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Submitted by kruzzoli on Mon, 12/10/2018 - 19:51

Caribou has a humid continental climate, DFB, according to the Köppen classification. This means the city experiences large temperature differences throughout the seasons and has very cold winters as well as very hot summers. Precipitation is ample throughout the year as well. The climograph demonstrated in figure 1 shows the range in temperature with a peak in July and a minimum in January. July is the hottest month of the year with an average temperature of 65.6°F and January is the coldest with an average temperature of 8°F. The average temperature range is 57.6°F which a large range compared to southern areas of the country. Precipitation is ample throughout the year, with July being the wettest month on average. February is the driest but still sees a little over 2 inches of precipitation. The city sees and average of 108.7 inches of snow, which is about 50 inches greater than the average snowfall in coastal Maine and 30 inches greater than the southern interior of Maine.