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CXUS51 KCAR 030035  
CLMBGR  
 
CLIMATE REPORT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME  
833 PM EDT FRI APR 02 2021  
   
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..THE BANGOR ME CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2021
 
 
CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD: 1981 TO 2010  
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD: 1925 TO 2021  
 
WEATHER OBSERVED NORMAL DEPART LAST YEAR'S  
VALUE DATE(S) VALUE FROM VALUE DATE(S)  
NORMAL    
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TEMPERATURE (F)  
RECORD  
HIGH 84 03/22/2012  
LOW -16 03/02/2001  
HIGHEST 66 03/22 MM MM 56 03/03  
03/20  
LOWEST 3 03/02 MM MM 10 03/02  
AVG. MAXIMUM 43.5 40.0 3.5 43.9  
AVG. MINIMUM 22.5 20.5 2.0 24.8  
MEAN 33.0 30.2 2.8 34.4  
DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.0 0.0 MM  
DAYS MAX <= 32 7 5.3 1.7 MM  
DAYS MIN <= 32 23 27.3 -4.3 MM  
DAYS MIN <= 0 0 1.6 -1.6 MM  
 
PRECIPITATION (INCHES)  
RECORD  
MAXIMUM 7.36 1999  
MINIMUM 0.26 1965  
TOTALS 1.66 -1.72  
DAILY AVG. 0.05 0.11 -0.06 0.07  
DAYS >= .01 6 11.0 -5.0 MM  
DAYS >= .10 4 6.8 -2.8 MM  
DAYS >= .50 2 2.2 -0.2 MM  
DAYS >= 1.00 0 0.7 -0.7 MM  
GREATEST  
24 HR. TOTAL 0.78 03/28 TO 03/29 0.74 03/13 TO 03/13  
 
SNOWFALL (INCHES)  
RECORDS  
TOTAL 41.5 1956  
TOTALS T 11.7 -11.7 7.8  
SINCE 7/1 34.9 62.4 -27.5 MM  
SNOWDEPTH AVG. 2 MM  
DAYS >= 1.0 0 3.3 -3.3 MM  
GREATEST  
SNOW DEPTH 6 03/01 MM MM  
24 HR TOTAL MM MM  
 
DEGREE DAYS  
HEATING TOTAL 984 1077 -93 940  
SINCE 7/1 5947 6722 -775 MM  
COOLING TOTAL 0 0 0 0  
SINCE 1/1 0 0 0 MM    
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WIND (MPH)  
AVERAGE WIND SPEED 9.8  
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 39/320 DATE 03/02  
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 53/320 DATE 03/02  
 
SKY COVER  
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM  
AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.49  
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 14  
NUMBER OF DAYS PC 7  
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 10  
 
AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 60  
 
WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH  
THUNDERSTORM 1 MIXED PRECIP 0  
HEAVY RAIN 1 RAIN 4  
LIGHT RAIN 8 FREEZING RAIN 0  
LT FREEZING RAIN 0 HAIL 0  
HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 0  
LIGHT SNOW 4 SLEET 0  
FOG 10 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 4  
HAZE 1  
 
- INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.  
* INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.  
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.  
T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.  
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...MARCH 2021 PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE NARRATIVE FOR NORTHERN AND  
EASTERN MAINE...  
 
MARCH 2021 FINISHED WITH TEMPERATURES THAT AVERAGED FROM 2 TO 3  
DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE ACROSS THE REGION. THE MONTH FEATURED  
ALTERNATING SPELLS OF BOTH ABOVE AND BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES.  
THERE WAS A PRONOUNCED WARM-UP ON THE 20TH THROUGH THE 25TH THAT  
BROUGHT SIX CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE 50S AND  
60S AND MELTED OUT A LOT OF THE SNOW PACK.  
 
PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW AVERAGE ACROSS NEARLY ALL OF THE REGION AND  
RANGED FROM 30 TO 70 PERCENT OF NORMAL DOWNEAST, AND FROM 50 TO 90  
PERCENT OF NORMAL ELSEWHERE. THE ONLY EXCEPTION WAS FROM CARIBOU AND  
PRESQUE ISLE NORTH TO THE EASTERN SAINT JOHN VALLEY WHERE  
PRECIPITATION RANGED FROM 90 TO 110 PERCENT OF NORMAL.  
 
SNOWFALL WAS BELOW AVERAGE THIS PAST MARCH. IN CARIBOU, 13.6 INCHES  
OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED, WHICH WAS 5.1 INCHES BELOW AVERAGE. IN BANGOR,  
ONLY A TRACE OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED ALL MONTH WHICH WAS 11.7 INCHES  
BELOW AVERAGE. THIS PAST MARCH TIED WITH MARCH 1946 FOR THE LEAST  
AMOUNT OF SNOW OBSERVED DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH SINCE WEATHER  
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1925.  
 
AT THE START OF THE MONTH, SNOW DEPTH RANGED FROM 15 TO 30 INCHES  
ACROSS FAR NORTHERN AREAS FROM MILLINOCKET NORTH TO THE SAINT JOHN  
VALLEY WITH THE HIGHEST TOTALS ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN AND IN THE  
NORTH WOODS. SNOW DEPTH IN BANGOR AND ALONG THE COAST RANGED FROM 5  
TO 10 INCHES IN MOST LOCATIONS. BY THE END OF THE MONTH, SNOW DEPTHS  
RANGED FROM 4 TO 10 INCHES ACROSS FAR NORTHWEST MAINE. FURTHER EAST  
ACROSS THE REST OF FAR NORTHERN MAINE SNOW DEPTHS RANGE FROM A TRACE  
TO 4 INCHES. ELSEWHERE, ACROSS NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE LITTLE OR  
NO SNOW WAS LEFT ON THE GROUND.  
 
THE MOST SIGNIFICANT WEATHER EVENT OF THE MONTH OCCURRED ON THE 2ND  
ACROSS FAR NORTHERN MAINE IN NORTHERN AND EASTERN AROOSTOOK COUNTY.  
THE COMBINATION OF VERY STRONG WIND AND SNOWFALL ON THE 1ST PRODUCED  
SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. MANY AREA ROADS WERE CLOSED,  
AND THERE WERE A NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS DUE TO LOCAL WHITE-OUT  
CONDITIONS.  
 
THE OUTLOOK FOR APRIL FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER CALLS FOR  
AN INCREASED LIKELIHOOD OF ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES. THERE ARE  
CURRENTLY NO STRONG SIGNALS THAT POINT TOWARD ABOVE OR BELOW AVERAGE  
PRECIPITATION.  
 

 
 
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