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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
801 PM EDT SAT SEP 1 2018

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...THE AUGUSTA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 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             100   08/05/1955
 LOW               39   08/27/1954
HIGHEST            91   08/07        90       1       88  08/02
LOWEST             53   08/31        48       5       47  08/28
AVG. MAXIMUM     80.8              78.0     2.8     77.2
AVG. MINIMUM     62.3              58.5     3.8     57.7
MEAN             71.5              68.3     3.2     67.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      3               1.0     2.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.08   1991
 MINIMUM         0.19   2001
TOTALS           2.67              3.31   -0.64     2.67
DAILY AVG.       0.09              0.11   -0.02     0.09
DAYS >= .01        11              10.2     0.8       10
DAYS >= .10         7               5.8     1.2        5
DAYS >= .50         2               2.2    -0.2        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.7    -0.7        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.74   08/22

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       1                26     -25       30
 SINCE 7/1          4                42     -38       41
COOLING TOTAL     212               127      85      115
 SINCE 1/1        488               357     131      360
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    24/350    DATE  08/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    31/340    DATE  08/29

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     76

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

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MUCH OF THE MONTH OF AUGUST SAW A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE
WESTERN ATLANTIC OR SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES WHICH BROUGHT WARM,
HUMID AIR NORTH AND NORTHEAST INTO NEW ENGLAND. THIS WAS ESPECIALLY
TRUE AT THE BEGINNING AND ENDS OF THE MONTH WHEN AUGUSTA SAW
EXTENDED PERIODS OF HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS. ALTHOUGH DAYTIME HIGH
TEMPERATURES OCCASIONALLY TOPPED 90 DEGREES, THE NIGHTTIME LOWS WERE
CONSISTENTLY WARM, A SIGN OF ABNORMALLY HIGH HUMIDITY. THERE WERE A
FEW BREAKS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH WHEN COLD FRONTS BROUGHT SOME
COOLER AIR AND OCCASIONAL RAINFALL. BUT THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY
RETURNED BEFORE THE MONTH WAS OUT. THE WARM AND HUMID CONDITIONS
WERE PERSISTENT ENOUGH TO MAKE THIS THE THIRD WARMEST AUGUST ON
RECORD AT AUGUSTA, DRIVEN PRIMARILY BY VERY WARM LOW TEMPERATURES.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 71.5 DEGREES WHICH WAS 3.2
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE 3RD WARMEST ON RECORD. THE WARMEST
AUGUST ON RECORD WAS IN 1973 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 72.9
DEGREES. THE COOLEST WAS IN 1964 WHEN IT WAS 62.2 DEGREES. THE
FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE WARMEST AUGUSTS ON RECORD.

WARMEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN AUGUST AT AUGUSTA (SINCE 1948)...
RANK  TEMP  YEAR
1     72.9  1973
2     71.6  2001
3     71.5  2018  <===
4     71.3  2002
5     71.1  2016

A TOTAL OF 2.67 INCHES OF RAIN FELL WHICH WAS 0.64 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THE DRIEST AUGUST ON RECORD WAS IN 2001 WHEN ONLY 0.19
INCHES FELL. THE WETTEST WAS IN 1991 WHEN 9.08 INCHES WAS MEASURED.

THE FOLLOWING RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN AUGUST 2018...
DATE  RECORD                                PREVIOUS
14    68   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE        68 IN 1984 /TIED/

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KIMBLE


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