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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
810 PM EST MON FEB 5 2018

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...THE AUGUSTA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 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              61   01/08/2008
 LOW              -22   01/15/1957
                        01/14/1957
HIGHEST            53   01/13        48       5       52  01/11
                        01/12
LOWEST            -15   01/01        -8      -7        0  01/10
                                                          01/09
AVG. MAXIMUM     28.7              27.6     1.1     33.6
AVG. MINIMUM     12.3              11.0     1.3     19.8
MEAN             20.5              19.3     1.2     26.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     19              19.9    -0.9       12
DAYS MIN <= 32     30              30.1    -0.1       29
DAYS MIN <= 0       6               6.0     0.0        2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.01   1979
 MINIMUM         0.33   2004
TOTALS           4.40              2.61    1.79     2.74
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.08    0.06     0.09
DAYS >= .01         8              10.3    -2.3       12
DAYS >= .10         6               5.7     0.3        8
DAYS >= .50         4               1.6     2.4        1
DAYS >= 1.00        2               0.4     1.6        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.37   01/13

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1372              1416     -44     1180
 SINCE 7/1       3970              4171    -201     3741
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/340    DATE  01/04
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/340    DATE  01/04

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67


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

&&

AS JANUARY BEGAN, AUGUSTA FOUND ITSELF IN THE MIDST OF AN INTENSE
AND LONG LASTING COLD SPELL WHICH HAD HUNG AROUND SINCE CHRISTMAS.
IN FACT, THE TEMPERATURE DID NOT REACH 10 DEGREES FOR 6 CONSECUTIVE
DAYS DATING BACK TO LAST MONTH, TYING AS THE MOST ON RECORD AT
AUGUSTA. THE BRUTAL COLD FINALLY EASED UP JUST A BIT AS THE
TEMPERATURE WARMED INTO THE 20S JUST LONG ENOUGH FOR AN INTENSE
NOR`EASTER TO BRING HEAVY SNOW AND 51 MPH WINDS ON JANUARY 4,
CAUSING BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. MORE BRUTAL COLD MOVED IN BEHIND THIS
STORM. THE TEMPERATURE DID NOT EVEN RISE ABOVE ZERO DEGREES ON
JANUARY 6, THE FIRST TIME THAT HAD HAPPENED SINCE JANUARY 2004. JUST
WHEN IT SEEMED THE BRUTAL COLD WOULD NEVER END, THE JANUARY THAW
CAME. THE TEMPERATURE WARMED INTO THE 40S AND 50S FROM JANUARY 11
THRU 13 ALONG WITH MORE THAN 2 INCHES OF RAINFALL. THE RAIN AND SNOW
MELT CAUSED FLOODING ALONG THE KENNEBEC RIVER. A STRONG COLD FRONT
ON JANUARY 13 BROUGHT THE JANUARY THAW TO AN ABRUPT END. THE
TEMPERATURE DROPPED FROM 53 DEGREES THAT MORNING ALL THE WAY TO 12
DEGREES BY MIDNIGHT AND DID NOT RISE OUT OF THE TEENS FOR THE NEXT
TWO DAYS. ALTHOUGH IT WAS COLD, IT WAS NOT NEARLY AS COLD OR AS LONG
LASTING AS WHAT HAD BEEN ENDURED JUST A FEW WEEKS EARLIER. MORE SNOW
FELL ON JANUARY 17 BUT TEMPERATURES WERE ON A WARMING TREND. IT
WARMED INTO THE 40S ON JANUARY 20 AND 21 BEFORE THE NEXT STORM
SYSTEM BROUGHT FREEZING RAIN ON THE 22ND AND 23RD. WARMER WEATHER
ARRIVED AGAIN WITH ANOTHER TWO DAYS IN THE 40S BEFORE THE COLD SET
BACK IN FOR THE LAST FEW DAYS OF THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 20.5 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.2
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST JANUARY ON RECORD WAS IN 2006 WHEN
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 27.5 DEGREES. THE COLDEST WAS IN 1994
WHEN IT WAS 10.4 DEGREES. THE 6 STRAIGHT DAYS THAT THE TEMPERATURE
DID NOT WARM INTO DOUBLE DIGITS TIED FOR THE LONGEST SUCH STRETCH ON
RECORD, AS SHOWN IN THE FOLLOWING TABLE.

MOST CONSECUTIVE DAYS MAX LESS THAN 10 (SINCE 1948)...
RANK  DAYS  DATES
1      6    DEC 28, 2017 TO JAN 2, 2018 <===
       6    FEB 10 TO FEB 15, 1979
3      3*   JAN 21 TO JAN 23, 2005
* MOST RECENT OF SEVERAL OCCURRENCES

A TOTAL OF 4.40 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 1.79 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL AND THE MOST SINCE 2006. NEARLY HALF OF THIS
PRECIPITATION FELL ON JANUARY 12 AND 13 WHEN 2.44 INCHES WAS
RECORDED. THE WETTEST JANUARY ON RECORD WAS IN 1979 WHEN 9.01 INCHES
WAS RECORDED. THE DRIEST WAS IN 2004 WITH ONLY 0.33 INCHES.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN JANUARY 2018...
DATE  RECORD                                PREVIOUS
1     7    - COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE       8 IN 1957
1     -15  - COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE        -8 IN 1999 AND OTHERS
6     -1   - COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE       2 IN 1959
12    42   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE        38 IN 2017
12    1.07 - GREATEST PRECIPITATION         1.06 IN 1956
13    53   - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE       48 IN 2017 AND 2006
13    1.37 - GREATEST PRECIPITATION         0.73 IN 2002

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KIMBLE



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