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CLIMATE REPORT...FINAL
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
746 PM EDT THU SEP 01 2022

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

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD: 1991 TO 2020
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD: 1939 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             95   08/02/1975
                       08/16/1944
                       08/14/1944
 LOW              34   08/25/2003
                       08/31/2002
                       08/30/1982
HIGHEST           89   08/07         MM      MM       92  08/13
LOWEST            43   08/28         MM      MM       44  08/28
AVG. MAXIMUM    76.6               75.7     0.9     80.0
AVG. MINIMUM    55.9               54.1     1.8     59.0
MEAN            66.3               64.9     1.4     69.5
DAYS MAX >= 90     0                0.5    -0.5        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       12.09   1981
 MINIMUM        0.93   1957
TOTALS          3.75                       0.14
DAILY AVG.      0.12               0.12    0.00     0.08
DAYS >= .01       14               13.0     1.0       10
DAYS >= .10       10                7.5     2.5        7
DAYS >= .50        3                2.5     0.5        2
DAYS >= 1.00       0                0.6    -0.6        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL   1.11   08/08 TO 08/09               0.80  08/14 TO 08/14

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           0.0   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     38                 71     -33       34
 SINCE 7/1        67                113     -46       MM
COOLING TOTAL     84                 68      16      180
 SINCE 1/1       231                207      24       MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    20/330    DATE  08/07
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    32/240    DATE  08/07

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.47
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           13
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          9

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     74

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              4     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                8     RAIN                       9
LIGHT RAIN               18     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      21     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      6
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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