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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
546 AM EDT SUN OCT 2 2022

...SEPTEMBER 2022 CLIMATE NARRATIVE FOR NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE...

SEPTEMBER 2022 FINISHED WITH NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES REGION WIDE AND NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL, 
EXCEPT BELOW NORMAL RAINFALL ACROSS THE FAR NORTH.

TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH RANGED FROM 0.0 TO +1.0 DEGREE F ACROSS
THE REGION, BEGINNING ON A COOL NOTE THE FIRST FEW DAYS, THEN A 
LATE SUMMER SURGE OF WARMTH BETWEEN THE 9TH AND 14TH, FOLLOWED 
WITH NEAR TO BELOW NORMAL TEMPS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE MONTH. 
THE WARMEST AFTERNOONS WERE THE 11TH AND 12TH WHERE MOST CLIMATE 
SITES HAD HIGHS OF LOWER TO MID 80S, THE COOLEST MORNING WAS ON 
THE 30TH WHERE MOSTLY CLIMATE SITES HAD LOWS OF LOWER TO MID 30S 
WITH REMOTE NORTHWEST VALLEY SITES AS LOW AS THE MID TO UPPER 
20S.

TOTAL RAINFALL RANGED FROM 60 TO 90 PERCENT OF AVERAGE ACROSS THE
FAR NORTH TO 100 TO 130 PERCENT OF AVERAGE FROM NORTH CENTRAL
AREAS TO THE DOWNEAST COAST. AT CARIBOU, THE TOTAL OF 1.86 INCHES
FOR THE MONTH WAS THE 11TH DRIEST THERE SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN
1939, WITH 0.86 INCHES RECORDED IN 1968 THE DRIEST ON RECORD.
HEAVIER RAINFALL DAYS, WHICH MOSTLY AFFECTED CENTRAL AND DOWNEAST
AREAS, INCLUDED THE 4TH-5TH, 14TH, 18TH-20TH, 22ND, AND 25TH.

ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT EVENT WAS STRONG GUSTY WINDS UPWARDS OF 50 MPH
ACROSS THE REGION ON THE 24TH FROM THE WESTERN PERIPHERY OF POST 
TROPICAL FIONA AS IT TRACKED NORTH, NORTHEAST FROM THE WESTERN 
OPEN ATLANTIC TOWARD THE EASTERN CANADIAN MARITIME PROVINCES.

THE OUTLOOK FOR OCTOBER FOR THE REGION FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICTION
CENTER IS CALLING FOR EQUAL CHANCES OF AT, ABOVE, OR BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND SLIGHTLY GREATER CHANCES FOR BELOW NORMAL 
PRECIPITATION BASED ON THE 1991-2020 ESTABLISHED 30 YEAR CLIMATE 
PERIOD AVERAGES. AVERAGE LOWS AND HIGHS FOR NORTHERN (DOWNEAST) 
AREAS RANGE FROM LOWS OF LOWER TO MID 30S (UPPER 30S TO AROUND 40)
TO HIGHS OF LOWER 50S (UPPER 50S). TOTAL NORMAL PRECIPITATION 
RANGES FROM 4.00 INCHES ACROSS THE NORTH TO 4.50 INCHES OVER 
DOWNEAST AREAS. AVERAGE SNOWFALL RANGES FROM AROUND 0.5 INCHES 
OVER DOWNEAST AREAS TO 2.0 INCHES ACROSS THE FAR NORTH, MEANING 
THAT SOME OCTOBERS GO BY WITH LITTLE OR NO MEASURABLE SNOWFALL 
ACROSS THE REGION.

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VJN

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