2010 FINAL NUMBERS

By: BANGORWALKER , 1:50 PM GMT on January 04, 2010

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Will this Winter mirror last year? It won't bother me one bit if it does. Last Winter started typical enough, and so far Bangor has been on the same path. As with last Winter, we have started out a little above average on snowfall. Last year, 14 inches of snow fell January 18-20th, and that was the end of the heavy stuff. A record rainfall of 1.71" and 51 degrees melted most of the snow on January 25. Winter was effectively over after that. A few stray inches of snow fell in late January, followed by a short cold snap the first week of February. Then the anomolies started. From February 8 to March 25, Bangor had 46 consecutive days of above average temps. 29 of those days were double digits above average. February was the warmest on record for Bangor, and the 3rd least snowiest at 2.2". March was the 2nd warmest on record, and tied for the least snowiest at 0.9". The golf course had never opened in March before. Last year they opened on the last official day of Winter. Yes I would gladly take a repeat of last Winter...






=================================================================================================== 2010 Precip.--

JAN: 3.47" Average: 3.34" Snow: 30.2" Average: 18.7"
FEB: 2.19" Average: 2.54" Snow: 2.2" Average: 15.1"
MAR: 4.68" Average: 3.44" Snow: 0.9" Average: 11.2"
APR: 2.24" Average: 3.32" Snow: 0.0" Average: 4.5"
MAY: 1.73" Average: 3.40"
JUN: 4.38" Average: 3.41"
JUL: 2.15" Average: 3.24"
AUG: 1.91" Average: 2.99"
SEP: 5.73" Average: 3.39"
OCT: 5.83" Average: 3.48" Snow: 0.0" Average: 0.1"
NOV: 4.75" Average: 3.69" Snow: 2.0" Average: 3.3"
DEC: 5.47" Average: 3.33" Snow: 19.7" Average: 14.1"

YTD: 44.51" Average: 39.57"


Temperature departure from average mean--

JAN: 5.54 Degrees above average (+172)
FEB: 11.25 Degrees above average(+315)
MAR: 7.97 Degrees above average (+247)
APR: 5.83 Degrees above average (+175)
MAY: 3.80 Degrees above average (+118)
JUN: 0.10 Degrees below average (-3)
JUL: 3.58 Degrees above average (+111)
AUG: 1.74 Degrees above average (+54)
SEP: 4.00 Degrees above average (+120)
OCT: 0.70 Degrees above average (+23)
NOV: 1.60 Degrees above average (+48)
DEC: 2.45 Degrees above average (+76)

YTD: 3.99 Degrees above average(+1456)

The 12 Seasons of Maine--

Dead of Winter (High temp below 30)
Average from 12-29 thru 2-09
17 Days between January 2-February 7; 11 Days December 6-10,15,16,18,25,26,28

Late Winter (High temp. 30-39)
Average from 2-10 thru 3-14
31 Days between January 1-March 27

Early Spring (High temp. 40-49)
Average from 3-15 thru 4-08
33 Days between January 16-May 10

Mid Spring (High temp. 50-59)
Average from 4-09 thru 5-01
27 Days between January 25-June 3

Late Spring (High temp. 60-69)
Average from 5-02 thru 5-27
32 Days between March 16-June 28

Early Summer (High temp. 70-79)
Average from 5-28 thru 7-10
31 days between April 3-July 10

Mid Summer (High temp. 80+)
Average from 7-11 thru 8-09
61 days between May 3-September 29

Late Summer (High temp. 70-79)
Average from 8-10 thru 9-14
26 days between July 11-October 1

Early Fall (High temp. 60-69)
Average from 9-15 thru 10-11
1 day August 16,then 30 days between September 10-November 13

Mid Fall (High temp. 50-59)
Average from 10-12 thru 11-04
1 Day September 26, then 22 days between October 7-December 13

Late Fall (High temp. 40-49)
Average from 11-05 thru 11-28
23 Days between October 22-December 31

Early Winter (High temp. 30-39)
Average from 11-29 thru 12-28
1 Day October 31, then 18 days between November 19-December 30

WINTER: (High temp below 40)
78 Days between January 1-March 27; October 31-December 30

SPRING: (High temp 40-69; January 1-June 30)
92 Days between January 16-June 28

SUMMER: (High temp 70+)
118 Days between April 3-October 1

FALL: (High temp 40-69; July 1-December 31)
77 Days between August 16-December 31

HIGH TEMPS--
90's: 11 Days May 25, June 18, July 5,6,15, August 29-September 3
80's: 50
70's: 57...At least 70+ every day between June 29-August 15
60's: 63...At least 60+ every day between June 4-September 25
50's: 50...At least 50+ every day between May 11-October 21
40's: 56...At least 40+ every day between March 28-October 30
30's: 50
20's: 25
10's: 3

LOW TEMPS--
Minus Ones: 2
Ones: 24
10's: 24
20's: 56
30's: 82
40's: 64
50's: 71
60's: 40
70's: 2

WHITE WASH (BANGORWALKER)
It looks like Mother Nature painted the North sides of all my trees...
WHITE WASH
WONDER OF WIND (BANGORWALKER)
I wonder why it is that Mother Nature's wind would clear a spot under the bird feeder, while blowing a 4 to 6 foot drift along the West side of my house, effectively burying my 3 steps down off the back deck...or could it be that I placed the bird feeder in a spot that has been clear of snow several times in past Winters?
WONDER OF WIND
BREAKING THROUGH (BANGORWALKER)
On the day after the blizzard, I managed to break through the drift so that I can use the steps off my back deck. Since then, I have chopped the drift into blocks and made a "snow wall" out from each side of the bottom of the steps to hold my artificial turf in place
BREAKING THROUGH
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196. juslivn
8:40 PM GMT on January 01, 2011
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195. bigtrucker
5:09 PM GMT on January 01, 2011
hi BW
Happy New Year.. Hope 2011 is grand for you
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194. palmettobug53
10:22 PM GMT on December 31, 2010
A Hogmanay Blessing for You:

May there always be work for your hands to do.
May your purse always hold a coin or two.
May the sun always shine upon your window pane.
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near to you and
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

Happy New Year 2011, Walker!

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193. rlk
8:43 PM GMT on December 27, 2010
I bought a new shovel last month at BJ's. It's a steel-edged plow-type blade with a double handle (upside down U-shape) with a couple of other handles as cross-pieces between the two arms of the U. It's something like 24 or 30" wide. It took some learning, but it worked great here in the Boston area for this storm. It's easy to either push or pull it with a large load of snow, which is important if I have to deposit the snow away from where I'm shoveling it (it slid effortlessly over the thin layer of snow on the sidewalk).

It didn't work well on a couple of light snowfalls last week -- I used a conventional wide blade plastic push-type shovel for that. That may have been simply a matter of learning how to use it; the metal blade gets caught easily in cracks and rough spots, and it's important to keep the weight a bit toward the rear so the blade doesn't bind. However, it could be that with very light snow there simply isn't enough weight to push the shovel into the ground, so it rides up on top of the snow. In any event, it did much better than I expected in the deep, compacted powder of today's storm.

Being a La Nina year, I wouldn't be surprised if we've already had the majority of this winter's snowfall. It will be interesting to see how it performs in wet snow.
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192. crossroadsofdowneast
5:20 PM GMT on December 27, 2010
Ok, I stand corrected...it's a blizzard out there now. YAY! Car is stuck in driveway...woohoo I love snow days!
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191. crossroadsofdowneast
1:51 PM GMT on December 27, 2010
This storm is uhh how do I put this...over rated?
Looks like a regular snow day to me, 4-6 inches out there so far and snowing lightly w/ rain mixed in at times. Over hyped that's for sure. I was expecting and hoping to be buried by the time I got up. What a bummer.
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190. juslivn
4:35 AM GMT on December 27, 2010
Take care out there Bangor. Sounds like you have a long night ahead.
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189. BANGORWALKER
3:42 AM GMT on December 27, 2010
Thank you Shore :-)

I'm always careful ha-ha. I can always just retreat back into the house and sit in front of the fireplace, but I like to keep ahead of it. The Ice Storm of 1998 was the worst Winter storm I have ever had to deal with, this will be peanuts compared to that...

I plan to get back outside in about 20 minutes so I won't be posting for a while. This is break time LOL. The coffee is on...
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188. shoreacres
3:33 AM GMT on December 27, 2010
Evening, Walker,

You shovel snow like my dad used to. And you're right - doing it multiple times is the trick, especially if it's heavy. The problem always was getting plowed back in by the city, but there wasn't much to do about that.

I don't remember ever losing power in an Iowa blizzard. It was the ice storms that took down the power lines, and that was pretty rare for us. The kinfolk in Missouri and Oklahoma always were cooking in their fireplaces, though. ;)

We did have some magnificent storms. I wish I had the pic of the blizzard that put a drift all the way to the top of my grandparents' house - there was a tunnel from the back door, through the drift, to the road. I don't have a clue how they did it!

It'll be interesting to see how things play out for you. I know you're competent, but be careful.

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187. BANGORWALKER
3:28 AM GMT on December 27, 2010
DAM-- I was a teenager visiting relatives in Baltimore during the blizzard of '78. They were crippled for a week down there...
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186. DontAnnoyMe
3:24 AM GMT on December 27, 2010
Hey Bangor, were you around for the Bliz of '78? That's the one that made me move south! Hope this one's not as bad, damage-wise on the coast.
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184. bigtrucker
6:01 PM GMT on December 25, 2010
Merry Christmas to you and family.
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183. palmettobug53
2:34 PM GMT on December 25, 2010
Many warm wishes for you and yours this Christmas Day.


"We hear the beating of wings over Bethlehem and a light that is not of the sun or of the stars shines in the midnight sky. Let the beauty of the story take away all narrowness, all thought of formal creeds. Let it be remembered as a story that has happened again and again, to men of many different races, that has been expressed through many religions, that has been called by many different names. Time and space and language lay no limitations upon human brotherhood."

~New York Times, 25 December 1937, quoted in Quotations for Special Occasions by Maud van Buren, 1938, published by The H.W. Wilson Company, New York
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182. juslivn
8:03 PM GMT on December 24, 2010
Merry Christmas!

Love, Mushla, Molly, Mush Mush kitty, Meatloaf, 'da 'yewts', Juslivn and Juslivn's Hubby, lol!

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181. Alleyoops
4:56 PM GMT on December 24, 2010
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Merry Christmas from my house to yours. May your Christmas be blessed with love, laughter and fun.
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179. charlesimages
6:13 AM GMT on December 24, 2010
Hey buddy! I've been dabbling in snowflakes for a couple of years, but this year I am going all out, trying to catch as many as I can in photos! No 2 flakes are the same you know, so I have plenty of options! Glad you enjoy them
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178. Bogon
3:28 AM GMT on December 24, 2010
Happy holidays, BW!
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177. seflagamma
7:40 PM GMT on December 23, 2010
Hi Bangor,

Congratulations on your new snowfall!!!

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

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Enjoy the Christmas Weekend!
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176. HeavySnow
4:39 AM GMT on December 22, 2010
Rain and 40? I haven't seen that in a while either. Only snow and cold here in the nation's ice box. hahahahahappyholidays
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175. HeavySnow
3:44 AM GMT on December 15, 2010
What's up Bangor? Looks like I could be building an igloo very soon. 57? I haven't seen that since sometime in November. Wild.

Enjoy Winter!
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174. BANGORWALKER
2:57 AM GMT on December 15, 2010
Dover those ocean water temps aren't that much above average for this time of year. They usually bottom out at 36-38 by late January. Mid-December average is 42-44...
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172. crossroadsofdowneast
12:03 AM GMT on December 14, 2010
I enjoy the comments from other locations, but we don't live in Fairbanks, Alaska. This is Maine, any weather can happen.
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171. code1
5:13 PM GMT on December 13, 2010
Hey BW!!

Warmer up there than here? Something is NOT right! LOL Enjoy the balm while you have it m'friend. I'm looking for it to come back around.
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170. seflagamma
8:23 PM GMT on December 11, 2010
Hi Bangor,

Well if you have been below freezing for 146 hours.... I guess you don't want to hear me whining hun?
ROFL!!


So funny how the warm places are breaking cold records and the cold places are warm!

We will probably go down for record cold December in South Florida..


But getting past of the doom and gloom..
it is almost weekend for me and

♫♫♪♫♪
"I'm Dreaming of a Tropical Christmas
Just like the ones I use to know!!!!
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169. BANGORWALKER
3:17 PM GMT on December 04, 2010
{{{RAYS}}} of sunshine! What a surprise :-)

It's been not quite as cold up here as usual. Sorry to be sending some of it South. Looks like your in for worse next week, maybe even a freeze. I'll feel sorry for y'all if I have to shovel 4 to 6 inches of SNOW on Monday LOL...
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168. Raysfan70
1:09 PM GMT on December 04, 2010
Good Morning {{Bangor}}!

I give!

You all can take the cold back... I'm done!
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167. crossroadsofdowneast
12:37 PM GMT on December 03, 2010
Oh yes I surely did. That pic is from Nov. 2003 though. It's still w/ me to this day. :)
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166. BANGORWALKER
1:19 AM GMT on December 03, 2010
Thanks for the update Crossroads.

Hope you had a great time in Hawaii :-)
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165. crossroadsofdowneast
4:31 PM GMT on December 01, 2010
Mmmmmm....not bad for December. Want snow? Sorry there's none here, check out our friends in Fairbanks, AK though, they are having a hell of a time.

Bar Harbor, Maine
43 °F
Clear
Windchill: 36 °F
Humidity: 81%
Dew Point: 37 °F
Wind: 14 mph from the ESE
Wind Gust: 18 mph
Pressure: 30.22 in (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 2 out of 16
Pollen: .10 out of 12
Pollen Forecast new!
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 82 ft

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163. palmettobug53
3:20 PM GMT on November 25, 2010
Have yourself a good Thanksgiving, Walker.

I'll even be nice and put out some nuts for the squirrels! LOL
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162. juslivn
4:09 AM GMT on November 25, 2010
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161. BANGORWALKER
2:30 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
#160 JF--No squirrels can get into houses this far North...if there was a hole big enough for them to get in, that would be a MAJOR heat loss in the winter, and we would make sure to button it up LOL!

But anyway, here is what you do...
Step one- locate the entrance point (or points)
Step two- put out a cornucopia of nuts and other goodies in the yard to get them out of your house
Step three- cover those entry points while they are outside having a feast...

LOL hope this helps :-)
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159. palmettobug53
3:20 AM GMT on November 18, 2010
I'd bet my squirrels would pose for you. They're insolent little buggers and will sit, staring at me, until I'm almost trampling them in my haste to shoo them off.

I could swear I saw one thumbing his nose at me the other day.
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158. BANGORWALKER
2:23 AM GMT on November 16, 2010
#157 DoverWxwatcher--there was an error at an automated weather reporting station. I sent you WUmail...
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156. palmettobug53
3:18 PM GMT on November 14, 2010
Hi, Walker!

Love that shot of the maples against those dark clouds. Very nice, indeed!

I see you had a last gasp of warm weather Friday and Saturday.

We've been a bit chilly in the a.m.; just enough that a sweater or light jacket feels good. We've been warming up to the 60's or even up to 70 or 71 or so by late afternoon.

It won't last long, though, so I'm enjoying it while I can. Our version of cold weather will arrive all too soon.
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155. juslivn
3:12 PM GMT on November 11, 2010
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154. juslivn
1:51 AM GMT on November 11, 2010
Hiya Bangor, came over to visit Maine. Sounds like your on the road to improvement this weekend. That's good news. Nice pics!
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150. BANGORWALKER
1:12 AM GMT on October 30, 2010
#149--Nope nothing up here except a great Autumn afternoon...
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146. crossroadsofdowneast
2:03 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Someone came here looking for snow? LOL hmmm try Alaska.
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