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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
622 AM EDT FRI APR 3 2015

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...THE GRAY ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1995 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              86   03/31/1998
 LOW               -4   03/09/2007
                        03/07/2007
                        03/06/2007
HIGHEST            54   03/11        62      -8       51
LOWEST              2   03/06         4      -2        0
AVG. MAXIMUM     37.4              41.9    -4.5     34.5
AVG. MINIMUM     18.8              24.0    -5.2     15.7
MEAN             28.1              32.9    -4.8     25.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      8               4.7     3.3       10
DAYS MIN <= 32     28              26.2     1.8       30
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.5    -0.5        1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.93   2010
 MINIMUM         1.19   2006
TOTALS           1.52              4.17   -2.65     3.88
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.13   -0.08     0.13
DAYS >= .01        11              11.6    -0.6       13
DAYS >= .10         4               7.3    -3.3        7
DAYS >= .50         1               3.1    -2.1        3
DAYS >= 1.00        0               1.3    -1.3        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.55   03/26 TO 03/27

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           58.3   2001
TOTALS            5.2              19.9   -14.7      7.7
SINCE 7/1       104.3              79.0    25.3     81.8
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     19
DAYS >= TRACE      11               6.2     4.8       11
DAYS >= 1.0         2               3.9    -1.9        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        25   03/04                         17
 24 HR TOTAL      2.3   03/03 TO 03/04

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1135               993     142     1226
 SINCE 7/1       6611              6151     460     6636
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

THE CONSTANT SNOWY WEATHER THAT LASTED SINCE MID JANUARY FINALLY
CAME TO AN END IN MARCH. THERE WAS SOME LIGHT SNOW AND COLD
TEMPERATURES TO START THE MONTH, IT FINALLY WARMED UP A BIT FOR THE
SECOND WEEK OF THE MONTH. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH
OCCURRED ON MARCH 11 WHEN THE TEMPERATURE REACHED 54 DEGREES. BUT
COLD WEATHER SOON FOLLOWED FOR THE LAST HALF OF THE MONTH. DESPITE
THE LACK OF SNOWFALL THERE WAS STILL 12 INCHES OF SNOW ON THE GROUND
AT THE END OF THE MONTH, LEFTOVERS FROM THE VERY SNOWY JANUARY AND
FEBRUARY. OVERALL THE MONTH WAS THE SECOND COLDEST AND SECOND DRIEST
IN THE SHORT 20-YEAR HISTORY OF OBSERVATIONS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE OFFICE IN GRAY.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 28.1 DEGREES WHICH WAS 4.8 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS WAS THE SECOND COLDEST MARCH IN THE SHORT 20-YEAR
HISTORY OF WEATHER OBSERVATIONS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
OFFICE IN GRAY. THE COLDEST MARCH WAS LAST YEAR (2014) WITH AN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 25.1 DEGREES. THE WARMEST WAS 40.3 DEGREES IN
2012.

A TOTAL OF 1.52 INCHES OF RAIN FELL DURING THE MONTH WHICH WAS 2.65
INCHES BELOW NORMAL AND THE SECOND DRIEST ON RECORD. THE HEAVIEST
PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 14 AND 15 WHEN 0.64 INCHES OF RAIN AND
MELTED SNOW WAS RECORDED. THE DRIEST MARCH ON RECORD WAS 2006 WHEN
ONLY 1.19 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE WETTEST WAS 2010 WITH 8.93 INCHES.

ONLY 5.2 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN MARCH WHICH WAS 14.7 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THE BIGGEST SNOWFALL WAS ON MARCH 3 AND 4 WHEN 2.3 INCHES
WAS RECORDED. THE SNOWIEST MARCH ON RECORD WAS 2001 WHEN 58.3 INCHES
FELL. THE LEAST SNOWY WAS 2010 WITH ONLY 0.3 INCHES.

$$

KIMBLE



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