Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU, ME
543 PM EDT WED MAY 1 2019

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...THE CARIBOU ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 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              86   04/27/1990
 LOW               -4   04/06/2015
HIGHEST            62   04/22        MM      MM       66  04/24
                        04/13
LOWEST             18   04/05        MM      MM        8  04/06
AVG. MAXIMUM     45.1              47.8    -2.7     44.9
AVG. MINIMUM     30.2              29.5     0.7     26.7
MEAN             37.6              38.6    -1.0     35.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               1.1    -0.1        2
DAYS MIN <= 32     18              19.1    -1.1       19
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.1    -0.1        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.19   2005
 MINIMUM         0.54   1967
TOTALS           4.84                      2.18
DAILY AVG.       0.16              0.09    0.07     0.15
DAYS >= .01        17              12.8     4.2       16
DAYS >= .10        11               7.3     3.7        8
DAYS >= .50         3               1.4     1.6        4
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.1     0.9        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.49   04/20 TO 04/20           04/04 TO 04/04
                                                          04/04 TO 04/04EATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                                                          04/04 TO 04/04EATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           36.4   1982
TOTALS           11.4               7.4     4.0      8.8
SINCE 7/1       165.4             108.2    57.2    137.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     12                MM      MM       12
DAYS >= 1.0         4               2.3     1.7        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        27   04/10                         22  04/07
                        04/04
 24 HR TOTAL      4.2   04/08 TO 04/08           04/04 TO 04/04
                                                          04/04 TO 04/04EATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                                                          04/04 TO 04/04EATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     814               791      23      869
 SINCE 7/1       8936              8766     170     8189
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/290    DATE  04/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/290    DATE  04/04

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            7
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         16

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     66

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
  0
  6
  0
  0
  4
  0
  5
HAZE                      5

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.
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...NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE APRIL 2019 MONTHLY CLIMATE NARRATIVE...

TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH AS A WHOLE AVERAGED FROM NEAR AVERAGE
TO AROUND 1 DEGREE BELOW THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE. TEMPERATURES WERE
GENERALLY BELOW AVERAGE THE FIRST 10 DAYS OF THE MONTH, ABOVE
AVERAGE MUCH OF THE TIME FROM THE 11TH THROUGH THE 22ND, AND BELOW
AVERAGE LATE IN THE MONTH. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURES OF THE MONTH
WERE OBSERVED ON THE 13TH, 21ST, AND 22ND, WHEN MOST INLAND AREAS
HAD HIGHS IN THE LOW TO MID 60S.

AT CARIBOU, THERE WERE 18 NIGHTS WITH A LOW OF 32 OR LOWER, WHICH
IS EXACTLY THE 30 YEAR AVERAGE. AT BANGOR, THERE WERE 13 NIGHTS
WITH A LOW OF FREEZING OE LOWER, WHICH IS ALSO EXACTLY THE 30 YEAR
AVERAGE.

PRECIPITATION WAS WELL ABOVE AVERAGE AND RANGED FROM 130 TO 200
PERCENT OF NORMAL, WITH THE GREATEST DEPARTURES ACROSS THE CROWN
OF MAINE AND INTO PARTS OF HANCOCK AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES. AT
CARIBOU, A TOTAL OF 4.84 INCHES OF RAIN (AND MELTED SNOW) WAS
OBSERVED, WHICH WAS 2.18 INCHES ABOVE THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE AND
RANKED AS THE 3RD WETTEST APRIL ON RECORD. AT BANGOR, A TOTAL OF
5.53 INCHES OF RAIN (AND MELTED SNOW) WAS OBSERVED, WHICH WAS 1.91
INCHES ABOVE AVERAGE. IT RANKED AS THE 9TH WETTEST APRIL ON
RECORD. AT HOULTON, THE TOTAL OF 4.38 INCHES RANKED AS THE 6TH
WETTEST ON RECORD.

SNOWFALL WAS ABOVE AVERAGE, WITH ALMOST ALL OF THE SNOW OBSERVED
DURING THE FIRST 10 DAYS OF THE MONTH. AT BANGOR, A TOTAL OF 10.2
INCHES WAS OBSERVED DURING THE MONTH, WHICH MADE IT THE SNOWIEST
APRIL SINCE 2011, AND IT WAS THE 11TH SNOWIEST APRIL ON RECORD. AT
CARIBOU, A TOTAL OF 11.4 INCHES WAS OBSERVED, WHICH WAS ALSO THE
SNOWIEST APRIL SINCE 2011, AND RANKED AS THE 19TH SNOWIEST APRIL
ON RECORD.

THE LARGEST SNOWFALL EVENTS ALL OCCURRED EARLY IN THE MONTH. ON
THE 3RD, MANY AREAS IN SOUTHEAST AROOSTOOK AND NORTHERN
WASHINGTON COUNTY OBSERVED FROM 8 TO 10 INCHES. ANOTHER EVENT ON
THE 8TH PRODUCED MORE WIDESPREAD AMOUNTS FROM 4 TO 8 INCHES ACROSS
NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE. THAT EVENT WAS QUICKLY FOLLOWED BY
THE LAST SIGNIFICANT EVENT OF THE MONTH ON THE 9TH INTO THE 10TH
THAT PRODUCED FROM 2 TO 6 INCHES ACROSS THE AREA.

THROUGH APRIL 30TH A TOTAL OF 165.4 INCHES OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED
FOR THE 2018-2019 SEASON AT CARIBOU, WHICH WAS 57.2 INCHES ABOVE
AVERAGE AND THE 3RD SNOWIEST ON RECORD. AT BANGOR, 79.9 INCHES OF
SNOW WAS OBSERVED, WHICH WAS MUCH CLOSER TO THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE OF
66.1 INCHES.

AT THE START OF THE MONTH, THERE WAS LITTLE OR NO SNOW IN THE
GREATER BANGOR REGION AND ALONG THE COAST WITH 14 INCHES AT
MILLINOCKET, AND FROM 2 TO 3 FEET ACROSS FAR NORTHERN MAINE. BY
THE END OF THE MONTH, THERE WAS NO SNOW FROM MILLINOCKET SOUTH TO
THE COAST, BUT AMOUNTS RANGED FROM 6 TO 18 INCHES IN THE HEAVILY
WOODED AREAS OF THE NORTH WOODS.

THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER`S OUTLOOK FOR NORTHERN AND EASTERN
MAINE FOR THE MONTH OF MAY INDICATES NO STRONG CLIMATE SIGNALS
THAT WOULD POINT TOWARD AN UNSUALLY WARM OR COOL MONTH OR THAT
WOULD POINT TOWARD AN UNUSUALLY WET OR DRY MONTH.

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CB/VJN


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