Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
425 PM PST MON FEB 2 2015

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...THE WENATCHEE WA PANGBORN FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1959 TO 2015

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   01/31/1971
 LOW              -12   01/30/1996
HIGHEST            53   01/18        34      19       54  01/14
                                                          01/13
LOWEST             12   01/01        25     -13       18  01/06
AVG. MAXIMUM     36.4              33.8     2.6     36.9
AVG. MINIMUM     29.1              22.1     7.0     27.0
MEAN             32.7              29.5     3.2     32.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      5                MM      MM       14
DAYS MIN <= 32     19                MM      MM       27
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                MM      MM        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.84   1995
 MINIMUM         0.01   1977
TOTALS           0.63              1.06   -0.43     0.44
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.04   -0.02     0.01
DAYS >= .01         7                MM      MM        6
DAYS >= .10         2                MM      MM        2
DAYS >= .50         0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0                MM      MM        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.37   01/17 TO 01/18           01/28 TO 01/29

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     993              1100    -107     1017
 SINCE 7/1       3029              3620    -591     3583
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              2.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    22/310    DATE  01/18
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    27/310    DATE  01/18

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)    0
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.80
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            6
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              3
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         22

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     85

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                8     SLEET                      0
FOG                      25     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     17
HAZE                      6

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

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THE FIRST HALF OF JANUARY 2015 WAS ACTIVE ACROSS CENTRAL WASHINGTON.
THE MONTH STARTED OFF COLD WITH HIGHS IN THE MID 20S IN WENATCHEE
WITH LIGHT SNOW FALLING ON THE 4TH.  WENATCHEE ONLY RECEIVED AROUND
AN INCH OF SNOW.  THE CASCADE VALLEYS HOWEVER WERE MUCH HARDER HIT.
SNOW CHANGED TO FREEZING RAIN WITH LEAVENWORTH HARDEST HIT WHERE 4
TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW WAS FOLLOWED BY AN INCH OF ICE ACCUMULATION
BRINGING DOWN BRANCHES AND POWER LINES. A HALF INCH OF ICE WAS
REPORTED NEAR MAZAMA WITH A TENTH OF AN INCH NEAR CHELAN.  QUIETER
WEATHER SETTLED IN FROM THE 5TH THROUGH THE 13TH WITH LOW CLOUDS
OCCURRING FOR MOST OF THE PERIOD.  FROM THE 15TH THROUGH THE 18TH A
PAIR OF SYSTEMS MOVED THROUGH.  FIRST ONE WAS COOLER AND BROUGHT
WIDESPREAD SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 3 INCHES IN WENATCHEE...3 TO 5
INCHES CASCADE VALLEYS...WITH 1 INCH FOR THE MOSES LAKE AREA.
SECOND ONE WAS WARMER AND WETTER...WITH A MIX OF SNOW AND FREEZING
RAIN IN WENATCHEE...WITH SNOW IN THE CASCADE VALLEYS TURNING TO RAIN
AND FREEZING RAIN LATE IN THE EVENT. LEAVENWORTH AND PLAIN PICKED UP
7 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW.  THE MONTH ENDED ON A QUIET NOTE AS HIGH
PRESSURE BUILT IN WITH FOG AND LOW CLOUDS RETURNING.

ONE RECORD WAS SET DURING THE MONTH AT THE WENATCHEE AIRPORT.  A
HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 53 DEGREES ON THE 11TH SET A RECORD THE DATE.

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