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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
740 AM EST FRI DEC 5 2014

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...THE PORTLAND ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1941 TO 2014 /FOR TEMPERATURES/
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2014 /FOR PRECIPITATION/
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1882 TO 2014 /FOR SNOWFALL/

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              74   11/01/2003
                        11/04/1987
                        11/01/1974
 LOW                3   11/24/1989
HIGHEST            66   11/05        65       1       69  11/01
LOWEST             11   11/29        16      -5       12  11/30
AVG. MAXIMUM     47.3              48.0    -0.7     46.4
AVG. MINIMUM     30.4              30.9    -0.5     28.5
MEAN             38.8              39.4    -0.6     37.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2               0.8     1.2        4
DAYS MIN <= 32     18              17.7     0.3       22
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        13.50   1983
 MINIMUM         0.56   1939
TOTALS           3.96              4.93   -0.97     3.41
DAILY AVG.       0.13              0.16   -0.03     0.11
DAYS >= .01        10              11.2    -1.2        9
DAYS >= .10         7               7.4    -0.4        5
DAYS >= .50         3               3.1    -0.1        1
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.3    -0.3        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.31   11/26 TO 11/27

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           24.3   1921
TOTALS           10.3               1.9     8.4      0.5
SINCE 7/1        10.3               1.9     8.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1
DAYS >= TRACE       8               1.5     6.5
DAYS >= 1.0         3               0.7     2.3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         7   11/27
 24 HR TOTAL      8.4   11/26 TO 11/27

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     777               767      10      819
 SINCE 7/1       1311              1491    -180     1451
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1        351               359      -8      454
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/320    DATE  11/02
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/310    DATE  11/02

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     65

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     HEAVY RAIN                 1
RAIN                      3     LIGHT RAIN                 7
FREEZING RAIN             0     LT FREEZING RAIN           0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                7     FOG                       14
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     4     HAZE                       1

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

&&

THE WARM WEATHER THAT DOMINATED THE MONTH OF OCTOBER CAME TO AN
ABRUPT END IN NOVEMBER. THE FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON FELL ON THE 2ND
AND THE FIRST FREEZE FINALLY ARRIVED ON THE 3RD. AFTER THIS INITIAL
COLD SNAP THERE WAS A RETURN TO SOME WARMER WEATHER FOR THE SECOND
WEEK OF THE MONTH. BUT COLD AIR ARRIVED AGAIN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
MONTH INCLUDING ANOTHER ROUND OF LIGHT SNOW. RECORD WARMTH OCCURRED
ON THE 24TH AND 25TH, BUT THE BIGGEST WEATHER EVENT OF THE MONTH WAS
THE HEAVY SNOW THAT FELL JUST BEFORE THANKSGIVING, HAMPERING MANY
HOLIDAY TRAVEL PLANS.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 38.8 DEGREES WHICH WAS 0.6
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE WARMEST NOVEMBER EVER WAS 44.7 DEGREES IN
2011. THE COLDEST WAS 1967 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS ONLY
34.8 DEGREES.

THE FIRST FREEZE OF THE SEASON OCCURRED ON NOVEMBER 3. THIS WAS ONE
DAY AFTER THE FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON. NEVER BEFORE HAD PORTLAND
SEEN ITS FIRST SNOWFALL BEFORE ITS FIRST FREEZE. THE NORMAL FIRST
FREEZE OF THE SEASON IS OCTOBER 9. THE EARLIEST ON RECORD WAS
SEPTEMBER 14, 1963 WHILE THE LATEST ON RECORD UNTIL THIS YEAR WAS
OCTOBER 25, 2013. THIS YEAR BROKE THAT RECORD BY MORE THAN A WEEK.
THE TABLE BELOW LISTS THE LATEST DATES OF THE FIRST FALL FREEZE ON
RECORD.

LATEST DATE OF FIRST FALL FREEZE (RECORDS BEGAN 1941)...
RANK  DATE
1     NOVEMBER 3, 2014 <===
2     OCTOBER 25, 2013
      OCTOBER 25, 1949
4     OCTOBER 21, 2005
      OCTOBER 21, 1990
      OCTOBER 21, 1985
7     OCTOBER 19, 1970
8     OCTOBER 18, 2008
9     OCTOBER 17, 2007
10    OCTOBER 16, 1969
      OCTOBER 16, 1948

WITH THE LATEST DATE OF THE FIRST FALL FREEZE ON RECORD, THE GROWING
SEASON AT PORTLAND WAS ALSO THE LONGEST ON RECORD IN 2014. THE
GROWING SEASON IS DEFINED AS THE NUMBER OF DAYS BETWEEN THE LAST
FREEZE IN SPRING AND THE FIRST FREEZE IN FALL. THE AVERAGE LENGTH OF
THE GROWING SEASON IN PORTLAND IS 158 DAYS. THE SHORTEST GROWING
SEASON WAS IN 1961 AT ONLY 110 DAYS. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE
TOP TEN LONGEST GROWING SEASONS AT PORTLAND.

LONGEST GROWING SEASONS (RECORDS BEGAN 1941)...
RANK  DAYS  YEAR
1     196   2014 <===
2     184   1990
3     181   1970
4     179   1983
5     176   2013
6     175   1991
7     173   2007
8     170   1994
9     169   2005
10    168   2008

A TOTAL OF 3.96 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL DURING THE MONTH. THIS
WAS 0.97 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE MOST PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE
26TH AND 27TH WHEN 1.31 INCHES WAS OBSERVED, MUCH OF THAT FALLING AS
SNOW. THE WETTEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD WAS 1983 WHEN 13.50 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED. THE DRIEST WAS 1939 WITH ONLY 0.56
INCHES.

THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 10.3 INCHES OF SNOW MEASURED IN NOVEMBER. THIS
WAS 8.4 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE SNOWIEST NOVEMBER SINCE 1997.
MUCH OF THAT SNOW FELL JUST BEFORE THANKSGIVING WHEN 8.5 INCHES FELL
OVER THE HOLIDAY PERIOD. THE SNOWIEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD WAS 1921
WHEN 24.3 INCHES FELL. THERE HAVE BEEN MANY NOVEMBERS WHICH SAW ONLY
TRACES OF SNOW AND 5 WHICH SAW NO SNOW AT ALL.

THE FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON FELL ON NOVEMBER 3 WHEN 0.4 INCHES WAS
RECORDED. THIS WAS SEVERAL WEEKS EARLIER THAN THE AVERAGE FIRST DATE
OF MEASURABLE SNOWFALL OF NOVEMBER 28. THE EARLIEST FIRST SNOWFALL
WAS OCTOBER 10, 1979.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN NOVEMBER 2014...
DATE  RECORD                              PREVIOUS
24    63 - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE       60 IN 1999
25    64 - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE       61 IN 1946 AND 1953
25    55 - WARMEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE    54 IN 1953 AND 1979
26    7.4 - GREATEST DAILY SNOWFALL       7.0 IN 1885

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KIMBLE




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