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

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...THE MANCHESTER 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
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            61   01/13        53       8
LOWEST            -10   01/02        -3      -7
AVG. MAXIMUM     33.8              33.1     0.7
AVG. MINIMUM     15.9              15.7     0.2
MEAN             24.9              24.4     0.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32     16              14.6     1.4
DAYS MIN <= 32     30              29.8     0.2
DAYS MIN <= 0       4               2.3     1.7

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           1.88              3.02   -1.14
DAILY AVG.       0.06              0.10   -0.04
DAYS >= .01         7              10.3    -3.3
DAYS >= .10         5               5.9    -0.9
DAYS >= .50         2               1.7     0.3
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.5    -0.5
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.57   01/23

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS           16.1
SINCE 7/1        32.1
DAYS >= TRACE       6
DAYS >= 1.0         2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        15   01/05

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1236              1258     -22
 SINCE 7/1       3434              3626    -192     3204
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/310    DATE  01/04
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    52/310    DATE  01/04

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64
               5

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

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JANUARY BEGAN WITH MANCHESTER IN THE GRIPS OF AN INTENSE AND LONG
LASTING COLD SPELL WHICH HAD BEGUN ON CHRISTMAS AND INTENSIFIED INTO
THE NEW YEAR. FOR A FULL 7 DAYS THE TEMPERATURE DID NOT EVEN WARM TO
AS HIGH AS 20 DEGREES WITH THE TEMPERATURE DROPPING BELOW ZERO EACH
NIGHT. THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE WAS 10 BELOW ZERO ON JANUARY 2, THE
COLDEST TEMPERATURE OBSERVED IN MANCHESTER SINCE THE INFAMOUS COLD
OF FEBRUARY 2015. THE INTENSE COLD FADED JUST A BIT WITH THE
TEMPERATURE WARMING INTO THE 20S LONG ENOUGH FOR A STRONG NOR`EASTER
TO BRING MORE THAN 9 INCHES OF SNOW ON JANUARY 4. STRONG WINDS
GUSTED TO 52 MPH BRINGING BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. THE BRUTAL COLD MOVED
RIGHT BACK IN BEHIND THIS STORM WITH ANOTHER TWO DAYS OF SUBZERO
TEMPERATURES. JUST WHEN IT SEEMED THE EXTREME COLD WOULD NEVER END,
THE JANUARY THAW ARRIVED. VERY WARM AIR SURGED NORTHWARD ALONG THE
EAST COAST, BRINGING THE TEMPERATURE TO 52 DEGREES ON JANUARY 11 AND
SOARING INTO THE 60S ON THE 12TH AND 13TH. RAIN CAME ALONG WITH THE
WARM WEATHER, HELPING TO WASH AWAY THE EARLY SEASON SNOW PACK. A
COLD FRONT ON JANUARY 13 BROUGHT THE JANUARY THAW TO AN ABRUPT END
AS THE TEMPERATURE WENT FROM 61 THAT MORNING TO 14 BY MIDNIGHT.
AFTER A FEW DAYS OF COLD WEATHER, ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM BROUGHT MORE
THAN 6 INCHES OF SNOWFALL ON JANUARY 16 AND 17. WARMER WEATHER
ARRIVED AGAIN ON THE 20 AND 21 WHEN MANCHESTER AGAIN HIT 50 DEGREES.
JUST A FEW DAYS LATER THE NEXT STORM BROUGHT MOSTLY FREEZING RAIN ON
THE 23RD. ANOTHER WARM UP CAME LATER IN THE MONTH WITH TWO MORE 50
DEGREE DAYS ON THE 27TH AND 28TH BEFORE THE COLD RETURNED AGAIN FOR
THE LAST FEW DAYS OF THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 24.9 DEGREES WHICH WAS 0.5
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE TEMPERATURE RANGED FROM 10 BELOW ZERO ON
JANUARY 2 TO 61 DEGREES ON JANUARY 13. A TOTAL OF 1.88 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 1.14 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. OF THIS, 16.1
INCHES FELL AS SNOW. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WAS ON JANUARY 4 WHEN 9.3
INCHES WAS RECORDED.

HISTORICAL RECORDS AT MANCHESTER ARE NOT PROVIDED DUE TO NUMEROUS
MISSING YEARS WITHIN THE HISTORICAL RECORD. ALTHOUGH THE EARLIEST
DATA AVAILABLE IS IN 1885, THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT GAPS IN THE DATA. A
LOCAL STUDY HAS YET TO BE COMPLETED TO DETERMINE IF MEANINGFUL
INFORMATION ON EXTREME TEMPERATURE, PRECIPITATION, OR SNOWFALL CAN
BE REPORTED.

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KIMBLE



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