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CLIMATE REPORT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME  
447 PM EDT SUN MAY 01 2022  
   
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..THE BANGOR ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2022
 
 
CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD: 1991 TO 2020  
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD: 1925 TO 2022  
 
WEATHER OBSERVED NORMAL DEPART LAST YEAR'S  
VALUE DATE(S) VALUE FROM VALUE DATE(S)  
NORMAL    
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TEMPERATURE (F)  
RECORD  
HIGH 92 04/27/1990  
LOW 4 04/01/1928  
HIGHEST 63 04/15 MM MM 73 04/10  
LOWEST 24 04/03 MM MM 19 04/03  
04/06  
AVG. MAXIMUM 54.4 53.2 1.2 57.9  
AVG. MINIMUM 34.4 32.4 2.0 35.5  
MEAN 44.4 42.8 1.6 46.7  
DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.0 0.0 0  
DAYS MAX <= 32 0 0.3 -0.3 0  
DAYS MIN <= 32 10 16.1 -6.1 9  
DAYS MIN <= 0 0 0.0 0.0 0  
 
PRECIPITATION (INCHES)  
RECORD  
MAXIMUM 11.04 1983  
MINIMUM 0.59 1999  
TOTALS 4.96 1.35  
DAILY AVG. 0.17 0.12 0.05 0.12  
DAYS >= .01 14 11.6 2.4 12  
DAYS >= .10 8 7.3 0.7 6  
DAYS >= .50 4 2.1 1.9 2  
DAYS >= 1.00 1 0.7 0.3 1  
GREATEST  
24 HR. TOTAL 1.44 04/08 TO 04/08 1.62 04/29 TO 04/30  
 
SNOWFALL (INCHES)  
RECORDS  
TOTAL 24.4 2007  
TOTALS T 3.7 -3.7 0.8  
SINCE 7/1 64.5 74.6 -10.1 MM  
SNOWDEPTH AVG. 0 -1  
DAYS >= 1.0 0 1.2 -1.2 0  
GREATEST  
SNOW DEPTH 0 MM 04/06  
04/17  
04/22  
24 HR TOTAL MM MM  
 
DEGREE DAYS  
HEATING TOTAL 611 666 -55 543  
SINCE 7/1 6793 7195 -402 MM  
COOLING TOTAL 0 0 0 0  
SINCE 1/1 0 0 0 MM    
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WIND (MPH)  
AVERAGE WIND SPEED 9.6  
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 32/320 DATE 04/17  
32/320 04/22  
32/320 04/28  
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION MM DATE MM  
 
SKY COVER  
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM  
AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.67  
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 4  
NUMBER OF DAYS PC 12  
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 14  
 
AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 64  
 
WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH  
THUNDERSTORM 0 MIXED PRECIP 0  
HEAVY RAIN 2 RAIN 7  
LIGHT RAIN 19 FREEZING RAIN 0  
LT FREEZING RAIN 0 HAIL 0  
HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 0  
LIGHT SNOW 3 SLEET 0  
FOG 11 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 3  
HAZE 0  
 
- INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.  
* INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.  
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.  
T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.  
 

 
   
..APRIL 2022 NORTHERN/EASTERN MAINE MONTHLY CLIMATE NARRATIVE
 
 
APRIL 2022 ACROSS NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE FINISHED SLIGHTLY  
ABOVE AVERAGE FOR TEMPERATURE, ABOVE AVERAGE FOR PRECIPITATION,  
AND GENERALLY BELOW AVERAGE FOR SNOWFALL.  
 
TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE REGION RANGED FROM AVERAGE ACROSS THE FAR  
NORTH UPWARDS TO 1.5 DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE FOR CENTRAL AND  
DOWNEAST AREAS. CLOUDY, WET CONDITIONS LIMITED TEMPERATURE  
EXTREMES ACROSS THE REGION THIS MONTH WITH ONLY LOCATIONS FROM  
MILLINOCKET AND SOUTHWARD EXPERIENCING 60+ DEGREE HIGHS AFTER  
APRIL 10TH AND ONLY HOULTON ACROSS THE NORTH ON APRIL 25TH. THE  
COLDEST MORNING ACROSS MOST THE ENTIRE REGION WAS ON THE MORNING  
OF THE 6TH WITH LOWS RANGING FROM TEENS NORTH TO LOWER TO MID 20S  
DOWNEAST.  
 
TOTAL PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE REGION RANGED FROM 100 TO 140  
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT EVENTS FALLING FROM THE  
8TH-10TH AND THE 27TH-29TH WHERE UPWARDS OF AROUND AN INCH OF  
LIQUID EQUIVALENT PRECIPITATION FELL FOR EACH EVENT.  
 
SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH WAS RELATIVELY SCANT RANGING FROM A TRACE  
OVER DOWNEAST AREAS UPWARDS TO 50 PERCENT OF AVERAGE ACROSS THE  
NORTH. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT EVENT OCCURRED LATE IN THE MONTH ON  
THE 28TH-29TH, AND MOSTLY AFFECTED HIGHER TERRAIN OF NORTH  
CENTRAL, NORTHEAST, AND EAST CENTRAL AREAS WITH 2 TO 5 INCHES.  
A FEW LOCATIONS, HOWEVER, LIKE MARS HILL AND JEMTLAND THAT WERE  
UNDER LOCALIZED BANDS OF HEAVY SNOW RATES RECEIVED UPWARDS OF 8 TO  
10 INCHES, ABOUT THE NORMAL COMPLIMENT OF APRIL SNOWFALL.  
 
SNOWPACK WAS ONLY PRESENT FOR NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE REGION AT  
THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH, AND INITIALLY GRADUALLY MELTED PRIOR  
TO THE PRECIPITATION EVENT OF THE 8TH-10TH. MELTING OCCURRED MORE  
RAPIDLY AFTER THE 8TH, RESULTING IN THE SUBSEQUENT DISLODGING OF  
NORTHERN RIVER ICE WITH LITTLE IN THE WAY OF SIGNIFICANT FLOODING  
DURING THE WEEK AFTERWARDS. MAXIMUM SNOWPACK AT CARIBOU WAS 16  
INCHES ON THE MORNING OF THE 1ST WITH FAR NORTHERN WOODS LOCATIONS  
STILL AROUND 30 INCHES, AFTERWARDS CARIBOU DOWN TO TRACE ON THE  
GROUND BY THE 12TH. THE MONTHLY AVERAGE SNOWPACK AT CARIBOU OF  
2.9 INCHES WAS BELOW THE 1991-2020 30 YEAR MEAN OF 4.1 INCHES,  
DESPITE CURRENT SEASONAL SNOWFALL TOTAL OF 123.1 INCHES, WHICH IS  
NEARLY 5 INCHES ABOVE THE 1991-2020 30 YEAR AVERAGE.  
 
THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER'S FORECAST FOR THE MONTH OF MAY  
FOR OUR REGION IS CALLING FOR NEAR NORMAL TO SLIGHTLY INCREASED  
CHANCES OF BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND EQUAL CHANCES OF BELOW,  
NEAR NORMAL, OR ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION. NORMAL TEMPERATURES  
ACROSS THE REGION IN MAY RANGE FROM LOWS LOWER 40S AND HIGHS OF  
LOWER TO MID 60S. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH IS AT OR  
JUST BELOW 3.50 INCHES.  
 

 
 
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