The Snowfall Deficit Recovers
The snowfall deficit this January has nearly been made up late this month. Through January
24th it had been the least snowy start to the month of January since 1993. Two
back-to-back storms produced 13 inches of snow at Caribou. The first storm on the
25th into the 26th produced 7 inches of snow, and the second storm on the
27th produced 6 inches of snow. The total snowfall this month now stands at 17.2
inches, which is only 4.8 inches below normal.
At Bangor, a total of 8.7 inches of snow has been observed so far this month, which is 8.1 inches
below normal. For the 2013-2014 snow season, snowfall is still above normal due to a snowy
December. So far this snow season a total of 38 inches of snow has been observed, which is 4.4
inches above normal.
After one of the coldest starts to January on record, temperatures moderated significantly on the
5th, and averaged more than 20 degrees above normal at times from the 11th
through the 19th. Temperatures have mostly been below normal since the
20th. At Caribou, the average temperature so far this month as of the 27th is
12.8 degrees, and is now 2.6 degrees above normal. At Bangor, the average temperature of 19 degrees
is 2.1 degrees above normal.