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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
942 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...................................

...THE GRAY ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1995 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              91   04/28/2009
 LOW               15   04/04/2016
HIGHEST            74   04/21        79      -5       69
LOWEST             15R  04/04        26     -11       23
AVG. MAXIMUM     52.8              53.6    -0.8     52.5
AVG. MINIMUM     32.0              34.9    -2.9     34.2
MEAN             42.4              44.3    -1.9     43.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               0.3     0.7        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     13               9.6     3.4       10
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        10.62   2005
 MINIMUM         0.35   1999
TOTALS           2.81              4.38   -1.57     3.49
DAILY AVG.       0.09              0.15   -0.06     0.12
DAYS >= .01        10              11.1    -1.1       12
DAYS >= .10         7               6.7     0.3        5
DAYS >= .50         2               2.9    -0.9        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               1.2    -1.2        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.67   04/06 TO 04/07

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           27.2   2007
TOTALS            5.2               4.8     0.4      3.0
SINCE 7/1        51.8              83.8   -32.0    107.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       4               2.2     1.8        9
DAYS >= 1.0         1               1.0     0.0        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   04/27                         11
 24 HR TOTAL      4.2   04/26 TO 04/26

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     671               624      47      643
 SINCE 7/1       6083              6775    -692     7254
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1        0
..............................................................



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

&&

AFTER WARMING UP TO 67 DEGREES ON APRIL 1, A COLD FRONT SOON BROUGHT
MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES AS WELL AS SOME LIGHT SNOWFALL. THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN GRAY RECORDED ITS COLDEST APRIL
HIGH TEMPERATURE IN ITS 21-YEAR HISTORY. IT ALSO RECORDED 4 OF THE
TOP 5 COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN
1995. ALTHOUGH THE CORE OF THE COLD AIR GRADUALLY DEPARTED, THE DRY
AIR REMAINED. THIS ALLOWED HIGH TEMPERATURES TO GRADUALLY WARM WHILE
NIGHTTIME LOWS STAYED FAIRLY COLD. WARM WEATHER DID EVENTUALLY
RETURN, WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S ON APRIL 21 AND 22. BUT
THE COLD AIR QUICKLY RETURNED AND LASTED THROUGH THE LAST WEEK OF
THE MONTH. A SNOWSTORM ON APRIL 26 BROUGHT 4.2 INCHES OF SNOWFALL,
THE SECOND LATEST DATE THAT SNOW HAS BEEN OBSERVED.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 42.4 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.9 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL AND THE COLDEST APRIL SINCE 2007. THE WARMEST APRIL WAS 2010
WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 49.0 DEGREES. THE COLDEST WAS 2003 AT
41.1 DEGREES.

THE COLD WEATHER DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF THE MONTH SET RECORDS FOR
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE AND COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OBSERVED IN
APRIL. THE FOLLOWING TABLES LIST THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURES IN
APRIL AND THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURES OBSERVED IN APRIL.

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURES IN APRIL (SINCE 1995)...
RANK  TEMP  DATE
1      23   APRIL 4, 2016 <===
2      25   APRIL 5, 2003
3      29   APRIL 9, 1997
4      31   APRIL 4, 2003
5      32   APRIL 10, 1996

COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURES IN APRIL (SINCE 1995)...
RANK  TEMP  DATE
1     15   APRIL 4, 2016 <===
2     17   APRIL 5, 2016 <===
3     18   APRIL 6, 2016 <===
      18   APRIL 1, 2003
5     19   APRIL 3, 2016 <===
      19   APRIL 9, 1997

A TOTAL OF 2.81 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 1.57 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION WAS ON APRIL 6 AND 7 WHEN
0.72 INCHES OF RAIN AND MELTED SNOW FELL. THE WETTEST APRIL WAS 2005
WHEN 10.65 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL. THE DRIEST WAS 1999 WITH
ONLY 0.35 INCHES.

A TOTAL OF 5.2 INCHES OF SNOW FELL WHICH WAS 0.4 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WAS ON APRIL 26 WHEN 4.2 INCHES WAS
OBSERVED. SNOW IN APRIL IS TYPICALLY HIT OR MISS. THE SNOWIEST APRIL
WAS 2007 WITH 27.2 INCHES. THERE WAS NO SNOW OBSERVED IN 1999. THERE
WERE AN ADDITIONAL 3 YEARS WITH ONLY A TRACE OF SNOW RECORDED, MOST
RECENTLY IN 2009. THE SNOWFALL ON APRIL 26 WAS THE SECOND LATEST
SNOWFALL ON RECORD. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE LATEST SNOWSTORMS
AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN GRAY.

LATEST SNOWSTORMS (SINCE 1995)...
RANK  SNOW  DATE
1      0.8  APRIL 29, 2002
2      4.2  APRIL 26, 2016 <===
3      3.6  APRIL 25-26, 2002
4      0.2  APRIL 22, 2002
5      2.5  APRIL 21-22, 2000

$$

KIMBLE





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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
942 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...................................

...THE GRAY ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1995 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              91   04/28/2009
 LOW               15   04/04/2016
HIGHEST            74   04/21        79      -5       69
LOWEST             15R  04/04        26     -11       23
AVG. MAXIMUM     52.8              53.6    -0.8     52.5
AVG. MINIMUM     32.0              34.9    -2.9     34.2
MEAN             42.4              44.3    -1.9     43.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               0.3     0.7        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     13               9.6     3.4       10
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        10.62   2005
 MINIMUM         0.35   1999
TOTALS           2.81              4.38   -1.57     3.49
DAILY AVG.       0.09              0.15   -0.06     0.12
DAYS >= .01        10              11.1    -1.1       12
DAYS >= .10         7               6.7     0.3        5
DAYS >= .50         2               2.9    -0.9        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               1.2    -1.2        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.67   04/06 TO 04/07

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           27.2   2007
TOTALS            5.2               4.8     0.4      3.0
SINCE 7/1        51.8              83.8   -32.0    107.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       4               2.2     1.8        9
DAYS >= 1.0         1               1.0     0.0        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   04/27                         11
 24 HR TOTAL      4.2   04/26 TO 04/26

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     671               624      47      643
 SINCE 7/1       6083              6775    -692     7254
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1        0
..............................................................



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

&&

AFTER WARMING UP TO 67 DEGREES ON APRIL 1, A COLD FRONT SOON BROUGHT
MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES AS WELL AS SOME LIGHT SNOWFALL. THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN GRAY RECORDED ITS COLDEST APRIL
HIGH TEMPERATURE IN ITS 21-YEAR HISTORY. IT ALSO RECORDED 4 OF THE
TOP 5 COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN
1995. ALTHOUGH THE CORE OF THE COLD AIR GRADUALLY DEPARTED, THE DRY
AIR REMAINED. THIS ALLOWED HIGH TEMPERATURES TO GRADUALLY WARM WHILE
NIGHTTIME LOWS STAYED FAIRLY COLD. WARM WEATHER DID EVENTUALLY
RETURN, WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S ON APRIL 21 AND 22. BUT
THE COLD AIR QUICKLY RETURNED AND LASTED THROUGH THE LAST WEEK OF
THE MONTH. A SNOWSTORM ON APRIL 26 BROUGHT 4.2 INCHES OF SNOWFALL,
THE SECOND LATEST DATE THAT SNOW HAS BEEN OBSERVED.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 42.4 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.9 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL AND THE COLDEST APRIL SINCE 2007. THE WARMEST APRIL WAS 2010
WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 49.0 DEGREES. THE COLDEST WAS 2003 AT
41.1 DEGREES.

THE COLD WEATHER DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF THE MONTH SET RECORDS FOR
COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE AND COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OBSERVED IN
APRIL. THE FOLLOWING TABLES LIST THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURES IN
APRIL AND THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURES OBSERVED IN APRIL.

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURES IN APRIL (SINCE 1995)...
RANK  TEMP  DATE
1      23   APRIL 4, 2016 <===
2      25   APRIL 5, 2003
3      29   APRIL 9, 1997
4      31   APRIL 4, 2003
5      32   APRIL 10, 1996

COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURES IN APRIL (SINCE 1995)...
RANK  TEMP  DATE
1     15   APRIL 4, 2016 <===
2     17   APRIL 5, 2016 <===
3     18   APRIL 6, 2016 <===
      18   APRIL 1, 2003
5     19   APRIL 3, 2016 <===
      19   APRIL 9, 1997

A TOTAL OF 2.81 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 1.57 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION WAS ON APRIL 6 AND 7 WHEN
0.72 INCHES OF RAIN AND MELTED SNOW FELL. THE WETTEST APRIL WAS 2005
WHEN 10.65 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL. THE DRIEST WAS 1999 WITH
ONLY 0.35 INCHES.

A TOTAL OF 5.2 INCHES OF SNOW FELL WHICH WAS 0.4 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WAS ON APRIL 26 WHEN 4.2 INCHES WAS
OBSERVED. SNOW IN APRIL IS TYPICALLY HIT OR MISS. THE SNOWIEST APRIL
WAS 2007 WITH 27.2 INCHES. THERE WAS NO SNOW OBSERVED IN 1999. THERE
WERE AN ADDITIONAL 3 YEARS WITH ONLY A TRACE OF SNOW RECORDED, MOST
RECENTLY IN 2009. THE SNOWFALL ON APRIL 26 WAS THE SECOND LATEST
SNOWFALL ON RECORD. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE LATEST SNOWSTORMS
AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN GRAY.

LATEST SNOWSTORMS (SINCE 1995)...
RANK  SNOW  DATE
1      0.8  APRIL 29, 2002
2      4.2  APRIL 26, 2016 <===
3      3.6  APRIL 25-26, 2002
4      0.2  APRIL 22, 2002
5      2.5  APRIL 21-22, 2000

$$

KIMBLE





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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
927 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...................................

...THE CONCORD NH CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1868 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              95   04/19/1976
 LOW                4   04/05/2016
HIGHEST            80   04/21        82      -2       74  04/13
LOWEST              4R  04/05        20     -16       19  04/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     58.1              57.4     0.7     56.9
AVG. MINIMUM     29.6              32.7    -3.1     32.1
MEAN             43.8              45.1    -1.3     44.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               0.2     0.8        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     19              15.0     4.0       15
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.74   1904
 MINIMUM         0.42   1941
TOTALS           1.65              3.41   -1.76     2.26
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.11   -0.06     0.08
DAYS >= .01         9              11.8    -2.8       10
DAYS >= .10         6               7.1    -1.1        4
DAYS >= .50         1               2.1    -1.1        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.7    -0.7        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.51   04/07 TO 04/07
                        04/06 TO 04/07
                        04/07 TO 04/07

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           35.0   1874
TOTALS            2.7               2.8    -0.1      2.1
SINCE 7/1        29.7              61.4   -31.7     92.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       3               1.2     1.8        2
DAYS >= 1.0         1               0.6     0.4        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   04/05
 24 HR TOTAL      2.7   04/04 TO 04/04

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     626               600      26      609
 SINCE 7/1       5757              6847   -1090     7211
COOLING TOTAL       0                 2      -2        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 2      -2        0
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/310    DATE  04/03
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/310    DATE  04/03

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     55

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     HEAVY RAIN                 0
RAIN                      3     LIGHT RAIN                 8
FREEZING RAIN             0     LT FREEZING RAIN           0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                3     FOG                        9
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     4     HAZE                       5

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

&&

ALTHOUGH THE MONTH STARTED OFF WITH A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 77
DEGREES ON APRIL 1, THIS WAS JUST A CRUEL TRICK OF NATURE. A
COLD FRONT BROUGHT MUCH COLDER WEATHER INTO THE AREA THE NEXT DAY. A
SNOWSTORM BROUGHT 2.7 INCHES OF SNOW ON APRIL 4 WITH RECORD COLD
TEMPERATURES FOR SEVERAL DAYS. THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 4 DEGREES ON
APRIL 5 WAS THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE EVER OBSERVED IN THE MONTH OF
APRIL. ALTHOUGH THE CORE OF THE COLD AIR GRADUALLY DEPARTED, THE DRY
AIR REMAINED. THIS ALLOWED DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURES TO GRADUALLY
WARM WHILE NIGHTTIME LOWS STAYED COLD. THE TEMPERATURE WARMED ALL
THE WAY UP TO 80 DEGREES ON APRIL 21 BUT COLD AIR SOON FOLLOWED WITH
BELOW NORMAL WEATHER LASTING THROUGH THE LAST WEEK OF THE MONTH.
A TRACE OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED ON APRIL 26, A RARE SIGHT FOR LATE
APRIL.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 43.8 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.3
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AND THE COLDEST APRIL SINCE 2007. THIS ENDED
THE STREAK OF 5 STRAIGHT MONTHS OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THE
COLDEST APRIL ON RECORD WAS 1874 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 37.0
DEGREES. THE WARMEST WAS 1941 AT 51.4 DEGREES. ALTHOUGH THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS BELOW NORMAL, THE AVERAGE HIGH
TEMPERATURE WAS ACTUALLY ABOVE NORMAL. LOW TEMPERATURES WERE WELL
BELOW NORMAL RESULTING IN THE FIRST MONTH OF BELOW NORMAL AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES SINCE JUNE 2015.

THE LOW TEMPERATURE ON APRIL 5 WAS 4 DEGREES, THE COLDEST EVER
OBSERVED IN THE MONTH OF APRIL. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THAT DATE
WAS 26, THE 3RD COLDEST EVER OBSERVED IN APRIL. THE FOLLOWING TABLES
LIST THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURES AND COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURES IN
APRIL.

COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURES IN APRIL (SINCE 1868)...
RANK  TEMP  DATE
1       4   APRIL 5, 2016 <===
2       7   APRIL 1, 1874
3       8   APRIL 7, 2003
        8   APRIL 1, 1969
        8   APRIL 1, 1964
        8   APRIL 1, 1923

COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURES IN APRIL (SINCE 1868)...
RANK  TEMP  DATE
1      21   APRIL 7, 1982
2      24   APRIL 6, 1943
3      26   APRIL 4, 2016 <===
       26   APRIL 6, 1982
5      27   APRIL 5, 1995
       27   APRIL 4, 1979

A TOTAL OF 1.65 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 1.76 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL AND THE DRIEST APRIL SINCE 2001. THIS ALSO MARKED THE
5TH STRAIGHT MONTH OF BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION. THE HEAVIEST
PRECIPITATION WAS ON APRIL 7 WHEN 0.51 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE
WETTEST APRIL WAS 1904 WITH 7.44 INCHES. THE DRIEST WAS 1941 WITH
ONLY 0.42 INCHES.

A TOTAL OF 2.7 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WAS OBSERVED. THIS WAS 0.1 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. ALL OF THIS SNOW FELL ON APRIL 4. APRIL IS TYPICALLY
HIT OR MISS WITH SNOWFALL. THE SNOWIEST APRIL WAS 1874 WITH 35.0
INCHES. BUT THERE HAVE BEEN TEN YEARS WHERE NO SNOW WAS OBSERVED IN
APRIL, MOST RECENTLY IN 2012. THERE WERE AN ADDITIONAL 36 YEARS
WHICH ONLY OBSERVED A TRACE OF SNOWFALL IN APRIL, MOST RECENTLY IN
2010.

AS OF THE END OF APRIL, THE SEASON TOTAL SNOWFALL WAS 29.7 INCHES
WHICH IS 31.7 INCHES BELOW NORMAL AND THE 4TH LEAST SNOWY SEASON ON
RECORD. THE LEAST SNOWY SEASON WAS 1979-80 WHEN ONLY 27.0 INCHES WAS
MEASURED. THE SNOWIEST WAS 1873-74 WHEN 122.0 INCHES FELL. THE
FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE TOP TEN LEAST SNOWY SEASONS IN CONCORD.

LEAST SEASON TOTAL SNOWFALL (SINCE 1868)
RANK  SNOW  SEASON
1     27.0  1979-80
2     29.1  1988-89
3     29.3  1912-13
4     29.7  2015-16 <===
5     31.5  1929-30
6     33.5  1948-49
7     33.6  1990-91
8     34.5  1994-95
9     34.6  1950-51
10    34.8  2001-02

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN APRIL 2016...
DATE RECORD                              PREVIOUS
1    77 - WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE       77 IN 1986 /TIED/
4    26 - COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE       27 IN 1879
5    4  - COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE        10 IN 1954
6    11 - COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE        14 IN 1943 AND EARLIER YEARS

$$

KIMBLE





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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
846 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...................................

...THE AUGUSTA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              90   04/28/2009
                        04/27/1990
 LOW                9   04/04/1954
HIGHEST            74   04/21        75      -1       68  04/13
LOWEST             15   04/04        24      -9       21  04/06
                                                          04/05
                                                          04/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     52.3              53.1    -0.8     51.5
AVG. MINIMUM     31.4              34.6    -3.2     33.6
MEAN             41.8              43.9    -2.1     42.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               0.3     0.7        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     16              10.3     5.7        9
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.06   2005
 MINIMUM         0.33   1999
TOTALS           2.72              3.79   -1.07     4.36
DAILY AVG.       0.09              0.13   -0.04     0.15
DAYS >= .01         9              11.8    -2.8       18
DAYS >= .10         6               6.9    -0.9        9
DAYS >= .50         2               2.7    -0.7        3
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.8    -0.8        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.96   04/06 TO 04/07

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     689               635      54      666
 SINCE 7/1       6301              7004    -703     7469
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/160    DATE  04/07
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    54/170    DATE  04/07

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     54

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     HEAVY RAIN                 1
RAIN                      5     LIGHT RAIN                 9
FREEZING RAIN             0     LT FREEZING RAIN           0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                2     FOG                       10
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     1     HAZE                       0

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

&&

AFTER A WARM START TO THE MONTH, TEMPERATURES TOOK A PLUNGE ON APRIL
2ND. FOR 4 STRAIGHT DAYS THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED INTO THE TEENS,
INCLUDING ONE DAY THAT THE TEMPERATURE DID NOT RISE ABOVE FREEZING.
THE 4 DAYS IN THE TEENS TIES 1964 FOR THE MOST SUCH DAYS IN APRIL ON
RECORD AT AUGUSTA. THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 15 DEGREES ON APRIL 4 WAS
THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OBSERVED IN APRIL SINCE 1995. THE
TEMPERATURE MODERATED A BIT TOWARD THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH WITH
MOST DAYS A FEW DEGREES ON EITHER SIDE OF NORMAL. AFTER RISING INTO
THE 70S ON THE 21ST AND 22ND, COLD WEATHER RETURNED AGAIN FOR THE
LAST WEEK OF THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 41.8 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.1 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL AND THE COLDEST SINCE 2007. THE COLDEST APRIL ON RECORD WAS
1967 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 40.1 DEGREES. THE WARMEST WAS
2010 AT 48.9 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS
31.4 DEGREES AND RANKED AS THE 4TH COLDEST ON RECORD. THE FOLLOWING
TABLE LISTS THE COLDEST AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES IN APRIL.

AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES AT AUGUSTA (SINCE 1948)...
RANK  TEMP  YEAR
1     30.7  1967
2     30.8  2003
3     31.1  1995
4     31.4  2016 <===
5     31.5  1969
      31.5  1966

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON APRIL 4 WAS ONLY 26 DEGREES. THIS WAS THE
THIRD COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE EVER OBSERVED IN THE MONTH OF APRIL.
THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURES IN APRIL.

COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURES IN APRIL AT AUGUSTA (SINCE 1948)...
RANK  TEMP  DATE
1      21   APRIL 5, 1995
2      22   APRIL 7, 1982
3      26   APRIL 4, 2016 <===
4      27   APRIL 5, 2003
       27   APRIL 9, 1974

THERE WERE 4 DAYS WITH LOW TEMPERATURES IN THE TEENS WHICH TIED THE
RECORD FOR THE MOST SUCH DAYS IN THE MONTH OF APRIL. THE FOLLOWING
TABLE LISTS THE MOST NUMBER OF DAYS IN APRIL WITH A LOW TEMPERATURE
BELOW 20 DEGREES.

LOW TEMPERATURES BELOW 20 DEGREES IN APRIL AT AUGUSTA (SINCE 1948)...
RANK  DAYS  YEAR
1      4    2016 <===
       4    1964
3      3    1982
       3    1977
       3    1954

A TOTAL OF 2.72 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 1.07 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION WAS ON THE 6TH AND 7TH WHEN
1.01 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE WETTEST APRIL WAS 2005 WHEN 9.06
INCHES FELL. THE DRIEST WAS 1999 WITH ONLY 0.33 INCHES.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN APRIL 2016...
DATE RECORD                              PREVIOUS
1    49   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE      42 IN 2010
4    26   - COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE     28 IN 1954
7    0.96 - GREATEST PRECIPITATION       0.58 IN 1986
26   38   - COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE     39 IN 1976
26   30   - COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE      30 IN 1966 AND 1962 /TIED/
29   27   - COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE      30 IN 1961

$$

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...................................

...THE AUGUSTA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              90   04/28/2009
                        04/27/1990
 LOW                9   04/04/1954
HIGHEST            74   04/21        75      -1       68  04/13
LOWEST             15   04/04        24      -9       21  04/06
                                                          04/05
                                                          04/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     52.3              53.1    -0.8     51.5
AVG. MINIMUM     31.4              34.6    -3.2     33.6
MEAN             41.8              43.9    -2.1     42.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               0.3     0.7        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     16              10.3     5.7        9
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.06   2005
 MINIMUM         0.33   1999
TOTALS           2.72              3.79   -1.07     4.36
DAILY AVG.       0.09              0.13   -0.04     0.15
DAYS >= .01         9              11.8    -2.8       18
DAYS >= .10         6               6.9    -0.9        9
DAYS >= .50         2               2.7    -0.7        3
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.8    -0.8        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.96   04/06 TO 04/07

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     689               635      54      666
 SINCE 7/1       6301              7004    -703     7469
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/160    DATE  04/07
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    54/170    DATE  04/07

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     54

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     HEAVY RAIN                 1
RAIN                      5     LIGHT RAIN                 9
FREEZING RAIN             0     LT FREEZING RAIN           0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                2     FOG                       10
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     1     HAZE                       0

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

&&

AFTER A WARM START TO THE MONTH, TEMPERATURES TOOK A PLUNGE ON APRIL
2ND. FOR 4 STRAIGHT DAYS THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED INTO THE TEENS,
INCLUDING ONE DAY THAT THE TEMPERATURE DID NOT RISE ABOVE FREEZING.
THE 4 DAYS IN THE TEENS TIES 1964 FOR THE MOST SUCH DAYS IN APRIL ON
RECORD AT AUGUSTA. THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 15 DEGREES ON APRIL 4 WAS
THE COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE OBSERVED IN APRIL SINCE 1995. THE
TEMPERATURE MODERATED A BIT TOWARD THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH WITH
MOST DAYS A FEW DEGREES ON EITHER SIDE OF NORMAL. AFTER RISING INTO
THE 70S ON THE 21ST AND 22ND, COLD WEATHER RETURNED AGAIN FOR THE
LAST WEEK OF THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 41.8 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.1 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL AND THE COLDEST SINCE 2007. THE COLDEST APRIL ON RECORD WAS
1967 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 40.1 DEGREES. THE WARMEST WAS
2010 AT 48.9 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS
31.4 DEGREES AND RANKED AS THE 4TH COLDEST ON RECORD. THE FOLLOWING
TABLE LISTS THE COLDEST AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES IN APRIL.

AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES AT AUGUSTA (SINCE 1948)...
RANK  TEMP  YEAR
1     30.7  1967
2     30.8  2003
3     31.1  1995
4     31.4  2016 <===
5     31.5  1969
      31.5  1966

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON APRIL 4 WAS ONLY 26 DEGREES. THIS WAS THE
THIRD COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE EVER OBSERVED IN THE MONTH OF APRIL.
THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURES IN APRIL.

COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURES IN APRIL AT AUGUSTA (SINCE 1948)...
RANK  TEMP  DATE
1      21   APRIL 5, 1995
2      22   APRIL 7, 1982
3      26   APRIL 4, 2016 <===
4      27   APRIL 5, 2003
       27   APRIL 9, 1974

THERE WERE 4 DAYS WITH LOW TEMPERATURES IN THE TEENS WHICH TIED THE
RECORD FOR THE MOST SUCH DAYS IN THE MONTH OF APRIL. THE FOLLOWING
TABLE LISTS THE MOST NUMBER OF DAYS IN APRIL WITH A LOW TEMPERATURE
BELOW 20 DEGREES.

LOW TEMPERATURES BELOW 20 DEGREES IN APRIL AT AUGUSTA (SINCE 1948)...
RANK  DAYS  YEAR
1      4    2016 <===
       4    1964
3      3    1982
       3    1977
       3    1954

A TOTAL OF 2.72 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 1.07 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION WAS ON THE 6TH AND 7TH WHEN
1.01 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE WETTEST APRIL WAS 2005 WHEN 9.06
INCHES FELL. THE DRIEST WAS 1999 WITH ONLY 0.33 INCHES.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN APRIL 2016...
DATE RECORD                              PREVIOUS
1    49   - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE      42 IN 2010
4    26   - COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE     28 IN 1954
7    0.96 - GREATEST PRECIPITATION       0.58 IN 1986
26   38   - COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE     39 IN 1976
26   30   - COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE      30 IN 1966 AND 1962 /TIED/
29   27   - COLDEST LOW TEMPERATURE      30 IN 1961

$$

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
613 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...................................

...THE PORTLAND ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1941 TO 2016 /FOR TEMPERATURES/
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2016 /FOR PRECIPITATION/
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1882 TO 2016 /FOR SNOWFALL/

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              92   04/28/2009
 LOW                8   04/04/1954
HIGHEST            68   04/22        75      -7       70  04/14
                        04/21
LOWEST             17   04/06        24      -7       23  04/05
                        04/04                             04/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     53.4              53.3     0.1     54.9
AVG. MINIMUM     32.0              34.7    -2.7     34.4
MEAN             42.7              44.0    -1.3     44.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               0.2     0.8        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     16              10.4     5.6       12
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.90   1973
 MINIMUM         0.28   1999
TOTALS           1.56              4.32   -2.76     5.03
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.14   -0.09     0.17
DAYS >= .01        12              11.2     0.8       10
DAYS >= .10         4               7.0    -3.0        7
DAYS >= .50         0               2.9    -2.9        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               1.0    -1.0        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.48   04/07

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           20.5   1906
TOTALS            3.7               2.8     0.9      2.9
SINCE 7/1        51.8              61.9   -10.1     94.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       4               1.0     3.0
DAYS >= 1.0         2               0.6     1.4
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   04/27
                        04/05
 24 HR TOTAL      2.2   04/26

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     665               630      35      602
 SINCE 7/1       5792              6648    -856     6726
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/310    DATE  04/03
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/280    DATE  04/03

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     56

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     HEAVY RAIN                 0
RAIN                      2     LIGHT RAIN                10
FREEZING RAIN             0     LT FREEZING RAIN           0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                4     FOG                       10
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     2     HAZE                       2

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

&&

AFTER A FEW WARM DAYS TO START THE MONTH, THE WEATHER TOOK A TURN
TOWARD MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES. LIGHT SNOW FELL ON THE 3RD, 4TH,
AND 6TH. FOR THREE STRAIGHT DAYS THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED INTO THE
TEENS, THE MOST DAYS SUCH DAYS IN APRIL SINCE 1964. THE TEMPERATURE
BOTTOMED OUT AT 17 DEGREES ON THE 4TH AND 6TH. THIS WAS THE COLDEST
TEMPERATURE OBSERVED IN APRIL SINCE 1995. DAYTIME TEMPERATURES THEN
BEGAN TO WARM UP BACK TOWARD NORMAL LEVELS WHILE A PERSISTENTLY DRY
AIR MASS ALLOWED NIGHTTIME TEMPERATURES TO REMAIN NEAR OR BELOW
NORMAL. AFTER A COUPLE OF WARM DAYS WHERE THE TEMPERATURE ROSE INTO
THE UPPER 60S, COLD WEATHER AGAIN RETURNED FOR THE LAST WEEK OF THE
MONTH. A RARE LATE APRIL SNOWSTORM BROUGHT MORE THAN 2 INCHES OF
SNOWFALL ON APRIL 26. THIS WAS THE LATEST SNOWSTORM OBSERVED AT
PORTLAND SINCE 1993.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 42.7 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.3 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL AND THE COLDEST APRIL SINCE 2007. THIS BREAKS THE STREAK OF 8
CONSECUTIVE MONTHS OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AT PORTLAND. WHILE
DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE NEAR NORMAL IN APRIL, IT WAS THE COLD
NIGHTTIME LOW TEMPERATURES THAT DROVE THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE BELOW
NORMAL. THIS IS TYPICAL OF THE DRY AIR MASSES THAT PERSISTENTLY
DOMINATED THE WEATHER PATTERN IN APRIL. THE COLDEST APRIL WAS IN
1943 WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS ONLY 38.4 DEGREES. THE WARMEST
WAS IN 2010 WITH AN AVERAGE OF 48.8 DEGREES.

ON APRIL 1ST THE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS ONLY 51 DEGREES. THIS WAS THE
3RD WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE OBSERVED IN THE MONTH OF APRIL AND THE
EARLIEST DATE WITH A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 50 OR MORE. ON APRIL 4TH THE
HIGH TEMPERATURE ONLY REACHED 25 DEGREES. THIS WAS THE THIRD COLDEST
HIGH TEMPERATURE OBSERVED IN THE MONTH OF APRIL. THE FOLLOWING
TABLES LIST THE WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURES AND COLDEST DAILY
HIGH TEMPERATURES IN APRIL.

WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURES IN APRIL (SINCE 1940)...
RANK  TEMP  DATE
1      54   APRIL 28, 2011
2      52   APRIL 30, 1942
3      51   APRIL 1, 2016 <===
       51   APRIL 29, 2003
       51   APRIL 29, 1974

COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES IN APRIL (SINCE 1940)...
RANK  TEMP  DATE
1      23   APRIL 7, 1982
2      24   APRIL 5, 1995
3      25   APRIL 4, 2016 <===
4      27   APRIL 6, 1982
5      28   APRIL 5, 2003

A TOTAL OF 1.56 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 2.76 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL AND THE DRIEST APRIL SINCE 2010. THERE WERE NO VERY
HEAVY RAINFALL PERIODS THIS MONTH, WITH THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION
FALLING ON THE 7TH WHEN 0.48 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE DRIEST APRIL
WAS 1999 WHEN ONLY 0.28 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED. THE
WETTEST WAS 1973 WITH 9.90 INCHES.

THERE WAS 3.7 INCHES OF SNOWFALL IN APRIL WHICH WAS 0.9 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THE MOST SNOWFALL FELL ON APRIL 26 WHEN 2.2 INCHES WAS
MEASURED. THIS WAS ALSO THE LATEST SNOWFALL RECORDED AT PORTLAND
SINCE 1993. APRIL SNOWFALL IS TYPICALLY HIT OR MISS. THE SNOWIEST
APRIL WAS 1906 WHEN 20.5 INCHES FELL. BUT THERE HAVE BEEN 10 TIMES
THAT NO SNOW WAS OBSERVED IN APRIL, MOST RECENTLY IN 2009. THERE
HAVE BEEN AN ADDITIONAL 29 TIMES WHICH ONLY RECORDED A TRACE OF
SNOWFALL IN APRIL, MOST RECENTLY IN 2012. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS
ALL OF THE RECORDED SNOWSTORMS AT PORTLAND ON APRIL 26 OR LATER.

ALL SNOWSTORMS APRIL 26 OR LATER (SINCE 1882)...
RANK  SNOW  DATE
1      7.0  MAY 10-11, 1945 (LATEST SNOWFALL)
2      3.3  APR 28-29, 1987
3      2.2  APR 26, 2016 <===
4      2.0  MAY 8-10, 1966
5      1.9  APR 26, 1887
6      1.5  APR 28, 1958
       1.5  APR 26-27, 1885
8      0.5  APR 26, 1890
9      0.4  APR 27, 1993 (MOST RECENT)
10     0.1  MAY 7, 1967
       0.1  APR 27, 1933

AS OF THE END OF APRIL, THE SEASON TOTAL SNOWFALL STANDS AT 51.8
INCHES WHICH IS 10.1 INCHES BELOW NORMAL AND THE LEAST SNOW SINCE
THE 2011-12 SEASON. THE FIRST SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON WAS THE SECOND
LATEST ON RECORD WHEN 7.3 INCHES FELL ON DECEMBER 29-30. THE
HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WAS ON FEBRUARY 5 WHEN 8.8 INCHES WAS MEASURED.
THE LAST SNOWFALL WAS ON APRIL 26 WHEN 2.2 INCHES FELL, THE LATEST
SNOWFALL IN MORE THAN 20 YEARS. THE SNOWIEST SEASON ON RECORD WAS
1970-71 WHEN 14.5 INCHES FELL. THE LEAST SNOWY WAS 1979-80 WITH ONLY
27.5 INCHES.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN APRIL 2016...
DATE RECORD                              PREVIOUS
1    51 - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE        45 IN 1945
1    58 - WARMEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE    57 IN 1945
4    25 - COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE       31 IN 1954
26   2.2 - GREATEST SNOWFALL             1.9 IN 1887

$$

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613 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...................................

...THE PORTLAND ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1941 TO 2016 /FOR TEMPERATURES/
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2016 /FOR PRECIPITATION/
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1882 TO 2016 /FOR SNOWFALL/

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              92   04/28/2009
 LOW                8   04/04/1954
HIGHEST            68   04/22        75      -7       70  04/14
                        04/21
LOWEST             17   04/06        24      -7       23  04/05
                        04/04                             04/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     53.4              53.3     0.1     54.9
AVG. MINIMUM     32.0              34.7    -2.7     34.4
MEAN             42.7              44.0    -1.3     44.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               0.2     0.8        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     16              10.4     5.6       12
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.90   1973
 MINIMUM         0.28   1999
TOTALS           1.56              4.32   -2.76     5.03
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.14   -0.09     0.17
DAYS >= .01        12              11.2     0.8       10
DAYS >= .10         4               7.0    -3.0        7
DAYS >= .50         0               2.9    -2.9        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               1.0    -1.0        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.48   04/07

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           20.5   1906
TOTALS            3.7               2.8     0.9      2.9
SINCE 7/1        51.8              61.9   -10.1     94.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       4               1.0     3.0
DAYS >= 1.0         2               0.6     1.4
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   04/27
                        04/05
 24 HR TOTAL      2.2   04/26

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     665               630      35      602
 SINCE 7/1       5792              6648    -856     6726
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/310    DATE  04/03
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/280    DATE  04/03

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     56

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     HEAVY RAIN                 0
RAIN                      2     LIGHT RAIN                10
FREEZING RAIN             0     LT FREEZING RAIN           0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                4     FOG                       10
FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     2     HAZE                       2

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

&&

AFTER A FEW WARM DAYS TO START THE MONTH, THE WEATHER TOOK A TURN
TOWARD MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES. LIGHT SNOW FELL ON THE 3RD, 4TH,
AND 6TH. FOR THREE STRAIGHT DAYS THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED INTO THE
TEENS, THE MOST DAYS SUCH DAYS IN APRIL SINCE 1964. THE TEMPERATURE
BOTTOMED OUT AT 17 DEGREES ON THE 4TH AND 6TH. THIS WAS THE COLDEST
TEMPERATURE OBSERVED IN APRIL SINCE 1995. DAYTIME TEMPERATURES THEN
BEGAN TO WARM UP BACK TOWARD NORMAL LEVELS WHILE A PERSISTENTLY DRY
AIR MASS ALLOWED NIGHTTIME TEMPERATURES TO REMAIN NEAR OR BELOW
NORMAL. AFTER A COUPLE OF WARM DAYS WHERE THE TEMPERATURE ROSE INTO
THE UPPER 60S, COLD WEATHER AGAIN RETURNED FOR THE LAST WEEK OF THE
MONTH. A RARE LATE APRIL SNOWSTORM BROUGHT MORE THAN 2 INCHES OF
SNOWFALL ON APRIL 26. THIS WAS THE LATEST SNOWSTORM OBSERVED AT
PORTLAND SINCE 1993.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 42.7 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.3 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL AND THE COLDEST APRIL SINCE 2007. WHILE DAYTIME HIGH
TEMPERATURES WERE NEAR NORMAL, IT WAS THE COLD NIGHTTIME LOW
TEMPERATURES THAT DROVE THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE BELOW NORMAL. THIS
IS TYPICAL OF THE DRY AIR MASSES THAT PERSISTENTLY DOMINATED THE
WEATHER PATTERN IN APRIL. THE COLDEST APRIL WAS IN 1943 WHEN THE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS ONLY 38.4 DEGREES. THE WARMEST WAS IN 2010
WITH AN AVERAGE OF 48.8 DEGREES.

ON APRIL 1ST THE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS ONLY 51 DEGREES. THIS WAS THE
3RD WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE OBSERVED IN THE MONTH OF APRIL AND THE
EARLIEST DATE WITH A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 50 OR MORE. ON APRIL 4TH THE
HIGH TEMPERATURE ONLY REACHED 25 DEGREES. THIS WAS THE THIRD COLDEST
HIGH TEMPERATURE OBSERVED IN THE MONTH OF APRIL. THE FOLLOWING
TABLES LIST THE WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURES AND COLDEST DAILY
HIGH TEMPERATURES IN APRIL.

WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURES IN APRIL (SINCE 1940)...
RANK  TEMP  DATE
1      54   APRIL 28, 2011
2      52   APRIL 30, 1942
3      51   APRIL 1, 2016 <===
       51   APRIL 29, 2003
       51   APRIL 29, 1974

COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES IN APRIL (SINCE 1940)...
RANK  TEMP  DATE
1      23   APRIL 7, 1982
2      24   APRIL 5, 1995
3      25   APRIL 4, 2016 <===
4      27   APRIL 6, 1982
5      28   APRIL 5, 2003

A TOTAL OF 1.56 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WHICH WAS 2.76 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL AND THE DRIEST APRIL SINCE 2010. THERE WERE NO VERY
HEAVY RAINFALL PERIODS THIS MONTH, WITH THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION
FALLING ON THE 7TH WHEN 0.48 INCHES WAS MEASURED. THE DRIEST APRIL
WAS 1999 WHEN ONLY 0.28 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED. THE
WETTEST WAS 1973 WITH 9.90 INCHES.

THERE WAS 3.7 INCHES OF SNOWFALL IN APRIL WHICH WAS 0.9 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THE MOST SNOWFALL FELL ON APRIL 26 WHEN 2.2 INCHES WAS
MEASURED. THIS WAS ALSO THE LATEST SNOWFALL RECORDED AT PORTLAND
SINCE 1993. APRIL SNOWFALL IS TYPICALLY HIT OR MISS. THE SNOWIEST
APRIL WAS 1906 WHEN 20.5 INCHES FELL. BUT THERE HAVE BEEN 10 TIMES
THAT NO SNOW WAS OBSERVED IN APRIL, MOST RECENTLY IN 2009. THERE
HAVE BEEN AN ADDITIONAL 29 TIMES WHICH ONLY RECORDED A TRACE OF
SNOWFALL IN APRIL, MOST RECENTLY IN 2012. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS
ALL OF THE RECORDED SNOWSTORMS AT PORTLAND ON APRIL 26 OR LATER.

ALL SNOWSTORMS APRIL 26 OR LATER (SINCE 1882)...
RANK  SNOW  DATE
1      7.0  MAY 10-11, 1945 (LATEST SNOWFALL)
2      3.3  APR 28-29, 1987
3      2.2  APR 26, 2016 <===
4      2.0  MAY 8-10, 1966
5      1.9  APR 26, 1887
6      1.5  APR 28, 1958
       1.5  APR 26-27, 1885
8      0.5  APR 26, 1890
9      0.4  APR 27, 1993 (MOST RECENT)
10     0.1  MAY 7, 1967
       0.1  APR 27, 1933

AS OF THE END OF APRIL, THE SEASON TOTAL SNOWFALL STANDS AT 51.8
INCHES WHICH IS 10.1 INCHES BELOW NORMAL AND THE LEAST SNOW SINCE
THE 2011-12 SEASON. THE FIRST SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON WAS THE SECOND
LATEST ON RECORD WHEN 7.3 INCHES FELL ON DECEMBER 29-30. THE
HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WAS ON FEBRUARY 5 WHEN 8.8 INCHES WAS MEASURED.
THE LAST SNOWFALL WAS ON APRIL 26 WHEN 2.2 INCHES FELL, THE LATEST
SNOWFALL IN MORE THAN 20 YEARS. THE SNOWIEST SEASON ON RECORD WAS
1970-71 WHEN 14.5 INCHES FELL. THE LEAST SNOWY WAS 1979-80 WITH ONLY
27.5 INCHES.

THE FOLLOWING DAILY RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED IN APRIL 2016...
DATE RECORD                              PREVIOUS
1    51 - WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE        45 IN 1945
1    58 - WARMEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE    57 IN 1945
4    25 - COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE       31 IN 1954
26   2.2 - GREATEST SNOWFALL             1.9 IN 1887

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KIMBLE





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