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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
1128 PM EDT MON JUN 4 2018

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...THE AUGUSTA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 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              94   05/22/1992
 LOW               26   05/08/1950
HIGHEST            88   05/02        85       3       93  05/18
LOWEST             34   05/01        34       0       36  05/09
                                                          05/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     70.8              65.2     5.6     61.7
AVG. MINIMUM     45.8              44.6     1.2     44.8
MEAN             58.3              54.9     3.4     53.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.3    -0.3        1
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.5    -0.5        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        10.83   1984
 MINIMUM         0.55   1992
TOTALS           1.08              3.69   -2.61     5.00
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.12   -0.09     0.16
DAYS >= .01         7              13.5    -6.5       14
DAYS >= .10         5               7.5    -2.5       12
DAYS >= .50         0               2.4    -2.4        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.7    -0.7        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.31   05/19

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     212               322    -110      366
 SINCE 7/1       6899              7326    -427     6926
COOLING TOTAL       9                 9       0       11
 SINCE 1/1          9                 9       0       11
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/340    DATE  05/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    42/290    DATE  05/05

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

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

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THE SPRING WARMTH THAT FINALLY ARRIVED AT THE END OF APRIL
ACCELERATED STRAIGHT TOWARD SUMMER TEMPERATURES, AT LEAST BRIEFLY,
AT THE BEGINNING OF MAY. THE TEMPERATURE SOARED ALL THE WAY TO 88
DEGREES ON MAY 2 AS A VERY WARM AIR MASS MOVED IN FROM THE CENTER OF
THE COUNTRY. THIS SUMMER HEAT ONLY LASTED A DAY, THOUGH, AS COOLER
AIR BEGAN MOVING IN THE NEXT DAY BUT WITH TEMPERATURES REMAINING
ABOVE NORMAL FOR SEVERAL MORE DAYS. THE MIDDLE OF MAY SAW SOME
COOLER WEATHER, BUT IT REMAINED DRY WITH ONLY A FEW DAYS OF LIGHT
RAIN HERE AND THERE. ONLY A LITTLE MORE THAN AN INCH OF RAIN FELL
DURING THE WHOLE MONTH. THERE WERE A FEW MORE PEAKS OF SUMMER-LIKE
WARMTH THAT CAME TOWARD THE END OF THE MONTH, INCLUDING 80 DEGREES
ON THE 23RD AND 85 DEGREES ON THE 25TH AND 29TH.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 58.3 DEGREES WHICH WAS 3.4
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE 6TH WARMEST MAY ON RECORD. THE WARMEST
MAY ON RECORD WAS IN 2015 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 59.4
DEGREES. THE COOLEST WAS IN 1956 WHEN IT WAS 48.7 DEGREES. THE
FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE WARMEST MAYS ON RECORD AT AUGUSTA.

WARMEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR MAY (SINCE 1948)...
RANK  TEMP  YEAR
1     59.4  2015
2     59.2  1999
      59.2  1998
4     59.0  1991
5     58.6  2010
6     58.3  2018 <===
      58.3  1960
8     57.9  1959
9     57.7  1989
      57.7  1955

A TOTAL OF 1.08 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 2.61 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL AND THE 5TH DRIEST ON RECORD. THE HEAVIEST RAIN FELL ON
MAY 19 WHEN ONLY 0.31 INCHES OF RAIN FELL. THE DRIEST MAY ON RECORD
WAS IN 1992 WHEN ONLY 0.55 INCHES FELL. THE WETTEST WAS IN 1984 WHEN
10.83 INCHES WAS RECORDED. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE DRIEST MAYS
ON RECORD AT AUGUSTA.

LEAST PRECIPITATION IN MAY (SINCE 1948)...
RANK  PRECIP  YEAR
1      0.52   1992
2      0.66   2010
3      0.71   1950
4      0.97   1975
5      1.08   2018 <===
6      1.15   1993
7      1.16   1965
8      1.39   2001
9      1.42   2008
10     1.48   2016

NO DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN MAY 2018.

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KIMBLE


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