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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
122 PM EST MON DEC 3 2018

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...THE AUGUSTA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              74   11/04/1990
 LOW                4   11/22/2018
                        11/27/1978
                        11/28/1951
HIGHEST            60   11/07        64      -4       63  11/03
LOWEST              4R  11/22        16     -12       14  11/28
AVG. MAXIMUM     38.5              45.2    -6.7     45.0
AVG. MINIMUM     27.1              30.6    -3.5     28.2
MEAN             32.8              37.9    -5.1     36.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      6               2.1     3.9        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     23              17.8     5.2       22
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        10.50   1963
 MINIMUM         0.95   2012
TOTALS           6.27              4.36    1.91     2.15
DAILY AVG.       0.21              0.15    0.06     0.07
DAYS >= .01        16              11.8     4.2       10
DAYS >= .10         9               7.5     1.5        5
DAYS >= .50         5               3.2     1.8        2
DAYS >= 1.00        2               1.0     1.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.61   11/03 TO 11/03

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     958               813     145      846
 SINCE 7/1       1697              1548     149     1236
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1        557               388     169      446
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/300    DATE  11/14
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/290    DATE  11/14

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     73

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

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THE COOL AND WET WEATHER PATTERN THAT BEGAN IN MID OCTOBER CONTINUED
THROUGH THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER. A PERSISTENT TROUGH OVER THE EASTERN
PART OF THE UNITED STATES BROUGHT FREQUENT BOUTS OF COLD WEATHER.
NEW ENGLAND SPENT MOST OF THE MONTH ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF THIS
TROUGH, WITH NEW STORMS PASSING NEAR THE AREA EVERY FEW DAYS
BRINGING FREQUENT PRECIPITATION. THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF THE MONTH
WERE MILD, INCLUDING A HIGH OF 60 ON THE 7TH. BUT SEVERAL ROUNDS OF
COLD AIR BEGAN MOVING IN AND THOSE MILD TEMPERATURES BECAME JUST A
MEMORY. AFTER AN INCH OF RAIN ON THE 13TH, A COLD FRONT MOVED
THROUGH AND BROUGHT COLD WEATHER FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS. THE
TEMPERATURE DIDN`T EVEN GET ABOVE FREEZING ON THE 15TH AND 16TH,
ABOUT A WEEK EARLIER THAN AUGUSTA`S NORMAL FIRST SUBFREEZING DAY.
SNOW WAS OBSERVED ON THE 16TH AND AGAIN ON THE 19TH THRU 21ST. AFTER
THIS LAST SNOWSTORM, A TRULY ARCTIC AIR MASS MOVED INTO THE REGION
JUST IN TIME FOR THANKSGIVING. AFTER DROPPING TO 4 DEGREES
THANKSGIVING MORNING, NOVEMBER 22, THE TEMPERATURE ONLY ROSE TO 14
THAT AFTERNOON. THIS WAS THE COLDEST NOVEMBER DAY ON RECORD AT
AUGUSTA. THE BRUTAL COLD LASTED A FEW DAYS BEFORE MODERATING BACK
TOWARD NORMAL AT THE END OF THE MONTH. ANOTHER STORM BROUGHT MORE
SNOW AND RAIN IN THE LAST FEW DAYS OF THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 32.8 DEGREES WHICH WAS 5.1
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AND THE 2ND COLDEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD. THE
COLDEST WAS IN 1968 WHEN IT WAS 32.5 DEGREES. THE WARMEST WAS 42.9
DEGREES IN 2006, 1999, AND 1975. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE
COLDEST NOVEMBERS ON RECORD AT AUGUSTA.

COLDEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN NOVEMBER (SINCE 1948)...
RANK  AVE   YEAR
1     32.5  1968
2     32.8  2018  <===
3     33.4  1967
4     33.7  1986
5     34.0  1951

NOVEMBER 22, THANKSGIVING, WAS THE COLDEST NOVEMBER DAY ON RECORD.
THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE COLDEST HIGHS AND LOWS ON RECORD FOR
THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER.

COLDEST TEMPERATURES OBSERVED IN NOVEMBER (SINCE 1940)...
HIGH TEMPERATURE                |  LOW TEMPERATURE
RANK  TEMP  DATE                |  TEMP  DATE
1      14   NOV 22, 2018  <===  |    4   NOV 22, 2018  <===
2      15   NOV 27, 1978        |    4   NOV 27, 1978
3      20   NOV 23, 1989        |    4   NOV 28, 1951
4      23   NOV 26, 1978        |    5   NOV 24, 1989
5      24   NOV 28, 2002        |    7   NOV 26, 1978
6      24   NOV 24, 1989        |    7   NOV 30, 1958
7      24   NOV 30, 1958        |    8   NOV 25, 2000
8      24   NOV 26, 1957        |    8   NOV 23, 1978
9      24   NOV 27, 1949        |    8   NOV 27, 1949

A TOTAL OF 6.27 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 1.91 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL AND THE WETTEST NOVEMBER SINCE 2005. THE WETTEST
NOVEMBER WAS IN 1963 WHEN 10.50 INCHES WAS RECORDED. THE DRIEST WAS
IN 2012 WHEN ONLY 0.95 INCHES WAS MEASURED.

THE FOLLOWING RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN NOVEMBER 2018...
DATE  RECORD                                PREVIOUS
15    28   - COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE       28 IN 1996 (TIED)
15    12   - COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE        14 IN 1996
16    29   - COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE       30 IN 1997 AND 1967
22    14   - COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE       25 IN 2008 AND 1989
22     4   - COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE        9 IN 1978

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KIMBLE



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