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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
357 PM EDT TUE SEP 3 2019

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...THE AUGUSTA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SUMMER SEASON, FROM
6/1/2019 TO 8/31/2019...

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
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             100   08/05/1955
 LOW               36   06/09/1955
HIGHEST            92   07/21        93      -1       93  07/05
                        07/20                             07/04
LOWEST             45   06/01        44       1       43  06/05
                                                          06/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     78.3              77.1     1.2     78.8
AVG. MINIMUM     58.3              57.6     0.7     58.6
MEAN             68.3              67.3     1.0     68.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      4               4.0     0.0        6
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        18.94   2009
 MINIMUM         4.76   1949
TOTALS          11.28             10.29    0.99     8.83
DAILY AVG.       0.12              0.11    0.01     0.10
DAYS >= .01        36              34.9     1.1       32
DAYS >= .10        19              19.6    -0.6       20
DAYS >= .50         8               6.3     1.7        6
DAYS >= 1.00        3               2.1     0.9        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.74   08/28 TO 08/29

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      86               137     -51      109
 SINCE 7/1         10                42     -32        4
COOLING TOTAL     424               348      76      479
 SINCE 1/1        424               357      67      488
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    24/330    DATE  07/21
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    35/020    DATE  06/22

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

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

&&

THE WEATHER PATTERN THAT BROUGHT COOL, WET WEATHER FOR MOST OF THE
SPRING CONTINUED INTO JUNE. AN ACTIVE JET STREAM KEPT NEW STORM
SYSTEMS TRACKING NEAR THE REGION EVERY FEW DAYS. WARMER WEATHER
BEGAN TO ARRIVE TOWARD THE END OF JUNE AND IN THE FIRST PART OF
JULY. THIS WARM PERIOD PEAKED WITH A TEMPERATURE OF 90 DEGREES ON
JULY 6. A COLD FRONT THEN BROUGHT SOME COOLER WEATHER FOR A FEW
DAYS. HOT WEATHER RETURNED A FEW WEEKS LATER WHEN THE TEMPERATURE
REACHED 92 DEGREES ON JULY 20 AND 21 ALONG WITH HIGH HUMIDITY. A
COLD FRONT BROUGHT SOME RELIEF FROM THE HEAT FOR ABOUT A WEEK BEFORE
THE HOT WEATHER RETURNED AGAIN WITH ONE MORE 90 DEGREE DAY ON JULY
30. THE WARM AND HUMID WEATHER GRADUALLY FADED IN AUGUST AS SEVERAL
COLD FRONTS DROPPED OUT OF CANADA. JUST AS WARM AND HUMID AIR WOULD
RETURN, A NEW COLD FRONT WOULD BRING THUNDERSTORMS AND A FRESH ROUND
OF COOL, DRY AIR OUT OF CANADA. A WARM FRONT WITH TROPICAL MOISTURE
FROM DISTANT OFFSHORE TROPICAL STORM ERIN BROUGHT HEAVY RAINFALL THE
NIGHT OF AUGUST 28 INTO THE MORNING OF AUGUST 29. A TOTAL OF 1.74
INCHES FELL WHICH WAS THE MOST OF THE SUMMER.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE SUMMER WAS 68.3 DEGREES WHICH WAS
1.0 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST SUMMER WAS IN 1973 WHEN THE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 71.2 DEGREES. THE COOLEST WAS IN 1968 AT
63.7 DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 11.28 INCHES OF RAIN FELL WHICH WAS 0.99 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST RAIN CAME ON AUGUST 28 AND 29 WHEN 1.74 INCHES
FELL. THE WETTEST SUMMER WAS IN 2009 WHEN 18.94 INCHES WAS RECORDED.
THE DRIEST WAS IN 1949 WHEN ONLY 4.76 INCHES WAS OBSERVED.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN SUMMER 2019...
DATE    RECORD                               PREVIOUS
JUN 20  1.56 - GREATEST PRECIPITATION        1.52 IN 1949
JUL 21  71   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       71 IN 1980 (TIED)

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KIMBLE


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