLUDING
DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURES BY MONTH IN 2018
MONTH      MAXIMUM       MINIMUM      AVERAGE      NOTES
JANUARY    31.1 (-0.1)   12.8 (-0.6)  21.9 (-0.4)
FEBRUARY   40.5 (+5.9)   22.6 (+6.2)  31.6 (+6.1)  3RD WARMEST
MARCH      40.8 (-1.3)   27.1 (+2.2)  34.0 (+0.5)
APRIL      50.2 (-3.1)   33.4 (-1.3)  41.8 (-2.2)
MAY        68.0 (+4.5)   46.8 (+2.6)  57.4 (+3.5)  4TH WARMEST
JUNE       73.7 (+0.5)   53.2 (-0.4)  63.5 (+0.1)
JULY       80.5 (+1.7)   61.4 (+2.0)  70.9 (+1.8)
AUGUST     80.8 (+3.1)   63.5 (+5.3)  72.2 (+4.2)  WARMEST
SEPTEMBER  72.3 (+2.3)   54.8 (+4.5)  63.6 (+3.5)  5TH WARMEST
OCTOBER    55.9 (-2.8)   39.8 (+0.9)  47.9 (-0.9)
NOVEMBER   42.4 (-5.6)   28.7 (-2.2)  35.6 (-3.8)  5TH COLDEST
DECEMBER   38.6 (+1.3)   20.8 (+0.4)  29.7 (+0.9)
ANNUAL     56.2 (+0.4)   38.7 (+1.5)  47.5 (+1.0)

ONE OF THE MARKS OF THE HUMID SUMMER OF 2018 WAS THE NUMBER OF WARM
NIGHTS OBSERVED, AS THE TEMPERATURE DOES NOT DROP AS FAR AT NIGHT
WHEN THE AIR IS HUMID. THE 8 DAYS WITH A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 70 OR
HIGHER WERE THE MOST ON RECORD BY FAR. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE
NUMBER OF DAYS WITH A LOW TEMPERATURE ABOVE SEVERAL THRESHOLD VALUES.

NUMBER OF WARM NIGHTS (SINCE 1940)...
      MIN >= 50         |  MIN >= 60         |  MIN >= 70
RANK  DAYS  YEAR        |  DAYS  YEAR        |  DAYS  YEAR
1      135  2011        |   61   1973        |   8    2018  <===
2      128  2012        |   57   2012        |   5    2001
3      126  2018  <===  |   54   1969        |   5    1988
4      126  2010        |   53   2018  <===  |   4    2013
5      125  2016        |   53   2010        |   4    2011
6      123  2017        |   50   2015        |   4    2002
7      122  2006        |   50   2011        |   4    1973
8      122  1970        |   49   2006        |   3    1991
9      119  2015        |   49   1994        |   3    1969
10     119  1985        |   49   1988        |   3    1948

PORTLAND SAW ITS LAST SPRING FREEZE ABOUT A WEEK EARLY AND ITS FIRST
FALL FREEZE ABOUT 10 DAYS LATE. THE COMBINATION RESULTED IN THE 5TH
LONGEST GROWING SEASON ON RECORD AT PORTLAND. THE FOLLOWING TABLE
LISTS THE LONGEST GROWING SEASONS AT PORTLAND.

MOST CONSECUTIVE DAYS ABOVE FREEZING (SINCE 1940)...
RANK  DAYS  DATES
1     197   APR 20 TO NOV 3, 2014
2     185   APR 19 TO OCT 21, 1990
3     182   APR 20 TO OCT 19, 1970
4     180   APR 14 TO OCT 11, 1983
5     178   APR 23 TO OCT 18, 2018  <===
6     177   MAY 1 TO OCT 25, 2013
7     176   MAY 9 TO NOV 1, 2017
8     176   APR 20 TO OCT 13, 1991
9     175   APR 25 TO OCT 17, 2015
10    174   APR 26 TO OCT 17, 2007

A TOTAL OF 52.80 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 5.55 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL AND THE WETTEST YEAR SINCE 2014. THE HEAVIEST
PRECIPITATION FELL ON APRIL 15 AND 16 WHEN 2.50 INCHES WAS RECORDED.
THE MOST PERSISTENT WET WEATHER WAS IN LATE OCTOBER THROUGH NOVEMBER
WHEN NEW STORM SYSTEMS BROUGHT PRECIPITATION EVERY FEW DAYS FOR
ABOUT 6 WEEKS. THE WETTEST YEAR ON RECORD WAS IN 2005 WHEN 66.45
INCHES FELL. THE DRIEST WAS IN 1941 WHEN ONLY 25.27 INCHES FELL. THE
FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL AMOUNTS FOR EACH
MONTH OF 2018 INCLUDING DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL.

MONTHLY PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL TOTALS FOR 2018
MONTH      PRECIPITATION   SNOWFALL      NOTES
JANUARY    3.29  (-0.09)   18.8  (-0.4)
FEBRUARY   4.34  (+1.09)   17.9  (+5.8)
MARCH      3.20  (-1.04)   33.0 (+20.3)  7TH SNOWIEST
APRIL      5.83  (+1.51)   0.7   (-2.1)
MAY        0.79  (-3.22)   0.0           5TH DRIEST
JUNE       3.30  (-0.49)   0.0
JULY       3.59  (-0.02)   0.0
AUGUST     3.83  (+0.69)   0.0
SEPTEMBER  5.78  (+2.09)   0.0
OCTOBER    4.94  (+0.07)   T
NOVEMBER   10.26 (+5.33)   15.9 (+14.0)  2ND WETTEST, 5TH SNOWIEST
DECEMBER   3.65  (-0.37)   5.5   (-7.7)
ANNUAL     52.80 (+5.55)   91.8 (+29.9)

THERE WERE 15 DAYS THAT RECORDED AT LEAST 1.00 INCH OF
PRECIPITATION. THIS IS 3.5 DAYS ABOVE NORMAL AND THE MOST SINCE
2010. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE DAYS WHICH RECEIVED AT LEAST
1.00 INCH OF PRECIPITATION IN 2018.

DAYS WITH AT LEAST 1.00 INCH OF PRECIPITATION IN 2018
DAY           PRECIPITATION
MARCH 13      1.03
APRIL 16      2.40
APRIL 25      1.31
JUNE 18       1.09
JUNE 28       1.38
JULY 17       1.17
JULY 26       1.05
SEPTEMBER 11  2.08
SEPTEMBER 25  1.75
OCTOBER 27    1.29
NOVEMBER 3    1.53
NOVEMBER 13   1.50
NOVEMBER 16   1.17
NOVEMBER 27   1.78
DECEMBER 21   1.29

SNOWFALL STATISTICS ARE NORMALLY LISTED BY SEASON RATHER THAN BY
CALENDAR YEAR. HOWEVER, 2018 SAW 91.8 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WHICH WAS
29.9 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS MARKS 8 CONSECUTIVE CALENDAR YEARS
WITH ABOVE NORMAL SNOWFALL (LAST BELOW NORMAL IN 2010). THE HEAVIEST
SNOWSTORM WAS ON MARCH 7 AND 8 WHEN 15.7 INCHES OF SNOW FELL. THERE
WERE 18 DAYS WHICH MEASURED AT LEAST 1.0 INCH OF SNOWFALL. AT LEAST
6.0 INCHES WAS RECORDED ON 7 DAYS IN 2018, TIED FOR THE 3RD MOST ON
RECORD (MOST IS 8 DAYS IN 2005 AND 1993). THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS
THE DAYS WHICH RECEIVED 6 INCHES OR MORE OF SNOWFALL IN 2018.

DAYS WITH AT LEAST 6 INCHES OF SNOWFALL IN 2018
DAYS          SNOWFALL
JANUARY 4     11.9
FEBRUARY 7    6.6
FEBRUARY 18   6.0
MARCH 8       10.6
MARCH 13      11.5
NOVEMBER 16   6.1
NOVEMBER 20   7.1

SNOW DEPTH PEAKED AT 16 INCHES IN TWO SEPARATE PERIODS. THE FIRST
WAS ON JANUARY 5 AND 6 AFTER AN INTENSE NOR`EASTER BROUGHT BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS NEAR THE END OF A PROLONGED PERIOD OF EXTREME COLD. AFTER
MELTING OFF COMPLETELY AT THE END OF FEBRUARY, SNOW DEPTH PEAKED
AGAIN AT 16 INCHES ON THE MORNING OF MARCH 14 AFTER TWO LATE SEASON
NOR`EASTERS BROUGHT A RENEWED LATE SEASON SNOW COVER. THE LAST OF
THIS SNOW COVER HAD MELTED BY THE MORNING OF APRIL 1. THE SNOW
SEASON BEGAN EARLY THIS FALL WITH THE FIRST SNOWSTORM ON NOVEMBER
16. SNOW FROM THIS AND SUBSEQUENT SNOWFALLS LASTED UNTIL THE MORNING
OF DECEMBER 5. SNOW IN DECEMBER WAS BELOW NORMAL AND MOST OF THE
MONTH HAD NO SNOW ON THE GROUND, INCLUDING CHRISTMAS DAY. THERE WERE
A TOTAL OF 97 DAYS WITH AT LEAST 1 INCH OF SNOW ON THE GROUND, 29
DAYS MORE THAN NORMAL. THERE WERE 35 DAYS WITH AT LEAST 6 INCHES ON
THE GROUND, RIGHT AT NORMAL. THERE WERE 8 DAYS WITH AT LEAST 12
INCHES OF SNOW ON THE GROUND, 7 DAYS FEWER THAN NORMAL.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN 2018...
DATE    RECORD                               PREVIOUS
JAN 1   10   - COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      13 IN 1957
JAN 1   -17  - COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE       -12 IN 1964 & 1957
JAN 1   -3   - COLDEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE   1 IN 1957
JAN 2   12   - COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      12 IN 2014 (TIED)
JAN 2   -2   - COLDEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE   -2 IN 1968 (TIED)
JAN 6   4    - COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      10 IN 1959
JAN 6   0    - COLDEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE   2 IN 1996
JAN 7   -12  - COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE       -10 IN 1941
JAN 7   1    - COLDEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE   5 IN 1996
JAN 12  39   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       39 IN 2017
FEB 18  5    - SMALLEST TEMPERATURE RANGE    5 IN 1950 (TIED)
FEB 21  68   - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      59 IN 1953
FEB 21  52   - WARMEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE   49 IN 1953
MAR 1   2    - SMALLEST TEMPERATURE RANGE    2 IN 1973 (TIED)
APR 15  33   - COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      37 IN 1979
APR 15  30   - COLDEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE   30 IN 1943
APR 25  1.31 - GREATEST PRECIPITATION        0.84 IN 1968
MAY 5   51   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       51 IN 2015, 2000 (TIED)
JUN 4   51   - COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      54 IN 2014 AND 2012
JUN 18  91   - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      88 IN 1995
JUN 30  65   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       65 IN 2012 & OTHERS (TIED)
JUL 1   69   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       69 IN 1971 (TIED)
JUL 4   93   - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      90 IN 2010 & OTHERS
JUL 4   81   - WARMEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE   80 IN 2002
AUG 7   93   - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      93 IN 2001 (TIED)
AUG 7   71   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       69 IN 1988 AND 1980
AUG 7   82   - WARMEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE   81 IN 2001
AUG 8   71   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       70 IN 2001
AUG 9   70   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       70 IN 1973 & OTHERS (TIED)
AUG 29  71   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       70 IN 1948
SEP 4   68   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       63 IN 2011 AND OTHERS
SEP 4   78   - WARMEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE   74 IN 1971
SEP 6   92   - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      88 IN 1983
SEP 6   66   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       66 IN 1969 AND OTHERS (TIED)
SEP 6   79   - WARMEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE   76 IN 2014 AND 1983
SEP 17  63   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       63 IN 2004 AND OTHERS (TIED)
OCT 1   4    - SMALLEST TEMPERATURE RANGE    5 IN 2008 AND 1966
OCT 10  84   - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      81 IN 2011 AND 1949
OCT 10  70   - WARMEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE   70 IN 1949
NOV 2    2   - SMALLEST TEMPERATURE RANGE    3 IN 1957
NOV 15  31   - COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      31 IN 1996 (TIED)
NOV 15  15   - COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE       16 IN 1971 AND OTHERS
NOV 15  23   - COLDEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE   24 IN 1996
NOV 20  7.1  - MOST SNOWFALL                 6.5 IN 1914
NOV 22  17   - COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      29 IN 2008 AND OTHERS
NOV 22   6   - COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE       13 IN 1972
NOV 22  12   - COLDEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE   22 IN 1978 AND 1972
NOV 23   4   - COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE       7 IN 1978
NOV 23  16   - COLDEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE   17 IN 1989
NOV 25   3   - SMALLEST TEMPERATURE RANGE    3 IN 1992 (TIED)
NOV 26   3   - SMALLEST TEMPERATURE RANGE    5 IN 2009 AND OTHERS

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KIMBLE


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