Climatological Report (Seasonal)
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU, ME
337 PM EST FRI DEC 13 2019

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...THE CARIBOU ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
9/1/2019 TO 11/30/2019...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1939 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              92   09/01/2010
 LOW               -8   11/30/1995
HIGHEST            81   09/22        MM      MM       88  09/17
LOWEST                  11/17        MM      MM        0  11/19
AVG. MAXIMUM     51.6              51.9    -0.3     50.4
AVG. MINIMUM     34.3              34.6    -0.3     33.2
MEAN             42.9              43.3    -0.4     41.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     12               8.1     3.9       12
DAYS MIN <= 32     38              38.0     0.0       43
DAYS MIN <= 0       2               0.2     1.8        1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        19.03   2008
 MINIMUM         4.65   1955
TOTALS          12.41             10.48    1.93    10.86
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.12    0.02     0.12
DAYS >= .01        37              39.2    -2.2       42
DAYS >= .10        20              22.4    -2.4       20
DAYS >= .50         9               6.7     2.3        8
DAYS >= 1.00        4               2.0     2.0        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.70   MM                       11/30 TO 11/30
                                                          11/30 TO 11/30EATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                                                          11/30 TO 11/30EATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           35.3   1974
TOTALS           23.0              12.2    10.8     32.8
SINCE 7/1        23.0              12.2    10.8     32.8
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2                MM      MM        2
DAYS >= 1.0         5               3.1     1.9        8
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        15   11/25                         14  11/21
                                                          11/17
                                                          11/18
 24 HR TOTAL      6.8   MM                       11/30 TO 11/30
                                                          11/30 TO 11/30EATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                                                          11/30 TO 11/30EATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1984              1991      -7     2126
 SINCE 7/1         MM              2145      MM       MM
COOLING TOTAL       3                11      -8       34
 SINCE 1/1        208               180      28      410
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/240    DATE  11/01
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/220    DATE  11/01

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           30
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             21
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         40

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     73


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

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...FALL 2019 NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE CLIMATE NARRATIVE...

METEOROLOGICAL FALL (SEPTEMBER THROUGH NOVEMBER) 2019 FEATURED
SLIGHTLY BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES. PRECIPITATION WAS MORE VARIABLE
RANGING FROM 65 TO 100 PERCENT OF NORMAL ACROSS THE DOWNEAST REGION
AND CENTRAL HIGHLANDS AND FROM 125 TO 150 PERCENT OF NORMAL FOR MOST
AREAS FROM THE KATAHDIN REGION NORTH TO THE SAINT JOHN VALLEY.
SNOWFALL WAS ABOVE AVERAGE, ESPECIALLY NORTH AND WEST OF BANGOR. IT
RANKED AS THE 11TH SNOWIEST FALL ON RECORD IN CARIBOU WITH 23 INCHES
OF SNOW.

SEPTEMBER FEATURED TEMPERATURES THAT RANGED FROM 0.5 TO 1.5 DEGREES
BELOW AVERAGE ACROSS THE REGION. THE FIRST WIDESPREAD FROST/FREEZES
ACROSS THE NORTH OCCURRED ON THE MORNINGS OF THE 18TH AND 19TH.
RAINFALL RANGED FROM 70 TO 110 PERCENT OF AVERAGE, BUT LOCALLY UP T0
150 PERCENT OF AVERAGE ACROSS THE FAR NORTHEAST AND ALSO THE FAR
SOUTHEAST IN WASHINGTON DUE TO PERIPHERAL RAIN FROM HURRICANE DORIAN
WHICH PRODUCED UP TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN WASHINGTON COUNTY.

TEMPERATURES IN OCTOBER RANGED FROM 1.5 TO 2.5 DEGREES ABOVE
AVERAGE.  WIDESPREAD FREEZES FINISHED THE GROWING SEASON FOR CENTRAL
AND DOWNEAST ON THE 5TH AND 6TH.  PRECIPITATION RANGED FROM 110 TO
150 PERCENT OF AVERAGE.  VERY LIGHT SNOW WAS OBSERVED ON THE 4TH AND
THE 26TH/27TH ACROSS NORTHERN AND CENTRAL AREAS.

NOVEMBER WAS MUCH COLDER THAN AVERAGE AND TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM 3
TO 4 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE. IRONICALLY, THE MONTH BEGAN WITH A HIGH
OF 68 DEGREE EARLY ON THE MORNING OF THE 1ST, WHICH TIED FOR THE ALL-
TIME WARMEST TEMPERATURE DURING THE MONTH.  THERE WAS A BITTER COLD
SNAP MID MONTH WITH A LOW OF 1 BELOW IN CARIBOU ON THE 17TH, WHICH
WAS THE EARLIEST SUB-ZERO TEMPERATURE ON RECORD. PRECIPITATION
RANGED FROM 90 TO 150 PERCENT OF AVERAGE WITH THE GREATEST POSITIVE
DEPARTURES ACROSS THE FAR NORTH. SNOWFALL WAS ABOVE AVERAGE, MAINLY
IN AREAS FROM BANGOR NORTH TO THE SAINT JOHN VALLEY.

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CB/VJN



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