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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU, ME
149 AM EDT SAT AUG 2 2014

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...THE CARIBOU ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1939 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              95   07/20/1991
                        07/19/1991
                        07/25/1989
 LOW               36   07/07/1969
HIGHEST            91   07/02        MM      MM       94  07/15
LOWEST             47   07/06        MM      MM       45  07/22
AVG. MAXIMUM     78.2              76.0     2.2     78.8
AVG. MINIMUM     58.0              55.2     2.8     56.5
MEAN             68.1              65.6     2.5     67.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               0.5     0.5        2
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         7.96   2011
 MINIMUM         0.16   1947
TOTALS           7.06                      2.98
DAILY AVG.       0.23              0.13    0.10     0.23
DAYS >= .01        17              14.2     2.8       12
DAYS >= .10         8               8.6    -0.6        7
DAYS >= .50         5               2.7     2.3        4
DAYS >= 1.00        2               0.8     1.2        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.65   07/04 TO 07/05           07/17 TO 07/17
                                                          07/31 TO 07/31
                                                          07/31 TO 07/31

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            0.0   MM
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   07/31 TO 07/31           07/31 TO 07/31
                                                          07/31 TO 07/31
                                                          07/31 TO 07/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      24                58     -34       28
 SINCE 7/1         24                58     -34       28
COOLING TOTAL     130                77      53      119
 SINCE 1/1        169               116      53      150
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/330    DATE  07/05
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    52/340    DATE  07/05

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           12
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                7     RAIN                       8
LIGHT RAIN               19     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      18     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      6

-  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 MONTHLY AREA CLIMATE NARRATIVE...

JULY 2014 FEATURED SIGNIFICANTLY WARMER THAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
ACROSS NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE...AND FOR THE THIRD YEAR OUT OF
THE LAST FOUR...MUCH ABOVE AVERAGE RAINFALL.

TEMPERATURES AVERAGED 1 TO 3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS THE REGION
FOR THE MONTH. AT CARIBOU...THE MEAN TEMPERATURE OF 68.1 WAS TIED
WITH THE 12TH WARMEST JULY IN 1994. THE WARMEST SPELL OF WEATHER
THIS MONTH ARRIVED DURING THE OPENING THREE DAYS OF THE MONTH...WITH
OTHER NOTABLE WARM SPELLS OCCURRING BETWEEN THE 12TH AND 15TH AND
THE 19TH AND 23RD.

RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH...WHICH WAS BANDED ACROSS THE REGION...RANGED
FROM 115 TO 200 PERCENT OF NORMAL. FOR BOTH CARIBOU AND BANGOR
...THIS MONTH FINISHED AS THE 3RD WETTEST. AT CARIBOU THE SECOND
WETTEST JULY RECORDED JUST LAST YEAR EXPERIENCED 7.28 INCHES AND THE
WETTEST JULY SET IN 2011 RECEIVED 7.96 INCHES. AT BANGOR...ONLY THE
JULYS OF 1951 WITH 7.02 INCHES AND 1983 WITH 7.25 INCHES EXCEEDED
JULY OF 2014. INTERESTINGLY...THE INTERVENING JULY OF 2012 WAS MUCH
DRIER THAN NORMAL WITH ONLY 1.73 (0.53) INCHES RECORDED AT CARIBOU
(BANGOR).

THE LARGEST CONTRIBUTION TO THIS MONTHS RAINFALL TOTAL CAME WITH A
SLOW MOVING COLD FRONTAL SYSTEM ON THE 4TH AND POST FRONTAL RAINFALL
THAT FOLLOWED ON THE 5TH FROM TROPICAL STORM AURTHUR. IN ADDITION TO
THE HEAVY RAINFALL...AURTHUR...AN UNUSUALLY EARLY TROPICAL SYSTEM THAT
TRACKED OVER THE EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN TIP OF NOVA SCOTIA...CAUSED
SIGNIFICANT WIND DAMAGE AND POWER OUTAGES TO SOUTHEAST AROOSTOOK AND
SOUTHERN PENOBSCOT AND ESPECIALLY WASHINGTON AND HANCOCK COUNTIES.
SHARPLY COOLER TEMPERATURES ACCOMPANIED THE RAINFALL OF AURTHUR
DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS OF THE 5TH...WITH A FEW LOCATIONS OVER
NORTHEAST AROOSTOOK COUNTIES HOLDING IN THE UPPER 40S DURING THE
AFTERNOON HOURS.

OTHER SIGNIFICANT TO HEAVY RAINFALL DAYS ACROSS THE REGION ALSO
OCCURRED ON THE 16TH...23RD...28TH AND 29TH. DESPITE THE VERY HEAVY
RAINFALL THIS MONTH...THE OVERALL FEELING WAS THAT THE MONTH WAS
SUNNIER WITH MORE DRYING BETWEEN RAIN EVENTS THAN LAST JULY.
ALSO...MANY OF THE HEAVY RAIN EVENTS OF THIS MONTH OCCURRED AT
NIGHT...WITH FEW RAIN EVENTS STRETCHING CONTINUOUSLY OVER MORE THAN
A DAY.

OTHER ITEMS OF NOTE. THE ALL-TIME WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE ON
RECORD WAS TIED AT CARIBOU ON THE 2ND.  THE LOW OF 71 DEGREES TIED
THE RECORD PREVIOUSLY SET ON JULY 31, 1970 AND TIED ON JULY 18,
1975.

THE FIRST THUNDERSTORM OF THE SEASON WAS OBSERVED AT CARIBOU ON THE
23RD.  THIS WAS UNUSUALLY LATE...AS ON AVERAGE BY THE 23RD OF JULY
THUNDERSTORMS WOULD BE OBSERVED AT CARIBOU AN AVERAGE OF 10 TIMES.

THE OUTLOOK FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER FOR THE MONTH OF
AUGUST FOR OUR REGION IS INDICATING NO STRONG CLIMATE SIGNALS THAT
WOULD POINT TOWARD AN UNUSUALLY WARM (COOL) AUGUST OR AN UNUSUALLY
WET (DRY) MONTH. AVERAGE TEMPERATURES BEGIN TO SLOWLY FALL DURING
THE MONTH.  THE AVERAGE HIGH AT CARIBOU (BANGOR) DROPS FROM 76 (80)
ON THE 1ST TO 71 (75) BY THE END OF THE MONTH.   THE AVERAGE LOW AT
CARIBOU (BANGOR) FALLS FROM 55 (58) ON THE 1ST TO 50 (53) BY THE END
OF THE MONTH.  NEARLY 1 1/2 HOURS OF DAYLIGHT IS LOST DURING THE
MONTH OF AUGUST.

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VJN/CB




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