Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
1007 AM PDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...THE LEWISTON ID AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1881 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              80   03/30/1923
 LOW                2   03/05/1955
HIGHEST            69   03/31        MM      MM       76  03/27
LOWEST             27   03/18        MM      MM       22  03/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     56.9              54.9     2.0     59.8
AVG. MINIMUM     37.0              35.6     1.4     38.2
MEAN             46.9              45.3     1.6     49.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      4               8.0    -4.0        7
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.07   1931
 MINIMUM         0.25   1969
TOTALS           2.11              1.15    0.96     1.18
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.04    0.03     0.04
DAYS >= .01        17              11.2     5.8       12
DAYS >= .10         6               3.7     2.3        2
DAYS >= .50         1               0.2     0.8        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.88   03/21 TO 03/22           03/23 TO 03/23

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            9.7   1955
TOTALS            0.0               0.7    -0.7      0.0
SINCE 7/1         6.4              10.5    -4.1      1.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.2    -0.2        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   03/31 TO 03/31           03/31 TO 03/31


DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     554               612     -58      489
 SINCE 7/1       3818              4467    -649     3711
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/290    DATE  03/01
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    52/290    DATE  03/01

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            9
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             18
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          4

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               22     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       9     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      1

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

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MARCH 2016 BROUGHT MILD AND WETTER THAN NORMAL CONDITIONS TO
SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON AND THE SOUTH IDAHO PANHANDLE.  SEVERAL STORMS PASSED
THROUGH THE FIRST HALF OF THE MONTH BRINGING OCCASIONAL RAIN AS WELL AS
WINDY CONDITIONS.  PULLMAN RECORDED A PEAK WIND GUST OF 52 MPH ON
THE 1ST AND 45 MPH ON THE 13TH. A MUCH WETTER STORM IMPACTED THE
AREA FROM THE 20TH THROUGH THE 22ND WITH FALLING SNOW LEVELS.  LA
CROSSE...PULLMAN...AND MOSCOW RECORDED AROUND 1.50 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION DURING THIS 3 DAY PERIOD.  RAIN CHANGED TO SNOW FOR
THE PALOUSE AND MOUNTAINS DURING THE MORNING OF THE 22ND WITH 6
INCHES MOSCOW MOUNTAIN...4 INCHES NEAR POTLATCH...AND 3 INCHES IN
WINCHESTER.  THE MONTH FINISHED ON A SUNNY AND MILD NOTE WITH HIGH
TEMPERATURES WARMING UP INTO THE 60S.

ON THE 5TH LEWISTON RECORDED A RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 46
DEGREES.  ON THE 22ND A RECORD DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD OF 0.62
INCHES WAS SET.


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