Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Remnants of Hurricane Nate Soak The Region With First Substantial Rainfall In Months








Tuesday, October 03, 2017

September 2017 Climate Summary for Northern and Eastern Maine


September Was the 3rd Warmest on Record!

...NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE SEPTEMBER 2017 MONTHLY NARRATIVE...

SEPTEMBER 2017 FINISHED WELL ABOVE AVERAGE IN TEMPERATURE AND MOSTLY
DRIER THAN NORMAL FOR RAINFALL.

AT MOST OF THE CLIMATE SITES ACROSS THE REGION, SEPTEMBER AVERAGED
BETWEEN 5 AND 6 DEGREES F ABOVE AVERAGE. INTERESTINGLY, THE RANKING
AT ALL OF OUR CLIMATE SITES WHICH INCLUDE CARIBOU...HOULTON...
MILLINOCKET AND BANGOR, WAS 3RD WARMEST, WITH SEPTEMBER 1999, 2015,
1961, AND 1934  OR A LITTLE WARMER DEPENDING ON WHAT
STATION THE COMPARISON IS MADE.

THE MONTH BEGAN ON A VERY COOL START, THEN TURNED PROGRESSIVELY MORE
ABOVE AVERAGE FURTHER INTO THE MONTH, THEN FINALLY ENDED ON A COOL
MORE FALL LIKE NOTE. WARM SPELLS INCLUDED THE 11TH THROUGH 17TH AND
THE 19TH THROUGH 27TH. THE 23RD THROUGH 26TH IN PARTICULAR DEFIED
NORMAL CLIMATOLOGY OF SHARPLY DECLINING AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WITH 4
STRAIGHT DAYS OF HIGH TEMPS WELL INTO THE 80S AND EVEN LOW 90S ON
THE 26TH AT SOME SITES INCLUDING MILLINOCKET AND AS FAR NORTH AS
HOULTON. MANY LOCATIONS EXPERIENCED THEIR WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURES
SO LATE IN THE SEASON ON THE 25TH AND 26TH. INDEED, MONTHLY MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURES THIS MONTH WERE WARMER THAN LAST MONTHS MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURES WITH A GREATER NUMBER OF 80+ DEGREE HIGH TEMPS, BOTH
UNUSUAL FOR SEPTEMBER. A FEW LOCATIONS, SUCH AS CARIBOU, ALSO TIED
THE RECORD FOR THE GREATEST NUMBER OF 80+ DEGREE HIGH TEMPERATURE
DAYS FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER.

RAINFALL ACROSS THE REGION RANGED FROM 65 TO 100 PERCENT OF NORMAL,
WITH NORTHERN LOCATIONS GENERALLY RECEIVING MORE THAN DOWNEAST
AREAS. RAINFALL, HOWEVER, WAS VERY UNEVENLY DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE
MONTH, WITH MOST RAIN FALLING BETWEEN THE 3RD AND 6TH WITH VERY
SCANTY AMOUNTS AFTERWARDS UNTIL THE 27TH ACROSS THE NORTH AND
THROUGH THE VERY END OF THE MONTH ELSEWHERE. CARIBOU WENT 17
STRAIGHT DAYS WITHOUT MEASURABLE RAINFALL BETWEEN THE 10TH AND
26TH, ENDING ON THE 27TH WHEN A LINE OF STRONG EVENING THUNDERSTORMS
ENDED THE RECORD SHATTERING LATE SEASON HEAT WAVE.

THE OFFICIAL OUTLOOK FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER FROM THE CLIMATE
PREDICTION CENTER FOR THE REGION IS TILTED TOWARD AN INCREASE
LIKELIHOOD OF ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES.  THERE ARE NO STRONG
CLIMATE SIGNALS THAT WOULD POINT TOWARD AN UNUSUALLY WET OR DRY
OCTOBER.

AVERAGE HIGHS AT CARIBOU DROP FROM 59 DEGREES ON THE 1ST TO 46F BY
THE END OF THE MONTH.  AVERAGE LOWS DROP FROM 40F ON THE 1ST TO 30
BY THE END OF THE MONTH.  AT BANGOR, AVERAGE HIGHS FALL FROM 64F TO
52F, WHILE THE AVERAGE LOWS DROP FROM 42F TO 33F.

TROPICAL OR EX-TROPICAL SYSTEMS CAN OCCASIONALLY AFFECT THE REGION
WITH HEAVY RAINFALL DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER.  THUNDERSTORMS ARE
NOT UNHEARD OF IN OCTOBER, BUT ARE NOT A FREQUENT OCCURRENCE.  SNOW
IS POSSIBLE DURING THE MONTH, BUT IS VERY RARE THE FIRST HALF OF THE
MONTH. SNOW BECOMES MUCH MORE LIKELY LATE IN THE MONTH, ESPECIALLY
SO ACROSS FAR NORTHERN AREAS.  OVER 1 1/2 HOURS OF AVAILABLE
DAYLIGHT IS LOST DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Freeze possible throughout Southern Maine and all of the Maritimes overnight

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Caribou ME
319 PM EDT Sat Sep 30 2017

MEZ015>017-029-030-011200-
/O.NEW.KCAR.FR.Y.0002.171001T0600Z-171001T1200Z/
Southern Penobscot-Interior Hancock-Central Washington-
Coastal Hancock-Coastal Washington-
Including the cities of Bangor, Brewer, Orono, Old Town, Amherst,
Aurora, Dedham, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Orland, Calais,
Grand Lake Stream, Wesley, Perry, Princeton, Ellsworth,
Bar Harbor, Bucksport, Castine, Eastport, Machias,
and Cherryfield
319 PM EDT Sat Sep 30 2017

...FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM EDT SUNDAY...

The National Weather Service in Caribou has issued a Frost
Advisory...which is in effect from 2 AM to 8 AM EDT Sunday.

* TEMPERATURES...In the mid 30s.

* TIMING...Late tonight into early Sunday morning.

* IMPACTS...A Frost Advisory means that frost is likely.
  Sensitive outdoor plants will likely be damaged or possibly
  killed if left uncovered.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Those wishing to continue gardening should cover sensitive
vegetation to protect damage and possible death.

&&
$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Caribou ME
319 PM EDT Sat Sep 30 2017

MEZ011-031-032-011200-
/O.NEW.KCAR.FZ.W.0002.171001T0600Z-171001T1200Z/
Central Penobscot-Southern Piscataquis-Northern Washington-
Including the cities of Lincoln, Howland, Springfield,
Dover-Foxcroft, Milo, Guilford, Danforth, Vanceboro,
and Topsfield
319 PM EDT Sat Sep 30 2017

...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM EDT SUNDAY...

The National Weather Service in Caribou has issued a Freeze
Warning...which is in effect from 2 AM to 8 AM EDT Sunday.

* TEMPERATURES...In the lower 30s.

* TIMING...Late tonight into early Sunday morning.

* IMPACTS...A Freeze Warning means sub-freezing temperatures are
  imminent or highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and
  other unprotected sensitive garden vegetation.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Freeze Warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or
highly likely. Gardeners who want to maintain their gardens must
cover their gardens to protect vegetation from damage and
potential death.

&&
$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Gray ME
239 PM EDT Sat Sep 30 2017

...Cold temperatures and frost expected tonight...

MEZ007-008-NHZ001-002-011200-
/O.CON.KGYX.FZ.W.0002.171001T0400Z-171001T1200Z/
Northern Oxford-Northern Franklin-Northern Coos-Southern Coos-
Including the cities of Upton, Wilsons Mills, Andover, Byron,
Middle Dam, Roxbury, South Arm, Coburn Gore, Davis, Oquossoc,
Rangeley, Avon, Kingfield, Phillips, Errol, Millsfield,
Colebrook, Berlin, Dummer, Milan, York Pond, and Lancaster
239 PM EDT Sat Sep 30 2017

...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM
EDT SUNDAY...

* Temperatures...In the lower 30s.

* Timing...Late tonight into early Sunday morning.

* Impacts...Outdoor plants may be killed if left unprotected.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Freeze Warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or
highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other
sensitive vegetation.

&&
$$

3:49 PM ADT Saturday 30 September 2017
Frost advisory in effect for:

Queens County P.E.I.
Frost may damage some crops in frost-prone areas.

Temperatures are forecast to drop to low single digits tonight. As a result frost is expected overnight and early sunday morning.

Take preventative measures to protect frost-sensitive plants and trees.

Frost advisories are issued when temperatures are expected to reach the freezing mark during the growing season, leading to potential damage and destruction to plants and crops.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.weatheraspc.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #PEStorm.

3:48 PM ADT Saturday 30 September 2017
Frost advisory in effect for:

Fredericton and Southern York County
Frost may damage some crops in frost-prone areas.

Temperatures are expected to drop to the low single digits tonight. As as result frost is expected overnight and early sunday morning, especially in low lying areas where temperatures will fall below the freezing mark.

Take preventative measures to protect frost-sensitive plants and trees.

Frost advisories are issued when temperatures are expected to reach the freezing mark during the growing season, leading to potential damage and destruction to plants and crops.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.weatheraspc.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #NBStorm.

3:48 PM ADT Saturday 30 September 2017
Frost advisory in effect for:

Halifax Metro and Halifax County West
Frost may damage some crops in frost-prone areas.

Temperatures are forecast to drop to the low single digits tonight. As a result frost is expected overnight and early Sunday morning, especially in low lying areas.

Take preventative measures to protect frost-sensitive plants and trees.

Frost advisories are issued when temperatures are expected to reach the freezing mark during the growing season, leading to potential damage and destruction to plants and crops.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.weatheraspc.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #NSStorm.

Friday, September 29, 2017

First Freeze of the Season Possible Throughout Northern Maine and all of New Brunswick Overnight

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Caribou ME
316 PM EDT Fri Sep 29 2017

MEZ001>006-300330-
/O.UPG.KCAR.FZ.A.0001.170930T0300Z-170930T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KCAR.FZ.W.0001.170930T0400Z-170930T1200Z/
Northwest Aroostook-Northeast Aroostook-Northern Somerset-
Northern Piscataquis-Northern Penobscot-Southeast Aroostook-
Including the cities of Allagash, Clayton Lake, Madawaska,
Fort Kent, Frenchville, Presque Isle, Caribou, Van Buren,
Mars Hill, Baker Lake, Billy-Jack Depot, Baxter St Park,
Chamberlain Lake, Churchill Dam, Mount Katahdin, Millinocket,
East Millinocket, Patten, Medway, Houlton, Hodgdon, Sherman,
and Smyrna Mills
316 PM EDT Fri Sep 29 2017

...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM EDT
SATURDAY...

The National Weather Service in Caribou has issued a Freeze
Warning...which is in effect from midnight tonight to 8 AM EDT
Saturday. The Freeze Watch is no longer in effect.

* TEMPERATURES...In the upper 20s to low 30s.

* TIMING...Late tonight into early Saturday Morning.

* IMPACTS...damage to unprotected sensitive vegetation.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Freeze Warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or
highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other
sensitive vegetation.

&&
$$

3:47 PM ADT Friday 29 September 2017
Frost advisory in effect for:

Fredericton and Southern York County
Frost may damage some crops in frost-prone areas.

Temperatures are forecast to drop below zero in northwestern New Brunswick, and to near zero elsewhere, beginning near midnight. Frost is expected, except near the coast where northerly winds blow onshore.

Take preventative measures to protect frost-sensitive plants and trees.

Frost advisories are issued when temperatures are expected to reach the freezing mark during the growing season, leading to potential damage and destruction to plants and crops.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.weatheraspc.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #NBStorm.

Surprise End of September Rainstorm For Nova Scotia Event Summary

Weather summary
for Nova Scotia
updated by Environment Canada
at 6:43 a.m. ADT Friday 29 September 2017.

Discussion.

The persistent airmass which brought record breaking temperatures
and very humid conditions has finally left the Maritimes. This
departure was marked by significant rainfall over large portions of
Nova Scotia and some localised flooding. Some of the highest numbers
were in central and southern Cape Breton Island.

The following is a summary of weather event information received by
Environment Canada as of 6:30 AM ADT Friday.

Summary of rainfall in millimetres:

1. Cape Breton Island

Eskasoni: 100
Castle Bay: 93
Iona: 81
Sydney: 75
St. Andrew's Channel: 74
Louisbourg: 68
Sydney Forks: 66
Hays River: 57
Baddeck: 51
Waddens Cove: 51
Sydney Airport: 49
Ingonish Beach: 47
Port Caledonia 46
Northeast Margaree: 42
Cheticamp: 39

2. Mainland Nova Scotia

Debert: 69
Enfield: 66
Kejimkujik: 62
New Ross: 61
Caribou Point: 60
Kentville: 57
Halifax International Airport: 60
Greenwood: 54
Upper Stewiacke: 52
Bedford Range: 55
Pictou Landing 50
Collingwood Corner 49
Western Head: 52
Malay Falls: 42
Parrsboro: 41
Tracadie: 40
Brier Island: 36
Yarmouth: 22

Note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial
information and does not constitute a complete or final report.

Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial
information and does not constitute a complete or final report.

End/ASPC

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Thunderstorms Along A Cold Front Slice Through The Region Ending Record Setting Late Season Heat - Day Five 09/27/2017

















Maine

Houlton

Max: 78°F/25.5°C*
Min: 56°F/13.3°C

Augusta

Max: 85°F/29.4°C*
Min: 60°F/15.5°C

Portland

Max: 84°F/28.9°C*
Min: 59°F/15.0°C

* Denotes a record for the date.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Record Setting Late Season Heat - Day Four 09/26/2017





Maine

Caribou

Max: 88°F/31.1°C*
Min: 60°F/16.1°C

Millinocket

Max: 91°F/32.8°C*
Min: 62°F/16.7°C

Houlton

Max: 90°F/32.2°C*
Min: 59°F/15.0°C

* Denotes a record for the date

New Brunswick

Weather summary
for New Brunswick
issued by Environment Canada
at 9:13 a.m. ADT Wednesday 27 September 2017.

Discussion.

THE FOLLOWING STATIONS SET A DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD ON
SEPTEMBER 26, 2017:

DOAKTOWN
NEW RECORD OF 32.2
OLD RECORD OF 25.6 SET IN 2014
RECORDS IN THIS AREA HAVE BEEN KEPT SINCE 1952

EDMUNDSTON
NEW RECORD OF 28.6
OLD RECORD OF 27.8 SET IN 1920
RECORDS IN THIS AREA HAVE BEEN KEPT SINCE 1914

FREDERICTON
NEW RECORD OF 32.8
OLD RECORD OF 32.0 SET IN 2007
RECORDS IN THIS AREA HAVE BEEN KEPT SINCE 1871

WOODSTOCK
NEW RECORD OF 32.3
OLD RECORD OF 27.8 SET IN 1920
RECORDS IN THIS AREA HAVE BEEN KEPT SINCE 1886

BAS CARAQUET
NEW RECORD OF 26.8
OLD RECORD OF 22.8 SET IN 1968
RECORDS IN THIS AREA HAVE BEEN KEPT SINCE 1964

BOUTOUCHE
NEW RECORD OF 31.8
OLD RECORD OF 29.1 SET IN 2007
RECORDS IN THIS AREA HAVE BEEN KEPT SINCE 1965

CHARLO
NEW RECORD OF 26.1
OLD RECORD OF 23.8 SET IN 2014
RECORDS IN THIS AREA HAVE BEEN KEPT SINCE 1875

KOUCHIBOUGUAC
NEW RECORD OF 31.4
OLD RECORD OF 27.8 SET IN 2007
RECORDS IN THIS AREA HAVE BEEN KEPT SINCE 1924

MIRAMICHI
NEW RECORD OF 31.2
OLE RECORD OF 28.3 SET IN 1934
RECORDS IN THIS AREA HAVE BEEN KEPT SINCE 1873

MISCOU ISLAND
NEW RECORD OF 25.0
OLD RECORD OF 21.0 SET IN 2011
RECORDS IN THIS AREA HAVE BEEN KEPT SINCE 1957

MONCTON
NEW RECORD OF 31.1
OLD RECORD OF 29.6 SET IN 2007
RECORDS IN THIS AREA HAVE BEEN KEPT SINCE 1881

NOTE: THE TEMPERATURE RECORDS REPORTED HERE HAVE BEEN DERIVED FROM A
SELECTION OF HISTORICAL STATIONS IN EACH GEOGRAPHIC AREA THAT WERE
ACTIVE DURING THE PERIOD OF RECORD.

Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial
information and does not constitute a complete or final report.

End/ASPC

Weather summary
for Nova Scotia
issued by Environment Canada
at 9:11 a.m. ADT Wednesday 27 September 2017.

Discussion.

THE FOLLOWING STATIONS SET A DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD ON
SEPTEMBER 26, 2017:

INGONISH
NEW RECORD OF 27.6
OLD RECORD OF 25.2 SET IN 2007
RECORDS IN THIS AREA HAVE BEEN KEPT SINCE 1950

NOTE: THE TEMPERATURE RECORDS REPORTED HERE HAVE BEEN DERIVED FROM A
SELECTION OF HISTORICAL STATIONS IN EACH GEOGRAPHIC AREA THAT WERE
ACTIVE DURING THE PERIOD OF RECORD.

Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial
information and does not constitute a complete or final report.

End/ASPC

Weather summary
for Prince Edward Island
issued by Environment Canada
at 9:12 a.m. ADT Wednesday 27 September 2017.

Discussion.

THE FOLLOWING STATIONS SET A DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD ON
SEPTEMBER 26, 2017:

CHARLOTTETOWN
NEW RECORD OF 28.6
OLD RECORD OF 26.5 SET IN 2007
RECORDS IN THIS AREA HAVE BEEN KEPT SINCE 1872

EAST POINT
NEW RECORD OF 26.9
OLD RECORD OF 22.2 SET IN 2007
RECORDS IN THIS AREA HAVE BEEN KEPT SINCE 1967

ST. PETERS BAY
NEW RECORD OF 27.2
OLD RECORD OF 26.8 SET IN 2007
RECORDS IN THIS AREA HAVE BEEN KEPT SINCE 1960

SUMMERSIDE
NEW RECORD OF 29.4
OLD RECORD OF 26.1 SET IN 1961
RECORDS IN THIS AREA HAVE BEEN KEPT SINCE 1898

NOTE: THE TEMPERATURE RECORDS REPORTED HERE HAVE BEEN DERIVED FROM A
SELECTION OF HISTORICAL STATIONS IN EACH GEOGRAPHIC AREA THAT WERE
ACTIVE DURING THE PERIOD OF RECORD.

Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial
information and does not constitute a complete or final report.

End/ASPC

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Record Setting Late Season Heat - Day Three 09/25/2017

Maine

Caribou

Max: 88°F/31.1°C*
Min: 58°F/14.4°C

Millinocket

Max: 86°F/30.0°C*
Min: 60°F/16.1°C

Houlton

Max: 87°F/30.6°C*
Min: 56°F/13.3°C

Bangor

Max: 88°F/31.1°C*
Min: 63°F/17.2°C

Augusta

Max: 88°F/31.1°C*
Min: 64°F/17.8°C

* Denotes a record for the date.

Weather summary
for New Brunswick
issued by Environment Canada
at 4:57 a.m. ADT Tuesday 26 September 2017.

Discussion.

The following stations set a daily maximum temperature record on
September 25, 2017:

Doaktown
New record of 28.3
Old record of 23.1 set in 2014
Records in this area have been kept since 1952

Edmundston
New record of 31.9
Old record of 27.8 set in 1920
Records in this area have been kept since 1914

Fredericton
New record of 29.7
Old record of 28.3 set in 1891
Records in this area have been kept since 1871

Saint John
New record of 25.9
Old record of 25.8 set in 2011
Records in this area have been kept since 1871

Woodstock
New record of 30.6
Old record of 28.3 set in 1920
Records in this area have been kept since 1886

Note: the temperature records reported here have been derived from a
selection of historical stations in each geographic area that were
active during the period of record.

Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial
information and does not constitute a complete or final report.

End/ASPC

Weather summary
for Nova Scotia
issued by Environment Canada
at 4:58 a.m. ADT Tuesday 26 September 2017.

Discussion.

The following stations set a daily maximum temperature record on
September 25, 2017:

Kejimkujik
New record of 28.1
Old record of 25.2 set in 2007
Records in this area have been kept since 1966

Parrsboro
New record of 24.6
Old record of 23.9 set in 1922
Records in this area have been kept since 1897

Note: the temperature records reported here have been derived from a
selection of historical stations in each geographic area that were
active during the period of record.

Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial
information and does not constitute a complete or final report.

End/ASPC