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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
140 PM EDT THU OCT 2 2014

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...THE CONCORD NH CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1868 TO 2014 /SINCE 1869 FOR TEMPERATURES/

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              98   09/02/1953
 LOW               20   09/30/1941
HIGHEST            89   09/06        88       1       95  09/11
                        09/05
LOWEST             30   09/20        32      -2       31  09/17
AVG. MAXIMUM     73.5              72.6     0.9     73.4
AVG. MINIMUM     46.7              47.4    -0.7     45.8
MEAN             60.1              60.0     0.1     59.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.6    -0.6        1
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      2               1.5     0.5        1
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        10.97   1888
 MINIMUM         0.21   1914
TOTALS           0.42              3.38   -2.96     4.81
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.11   -0.10     0.16
DAYS >= .01         7               9.3    -2.3        7
DAYS >= .10         2               6.1    -4.1        5
DAYS >= .50         0               2.2    -2.2        4
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.8    -0.8        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.18   09/13 TO 09/13

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              T   1992
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0
 STORM TOTAL      0.0
 (MM/DD(HH))

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     189               187       2      199
 SINCE 7/1        221               235     -14      229
COOLING TOTAL      50                37      13       46
 SINCE 1/1        381               450     -69      537
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              4.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/340    DATE  09/06
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    36/330    DATE  09/06

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     74

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     HEAVY RAIN                 0
RAIN                      1     LIGHT RAIN                 7
FREEZING RAIN             0     LT FREEZING RAIN           0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     FOG                       23
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE    12     HAZE                       0

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

&&

THE SUMMER-LIKE WARMTH THAT FINALLY ARRIVED AT THE END OF AUGUST
CONTINUED INTO THE FIRST PART OF SEPTEMBER. CONCORD SAW TEMPERATURES
IN THE UPPER 80S FOR MOST OF THE FIRST WEEK OF THE MONTH INCLUDING
89 DEGREES ON THE 5TH AND 6TH. A RETURN TO COOLER WEATHER SOON
FOLLOWED... WITH THE MIDDLE TWO WEEKS OF THE MONTH CONSISTENTLY
BELOW NORMAL. THE FIRST FREEZE OCCURRED ON THE 19TH. WARMER WEATHER
ARRIVED AGAIN AT THE END OF THE MONTH WITH TEMPERATURES WARMING ONCE
AGAIN INTO THE UPPER 80S... HELPING TO BRING THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
OF THE MONTH BACK TO NEAR NORMAL. THERE WERE NO SIGNIFICANT RAIN
EVENTS DURING SEPTEMBER... A NOTABLE CHANGE FROM THE VERY WET SUMMER.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR SEPTEMBER WAS 60.1 DEGREES. THIS WAS
ONLY 0.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD WAS
1961 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 67.1 DEGREES. THE COOLEST WAS
1893 WITH AN AVERAGE OF ONLY 53.6 DEGREES.

ONLY 0.42 INCHES OF RAIN WAS OBSERVED IN SEPTEMBER. THIS TIES WITH
1964 AS THE THIRD DRIEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD. THE WETTEST SEPTEMBER
WAS 1888 WHEN 10.97 INCHES WAS RECORDED. THE DRIEST WAS 1914 WHEN
ONLY 0.21 INCHES FELL. THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF THE DRIEST
SEPTEMBERS ON RECORD AT CONCORD.

TOP TEN DRIEST SEPTEMBERS
RANK    PRECIP   YEAR
1       0.21     1914
2       0.41     1948
3       0.42     2014 <===
        0.42     1964
5       0.45     1908
6       0.46     1978
7       0.57     1917
8       0.71     1878
9       0.73     1943
10      0.76     1884

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN SEPTEMBER 2014...
NO RECORDS WERE TIED OR BROKEN

$$

KIMBLE




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