Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT...FINAL
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
746 PM EDT THU SEP 01 2022

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...THE BANGOR ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2022...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD: 1991 TO 2020
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD: 1925 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            104   08/19/1935
 LOW              32   08/28/1940
                       08/27/1940
HIGHEST           93   08/07         MM      MM       91  08/13
                                                          08/26
LOWEST            49   08/28         MM      MM       47  08/28
AVG. MAXIMUM    81.1               79.4     1.7     80.5
AVG. MINIMUM    61.0               57.0     4.0     61.4
MEAN            71.0               68.2     2.8     70.9
DAYS MAX >= 90     2                1.7     0.3        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        8.33   2011
 MINIMUM        0.61   1995
TOTALS          4.32                       1.26
DAILY AVG.      0.14               0.10    0.04     0.06
DAYS >= .01       10                9.8     0.2        9
DAYS >= .10        7                5.8     1.2        4
DAYS >= .50        2                2.0     0.0        1
DAYS >= 1.00       2                0.6     1.4        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL   2.13   08/17 TO 08/18               0.77  08/23 TO 08/23

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

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      2                 26     -24       12
 SINCE 7/1         5                 38     -33       MM
COOLING TOTAL    194                125      69      205
 SINCE 1/1       457                346     111       MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    26/360    DATE  08/17
                                26/320          08/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    37/360    DATE  08/17

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.65
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            5
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             14
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         12

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     76

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      23     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      0

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

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...NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE AUGUST 2022 CLIMATE MONTHLY SUMMARY...

AUGUST 2022 FOR NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE FINISHED WITH ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES, AND AT MOST LOCATIONS, ABOVE NORMAL
RAINFALL.

TEMPERATURES AVERAGED FROM 1 DEGREE ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS THE FAR
NORTH TO 3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL OVER INTERIOR DOWNEAST AREAS. AT
BANGOR, THE MONTHLY AVERAGE OF 71.0 DEGREES WAS THE 11TH WARMEST
THERE SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1925, BUT NOT EVEN CLOSE TO THE
WARMEST AUGUST OF RECORD OF 75.1 SET IN 1937. THE MAJORITY OF THE
DAYS WERE ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS THE REGION WITH EXCEPTIONS BEING
THE 8TH-14TH AND 26TH-28TH WHICH FEATURED BELOW AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES, MOSTLY ACROSS THE NORTH. THE WARMEST DAY WAS THE 7TH
WHERE HIGH TEMPERATURES OF LOWER 90S REACHED ABOUT AS FAR NORTH
AS PRESQUE ISLE. FAR NORTHERN AREAS, HOWEVER, ONLY EXPERIENCED
MONTHLY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES IN THE MID TO UPPER 80S.

RAINFALL THIS MONTH RANGED FROM 75 TO 150 PERCENT OF AVERAGE,
WITH THE GREATEST TOTALS OVER CENTRAL AND LOCALIZED NORTHERN
AREAS WITH TOTALS BEING VERY DEPENDENT ON WHERE THUNDERSTORM
ACTIVITY OCCURRED WITH INDIVIDUAL COLD FRONTAL PASSAGES. THE
MONTHLY TOTAL OF 5.57 INCHES AT HOULTON WAS THE 12TH WETTEST SINCE
RECORDS BEGAN THERE IN 1948, BUT NOT EVEN CLOSE TO THE WETTEST
AUGUST ON RECORD OF 9.75 INCHES SET IN 1963. BASED THE TOTAL
MONTHLY EVAPORATION OF 3.62 INCHES RECORDED AT CARIBOU, TOTAL
MONTHLY RAINFALL EXCEEDED THIS FIGURE AT MOST LOCATIONS, WITH THE
CAVEAT THAT TOTAL MONTHLY EVAPORATION WAS SOMEWHAT HIGHER OVER
SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE REGION WHERE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURES
WERE A LITTLE WARMER.

THE OUTLOOK FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER FOR THE MONTH OF
SEPTEMBER IS CALLING FOR INCREASED ODDS OF BOTH ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL FOR THE REGION. NORMAL LOW/
HIGH TEMPERATURES FROM NORTHERN TO DOWNEAST AREAS RANGE FROM MID
40S/MID TO UPPER 60S TO UPPER 40S/LOWER 70S. AVERAGE RAINFALL FOR
THE MONTH IS A FAIRLY UNIFORM 3.50 TO 3.75 INCHES ACROSS THE
REGION.

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VJN/CB


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