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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
131 PM EDT TUE JUL 1 2014

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...THE PORTLAND ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 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              98   06/28/1991
 LOW               33   06/04/1944
HIGHEST            85   06/28        89      -4       92  06/24
LOWEST             45   06/01        43       2       47  06/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     74.2              73.2     1.0     73.7
AVG. MINIMUM     54.0              53.6     0.4     56.0
MEAN             64.1              63.4     0.7     64.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.7    -0.7        3
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        10.86   1917
 MINIMUM         0.53   1908
TOTALS           4.30              3.79    0.51     7.32
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.13    0.01     0.24
DAYS >= .01         5              11.8    -6.8       14
DAYS >= .10         5               6.8    -1.8       11
DAYS >= .50         3               2.3     0.7        7
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.9     0.1        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.32   06/13
 STORM TOTAL     2.32   06/13

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1        83.4              61.9    21.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.0     0.0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0
 STORM TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      77               106     -29       81
 SINCE 7/1       7438              7107     331     6573
COOLING TOTAL      56                57      -1       83
 SINCE 1/1         56                64      -8       98
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/310    DATE  06/18
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    39/320    DATE  06/18

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     HEAVY RAIN                 2
RAIN                      4     LIGHT RAIN                 8
FREEZING RAIN             0     LT FREEZING RAIN           0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     FOG                        8
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     1     HAZE                       1

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

&&

JUNE BROUGHT THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE MONTH OF ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES IN PORTLAND. IT WAS ALSO LESS RAINY THAN THE PREVIOUS
MONTH... WITH ONLY 5 DAYS OF MEASURABLE RAINFALL COMPARED TO 16
RAINY DAYS IN MAY. A COUPLE OF SIGNIFICANT STORM SYSTEMS BROUGHT
HEAVIER RAIN TO PORTLAND ON THE 13TH AND AGAIN ON THE 25TH AND 26TH.
OTHERWISE THERE WERE NO VERY HOT PERIODS OR EXTREMELY COOL SPELLS.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF 64.1 DEGREES WAS 0.7
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS WAS THE SECOND STRAIGHT ABOVE NORMAL
MONTH AT PORTLAND... AFTER ENDURING 6 STRAIGHT MONTHS OF BELOW
NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THE WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD WAS 2001 WITH AN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 67.2 DEGREES. THE COOLEST JUNE ON RECORD WAS
1958 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS ONLY 58.1 DEGREES.

PORTLAND DID NOT REACH 90 DEGREES IN JUNE. PORTLAND REACHES 90
DEGREES IN JUNE IN ONLY ABOUT 40 PERCENT OF YEARS. THE LAST TIME
PORTLAND DID NOT SEE 90 DEGREES IN JUNE WAS 2010. THE MOST 90 DEGREE
DAYS IN JUNE WAS 1948 WHEN THERE WERE 8 DAYS TO REACH 90 DEGREES.

PORTLAND REACHED 80 DEGREES ON 9 DAYS IN THE MONTH OF JUNE. THIS IS
ABOUT 2 MORE DAYS THAN NORMAL. THE MOST 80 DEGREE DAYS EVER FOR THE
MONTH OF JUNE IS 14 DAYS WHICH OCCURRED IN 1976 AND 1965.

THERE WERE 6 DAYS WHEN THE TEMPERATURE FAILED TO REACH 70 DEGREES IN
JUNE 2014. NORMALLY PORTLAND SEES ABOUT 10 DAYS IN JUNE THAT DO NOT
REACH 70 DEGREES. THE MOST EVER WAS IN 1977 WHEN 19 DAYS DID NOT
REACH 70 DEGREES.

4.30 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL IN JUNE 2014. THIS WAS 0.51 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL... BUT WELL BELOW THE 7.32 INCHES THAT FELL LAST JUNE.
MOST OF THE RAIN FELL DURING TWO SIGNIFICANT RAIN EVENTS. THE FIRST
WAS ON THE 13TH WHEN 2.32 INCHES WAS OBSERVED. THE SECOND WAS ON THE
25TH AND 26TH WHEN ANOTHER 1.69 INCHES WAS RECORDED. THE WETTEST
JUNE ON RECORD WAS 1917 WITH 10.86 INCHES OF RAIN. THE DRIEST WAS
1908 WITH ONLY 0.53 INCHES.

EVEN THOUGH THE MONTH SAW MORE PRECIPITATION THAN NORMAL... THERE
WERE FEWER RAINY DAYS THAN NORMAL. MEASURABLE RAIN FELL ON ONLY 5
DAYS (NORMAL IS 11.8 DAYS). THIS WAS THE FEWEST RAINY DAYS IN JUNE
SINCE 1979 WHEN THERE WERE ONLY 4 RAINY DAYS. THE TABLE BELOW SHOWS
THE FEWEST RAINY DAYS IN THE MONTH OF JUNE.

FEWEST DAYS WITH AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF RAIN IN JUNE
RANK    DAYS    YEAR
1       3       1908
2       4       1979
        4       1971
4       5       2014 <===
        5       1997
        5       1900
7       6       1960
        6       1949

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN MAY 2014...
DATE  RECORD                              PREVIOUS
4     54 - COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE       54 IN 2012 AND 1975 /TIED/
4      4 - SMALLEST DAILY RANGE           4 IN 1987 AND 1975 /TIED/
8     60 - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE        60 IN 1952 AND 1941 /TIED/

$$

KIMBLE






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