December 18, 2018
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July was warmest month on record in Caribou

Jen Lynds | Fiddlehead Focus
Jen Lynds | Fiddlehead Focus
arrin Drake and Rellen Roy, both of Houlton, enjoy some splash time under the sprinkler on Tuesday, July 31, at the Just For Kids playground in Houlton. The National Weather Service confirmed Wednesday that this July was the warmest month on record at Caribou.

CARIBOU, Maine — The National Weather Service confirmed Wednesday that July was the warmest month on record at Caribou.

Rich Norton, meteorologist at the NWS office in Caribou, said Wednesday that the average high for the month was 70.9 degrees, which was 5.3 degrees above average. The previous all-time warmest month at Caribou was recorded in July 1970, when the average temperature over the 31 days was 69.6 degrees. The weather service has been keeping such records in the area since 1939.

While other communities matched or beat daily records in July, no other area of the state hit a record for warmest month.

July is typically the warmest month of the year in Maine, but Caribou experienced 22 days last month, including July 31, that registered 80 degrees or higher. That was the most 80 degree days on record for any month in Caribou.

The Bangor Daily News is pleased to feature content from our sister website, Fiddlehead Focus. To read the rest of “July was warmest month on record in Caribou,” an article by Fiddlehead Focus staff writer Jen Lynds, please follow this link to the Fiddlehead Focus online.


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