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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
617 AM EDT SUN MAY 5 2019

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...THE GRAY ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2019...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1995 TO 2019

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              91   04/28/2009
 LOW               15   04/04/2016
HIGHEST            71   04/13        79      -8       70
LOWEST             23   04/05        26      -3       20
AVG. MAXIMUM     52.0              53.6    -1.6     49.5
AVG. MINIMUM     35.1              34.9     0.2     32.3
MEAN             43.6              44.3    -0.7     40.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               0.3     0.7        1
DAYS MIN <= 32     10               9.6     0.4       15
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        10.62   2005
 MINIMUM         0.35   1999
TOTALS           5.06              4.38    0.68     5.10
DAILY AVG.       0.17              0.15    0.02     0.17
DAYS >= .01        19              11.1     7.9       14
DAYS >= .10        12               6.7     5.3        9
DAYS >= .50         5               2.9     2.1        2
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.2    -0.2        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.86   04/26 TO 04/27

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           27.2   2007
TOTALS            5.0               4.8     0.2      2.4
SINCE 7/1        79.1              83.8    -4.7     96.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1
DAYS >= TRACE       6               2.2     3.8        9
DAYS >= 1.0         2               1.0     1.0        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         5   04/01                          2
 24 HR TOTAL      3.2   04/08

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     637               624      13      717
 SINCE 7/1       7093              6775     318     6594
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1        0
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-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

APRIL BEGAN WITH MANY COOL DAYS WITH FREQUENT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
SNOW WAS OBSERVED ON 6 DAYS DURING THE FIRST PART OF THE MONTH,
INCLUDING MORE THAN 3 INCHES ON APRIL 8. THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH
TURNED WARMER, WITH THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE OBSERVED ON THE 13TH
WHEN IT HIT 71 DEGREES. WITH THE WARM WEATHER, THE LAST OF THE
WINTER SNOW COVER FINALLY MELTED ON THE 17TH. AFTER A LITTLE MORE
THAN A WEEK OF WARMER WEATHER, THE WEATHER TURNED COOL AND SHOWERY
AGAIN TO END THE MONTH. MEASURABLE RAIN FELL ON 9 OUT OF 10 DAYS
FROM THE 18TH THRU 27TH, WITH THE HEAVIEST FALLING ON THE 26TH AND
27TH WHEN NEARLY 2 INCHES WAS MEASURED.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 43.6 DEGREES WHICH WAS 0.7
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE COOLEST APRIL WAS JUST LAST YEAR WHEN THE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 40.9 DEGREES. THE WARMEST WAS IN 2010 WHEN
IT WAS 49.0 DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 5.06 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 0.68 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. THIS MARKS THE 3RD STRAIGHT APRIL WITH 5 INCHES OR
MORE OF PRECIPITATION. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION CAME ON APRIL 26
AND 27 WHEN 1.95 INCHES OF RAIN WAS MEASURED. THE WETTEST APRIL WAS
IN 2005 WHEN 10.62 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL. THE DRIEST WAS IN
1999 WHEN ONLY 0.35 INCHES WAS RECORDED.

A TOTAL OF 5.0 INCHES OF SNOW FELL WHICH WAS 0.2 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WAS ON APRIL 8 WHEN 3.2 INCHES WAS
MEASURED. SNOWFALL IN APRIL IS TYPICALLY HIT OR MISS. THE SNOWIEST
APRIL WAS IN 2007 WHEN 27.2 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE LEAST SNOWY WAS
IN 1999 WHEN NO SNOW FELL.  AN ADDITIONAL 3 YEARS RECORDED ONLY A
TRACE OF SNOWFALL, MOST RECENTLY IN 2009.

$$

KIMBLE


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