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NOUS41 KCAR 030147
PNSCAR
MEZ001>006-010-011-015>017-029>032-031347-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
947 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

...RAINFALL REPORTS PAST 24 HOURS...

LOCATION                     AMOUNT    TIME/DATE       LAT/LON

...AROOSTOOK COUNTY...
3 W OXBOW                    0.31 IN   0845 PM 05/02   46.43N/68.55W
1 NNE LORING                 0.29 IN   0900 PM 05/02   46.96N/67.88W
11 SSE DEBOULLIE MOUNTAIN    0.21 IN   0840 PM 05/02   46.81N/68.84W
1 W SAINT AGATHA             0.11 IN   0930 PM 05/02   47.25N/68.35W
DICKEY                       0.11 IN   0900 PM 05/02   47.11N/69.09W
3 NW MONTICELLO              0.11 IN   0933 PM 05/02   46.36N/67.88W
4 SE GRAND ISLE              0.10 IN   0931 PM 05/02   47.24N/68.10W
EAGLE LAKE                   0.10 IN   0845 PM 05/02   47.04N/68.57W
NINE-MILE BRIDGE             0.10 IN   0900 PM 05/02   46.70N/69.72W
1 W LITTLETON                0.09 IN   0756 PM 05/02   46.23N/67.88W
4 E NEW SWEDEN               0.08 IN   0927 PM 05/02   46.96N/68.03W
FORT KENT                    0.08 IN   0932 PM 05/02   47.25N/68.58W
2 NW MONTICELLO              0.07 IN   0930 PM 05/02   46.34N/67.89W
1 ENE PRESQUE ISLE           0.06 IN   0923 PM 05/02   46.69N/67.99W
1 NW PRESQUE ISLE            0.04 IN   0912 PM 05/02   46.70N/68.03W
1 SSE PRESQUE ISLE           0.04 IN   0905 PM 05/02   46.65N/68.01W

...HANCOCK COUNTY...
1 NNE DEER ISLE              0.95 IN   0926 PM 05/02   44.24N/68.67W
5 ENE ISLEBORO               0.75 IN   0932 PM 05/02   44.35N/68.82W
2 ESE BROOKLIN               0.74 IN   0928 PM 05/02   44.24N/68.53W
BROOKLIN                     0.71 IN   0927 PM 05/02   44.27N/68.57W
3 W BAR HARBOR               0.62 IN   0858 PM 05/02   44.38N/68.26W
BLUE HILL                    0.59 IN   0928 PM 05/02   44.41N/68.57W
4 W TRENTON                  0.57 IN   0935 PM 05/02   44.42N/68.46W
3 E BROOKSVILLE              0.56 IN   0934 PM 05/02   44.36N/68.61W
6 WNW BROOKSVILLE            0.54 IN   0928 PM 05/02   44.39N/68.80W
2 E SURRY                    0.51 IN   0929 PM 05/02   44.49N/68.46W
1 W CRANBERRY ISLES          0.49 IN   0932 PM 05/02   44.25N/68.29W
4 NE PENOBSCOT               0.48 IN   0920 PM 05/02   44.52N/68.66W
2 N FRANKLIN                 0.43 IN   0929 PM 05/02   44.62N/68.23W
4 SSE CLIFTON                0.41 IN   0925 PM 05/02   44.76N/68.49W
BLUE HILL                    0.33 IN   0926 PM 05/02   44.42N/68.58W
4 SSE WINTER HARBOR          0.31 IN   0930 PM 05/02   44.34N/68.06W

...PENOBSCOT COUNTY...
2 W OLD TOWN                 0.80 IN   0900 PM 05/02   44.93N/68.70W
1 E DIXMONT                  0.70 IN   0845 PM 05/02   44.68N/69.14W
1 E MILFORD                  0.60 IN   0831 PM 05/02   44.95N/68.61W
HERMON                       0.55 IN   0930 PM 05/02   44.81N/68.91W
1 E DETROIT                  0.53 IN   0931 PM 05/02   44.80N/69.26W
2 SW BREWER                  0.42 IN   0926 PM 05/02   44.77N/68.78W

...PISCATAQUIS COUNTY...
BLANCHARD                    0.70 IN   0930 PM 05/02   45.27N/69.58W
ABBOT                        0.67 IN   0930 PM 05/02   45.18N/69.45W
KINGSBURY                    0.63 IN   0845 PM 05/02   45.12N/69.65W
RIPOGENUS                    0.56 IN   0840 PM 05/02   45.88N/69.18W
2 ENE SANGERVILLE            0.50 IN   0830 PM 05/02   45.18N/69.32W
KOKADJO                      0.49 IN   0845 PM 05/02   45.67N/69.45W
2 SSW LILY BAY               0.36 IN   0934 PM 05/02   45.56N/69.57W
GREENVILLE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT 0.35 IN   0656 PM 05/02   45.46N/69.55W

...SOMERSET COUNTY...
4 ENE BAKER LAKE             0.35 IN   0915 PM 05/02   46.30N/69.85W

...WASHINGTON COUNTY...
COOPER                       0.38 IN   0921 PM 05/02   44.95N/67.44W
3 E COLUMBIA FALLS           0.35 IN   0850 PM 05/02   44.65N/67.65W
5 S CALAIS                   0.35 IN   0919 PM 05/02   45.11N/67.28W
3 WNW PRINCETON              0.33 IN   0845 PM 05/02   45.24N/67.63W
1 WNW EASTPORT               0.29 IN   0845 PM 05/02   44.91N/67.01W
2 NW ADDISON                 0.28 IN   0931 PM 05/02   45.12N/67.50W
DANFORTH                     0.26 IN   0845 PM 05/02   45.66N/67.86W
2 ESE PRINCETON              0.25 IN   0933 PM 05/02   45.21N/67.54W
VANCEBORO                    0.16 IN   0915 PM 05/02   45.57N/67.43W

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.

$$

CB




000
NOUS41 KCAR 011934
PNSCAR
MEZ001>006-010-011-015>017-029>032-020730-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
328 PM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 2016 FOR NORTHERN AND EASTERN
MAINE...

OVERALL...APRIL 2016 FINISHED WITH BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AND
PRECIPITATION ACROSS NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE. TEMPERATURES
AVERAGED FROM 2 TO 4 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE. PRECIPITATION WAS MORE
VARIABLE, AND RANGED FROM 50 TO 90 PERCENT OF AVERAGE, WITH MOST IF
IT FALLING DURING THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF THE MONTH.

AT CARIBOU, THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 35.7 DEGREES WAS 2.9 DEGREES
BELOW THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE.  IT WAS THE COOLEST APRIL SINCE 2003. AT
BANGOR, THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 40.5 DEGREES WAS 2 DEGREES BELOW
AVERAGE. IT WAS THE COOLEST APRIL SINCE 2007.

THE LOW TEMPERATURES AT CARIBOU ON THE 28TH AND 29TH WERE 19 DEGREES
AND 18 DEGREES RESPECTIVELY.  ALTHOUGH NEITHER WERE RECORDS, IT IS
UNUSUAL TO HAVE BACK TO BACK LOWS IN THE TEENS SO LATE IN THE
SEASON. ALSO, THE LAST 10 NIGHTS OF THE MONTH ALL HAD A LOW
TEMPERATURE OF 32 DEGREES OR LOWER, WHICH WAS ONLY THE 4TH TIME ON
RECORD THAT THE LAST 10 DAYS OF APRIL HAD A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 32
DEGREES OR LOWER, THE LAST TIME BEING IN 1960.

A TOTAL OF 2.80 INCHES OF RAIN (AND MELTED SNOW) WAS OBSERVED AT
CARIBOU, WHICH WAS 14 HUNDREDTHS (0.14") BELOW AVERAGE. A TOTAL OF
2.8 INCHES OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED WHICH WAS 4.6 INCHES BELOW AVERAGE.
IT WAS THE LEAST SNOWY APRIL SINCE 2010 WHEN ONLY 0.7" OF SNOW WAS
OBSERVED.

AT BANGOR, A TOTAL OF 2.58 INCHES OF RAIN WAS OBSERVED WHICH WAS
1.04" BELOW AVERAGE.  ONLY A TRACE OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED THIS PAST
APRIL, WHICH WAS WAS 3.7 INCHES BELOW AVERAGE. IT WAS THE LEAST
SNOWY APRIL SINCE 2012 WHEN ONLY A TRACE OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED.

AT THE START OF THE MONTH...THERE WAS LITTLE IN THE WAY OF
SIGNIFICANT SNOW COVER SOUTH OF A DOVER-FOXCROFT TO DANFORTH LINE
WITH NO SNOW BEING REPORTED FROM BANGOR DOWN TO THE COAST. THE
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS WERE COVERED WITH A FOOT OR LESS OF SNOW. THIS
INCREASED RATHER QUICKLY AS YOU HEADED NORTH INTO AROOSTOOK COUNTY
AND THE NORTH WOODS. THE SAINT JOHN VALLEY AND ALLAGASH REGIONS HAD
THE DEEPEST SNOW PACK...WHERE 20 TO 30 INCHES IS COMMON. HIGHER
AMOUNTS WERE LIKELY OBSERVED ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN. BY THE END
OF THE MONTH, THE ONLY SNOW REMAINING WAS IN PARTS OF THE NORTH
WOODS. THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 10" OF SNOW OBSERVED AT ALLAGASH AS OF
APRIL 27TH.

THE SECOND HALF OF APRIL WAS UNUSUALLY DRY ACROSS NORTHERN AND
EASTERN MAINE. IN FACT, AT CARIBOU NO MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION WAS
OBSERVED FROM APRIL 13TH THROUGH APRIL 30TH, FOR A TOTAL OF 18
CONSECUTIVE DAYS.  THE ALL-TIME RECORD FOR CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH NO
MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION OF 20 DAYS WAS OBSERVED FROM MARCH 1-20,
2010.  AT BANGOR, IT WAS ALSO UNUSUALLY DRY FROM APRIL 13TH THROUGH
THE 30TH, BUT MEASURABLE RAINFALL WAS OBSERVED ON THE 19TH (0.13"),
AND AGAIN ON THE 26TH (0.03").

THE OUTLOOK FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICATION CENTER FOR MAY CALLS FOR AN
INCREASED LIKELIHOOD OF ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES.  THERE ARE NO
STRONG CLIMATE SIGNALS THAT WOULD POINT TOWARD AN UNUSUALLY WET
OR DRY MONTH.

DURING THE MONTH OF MAY TEMPERATURES UNDERGO THE LARGEST RISE OF ANY
MONTH OF THE YEAR. THE AVERAGE HIGH AT CARIBOU (BANGOR) CLIMBS FROM
55 (60) DEGREES ON THE 1ST TO 67 (70) DEGREES BY THE END OF THE
MONTH. THE AVERAGE LOW RISES FROM 35 (38) ON THE 1ST TO 45 (47) BY
THE END OF THE MONTH.  THERE IS A GAIN OF A LITTLE OVER AN HOUR
OF USABLE DAYLIGHT DURING THE MONTH OF MAY.

$$

CB/VJN





000
NOUS41 KCAR 011934
PNSCAR
MEZ001>006-010-011-015>017-029>032-020730-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
328 PM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 2016 FOR NORTHERN AND EASTERN
MAINE...

OVERALL...APRIL 2016 FINISHED WITH BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AND
PRECIPITATION ACROSS NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE. TEMPERATURES
AVERAGED FROM 2 TO 4 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE. PRECIPITATION WAS MORE
VARIABLE, AND RANGED FROM 50 TO 90 PERCENT OF AVERAGE, WITH MOST IF
IT FALLING DURING THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF THE MONTH.

AT CARIBOU, THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 35.7 DEGREES WAS 2.9 DEGREES
BELOW THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE.  IT WAS THE COOLEST APRIL SINCE 2003. AT
BANGOR, THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 40.5 DEGREES WAS 2 DEGREES BELOW
AVERAGE. IT WAS THE COOLEST APRIL SINCE 2007.

THE LOW TEMPERATURES AT CARIBOU ON THE 28TH AND 29TH WERE 19 DEGREES
AND 18 DEGREES RESPECTIVELY.  ALTHOUGH NEITHER WERE RECORDS, IT IS
UNUSUAL TO HAVE BACK TO BACK LOWS IN THE TEENS SO LATE IN THE
SEASON. ALSO, THE LAST 10 NIGHTS OF THE MONTH ALL HAD A LOW
TEMPERATURE OF 32 DEGREES OR LOWER, WHICH WAS ONLY THE 4TH TIME ON
RECORD THAT THE LAST 10 DAYS OF APRIL HAD A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 32
DEGREES OR LOWER, THE LAST TIME BEING IN 1960.

A TOTAL OF 2.80 INCHES OF RAIN (AND MELTED SNOW) WAS OBSERVED AT
CARIBOU, WHICH WAS 14 HUNDREDTHS (0.14") BELOW AVERAGE. A TOTAL OF
2.8 INCHES OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED WHICH WAS 4.6 INCHES BELOW AVERAGE.
IT WAS THE LEAST SNOWY APRIL SINCE 2010 WHEN ONLY 0.7" OF SNOW WAS
OBSERVED.

AT BANGOR, A TOTAL OF 2.58 INCHES OF RAIN WAS OBSERVED WHICH WAS
1.04" BELOW AVERAGE.  ONLY A TRACE OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED THIS PAST
APRIL, WHICH WAS WAS 3.7 INCHES BELOW AVERAGE. IT WAS THE LEAST
SNOWY APRIL SINCE 2012 WHEN ONLY A TRACE OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED.

AT THE START OF THE MONTH...THERE WAS LITTLE IN THE WAY OF
SIGNIFICANT SNOW COVER SOUTH OF A DOVER-FOXCROFT TO DANFORTH LINE
WITH NO SNOW BEING REPORTED FROM BANGOR DOWN TO THE COAST. THE
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS WERE COVERED WITH A FOOT OR LESS OF SNOW. THIS
INCREASED RATHER QUICKLY AS YOU HEADED NORTH INTO AROOSTOOK COUNTY
AND THE NORTH WOODS. THE SAINT JOHN VALLEY AND ALLAGASH REGIONS HAD
THE DEEPEST SNOW PACK...WHERE 20 TO 30 INCHES IS COMMON. HIGHER
AMOUNTS WERE LIKELY OBSERVED ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN. BY THE END
OF THE MONTH, THE ONLY SNOW REMAINING WAS IN PARTS OF THE NORTH
WOODS. THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 10" OF SNOW OBSERVED AT ALLAGASH AS OF
APRIL 27TH.

THE SECOND HALF OF APRIL WAS UNUSUALLY DRY ACROSS NORTHERN AND
EASTERN MAINE. IN FACT, AT CARIBOU NO MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION WAS
OBSERVED FROM APRIL 13TH THROUGH APRIL 30TH, FOR A TOTAL OF 18
CONSECUTIVE DAYS.  THE ALL-TIME RECORD FOR CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH NO
MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION OF 20 DAYS WAS OBSERVED FROM MARCH 1-20,
2010.  AT BANGOR, IT WAS ALSO UNUSUALLY DRY FROM APRIL 13TH THROUGH
THE 30TH, BUT MEASURABLE RAINFALL WAS OBSERVED ON THE 19TH (0.13"),
AND AGAIN ON THE 26TH (0.03").

THE OUTLOOK FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICATION CENTER FOR MAY CALLS FOR AN
INCREASED LIKELIHOOD OF ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES.  THERE ARE NO
STRONG CLIMATE SIGNALS THAT WOULD POINT TOWARD AN UNUSUALLY WET
OR DRY MONTH.

DURING THE MONTH OF MAY TEMPERATURES UNDERGO THE LARGEST RISE OF ANY
MONTH OF THE YEAR. THE AVERAGE HIGH AT CARIBOU (BANGOR) CLIMBS FROM
55 (60) DEGREES ON THE 1ST TO 67 (70) DEGREES BY THE END OF THE
MONTH. THE AVERAGE LOW RISES FROM 35 (38) ON THE 1ST TO 45 (47) BY
THE END OF THE MONTH.  THERE IS A GAIN OF A LITTLE OVER AN HOUR
OF USABLE DAYLIGHT DURING THE MONTH OF MAY.

$$

CB/VJN





000
NOUS41 KCAR 011928
PNSCAR
MEZ001>006-010-011-015>017-029>032-020730-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
328 PM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 2016 FOR NORTHERN AND EASTERN
MAINE...

OVERALL...APRIL 2016 FINISHED WITH BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AND
PRECIPITATION ACROSS NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE. TEMPERATURES
AVERAGED FROM 2 TO 4 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE. PRECIPITATION WAS MORE
VARIABLE, AND RANGED FROM 50 TO 90 PERCENT OF AVERAGE, WITH MOST IF
IT FALLING DURING THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF THE MONTH.

AT CARIBOU, THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 35.7 DEGREES WAS 2.9 DEGREES
BELOW THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE.  IT WAS THE COOLEST APRIL SINCE 2003. AT
BANGOR, THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 40.5 DEGREES WAS 2 DEGREES BELOW
AVERAGE. IT WAS THE COOLEST APRIL SINCE 2007.

THE LOW TEMPERATURES AT CARIBOU ON THE 28TH AND 29TH WERE 19 DEGREES
AND 18 DEGREES RESPECTIVELY.  ALTHOUGH NEITHER WERE RECORDS, IT IS
UNUSUAL TO HAVE BACK TO BACK LOWS IN THE TEENS SO LAST IN THE
SEASON. ALSO, THE LAST 10 NIGHTS OF THE MONTH ALL HAD A LOW
TEMPERATURE OF 32 DEGREES OR LOWER, WHICH WAS ONLY THE 4TH TIME ON
RECORD THAT THE LAST 10 DAYS OF APRIL HAD A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 32
DEGREES OR LOWER, THE LAST TIME BEING IN 1960.

A TOTAL OF 2.80 INCHES OF RAIN (AND MELTED SNOW) WAS OBSERVED AT
CARIBOU, WHICH WAS 14 HUNDREDTHS (0.14") BELOW AVERAGE. A TOTAL OF
2.8 INCHES OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED WHICH WAS 4.6 INCHES BELOW AVERAGE.
IT WAS THE LEAST SNOWY APRIL SINCE 2010 WHEN ONLY 0.7" OF SNOW WAS
OBSERVED.

AT BANGOR, A TOTAL OF 2.58 INCHES OF RAIN WAS OBSERVED WHICH WAS
1.04" BELOW AVERAGE.  ONLY A TRACE OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED THIS PAST
APRIL, WHICH WAS WAS 3.7 INCHES BELOW AVERAGE. IT WAS THE LEAST
SNOWY APRIL SINCE 2012 WHEN ONLY A TRACE OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED.

AT THE START OF THE MONTH...THERE WAS LITTLE IN THE WAY OF
SIGNIFICANT SNOW COVER SOUTH OF A DOVER-FOXCROFT TO DANFORTH LINE
WITH NO SNOW BEING REPORTED FROM BANGOR DOWN TO THE COAST. THE
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS WERE COVERED WITH A FOOT OR LESS OF SNOW. THIS
INCREASED RATHER QUICKLY AS YOU HEADED NORTH INTO AROOSTOOK COUNTY
AND THE NORTH WOODS. THE SAINT JOHN VALLEY AND ALLAGASH REGIONS HAD
THE DEEPEST SNOW PACK...WHERE 20 TO 30 INCHES IS COMMON. HIGHER
AMOUNTS WERE LIKELY OBSERVED ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN. BY THE END
OF THE MONTH, THE ONLY SNOW REMAINING WAS IN PARTS OF THE NORTH
WOODS. THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 10" OF SNOW OBSERVED AT ALLAGASH AS OF
APRIL 27TH.

THE SECOND HALF OF APRIL WAS UNUSUALLY DRY ACROSS NORTHERN AND
EASTERN MAINE. IN FACT, AT CARIBOU NO MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION WAS
OBSERVED FROM APRIL 13TH THROUGH APRIL 30TH, FOR A TOTAL OF 18
CONSECUTIVE DAYS.  THE ALL-TIME RECORD FOR CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH NO
MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION OF 20 DAYS WAS OBSERVED FROM MARCH 1-20,
2010.  AT BANGOR, IT WAS ALSO UNUSUALLY DRY FROM APRIL 13TH THROUGH
THE 30TH, BUT MEASURABLE RAINFALL WAS OBSERVED ON THE 19TH (0.13"),
AND AGAIN ON THE 26TH (0.03").

THE OUTLOOK FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICATION CENTER FOR MAY CALLS FOR AN
INCREASED LIKELIHOOD OF ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES.  THERE ARE NO
STRONG CLIMATE SIGNALS THAT WOULD POINT TOWARD AN UNUSUALLY WET
OR DRY MONTH.

DURING THE MONTH OF MAY TEMPERATURES UNDERGO THE LARGEST RISE OF ANY
MONTH OF THE YEAR. THE AVERAGE HIGH AT CARIBOU (BANGOR) CLIMBS FROM
55 (60) DEGREES ON THE 1ST TO 67 (70) DEGREES BY THE END OF THE
MONTH. THE AVERAGE LOW RISES FROM 35 (38) ON THE 1ST TO 45 (47) BY
THE END OF THE MONTH.  THERE IS A GAIN OF A LITTLE OVER AN HOUR
OF USABLE DAYLIGHT DURING THE MONTH OF MAY.

$$

CB/VJN





000
NOUS41 KCAR 011928
PNSCAR
MEZ001>006-010-011-015>017-029>032-020730-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
328 PM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 2016 FOR NORTHERN AND EASTERN
MAINE...

OVERALL...APRIL 2016 FINISHED WITH BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AND
PRECIPITATION ACROSS NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE. TEMPERATURES
AVERAGED FROM 2 TO 4 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE. PRECIPITATION WAS MORE
VARIABLE, AND RANGED FROM 50 TO 90 PERCENT OF AVERAGE, WITH MOST IF
IT FALLING DURING THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF THE MONTH.

AT CARIBOU, THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 35.7 DEGREES WAS 2.9 DEGREES
BELOW THE 30-YEAR AVERAGE.  IT WAS THE COOLEST APRIL SINCE 2003. AT
BANGOR, THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 40.5 DEGREES WAS 2 DEGREES BELOW
AVERAGE. IT WAS THE COOLEST APRIL SINCE 2007.

THE LOW TEMPERATURES AT CARIBOU ON THE 28TH AND 29TH WERE 19 DEGREES
AND 18 DEGREES RESPECTIVELY.  ALTHOUGH NEITHER WERE RECORDS, IT IS
UNUSUAL TO HAVE BACK TO BACK LOWS IN THE TEENS SO LAST IN THE
SEASON. ALSO, THE LAST 10 NIGHTS OF THE MONTH ALL HAD A LOW
TEMPERATURE OF 32 DEGREES OR LOWER, WHICH WAS ONLY THE 4TH TIME ON
RECORD THAT THE LAST 10 DAYS OF APRIL HAD A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 32
DEGREES OR LOWER, THE LAST TIME BEING IN 1960.

A TOTAL OF 2.80 INCHES OF RAIN (AND MELTED SNOW) WAS OBSERVED AT
CARIBOU, WHICH WAS 14 HUNDREDTHS (0.14") BELOW AVERAGE. A TOTAL OF
2.8 INCHES OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED WHICH WAS 4.6 INCHES BELOW AVERAGE.
IT WAS THE LEAST SNOWY APRIL SINCE 2010 WHEN ONLY 0.7" OF SNOW WAS
OBSERVED.

AT BANGOR, A TOTAL OF 2.58 INCHES OF RAIN WAS OBSERVED WHICH WAS
1.04" BELOW AVERAGE.  ONLY A TRACE OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED THIS PAST
APRIL, WHICH WAS WAS 3.7 INCHES BELOW AVERAGE. IT WAS THE LEAST
SNOWY APRIL SINCE 2012 WHEN ONLY A TRACE OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED.

AT THE START OF THE MONTH...THERE WAS LITTLE IN THE WAY OF
SIGNIFICANT SNOW COVER SOUTH OF A DOVER-FOXCROFT TO DANFORTH LINE
WITH NO SNOW BEING REPORTED FROM BANGOR DOWN TO THE COAST. THE
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS WERE COVERED WITH A FOOT OR LESS OF SNOW. THIS
INCREASED RATHER QUICKLY AS YOU HEADED NORTH INTO AROOSTOOK COUNTY
AND THE NORTH WOODS. THE SAINT JOHN VALLEY AND ALLAGASH REGIONS HAD
THE DEEPEST SNOW PACK...WHERE 20 TO 30 INCHES IS COMMON. HIGHER
AMOUNTS WERE LIKELY OBSERVED ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN. BY THE END
OF THE MONTH, THE ONLY SNOW REMAINING WAS IN PARTS OF THE NORTH
WOODS. THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 10" OF SNOW OBSERVED AT ALLAGASH AS OF
APRIL 27TH.

THE SECOND HALF OF APRIL WAS UNUSUALLY DRY ACROSS NORTHERN AND
EASTERN MAINE. IN FACT, AT CARIBOU NO MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION WAS
OBSERVED FROM APRIL 13TH THROUGH APRIL 30TH, FOR A TOTAL OF 18
CONSECUTIVE DAYS.  THE ALL-TIME RECORD FOR CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH NO
MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION OF 20 DAYS WAS OBSERVED FROM MARCH 1-20,
2010.  AT BANGOR, IT WAS ALSO UNUSUALLY DRY FROM APRIL 13TH THROUGH
THE 30TH, BUT MEASURABLE RAINFALL WAS OBSERVED ON THE 19TH (0.13"),
AND AGAIN ON THE 26TH (0.03").

THE OUTLOOK FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICATION CENTER FOR MAY CALLS FOR AN
INCREASED LIKELIHOOD OF ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES.  THERE ARE NO
STRONG CLIMATE SIGNALS THAT WOULD POINT TOWARD AN UNUSUALLY WET
OR DRY MONTH.

DURING THE MONTH OF MAY TEMPERATURES UNDERGO THE LARGEST RISE OF ANY
MONTH OF THE YEAR. THE AVERAGE HIGH AT CARIBOU (BANGOR) CLIMBS FROM
55 (60) DEGREES ON THE 1ST TO 67 (70) DEGREES BY THE END OF THE
MONTH. THE AVERAGE LOW RISES FROM 35 (38) ON THE 1ST TO 45 (47) BY
THE END OF THE MONTH.  THERE IS A GAIN OF A LITTLE OVER AN HOUR
OF USABLE DAYLIGHT DURING THE MONTH OF MAY.

$$

CB/VJN





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