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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 4:20 PM EDT on July 01, 2016


... June 2016 monthly climate narrative...

Overall, June 2016 finished with near to slightly above normal
temperatures, and near to below average total rainfall. Average
temperature for the month ranged from zero to 2 degrees above
average. The month began near average, then followed a cool spell
between the 8th and 17th which generally averaged about 5 degrees
below normal. This was followed by warm spells the 18th and 22nd
and the 25th and 28th where many locations had several days of
high temperatures of mid to upper 80s. Total number of high temps
of 80+ degrees for the month ranged from 6 across the north to as
high as 11 over the lower Penobscot valley area. The 30-year
average is six 80 degree or warmer days at Caribou and nine at
Bangor.

Rainfall averaged from as little as 70 percent of average June
values to has high as 120 percent, with the higher totals
orientated toward the north, although there were typical
significant short distance differences due to the more showery
nature of rainfall. Significant rainfall days across the region
included the 5th, 6th, 12th, 28th and 29th with an intervening dry
spell between the 14th and 27th where very little rainfall fell.

The outlook from the climate prediction center for July indicates
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 July the average high at Caribou peaks at
76 degrees from the 11th through the end of the month. The
average low peaks out at 55 degrees from the 10th through the end
of the month. July is on average the wettest month of year at
Caribou with an average of 4.08 inches of rain. At Bangor, the
average high temperature peaks out at 80 degrees from the 13th
through the end of the month. The average low peaks out at 58
degrees from the 10th through the end of the month. On average, a
total of 3.46 inches of rain is observed during the month. Nearly
an hour of available daylight is lost during the month of July.

Severe weather peaks out during the month of July across northern
and eastern Maine with more reports of large hail and damaging wind
then in any other month of year. Although rare, there is
the possibility of a tropical system developing and impacting
northern and eastern Maine during the month of July, with
Hurricane Arthur the most recent storm to impact the region during
the 4th of July weekend in 2014.


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