Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
350 AM EDT SUN APR 5 2015

...CARIBOU MOVES INTO THE TOP 10 SNOWIEST WINTERS...
...A RECORD COLD START TO THE YEAR...

A TOTAL OF 7.1 INCHES OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED AT CARIBOU
YESTERDAY...WHICH RAISED THE TOTAL FOR THE 2014-2015 WINTER
SEASON TO 140.6 INCHES. THIS WINTER IS NOW THE 10TH SNOWIEST ON
RECORD. HERE ARE THE TOP 10:

1.  2007-08 197.8"
2.  1954-55 181.1"
3.  1981-82 158.8"
4.  1972-73 153.0"
5.  1968-69 152.0"
6.  2013-14 150.7"
7.  1962-63 147.5"
8.  1976-77 145.9"
9.  1960-61 144.1"
10. 2014-15 140.6" *

THROUGH 4/4/15

A TOTAL OF 1.5 INCHES OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED AT BANGOR YESTERDAY...WHICH
RAISED THE TOTAL FOR THE 2014-2015 WINTER SEASON TO 134.2 INCHES.
THIS WINTER CONTINUES TO RANK AS THE 2ND SNOWIEST ON RECORD. HERE
ARE THE ALL-TIME TOP 10:

1.  1962-63 181.9"
2.  2014-15 134.2" *
3.  1970-71 119.7:
4.  1961-62 117.5"
5.  2010-11 115.1"
6.  1968-69 114.4"
7.  1957-58 112.4"
8.  1959-60 104.2"
9.  1965-66 101.1"
10. 1954-55 100.8"

THROUGH 4/4/15

THROUGH APRIL 4TH...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE SO FAR THIS YEAR AT
BANGOR OF 16.0 DEGREES IS THE COLDEST ON RECORD...AND IS 7.8
DEGREES BELOW THE 1981-2010 AVERAGES. AT CARIBOU...THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE SO FAR THIS YEAR OF 11.3 DEGREES RANKS AS THE 2ND
COLDEST START TO THE YEAR BEHIND ONLY 1948 WHEN THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE THROUGH APRIL 4TH WAS 11.1 DEGREES. YEAR TO DATE THE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AT CARIBOU IS RUNNING 6 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

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CB



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