Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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CXUS56 KMFR 011418
CLMMFR

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD, OR
249 AM PDT MON MAY 1 2017

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...THE MEDFORD OR CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1911 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              96   04/28/1998
                        04/28/1957
                        04/28/1926
 LOW               21   04/01/1936
HIGHEST            76   04/21                         91  04/18
                                                          04/07
LOWEST             31   04/09                         34  04/26
AVG. MAXIMUM     63.3              64.9    -1.6     72.1
AVG. MINIMUM     41.1              40.8     0.3     44.4
MEAN             52.2              52.8    -0.6     58.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1        2
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      1               1.7    -0.7        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.40   1912
TOTALS           0.95              1.38   -0.43     0.96
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.05   -0.02     0.03
DAYS >= .01        14              10.6     3.4        8
DAYS >= .10         2               4.8    -2.8        4
DAYS >= .50         0               0.4    -0.4        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.27   04/26 TO 04/26

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            4.2   1953
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1        11.8               4.1     7.7      1.9

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     374               367       7      210
 SINCE 7/1       3888              3999    -111     3329
COOLING TOTAL       0                 3      -3       17
 SINCE 1/1          0                 3      -3       17

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     09/13/1921
 LATEST       06/12/1952
EARLIEST                        10/18
LATEST                          04/29
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/140    DATE  04/06
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    42/220    DATE  04/07

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            7
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             17
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               18     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      0

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

ACTIVE WEATHER CONTINUED IN APRIL, WITH SEVERAL MODERATE SYSTEMS
BRINGING HIGH WINDS TO MOST AREAS, AND HEAVY ROUNDS OF PRECIPITATION
TO THE MOUNTAINS, THOUGH APRIL PRECIPITATION FOR THE ROGUE VALLEY,
MEASURED AT THE AIRPORT WAS ACTUALLY SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL, AS WERE
PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS IN MANY AREAS EAST OF THE CASCADES.  HOWEVER,
RELATIVELY WET WEATHER IS TYPICAL OF APRIL AND MOST PLACES SAW
CONTINUED ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION, ESPECIALLY THE CURRY COUNTY
COAST. THE MAIN STORY FOR APRIL IS THERE WERE SEVERAL PERIODS OF
UNUSUALLY HIGH WINDS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. TOWARDS THE END OF THE
FIRST WEEK OF APRIL, A POTENT LOW BROUGHT WIDESPREAD STRONG WINDS...
WITH GUSTS OVER 40 MILES PER HOUR RECORDED AT KMFR APRIL 6TH AND
7TH. SHORTLY AFTER THIS SYSTEM, A SECOND LOW BROUGHT ANOTHER ROUND
OF HIGH WINDS, WITH GUSTS OF 35 MILES PER HOUR RECORDED ON APRIL
12TH.  MOST OF THE AREA HAD A COLDER THAN AVERAGE MONTH, FOR THE
FIRST TIME SINCE 2011. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE REACHED IN MEDFORD
WAS 76, THE LOWEST HIGH FOR THE MONTH SINCE 2011.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 52.2 DEGREES, WHICH IS 0.6
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 63.3
DEGREES, WHICH IS 1.6 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE AVERAGE MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE WAS 41.1 DEGREES WHICH IS 0.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 76 DEGREES ON THE 21ST. THE
LOWEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 31 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED ON
THE 9TH.

THERE WERE 7 CLEAR DAYS, 17 PARTLY CLOUDY DAYS, AND 6 CLOUDY DAYS.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.95 INCHES, WHICH IS 0.43
INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE WATER YEAR
(BEGINNING OCTOBER 1ST) STANDS AT 23.69 INCHES WHICH IS 8.52 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL.
CALENDAR YEAR PRECIPITATION IS NOW 12.00 INCHES WHICH IS 4.47 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 5.1 MPH. THE FASTEST
RECORDED TWO-MINUTE WIND WAS 33 MPH FROM THE SOUTHEAST ON THE 6TH
THE PEAK WIND WAS 42 MPH FROM THE SOUTHWEST WHICH OCCURRED ON THE
7TH.

THE HIGHEST PRESSURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.37 INCHES ON THE 21ST. THE
LOWEST PRESSURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 29.32 INCHES ON THE 6TH.

RECORDS SET IN FEBRUARY 2017:

-ALTHOUGH THERE WERE NO RECORDS SET IN MEDFORD IN APRIL FOR
TEMPERATURE, RAIN, OR SNOW; ALL OTHER CLIMATE SITES BROKE AT LEAST
ONE DAILY RAINFALL RECORD IN APRIL.

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