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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
1106 PM EDT SUN NOV 2 2014

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...THE GRAY ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1995 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              84   10/10/2011
 LOW               24   10/23/1997
HIGHEST            75   10/14        75       0       78
LOWEST             34   10/20        29       5       27
AVG. MAXIMUM     59.3              58.0     1.3     60.4
AVG. MINIMUM     45.0              40.1     4.9     42.4
MEAN             52.2              49.1     3.1     51.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               4.1    -4.1        5
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        16.33   2005
 MINIMUM         1.29   1997
TOTALS           6.30              5.14    1.16     1.64
DAILY AVG.       0.20              0.17    0.03     0.05
DAYS >= .01        11              11.2    -0.2        7
DAYS >= .10         8               6.9     1.1        4
DAYS >= .50         4               3.4     0.6        1
DAYS >= 1.00        2               2.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.52   10/16 TO 10/17

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           12.9   2011
TOTALS            0.0               0.1    -0.1      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.1    -0.1      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0                                  0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0
 STORM TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     393               496    -103      416
 SINCE 7/1        589               700    -111      615
COOLING TOTAL       2                 2       0        2
 SINCE 1/1        369               389     -20      486
..............................................................



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

&&

THE WARMER WEATHER THAT MADE ITS WAY INTO THE AREA BY THE END OF
SEPTEMBER CONTINUED THROUGH MOST OF OCTOBER. THE WARMEST WEATHER
OCCURRED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH WITH A HIGH OF 75 ON THE 14TH
AND TWO STRAIGHT DAYS WITH A LOW ONLY IN THE 60S. THE WARM AND HUMID
WEATHER LED TO A FEW PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN AS WELL. TEMPERATURES
BEGAN TO COOL BACK TOWARD NORMAL LEVELS BY THE END OF THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 52.2 DEGREES WHICH WAS 3.1
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS ENDED UP BEING THE THIRD WARMEST OCTOBER
IN THE SHORT 20-YEAR HISTORY OF RECORDS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE OFFICE IN GRAY. THE WARMEST WAS 2007 WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 53.9 DEGREES. THE COLDEST WAS 2009 WITH AN AVERAGE OF
ONLY 46.2 DEGREES.

THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS A BALMY 45.0 DEGREES.
THIS WAS THE WARMEST AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF
OCTOBER IN THE 20-YEAR HISTORY OF WEATHER RECORDS AT THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 44.8 DEGREES IN
2007.

BY THE END OF THE MONTH THE WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE HAD YET TO RECORD
ITS FIRST FREEZE OF THE SEASON. THIS SETS A NEW RECORD FOR THE
LATEST FIRST FREEZE OF THE FALL. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS IN 2007
WHEN THE FIRST FREEZE DID NOT OCCUR UNTIL OCTOBER 29.

A TOTAL OF 6.30 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN OCTOBER WHICH WAS 1.16 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST RAIN FELL ON THE 16TH OF THE MONTH WHEN
2.45 INCHES WAS OBSERVED. THE WETTEST OCTOBER ON RECORD WAS 2005
WITH 16.33 INCHES OF RAIN. THE DRIEST WAS 1997 WITH ONLY 1.29 INCHES.

NO SNOW FELL DURING THE MONTH WHICH IS 0.1 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. IT
IS FAIRLY STANDARD TO NOT SEE SNOW IN OCTOBER. ONLY TWO YEARS IN THE
20-YEAR HISTORY OF RECORDS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN
GRAY HAVE RECORDED ANY MEASURABLE SNOW IN OCTOBER. THE SNOWIEST
OCTOBER WAS 2011 WHEN 12.9 INCHES FELL.

$$

KIMBLE




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