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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD, OR
543 AM PDT MON SEP 1 2014

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...THE MEDFORD OR CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1911 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             114   08/08/1981
 LOW               39   08/27/1962
HIGHEST           102   08/01                         98  08/19
                                                          08/06
LOWEST             54   08/25                         49  08/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     92.9              90.7     2.2     89.9
AVG. MINIMUM     61.0              56.8     4.2     58.8
MEAN             77.0              73.7     3.3     74.4
DAYS MAX >= 90     25              17.5     7.5       18
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.83   1976
TOTALS           0.63              0.40    0.23     0.42
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.01    0.01     0.01
DAYS >= .01         3               1.9     1.1        5
DAYS >= .10         2               1.0     1.0        1
DAYS >= .50         0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.58   08/12 TO 08/13

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            0.0   2010
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       0                 4      -4        0
 SINCE 7/1          0                10     -10        0
COOLING TOTAL     376               275     101      297
 SINCE 1/1       1014               707     307      915

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              4.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/140    DATE  08/11
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/150    DATE  08/11

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           28
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              3
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     46

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                4     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       1     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                     15

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

&&

IN AUGUST 2014, HIGH PRESSURE WAS THE DOMINANT FEATURE ACROSS
SOUTHWESTERN OREGON AND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. THIS ALLOWED FOR
THE CONTINUATION OF ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FOR MOST OF THE
MONTH. IN FACT, MEDFORD SAW 25 DAYS WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES OVER 90
DEGREES WITH THE WARMEST DAY REACHING 102 DEGREES ON THE 1ST. AS A
RESULT, THIS WAS THE THIRD WARMEST AUGUST ON RECORD WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE (AVERAGING BOTH HIGHS AND LOWS) OF 77.0 DEGREES. IN
ADDITION, AUGUST BROKE THE RECORD FOR WARMEST AVERAGE MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE SET IN 2004. DESPITE THE OVERALL INFLUENCE OF THE HIGH
PRESSURE, A FEW DISTURBANCES AND A COUPLE OF COLD FRONTS DID CREATE
A COUPLE OF BREAKS FROM THE HEAT. THE MOST PROMINENT EVENT THIS MONTH
WAS DURING THE PERIOD BETWEEN THE 11TH AND THE 14TH WHERE A FEW
THUNDERSTORMS GENERATED A LITTLE OVER 0.58 INCHES OF RAIN. THE MEDFORD
AIRPORT RECORDED MEASURABLE RAINFALL 6 DAYS THIS MONTH WITH HALF OF THE
READINGS REMAINING UNDER 0.01 INCHES. THE HEAVIEST AMOUNT WAS MEASURED
ON THE 13TH TOPPING OUT AT 0.44 INCHES. ALTHOUGH THIS DID HELP QUENCH
A COUPLE OF THE EXISTING FIRES, A MODERATE TO EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT
CONTINUES FOR ALL OF SOUTHWESTERN OREGON AND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. THIS
MEANS THAT MORE FIRES AND THE SMOKE WHICH ACCOMPANIES THEM WILL
BE POSSIBLE.

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