ON A LIGHTER NOTE....

2008 NUMBERS--FINAL EDITION

By: BANGORWALKER, 9:49 AM GMT on May 02, 2007

2008 TEMPERATURE DEPARTURE FROM AVERAGE MEAN--

January: 2.8 Degrees above average
February: <0.1 Degrees above average (+2 degrees divided by 29 days)
March: 3.4 Degrees below average
April: 1.3 Degrees above average
May: 1.2 Degrees below average
June: 0.5 Degrees above average
July: 2.0 Degrees above average
August: 2.6 Degrees below average
September: 0.1 Degrees above average
October: 1.2 Degrees below average
November: 0.4 Degrees above average
December: EVEN
YEAR: Slightly below average (-42 degrees/366 days)

2008 RECORD HIGHS: 6 (Jan. 8th-55;Jan. 30th-46; Apr. 23rd-78; December 10th-56; December 15th and 16th-55)
2008 RECORD LOWS: 2(Feb. 29th-minus 16;Oct. 20th-21)

2008 PRECIPITATION--

January: 2.51"...Average 3.34"...Snow 19.2"...Average 18.7"
February: 4.48"...Average 2.54"...Snow 24.0"...Average 15.1"
March: 3.85"...Average 3.44"...Snow 11.3"...Average 11.2"
April: 4.96"...Average 3.32"...Snow Zero"...Average 4.5"
May: 3.53"...Average 3.40"
June: 3.38"...Average 3.41"
July: 4.43"...Average 3.24"
August: 1.99"...Average 2.99"
September: 6.93"...Average 3.39"
October: 3.47"...Average 3.48"
November: 5.00"...Average 3.69"...Snow 1.5"...Average 3.4"
December: 4.67"...Average 3.33"...Snow 22.3"...Average 14.1"

YTD: 49.20" Average: 39.57"


I'm going to bring back "The 12 Seasons of Maine" and keep a running tab here--

DEAD OF WINTER: High temp. below 30F. Average from 12-29 through 2-09.
45 days--31 days between January 1-March 29; 14 days between November 20-December 31


LATE WINTER: High temp. 30-39. Average from 2-10 through 3-14.
41 days between January 1-March 28; will call them Early Winter when they come back in November...


EARLY SPRING: High temp. 40-49. Average from 3-15 through 4-08.
29 days between January 7-May 4

SPRING: High temp. 50-59. Average from 4-09 through 5-02.
21 days between January 8-June 6


LATE SPRING: High temp. 60-69. Average from 5-03 through 5-28.
28 days between April 16-June 28



EARLY SUMMER: High temp. 70-79. Average from 5-29 through 7-10.
22 days between April 18-June 29

MID SUMMER: High temp. 80+. Average from 7-11 through 8-09.
42 days between May 27-September 15


LATE SUMMER: High temp. 70-79. Average from 8-10 through 9-14.
36 days between July 4-September 29


EARLY FALL: High temp. 60-69. Average from 9-15 through 10-11.
39 days between August 1st-November 16 (5 in August)

FALL: High temp. 50-59. Average from 10-12 through 11-04.
28 days between September 19-December 28

LATE FALL: High temp. 40-49. Average from 11-05 through 11-28.
24 days between October 21-December 29

EARLY WINTER: High temp. 30-39. Average from 11-29 through 12-28.
11 days between November 18-December 31

THE COUNT--

WINTER (High temp. below 40)
97 days

SPRING (High temp. between 40-69);(January 1-June 30)
78 days

SUMMER (High temp. 70+)
100 days

FALL (High temp. between 40-69);(July 1-December 31)
91 days

BY THE NUMBERS--(High temps)
90s: 1 day June 8th (90)
80s: 41....Maybe 10 days consecutive in July (NOT)
70s: 58....At least 70+ everyday between June 29-July 31; August 20-September 8
60s: 67....At least 60+ everyday between June 7-September 18 (104 Days)
50s: 59....At least 50+ everyday between May 5-October 20 (169 Days)
40s: 53....At least 40+ everyday between March 30-November 17(233 Days)
30s: 52
20s: 35
10s: 9
Singles: 1 (6, January 3rd)

(Low temps)
Minus 20's: 1 (-20, January 3rd)
Minus 10's: 2 (-19, January 4th; -16, February 29th)
Minus singles: 15
Singles: 24
10's: 39
20's: 70
30's: 60
40's: 51
50's: 71
60's: 33








Updated: 11:46 PM GMT on January 02, 2009

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