Thursday, July 20, 2017

Heatwave Day - 07/19/2017

New Brunswick

Bathurst Airport

High: 33.2°C
Low: 16.4°C

Thursday, July 06, 2017

June 2017 Climate Summary for Northern and Eastern Maine





...NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE MONTHLY CLIMATE NARRATIVE...

June 2017 finished with mostly slightly above average temperatures and above average precipitation for northern and eastern Maine. Average temperatures across the region ranged from 0.5 degrees below average to 1.5 degrees above average. The month began on the cool side the first week but then warmed significantly during the second week with a few days with high temps in the 80s and even a 90+ degree high temp for some locations on the 11th, which included record high temperatures for Caribou, Houlton, Millinocket and Bangor. After another brief cool down in the beginning of week three, temperatures settled to near normal for the remainder of the month.

The temperature dropped below freezing on the morning of the 27th at Estcourt Station in far northwest Maine with a low of 31F.  There were several valley locations in northern Maine with lows in the mid to upper 30s that morning.

Typical of many summer months, monthly total rainfall varied from place to place with little in the way of any coherent pattern due to the randomness of day to day shower and thunderstorm location occurrence. Houlton with only a 2.92 inch total received about 80 percent of average June rainfall while Frenchville and Millinocket
with 5.84 and 6.16 inches received about 140 to 150 percent of average June rainfall. Many of the remainder climate sites such as Caribou and Bangor received about a 110 to 120 percent of average June rainfall. The rainfall character of the month began quite dry over the first two weeks, then became much rainier through the remainder of the month.

The official outlook for July 2017 from the Climate Prediction Center indicates an increased likelihood of above average temperatures. There are no strong climate signals that would tilt the odds toward an unusually wet or dry July.

The average high temperature at Caribou peaks at 76 degrees from the 11th through the end of the month.  The average low peaks out at 55 degrees from the 10th through the end of the month.  July is on average the wettest month at Caribou with an average of 4.08" of rain.  At Bangor, the average high temperature peaks out at 80 degrees from the 13th through the end of the month.  The average low peaks at 58 degrees from the 10th through the end of the month.  On average, a total of 3.46" of rain is observed during the month of July.  In fact, in some locations along and near the coast July is typically the driest month of year. Close to an hour of available daylight is lost during the month of July. The severe weather season peaks during July with more reports of damaging wind and large hail during the month of July than during any other month of the year.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Frost possible throughout Eastern Nova Scotia overnight

3:56 PM ADT Thursday 15 June 2017
Frost advisory in effect for:

Guysborough County
Frost may damage some crops in frost-prone areas.

Partly cloudy skies, light winds and cold temperatures will likely give patchy frost early Friday morning.

Cover up plants, especially those in frost-prone areas.

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.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Second Heatwave Day of the Year - 06/11/2017

New Brunswick

Bathurst Airport

High: 32.9°C
Min: 7.0°C

CFB Gagetown

High: 32.9°C
Min: 12.6°C

Fredericton International Airport

Max: 33.0°C
Min: 11.3°C

Kouchibouguac

High: 33.4°C
Min: 12.2°C

Miramichi

Max: 32.7°C
Min: 12.6°C

St. Stephen

Max: 32.1°C
Min: 8.9°C

Woodstock

Max: 32.0°C
Min: 15.2°C

Maine

Caribou

High: 91°F/32.8°C*
Low: 59°F/15°C

Millinocket

High: 93°F/33.9°C*
Low: 55°F/12.8°C

Houlton

High: 90°F/32.2°C
Low: 58°F/14.4°C

Bangor

High: 91°F/32.8°C*
Low: 54°F/12.2°C

Augusta

High: 91°F/32.8°C*
Low: 54°F/12.2°C

Gray

High: 92°F/33.3°C
Low: 61°F/16.1°C

Portland

High: 91°F/32.8°C
Low: 65°F/18.3°C


*Denotes a record for the date.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Unexpected Early June Nor'Easter Event Summary





Weather summary
for Nova Scotia
issued by Environment Canada
at 6:01 a.m. ADT Saturday 10 June 2017.

Discussion.

A low pressure system developed southeast of Cape Cod and
intensified as it moved across Nova Scotia on June 9th 2017. This
low pressure system brought significant rain and wind to Nova
Scotia.

The following is a summary of weather event information received by
Environment and Climate Change Canada.

1. Summary of rainfall accumulation in mm as of 3:00 am ADT June
10th 2017:

Yarmouth: 69.8
Western Head: 68.3
Brier Island: 57.8
Port Hawkesbury: 48.5
Greenwood: 46
Kentville: 45.5
Kejimkujik: 44.5
Nappan: 42.6
Halifax International Airport: 35
Bedford Range: 26.7

2. Summary of wind gusts in km/h:

Grand Etang: 115
Port Hawkesbury: 93
Caribou Point: 91
Heart Island: 87
Yarmouth: 83
Brier Island: 82
Halifax International Airport: 76

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

Monday, June 05, 2017

Frost Advisory in effect for the Northern Third of New Brunswick overnight

3:46 PM ADT Monday 05 June 2017
Frost advisory in effect for:

Mount Carleton - Renous Highway
Frost may damage some crops in frost-prone areas.

Clear skies, light winds and cold temperatures will give patchy frost overnight tonight, especially in low lying inland 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 #NBStorm.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

May 2017 Climate Summary for Northern and Eastern Maine


 ...Northern and eastern maine monthly climate narrative...

Temperatures this past May averaged very close to the 30-year average, and ranged from around 1 degree below average across the Downeast region to 1 degree above average across parts of far northern Maine. Precipitation was above average across the region and ranged from 130 to 200 percent of normal.

At Caribou, the average temperature of 52.7 degrees was 1.2 degrees above average. At Houlton, the average temperature of 51.1 degrees exactly matched the 30-year average. At Bangor, the average temperature of 52.6 degrees was 1.1 degrees below average. It was the coolest may at Bangor since 2005.

A total of 4.37 inches of rain was observed at caribou which was 1.04 inches above average. A trace of snow was observed at Caribou on the 9th and 10th. At Bangor, 6.36 inches of rain was observed making it the wettest may since 1989, and the 5th all-time wettest May on record.

Although temperatures averaged close to normal, there was one hot day on the 18th when highs reached into the 90s at many locations, and numerous daily record were established. The high of 90F at Caribou was the first 90 degree day since the summer of 2014, and it was only the 7th time that there has been a high of 90 degrees or warmer during the month of May. At Bangor, the high of 92F was the warmest temperature observed during the month of May since 2010 when the high was also 92F on may 25th.

The official outlook for June 2017 from the Climate Prediction Center indicates an increased likelihood of above average Temperatures. There are no strong climate signals that would tilt the odds toward an unusually wet or dry June.

The average high at caribou climbs from 68 degrees in the 1st to 74 degrees by the end of June. At Bangor, the average highs climb from 70 degrees on the 1st to 78 degrees at the end of the month. The average lows at Caribou rise from 45F on the 1st to 53F by the end of the month. At Bangor, the average lows rise from 48F on the1st to 56F by the end of the month. The average rainfall at Caribou Is 3.48 inches, and the average rainfall at Bangor is 3.76 inches. The threat of severe weather increases during the month of June, and there have been more reports of tornadoes during the month of June across northern and eastern Maine than any other month of the year. The summer solstice this year occurs at 12:24 am EDT on the 21st.