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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
145 PM EDT SUN OCT 02 2022

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...THE AUGUSTA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2022...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD: 1991 TO 2020
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD: 1948 TO 2022

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART   LAST YEAR`S
                VALUE   DATE(S)   VALUE   FROM     VALUE DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             96   09/09/2002
 LOW              28   09/29/1980
                       09/28/1965
HIGHEST           84   09/10         85      -1       81  09/18
                       09/12
LOWEST            37   09/30         38      -1       46  09/29
AVG. MAXIMUM    70.9               70.9    -0.0     72.8
AVG. MINIMUM    52.5               51.0     1.5     55.7
MEAN            61.7               61.0     0.7     64.2
DAYS MAX >= 90     0                0.5    -0.5        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     0                0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     0                0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 0      0                0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM       11.29   1999
 MINIMUM        0.59   2014
TOTALS          3.88               3.90   -0.02     6.14
DAILY AVG.      0.13               0.13    0.00     0.20
DAYS >= .01        9               10.2    -1.2       17
DAYS >= .10        5                6.2    -1.2       10
DAYS >= .50        2                2.5    -0.5        4
DAYS >= 1.00       2                1.1     0.9        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL   1.75   09/22


DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    136                160     -24       60
 SINCE 7/1       137                193     -56      108
COOLING TOTAL     45                 38       7       45
 SINCE 1/1       655                425     230      541
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    26/340    DATE  09/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    37/300    DATE  09/24

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.38

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     HEAVY RAIN                 4
RAIN                      8     LIGHT RAIN                12
FREEZING RAIN             0     LT FREEZING RAIN           0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     FOG                       17
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     8     HAZE                       2

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

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A COLD FRONT CROSSED NEW ENGLAND TO START THE MONTH FOLLOWED BY HIGH
PRESSURE SETTLING OVER THE AREA THROUGH THE 4TH. THIS ALLOWED
FOR WARM SUNNY DAYS AND COOL CRISP NIGHTS. A COLD FRONT THEN DROPPED
SOUTH INTO THE AREA THE NIGHT OF THE 4TH AND STALLED OVER NEW
ENGLAND THROUGH THE 6TH. WAVES OF LOW PRESSURE TRACKED ALONG THE
FRONTAL BOUNDARY BRINGING A SOAKING RAIN ON THE 5TH INTO THE 6TH.
DURING THE SECOND WEEK OF THE MONTH RIDGING ALOFT BUILT OVER THE
NORTHEAST ALONG WITH HIGH PRESSURE AT THE SURFACE. THIS BROUGHT A
PERIOD OF DRY WEATHER WITH TEMPERATURES TRENDING ABOVE NORMAL
THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH. A COLD FRONT CROSSED ON THE 15TH
BRINGING AN END OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES WITH TEMPERATURES
AVERAGING BELOW NORMAL THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH. ANOTHER STALLED
FRONTAL BOUNDARY SET UP OVER THE AREA ON THE 18TH AND 19TH BRINGING
WIDESPREAD SOAKING RAIN. UNFORTUNATELY FOREIGN OBJECTS INTERFERED
WITH THE RAIN GAUGE ON THE 19TH AND PRECIPITATION IS MISSING FOR
THAT DAY. THE PATTERN REMAINED RELATIVELY ACTIVE THROUGH THE END OF
THE MONTH WITH ADDITIONAL FRONTAL SYSTEMS BRINGING BOUTS OF RAIN.
ANOTHER FEATURE OF INTEREST DURING THE MONTH WAS TROPICAL SYSTEM
FIONA PASSING WELL OFFSHORE ON THE 23RD AND 24TH BEFORE MAKING
LANDFALL IN NOVA SCOTIA. THIS SYSTEM BROUGHT HIGH SURF TO AREA
BEACHES AND THE PROXIMITY OF THE SYSTEM BROUGHT THE STRONGEST WIND
GUST OF THE MONTH AT 37 MPH ON THE 24TH.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 61.7 DEGREES, WHICH WAS
0.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD WAS IN
1999 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 66.3 DEGREES. THE COOLEST WAS
54.5 DEGREES IN 1956.

A TOTAL OF 3.88 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS MEASURED, WHICH WAS 0.02
INCHES BELOW NORMAL. UNFORTUNATELY FOREIGN OBJECTS INTERFERED WITH
THE RAIN GAUGE ON THE 19TH DURING A PERIOD OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN
SO RAINFALL WAS SET TO MISSING ON THIS DAY. IT IS LIKELY THAT TOTAL
RAINFALL AVERAGED ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE MONTH. THE HEAVIEST
PRECIPITATION RECORDED WAS 1.75 INCHES ON THE 22ND. THE WETTEST
SEPTEMBER ON RECORD WAS IN 1999 WHEN 11.29 INCHES FELL. THE DRIEST
WAS 0.59 INCHES IN 2014.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN SEPTEMBER 2022...

DATE    RECORD                                  PREVIOUS
SEP 12  67      - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE       66 IN 2013
SEP 22  1.75    - GREATEST PRECIPITATION        1.37 IN 1983

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