Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
702 AM PST THU FEB 1 2018

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...THE WENATCHEE WA PANGBORN FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1959 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              60   MM
 LOW               -2   01/12/2017
HIGHEST            47   01/30        34      13       37  01/21
LOWEST             17   01/03        25      -8       -2  01/12
AVG. MAXIMUM     36.6              33.8     2.8     24.9
AVG. MINIMUM     27.9              22.1     5.8     16.0
MEAN             32.3              29.5     2.8     20.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      5                MM      MM       22
DAYS MIN <= 32     27                MM      MM       31
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                MM      MM        4

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.84   1995
 MINIMUM         0.01   1977
TOTALS           1.08              1.06    0.02     1.11
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.04   -0.01     0.04
DAYS >= .01        12                MM      MM       11
DAYS >= .10         4                MM      MM        5
DAYS >= .50         0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0                MM      MM        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.43   01/11 TO 01/11           01/21 TO 01/22
                                                          01/12 TO 01/12
                                                          01/12 TO 01/12

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           31.0   1970
TOTALS             MM               9.8      MM      0.0
SINCE 7/1          MM              27.9      MM      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     MM                 6      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0        MM                MM      MM        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        MM                                  0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL       MM                            01/12 TO 01/12
                                                          01/12 TO 01/12
                                                          01/12 TO 01/12

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1008              1100     -92     1372
 SINCE 7/1       3587              3620     -33     3731
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              3.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/300    DATE  01/27
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/300    DATE  01/27

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            7
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         16

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     88

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                9     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      0
FOG                      25     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     18
HAZE                      0

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

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JANUARY 2018 BROUGHT WETTER AND WARMER CONDITIONS TO NORTH CENTRAL
WASHINGTON.  THERE WERE FOUR SIGNIFICANT WEATHER EVENTS DURING THE
MONTH.  THE FIRST WAS A WINTRY MIX FROM THE 4TH THROUGH THE 6TH.
SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATION RESULTED IN STEVENS PASS CLOSING AT 1
PM ON THE 5TH DUE TO ICE ACCUMULATION. PLAIN AND LEAVENWORTH
RECORDED ABOUT 0.10 INCHES OF ICE ON THE MORNING OF 5TH.  FREEZING
RAIN WAS ALSO MIXED WITH SNOW AND SLEET.  THE NEXT STORM OCCURRED ON
THE 11TH WITH WIDESPREAD HEAVY SNOW FROM WENATCHEE TO
REPUBLIC...WESTWARD TO THE CASCADE CREST.  SNOW REPORTS INCLUDE 16
INCHES IN PLAIN, 8 WINTHROP, 7 MANSFIELD AND WENATCHEE, AND 6 INCHES
IN CHELAN.  THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH BROUGHT A QUIETER PERIOD OF
WEATHER AS THE NEXT SIGNIFICANT STORM ARRIVED ON THE 24TH. HEAVY
SNOW FELL IN THE CASCADES, CHELAN AREA, OKANOGAN VALLEY, OKANOGAN
HIGHLANDS.  SNOW REPORTS INCLUDE 11 INCHES STEHEKIN AND LAKE
WENATCHEE STATE PARK, 9 PLAIN, 8 MAZAMA, 7 REPUBLIC, 6 BREWSTER AND
RIVERSIDE, 5 OMAK, AND 4 INCHES IN CHELAN.  ANOTHER STORM ARRIVED ON
THE 27TH BUT THIS ONE BROUGHT A ONE-TWO PUNCH. HEAVY WET SNOW FELL
INITIALLY WITH 11 INCHES LEAVENWORTH, 10 MAZAMA, WITH 4 IN EAST
WENATCHEE.  THEN STRONG WESTERLY POST FRONTAL WINDS OCCURRED. PEAK
WINDS INCLUDE 110 MPH TOP OF MISSION RIDGE, 55 MPH ON RIDGE 4 MILES
NW OF ENTIAT, 53 MPH VANTAGE AND BEVERLY, AND 44 MPH AT THE
WENATCHEE AIRPORT.  SEVERAL POWER OUTAGES WERE REPORTED IN CHELAN
COUNTY FROM THE STORM DUE TO DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES.

ONE RECORD WAS REPORTED DURING THE MONTH.  WENATCHEE AIRPORT
RECEIVED 0.43 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION ON THE 11TH WHICH BROKE A
RECORD FOR THE DATE.



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