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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
449 PM EDT THU JUL 18 2013

...WHAT A DIFFERENCE ONE DAY CAN MAKE...

THROUGH JULY 16TH ONLY 3 HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH (0.03") HAD BEEN
OBSERVED AT CARIBOU. THE AREA WAS WELL ON PACE FOR THE DRIEST
JULY ON RECORD. ON 
WEDNESDAY THE 17TH...A WARM FRONT CROSSED THE
AREA DURING THE MORNING AND PRODUCED 19 HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH
(0.19") OF RAIN. THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON
AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD FRONT. THE STORMS PRODUCED 3.62 INCHES OF
RAIN...WITH MUCH OF THAT RAIN FALLING IN JUST A TWO HOUR PERIOD.

A TOTAL OF 3.81 INCHES OF RAIN FELL...WHICH SMASHED THE PREVIOUS
DAILY RECORD FOR JULY 17TH OF 1.22 INCHES IN 2001. NOT ONLY DID IT
BREAK THE DAILY RECORD...BUT IT WAS THE MOST RAIN EVER OBSERVED ON
A CALENDAR DAY DURING THE MONTH OF JULY. THE OLD RECORD OF 2.58
INCHES WAS SET JUST TWO YEARS AGO ON JULY 4, 2011 IN HEAVY
THUNDERSTORMS DURING THE AFTERNOON.  

THE 3.81 INCHES OF RAIN THAT WAS OBSERVED YESTERDAY RANKS AS THE
5TH GREATEST CALENDAR DAY RAINFALL AT CARIBOU. HERE ARE THE TOP 5
CALENDAR DAY RAINFALL EVENTS AT CARIBOU:

1. 6.67 INCHES, 8/17/81 (MOISTURE ASSOCIATED WITH A COLD FRONT)
2. 6.21 INCHES, 9/11/54 (HURRICANE EDNA)
3. 4.08 INCHES, 8/18/58 (MOISTURE ASSOCIATED WITH HURRICANE CLEO)
4. 4.05 INCHES, 10/3/70 (MOISTURE ASSOCIATED WITH A STRONG COLD FRONT)
5. 3.81 INCHES, 7/17/13 (THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH A STRONG COLD FRONT)

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