Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECT FORMAT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
1230 AM PST THU JAN 1 2015

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...THE WENATCHEE WA PANGBORN FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF
DECEMBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1959 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              58   12/16/1999
                        12/14/1979
                        12/02/1975
 LOW              -21   12/30/1968
HIGHEST            52   12/21        32      20       49  12/01
LOWEST             11   12/01        24     -13        3  12/08
AVG. MAXIMUM     39.5              33.6     5.9     32.5
AVG. MINIMUM     30.1              23.2     6.9     19.7
MEAN             34.8              27.9     6.9     26.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      5               0.3     4.7       17
DAYS MIN <= 32     14               9.1     4.9       31
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.29   1996
 MINIMUM         0.10   1976
TOTALS           1.34              1.40   -0.06     0.11
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.04    0.00     0.00
DAYS >= .01        12               5.9     6.1        2
DAYS >= .10         5               2.1     2.9        0
DAYS >= .50         0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.40   12/20 TO 12/21           12/01 TO 12/01

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM
TOTALS             MM                MM      MM       MM
SINCE 7/1          MM                MM      MM       MM
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     MM                MM      MM       MM
DAYS >= 1.0        MM                MM      MM       MM
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        MM                                 MM  MM
 24 HR TOTAL       MM                                 MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     930              1148    -218     1201
 SINCE 7/1       2036              2520    -484     2566
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              4.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/310    DATE  12/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    34/310    DATE  12/24

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           10
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              6
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         15

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     77

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               12     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                5     SLEET                      0
FOG                      16     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     11
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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DECEMBER 2014 STARTED OFF ON A COOL AND DRY NOTE OVER FOR NORTH
CENTRAL WASHINGTON.  A MUCH MILDER PATTERN DEVELOPED ON THE 4TH
THROUGH CHRISTMAS EVE WITH OCCASIONAL RAIN WITH A MIX OF RAIN AND
SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS AND THE METHOW VALLEY.  ON THE 20TH A STRONGER
SYSTEM BROUGHT HEAVY SNOW TO THE METHOW VALLEY WITH LOCATIONS NEAR
TWISP AND WINTHROP RECEIVING 7 TO 9 INCHES.

THE MONTH ENDED WITH A MUCH MORE WINTER LIKE CONDITIONS.  ON THE
27TH A COOLER SYSTEM CAME DOWN FROM THE GULF OF ALASKA BUT WESTERLY
FLOW RESULTING MOST OF THE HEAVY SNOW REMAINING NEAR THE CASCADE
CREST. PLAIN PICKED UP 4 INCHES OF SNOW WITH WENATCHEE ONLY
RECEIVING A DUSTING.

A COLD ARCTIC AIR MASS MOVED INTO THE AREA TO FINISH OUT THE MONTH.
SNOW FELL ACROSS THE WENATCHEE AREA LATE ON THE 28TH WITH SLOW
MOVING SNOW SHOWERS RESULTING IN A WIDE RANGE OF ACCUMULATIONS
RANGING FROM 1 TO 5 INCHES.

SEVERAL TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE BROKEN OR TIED AT THE WENATCHEE
AIRPORT.  ON THE 22ND AND 24TH...RECORD HIGHS OF 51 AND 48 WERE SET.
ON THE 8TH...10TH...12TH...AND THE 20TH THROUGH THE 24TH...RECORD
WARM LOW TEMPERATURES RANGING FROM 34 TO 38 DEGREES WERE SET OR TIED
EACH DAY.

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