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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
701 PM EST SAT DEC 7 2019

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...THE AUGUSTA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE FALL SEASON, FROM
9/1/2019 TO 11/30/2019...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 TO 2019

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              96   09/09/2002
 LOW                4   11/22/2018
                        11/27/1978
                        11/28/1951
HIGHEST            83   09/23        85      -2       90  09/03
LOWEST             10   11/14        16      -6        4  11/22
AVG. MAXIMUM     56.3              57.3    -1.0     54.6
AVG. MINIMUM     39.4              40.2    -0.8     39.3
MEAN             47.8              48.8    -1.0     46.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.4    -0.4        1
DAYS MAX <= 32      5               2.4     2.6        6
DAYS MIN <= 32     26              23.9     2.1       29
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        23.76   2005
 MINIMUM         6.48   1984
TOTALS          11.27             12.46   -1.19    14.30
DAILY AVG.       0.12              0.14   -0.02     0.16
DAYS >= .01        42              33.3     8.7       38
DAYS >= .10        22              20.7     1.3       23
DAYS >= .50         7               8.4    -1.4       12
DAYS >= 1.00        4               3.2     0.8        4
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.16   10/23

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1559              1507      52     1693
 SINCE 7/1       1569              1548      21     1697
COOLING TOTAL      21                31     -10       69
 SINCE 1/1        445               388      57      557
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/360    DATE  11/28
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/060    DATE  10/17

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     74

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

&&

THE FALL BEGAN WITH A SERIES OF COOL, DRY AIR MASSES MOVING OUT OF
CANADA. THIS BROUGHT MANY COOL DAYS AND EVEN COOLER NIGHTS. THE
COOLEST TEMPERATURE OF THIS STRETCH WAS 37 DEGREES ON SEPTEMBER 19.
BUT AS SOON AS THE COOL WEATHER REACHED ITS MOST INTENSE, THE WARM
WEATHER RETURNED. HEAT BUILDING OVER THE SOUTHEAST US SPILLED INTO
NEW ENGLAND AND AUGUSTA SAW THE TEMPERATURE REACH THE UPPER 70S OR
LOW 80S FOR THE NEXT 4 STRAIGHT DAYS. AFTER THIS LATE SEASON WARM
UP, THE TREND OF COOL, DRY, CANADIAN AIR MASSES RETURNED FOR THE
NEXT FEW WEEKS. THE COOLEST TEMPERATURE OF THIS PERIOD WAS 32
DEGREES ON OCTOBER 6. THIS WAS THE EARLIEST FALL FREEZE SINCE 2004.
SOON, THOUGH, THE WEATHER PATTERN BEGAN TO CHANGE. A LARGE TROUGH OF
LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPED IN THE CENTER OF THE COUNTRY WITH NEW ENGLAND
ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF THIS TROUGH. THIS MEANT WARM, MOIST AIR MOVED
INTO THE AREA WITH CLOUDS AND MORE FREQUENT RAINFALL. THIS HAD THE
EFFECT OF BRINGING MANY COOL DAYS AND WARM NIGHTS. SEVERAL MORE
INTENSE STORM SYSTEMS MOVED THROUGH THE REGION BEGINNING IN LATE
OCTOBER. THE FIRST WAS ON OCTOBER 17 WHEN MORE THAN AN INCH OF RAIN
FELL ALONG WITH 48 MPH WINDS WHICH CAUSED SCATTERED WIND DAMAGE. THE
NEXT BROUGHT MORE THAN 2 INCHES OF RAIN A WEEK LATER ON OCTOBER 23,
AND ANOTHER 1 INCH FELL ON OCTOBER 27. THE LAST OF THIS SERIES OF
STORMS ARRIVED ON HALLOWEEN, OCTOBER 31, WITH WINDS PICKING UP AGAIN
TO 47 MPH AFTER THE STORM DEPARTED ON NOVEMBER 1. THIS WAS ALSO THE
LAST WARM DAY OF THE FALL WITH THE TEMPERATURE REACHING 67 DEGREES
BEFORE SEVERAL COLD AIR MASSES BROUGHT AN EARLY WINTER CHILL. THE
MORE INTENSE COLD ARRIVED ON NOVEMBER 7 WITH MOST OF THE NEXT TWO
WEEKS SEEING TEMPERATURES 10 TO 15 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE COLDEST
TEMPERATURE OF THIS STRETCH WAS 10 DEGREES ON NOVEMBER 14. GRADUALLY
THE TEMPERATURE DRIFTED BACK TOWARD NORMAL WITH THE LAST FEW STORM
SYSTEMS BRINGING MORE RAIN THAN SNOW.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE FALL WAS 47.8 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.0
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE COOLEST FALL WAS IN 1974 WHEN THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE WAS 45.2 DEGREES. THE WARMEST WAS 52.6 DEGREES IN 2017.

A TOTAL OF 11.27 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 1.19 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION CAME ON OCTOBER 23 WHEN
2.16 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE DRIEST FALL WAS IN 1984 WHEN ONLY 6.48
INCHES WAS RECORDED. THE WETTEST WAS IN 2005 WITH 23.76 INCHES.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN FALL 2019...
DATE    RECORD                               PREVIOUS
SEP 23  64   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       62 IN 2011 & OTHERS
OCT 17  1.01 - GREATEST PRECIPITATION        0.95 IN 1977
OCT 31  54   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       52 IN 2004
NOV 8   33   - COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      33 IN 1992 (TIED)
NOV 12  31   - COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      32 IN 2004, 1985 & 1968
NOV 12  16   - COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE       20 IN 1981
NOV 13  23   - COOLEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      32 IN 1990
NOV 13  11   - COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE       13 IN 1986
NOV 14  10   - COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE       13 IN 1986
NOV 17  13   - COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE       13 IN 1967 (TIED)
NOV 24  1.06 - GREATEST PRECIPITATION        0.98 IN 1959

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KIMBLE


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