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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
438 PM EST FRI MAR 6 2020

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...THE CONCORD NH CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE WINTER SEASON, FROM
12/1/2019 TO 2/29/2020...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1868 TO 2020

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              74   02/21/2018
 LOW              -37   02/16/1943
HIGHEST            67   01/12        60       7       62  12/21
LOWEST             -5   02/15       -15      10      -10  02/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     36.7              34.0     2.7     34.1
AVG. MINIMUM     18.5              13.8     4.7     15.7
MEAN             27.6              23.9     3.7     24.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     28              39.8   -11.8       39
DAYS MIN <= 32     87              85.8     1.2       87
DAYS MIN <= 0       6              14.2    -8.2        4

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        16.68   2008
 MINIMUM         3.14   1980
TOTALS          10.34              8.52    1.82    10.71
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.09    0.02     0.12
DAYS >= .01        32              31.3     0.7       31
DAYS >= .10        22              18.0     4.0       20
DAYS >= .50         6               6.0     0.0        6
DAYS >= 1.00        2               1.8     0.2        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.60   12/14

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL          102.0   2008
TOTALS           38.2              44.9    -6.7     30.3
SINCE 7/1        38.5              47.5    -9.0     43.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      6
DAYS >= TRACE      31              21.6     9.4       34
DAYS >= 1.0        13              11.5     1.5       12
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        11   02/23
                        02/21
                        02/22
 24 HR TOTAL      5.2   12/01 TO 12/02

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    3383              3700    -317     3584
 SINCE 7/1       4959              5297    -338     5208
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/270    DATE  01/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/280    DATE  01/12

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     69


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

&&

AFTER A VERY COLD NOVEMBER, METEOROLOGICAL WINTER BEGAN WITH A LONG
DURATION SNOWSTORM. SNOW BEGAN ON DECEMBER 1 AND DIDN`T END UNTIL
DECEMBER 3. A TOTAL OF 7.1 INCHES FELL DURING THAT TIME AND THE COLD
WEATHER CONTINUED FOR ANOTHER WEEK. THE TEMPERATURE BOTTOMED OUT AT
3 BELOW ZERO ON DECEMBER 8. THE VERY NEXT DAY THE WARM UP BEGAN.
RAIN AND WARMER TEMPERATURES PUT A DENT IN THE EARLY SEASON SNOW
PACK. HEAVY RAIN FELL ON DECEMBER 14 AND 15 WITH A TOTAL OF 1.84
INCHES MEASURED, WASHING AWAY THE REST OF THE SNOW. IT DID SNOW
AGAIN ON DECEMBER 17 AND 18 FOLLOWED BY SOME COLDER WEATHER, BUT THE
WARMTH RETURNED AGAIN BEFORE CHRISTMAS. ALTHOUGH THE TEMPERATURE
REMAINED WARMER THAN NORMAL, ANOTHER LONG DURATION WINTER STORM
ARRIVED TO CLOSE OUT THE YEAR WITH SNOW, SLEET, AND FREEZING RAIN
ENDING ON NEW YEARS EVE. THE WEATHER BEGAN SETTLING INTO A PATTERN
OF PERSISTENTLY WARMER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES WITH BRIEF PERIODS OF
ARCTIC COLD. THE WARMEST WAS ON JANUARY 12 WHEN THE TEMPERATURE
REACHED 67 DEGREES. A FEW SNOWSTORMS IN THE MIDDLE OF JANUARY HELPED
TO REPLENISH THE SNOW PACK WITH COLDER AIR ARRIVING BEHIND THESE
STORMS. THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE WAS 3 BELOW ZERO ON JANUARY 21. THIS
COLD DIDN`T LAST LONG, THOUGH, AS THE TEMPERATURE WARMED BACK INTO
THE 40S JUST A FEW DAYS LATER. ANOTHER WINTER STORM ON FEBRUARY 6
AND 7 BROUGHT SNOW, SLEET, AND FREEZING RAIN FOLLOWED BY VERY COLD
TEMPERATURES. SNOW WAS OBSERVED ON 8 STRAIGHT DAYS FROM FEBRUARY 6
THROUGH 13 WITH MORE ARCTIC COLD ARRIVING FOR VALENTINE`S DAY. THE
COLDEST TEMPERATURE WAS 5 BELOW ZERO ON THE MORNING OF FEBRUARY 15.
THE MONTH ENDED WITH MORE WARM WEATHER AND CONCORD SAW THE
TEMPERATURE RISE INTO THE 40S AND 50S MOST DAYS. THIS WARM WEATHER
ALONG WITH SOME RAIN ON FEBRUARY 27 BROUGHT THE WINTER SNOW BACK
DOWN TO ONLY 5 INCHES BY THE END OF FEBRUARY.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE WINTER WAS 27.6 DEGREES WHICH WAS
3.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST WINTER WAS IN 2015-16 WHEN THE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 30.9 DEGREES. THE COLDEST WAS 15.5 DEGREES
IN 1917-18.

A TOTAL OF 10.34 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 1.82 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. THIS WAS THE 8TH CONSECUTIVE WINTER WITH ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION AT CONCORD. THE HEAVIEST RAIN FELL ON DECEMBER 13 AND
14 WHEN 1.84 INCHES WAS RECORDED. THE WETTEST WINTER WAS IN 2007-08
WHEN 16.68 INCHES FELL. THE DRIEST WAS IN 1979-80 WITH ONLY 3.14
INCHES.

A TOTAL OF 38.2 INCHES OF SNOW FELL WHICH WAS 6.7 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST SNOW FELL AT THE BEGINNING OF DECEMBER WHEN 7.1
INCHES WAS MEASURED FROM DECEMBER 1 THROUGH 3. THE LEAST SNOWY
WINTER WAS IN 1929-30 WHEN ONLY 13.8 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE
SNOWIEST WAS IN 1950-51 WHEN 102.0 INCHES FELL.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN WINTER 2019-20...
DATE    RECORD                               PREVIOUS
JAN 11  61   - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      58 IN 1980
JAN 12  67   - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE      61 IN 1885

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KIMBLE


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