Town News

Kathy Mekelburg


August Weather Summary for Robbinston, Maine: The month of August was another very warm month. This was the fourth warmest month in August in 23 years of record. The monthly mean temperature of 67.8 degrees was 2.0 degrees above normal. Maximum temperature was 87 degrees on the 5th, while the minimum was 48 degrees on the 9th. There were 15 days with maximums 80 degrees or above (August record is 16 days). There were only 3 heating degree days, an August low. Normal for August is 40 degree days. Total since July is 30 or 51 below normal. There were 97 cooling degree days or 26 above normal. Yearly total so far is 267 or 93 above normal.

Total rainfall was 3.20 inches or .20 inches below normal. Yearly total so far stands at 31.80 inches or 1.92 inches below normal. Maximum daily amount was 1.19 inches on the 17th. There were 9 days with measurable rainfall.

Highest barometer was 30.32 inches on the 28th, while the lowest was 29.51 inches on the 6th. Mean relative humidity was 79.4 percent. Prevailing winds were southwest with an average speed of 2.1 miles per hour. Peak gust was 30/NW on the 29th. There were 4 clear days, 14 partly cloudy days, and 13 cloudy days. Daytime sky cover averaged 65 percent. There were 7 days with dense fog. Thunder occurred on the 6th and 11th.

The mean temperature for July-August was 68.3 degrees. This was the second hottest such period on record beaten only by 68.4 degrees in July-August 2012.

Summer (July-August): Mean temperature 65.6 degrees or 1.7 degrees above normal (ties with the same period in 2012 for second hottest summer; record is 65.9 degrees in the summer of 1999). Precipitation 10.98 inches (-.20).

My husband and I welcomed two Pomeranian puppies, Sport and Impy.

I want to express my sympathy to the family of Terry Davis. The Robbinston Grange sponsored Pomona last Tuesday with a delicious dinner followed by the meeting. The Robbinston Grange has been busy, they had a booth at the International Parade and at the Eastport Pirate Festival. Several new members have been welcomed.

September birthdays are Sept. 1 Jerry Garriot, 2nd Thomas Davis, Derek Moholland - 7th, Heather Sargent 17th, Rachel Candelmo - 20th. Happy anniversary to Denny and Ginny Sterner.


The Sewall Congregational Church is ready to place the pieces of the front windows in soon. At the Sunday service, Anne Carter had a friend visiting and Kate played the flute. She was marvelous.