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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
211 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

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...THE CONCORD NH CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE WINTER SEASON, FROM
12/1/2014 TO 2/28/2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1868 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              73   12/07/1998
 LOW              -37   02/16/1943
HIGHEST            53   12/01        60      -7       50  01/06
LOWEST            -21   02/24       -15      -6      -17  01/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     30.3              34.0    -3.7     30.8
AVG. MINIMUM     10.9              13.8    -2.9     10.8
MEAN             20.6              23.9    -3.3     20.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     51              39.8    11.2       50
DAYS MIN <= 32     83              85.8    -2.8       86
DAYS MIN <= 0      22              14.2     7.8       22

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        16.68   2008
 MINIMUM         3.14   1980
TOTALS          11.22              8.52    2.70    10.71
DAILY AVG.       0.13              0.09    0.04     0.12
DAYS >= .01        41              31.3     9.7       42
DAYS >= .10        25              18.0     7.0       21
DAYS >= .50         8               6.0     2.0        9
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.8    -0.8        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.20   01/03 TO 01/04

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL          102.0   2008
TOTALS           71.4              44.9    26.5     69.6
SINCE 7/1        84.3              47.5    36.8     69.8
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     10
DAYS >= TRACE      40              21.6    18.4       40
DAYS >= 1.0        15              11.5     3.5       15
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        29   02/16
                        02/15
 24 HR TOTAL     12.8   01/27 TO 01/27

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    3950              3700     250     3952
 SINCE 7/1       5454              5260     194     5469
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/310    DATE  02/16
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/320    DATE  02/15

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     68

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     HEAVY RAIN                 2
RAIN                      8     LIGHT RAIN                15
FREEZING RAIN             6     LT FREEZING RAIN           8
HEAVY SNOW                5     SNOW                      15
LIGHT SNOW               38     FOG                       47
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     8     HAZE                      33

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

&&

WINTER 2014/15 WAS A TALE OF TWO SEASONS. AFTER AN EARLY BOUT OF
COLD AND SNOW AROUND THANKSGIVING, DECEMBER TOOK A TURN TOWARD
WARMER WEATHER WITH VERY LITTLE SNOW. CONCORD WAS BASKING IN 50
DEGREE WARMTH BY CHRISTMAS AND THE EARLY SEASON SNOW PACK MELTED
DOWN TO JUST A TRACE BY THE END OF THE YEAR. DECEMBER FINISHED AS
THE 15TH WARMEST ON RECORD. THE WEATHER PATTERN BEGAN TO SHIFT JUST
IN TIME FOR NEW YEARS. COLDER WEATHER DOMINATED THROUGH JANUARY AND
ESPECIALLY INTO FEBRUARY WHICH CULMINATED IN THE SECOND COLDEST
FEBRUARY ON RECORD. A PERIOD OF PERSISTENT SNOWY WEATHER BEGAN
TOWARD THE END OF JANUARY AND LASTED THROUGH THE END OF FEBRUARY. A
NEW SNOWSTORM BROUGHT SNOWFALL JUST ABOUT EVERY OTHER DAY. THE MOST
SIGNIFICANT WINTER EVENT WAS A SNOWSTORM THAT BROUGHT 13.0 INCHES OF
SNOW FROM JANUARY 27 THROUGH 28. BY THE END OF FEBRUARY THERE WAS
STILL MORE THAN 20 INCHES OF SNOW ON THE GROUND IN CONCORD.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE WINTER SEASON WAS 20.6 DEGREES WHICH
WAS 3.3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS WAS THE COLDEST WINTER SEASON
SINCE 2002/03. THE WARMEST DAY WAS ON DECEMBER 1 WHEN THE
TEMPERATURE ROSE TO 53 DEGREES. THE COLDEST WAS FEBRUARY 24 WHEN IT
BOTTOMED OUT AT 21 BELOW ZERO. THE WARMEST WINTER SEASON ON RECORD
WAS 1879/80 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 30.4 DEGREES. THE COLDEST
WAS 1917/18 AT ONLY 15.5 DEGREES.

A TOTAL OF 11.22 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL THIS WINTER. THAT IS
2.70 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE MOST SINCE THE WINTER OF 2007/08.
THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION FELL FROM DECEMBER 9 THROUGH 11 WHEN 2.73
INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE WETTEST WINTER ON RECORD WAS 2007/08 WHEN
16.68 INCHES WAS RECORDED. THE DRIEST WAS 1979/80 WITH ONLY 3.14
INCHES.

SNOWFALL FOR THE WINTER SEASON TOTALED 71.4 INCHES WHICH WAS 26.5
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS WAS THE TENTH SNOWIEST WINTER IN THE 147-
YEAR HISTORY OF SNOWFALL RECORDS AT CONCORD. THE BIGGEST SNOWSTORM
WAS ON JANUARY 27 AND 28 WHEN 13.0 INCHES WAS MEASURED. SNOWFALL FOR
THE ENTIRE SNOW SEASON NOW STANDS AT 84.3 INCHES. THE SNOWIEST
WINTER ON RECORD WAS 2007/08 WHEN 102.0 INCHES FELL. THE LEAST SNOWY
WINTER WAS 2011/12 WITH ONLY 13.8 INCHES. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS
THE SNOWIEST WINTER SEASONS AT CONCORD.

SNOWIEST WINTER SEASONS (SINCE 1868)
RANK  SNOW  SEASON
1     102.0 2007/08
2     78.0  1886/87
3     76.3  2010/11
4     74.7  1951/52
5     74.0  1872/73
      74.0  1892/93
7     73.0  1881/82
8     72.2  2008/09
9     71.9  1934/35
10    71.4  2014/15 <===

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN WINTER 2014/15...
DATE      RECORD                              PREVIOUS
FEB 21    -17  - COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE      -13 IN 1993
FEB 24    -21  - COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE      -17 IN 1894

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KIMBLE



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