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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
542 PM EST SAT JAN 3 2015

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

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1995 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              69   12/07/1998
 LOW               -6   12/31/1998
HIGHEST            57   12/01        55       2       40
LOWEST              5   12/08         3       2       -5
AVG. MAXIMUM     35.6              34.8     0.8     27.8
AVG. MINIMUM     23.7              19.8     3.9     15.9
MEAN             29.7              27.3     2.4     21.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      7              12.5    -5.5       22
DAYS MIN <= 32     28              27.9     0.1       31
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.6    -0.6        3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.85   1996
 MINIMUM         1.87   1998
TOTALS           6.20              4.06    2.14     3.68
DAILY AVG.       0.20              0.13    0.07     0.12
DAYS >= .01        16              11.8     4.2       18
DAYS >= .10        10               7.7     2.3        9
DAYS >= .50         5               2.9     2.1        2
DAYS >= 1.00        2               1.5     0.5        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.59   12/09 TO 12/10

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           39.0   1995
TOTALS            6.5              18.3   -11.8     26.9
SINCE 7/1        21.5              21.4     0.1     28.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2
DAYS >= TRACE      13               7.5     5.5       18
DAYS >= 1.0         3               4.5    -1.5        7
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   12/01                         13
 24 HR TOTAL      1.9   12/06 TO 12/06

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1090              1169     -79     1330
 SINCE 7/1       2540              2666    -126     2801
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 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.

&&

IT WAS A WARM AND WET DECEMBER AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
OFFICE IN GRAY. ALTHOUGH THE FIRST PART OF THE MONTH FEATURED COLD
TEMPERATURES AND SOME SNOWFALL, THE MIDDLE AND LATER PARTS OF THE
MONTH WERE WARMER. IT WAS THE WARMEST CHRISTMAS IN THE SHORT 20-YEAR
HISTORY OF OBSERVATIONS AT GRAY. BY THE END OF THE MONTH THERE WERE
ONLY TRACES OF SNOW LEFT ON THE GROUND.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 29.7 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.4 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. THE WARMEST DECEMBER WAS 2001 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
WAS 33.6 DEGREES. THE COLDEST WAS 2013 AT ONLY 21.9 DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 6.20 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL DURING THE MONTH. THE
MOST PRECIPITATION FELL FROM THE 9TH THROUGH THE 11TH WHEN 2.50
INCHES WAS MEASURED. THERE WERE 16 DAYS WITH MEASURABLE
PRECIPITATION IN DECEMBER. THE WETTEST DECEMBER WAS 1996 WHEN 7.85
INCHES FELL. THE DRIEST WAS 1998 WITH ONLY 1.87 INCHES.

THERE WAS 6.5 INCHES OF SNOWFALL IN DECEMBER. THIS WAS 11.8 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. THE MOST SNOW FELL ON THE 6TH WHEN 1.9 INCHES WAS
OBSERVED. THE SNOWIEST DECEMBER WAS 1995 WITH 39.0 INCHES. IN 1999
THERE WAS ONLY A TRACE OF SNOWFALL.

$$

KIMBLE




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