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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU, ME
214 PM EDT THU SEP 11 2014

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...THE CARIBOU ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
6/1/2014 TO 8/31/2014...

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              96   06/29/1944
 LOW               30   06/07/1958
HIGHEST            91   07/02        MM      MM       94  07/15
LOWEST             44   08/29        MM      MM       38  06/06
                        06/11
AVG. MAXIMUM     76.4              74.0     2.4     74.0
AVG. MINIMUM     54.9              52.7     2.2     52.8
MEAN             65.7              63.3     2.4     63.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               1.0     0.0        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           MM   MM
 MINIMUM           MM   MM
TOTALS          11.46             11.32    0.14    19.00
DAILY AVG.       0.13              0.12    0.01     0.20
DAYS >= .01        37              40.7    -3.7       47
DAYS >= .10        20              24.1    -4.1       28
DAYS >= .50        10               7.2     2.8       15
DAYS >= 1.00        2               2.0     0.0        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.65   MM                       08/31 TO 08/31
                                                          08/31 TO 08/31
                                                          08/31 TO 08/31

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              T   2011
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   MM                       08/31 TO 08/31
                                                          08/31 TO 08/31
                                                          08/31 TO 08/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     147               319    -172      292
 SINCE 7/1         58               154     -96      114
COOLING TOTAL     238               164      74      171
 SINCE 1/1        241               169      72      179
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.3
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           44
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             31
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         17

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               14     RAIN                      16
LIGHT RAIN               49     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      47     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      7
HAZE                     12

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.
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...NORTHERN/EASTERN MAINE NARRATIVE FOR SUMMER (JUNE THROUGH AUGUST)
2014...


OVERALL...THE SUMMER OF 2014 WAS WARMER THAN NORMAL AND TEMPERATURES
AVERAGED 1 TO 2.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT
DEPARTURES FROM AVERAGE WERE ACROSS FAR NORTHEAST MAINE.
PRECIPITATION AS IS USUALLY THE CASE WAS MUCH MORE VARIABLE
GEOGRAPHICALLY ACROSS THE REGION...BUT GENERALLY IT WAS A WETTER
SUMMER ACROSS DOWN EAST MAINE WHERE PRECIPITATION WAS UP TO 150
PERCENT OF NORMAL. AREAS ACROSS NORTHERN MAINE AND IN PARTICULAR IN
THE SAINT JOHN VALLEY PRECIPITATION WAS AROUND 75 PERCENT OF NORMAL.

THERE WAS A STRETCH OF VERY WARM WEATHER AT THE TAIL END OF JUNE
INTO THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF JULY PRECEDING HURRICANE ARTHUR THAT
PRODUCED 7 CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH HIGHS IN THE 80S ACROSS MOST OF THE
REGION. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE THIS PAST SUMMER AT CARIBOU WAS 91F ON
JULY 2ND. THE LOW TEMPERATURE ON THE 2ND OF 71F TIED FOR THE
ALL-TIME WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE ON RECORD AT CARIBOU.  THE HIGH
TEMPERATURE THIS PAST SUMMER AT BANGOR WAS 89F.  IT WAS THE FIRST
SUMMER SINCE 1986 WHEN THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AT BANGOR FAILED TO
REACH 90 DEGREES. THE WEEK LONG STRETCH OF WARM WEATHER WAS FOLLOWED
BY AN UNUSUALLY COOL DAY ON THE 5TH WHEN TEMPERATURES IN PARTS OF
NORTHERN MAINE FELL INTO THE 40S DURING THE AFTERNOON...AND SNOW
LEVELS FELL TO AROUND 1500 FEET.

THE MOST SIGNIFICANT WEATHER EVENT OF THE SUMMER WAS HURRICANE
ARTHUR WHICH AFFECTED THE REGION ON JULY 4TH WEEKEND.  THE HURRICANE
TRANSITIONED INTO A STRONG EXTRA-TROPICAL STORM AS IT TRACKED UP THE
BAY OF FUNDY.  THE GREATEST RAINFALL TOTALS OF 5 TO 7 INCHES WERE
OBSERVED IN SOUTHERN AND EASTERN WASHINGTON COUNTY. WIND GUSTS IN
EXCESS OF 50 MPH WERE COMMON ACROSS EASTERN MAINE. WASHINGTON COUNTY
WAS HARD HIT WITH MANY TREES KNOCKED DOWN AND POWER OUTAGES.

SEVERE WEATHER WAS BELOW NORMAL WITH ONLY 18 SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS
ISSUED BETWEEN JUNE 1ST AND AUGUST 31ST WHICH IS WELL BELOW NORMAL.
THE FIRST THUNDERSTORM OF THE SEASON WAS NOT OBSERVED AT THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN CARIBOU UNTIL JULY 23RD...WHICH
WAS SEVERAL WEEKS LATER THAN AVERAGE.

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