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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
928 PM EDT SAT AUG 2 2014

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...THE GRAY ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 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  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              99   07/22/2011
 LOW               50   07/12/2002
                        07/11/2002
                        07/02/2001
HIGHEST            89   07/23        90      -1       92
LOWEST             56   07/25        53       3       52
                        07/21
                        07/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     78.7              79.1    -0.4     80.0
AVG. MINIMUM     61.3              59.7     1.6     62.9
MEAN             70.0              69.4     0.6     71.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               1.3    -1.3        4
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         9.45   2009
 MINIMUM         1.08   2003
TOTALS           6.98              4.30    2.68     3.78
DAILY AVG.       0.23              0.14    0.09     0.12
DAYS >= .01        15              12.5     2.5       15
DAYS >= .10        10               7.1     2.9       10
DAYS >= .50         5               2.9     2.1        2
DAYS >= 1.00        3               1.1     1.9        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.09   07/04 TO 07/05

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
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                                  0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   07/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       0                14     -14        9
 SINCE 7/1          0                14     -14        9
COOLING TOTAL     162               150      12      218
 SINCE 1/1        228               226       2      330
..................................................



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

&&

JULY WAS THE SECOND STRAIGHT MONTH OF SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN GRAY. THE
FIRST HALF OF THE MONTH WAS MOSTLY ABOVE NORMAL... WITH THE
EXCEPTION OF HEAVY RAINFALL AROUND THE 4TH OF THE MONTH WHEN
HURRICANE ARTHUR PASSED BY OFFSHORE. THE SECOND HALF OF THE MONTH
WAS MOSTLY BELOW NORMAL.

DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL IN JULY. BUT
THESE WERE OFFSET BY LOW TEMPERATURES THAT WERE SIGNIFICANTLY ABOVE
NORMAL. OVERALL THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 70.0
DEGREES WHICH WAS 0.6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. ALTHOUGH JULY WAS ABOVE
NORMAL... IT WAS THE COOLEST JULY SINCE 2009 WHEN THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE WAS 65.8 DEGREES. THE WARMEST JULY ON RECORD WAS 2011
WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 73.3 DEGREES. THE COOLEST WAS 2009
WITH AN AVERAGE OF 65.8 DEGREES.

THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 89 DEGREES. THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY HAS NOT SEEN 90 DEGREES YET THIS YEAR. ONLY
ONCE IN THE SHORT 19-YEAR HISTORY OF OBSERVATIONS IN GRAY HAS THE
TEMPERATURE NOT REACHED 90 DEGREES (1996 THE TEMPERATURE ONLY
REACHED 88 DEGREES).

TOTAL RAINFALL IN THE MONTH WAS 6.98 INCHES WHICH WAS 2.68 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. THE MOST RAIN FELL FROM THE 2ND THROUGH THE 5TH WHEN A
TOTAL OF 2.78 INCHES WAS RECORDED. LATER IN THE MONTH THERE WERE TWO
CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH GREATER THAN 1 INCH OF RAIN RECORDED ON THE
27TH AND 28TH... TOTALING 2.25 INCHES OVER THE TWO-DAY PERIOD. THE
WETTEST JULY ON RECORD WAS 2009 WITH 9.45 INCHES. THE DRIEST WAS
2003 WITH ONLY 1.08 INCHES.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT RECORDS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
OFFICE IN GRAY ONLY EXTEND BACK 19 YEARS TO OCTOBER 1995.

$$

KIMBLE






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