Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD, OR
350 AM PDT SAT APR 1 2017

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...THE MEDFORD OR CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1911 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              86   03/28/1930
                        03/31/1911
                        03/30/1911
 LOW               14   03/01/1960
                        03/01/1917
HIGHEST            70   03/12                         75  03/31
LOWEST             29   03/02                         33  03/08
AVG. MAXIMUM     58.4              59.5    -1.1     60.6
AVG. MINIMUM     41.0              37.1     3.9     40.1
MEAN             49.7              48.3     1.4     50.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      3               6.2    -3.2        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.54   1957
TOTALS           2.04              1.71    0.33     2.45
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.06    0.01     0.08
DAYS >= .01        22              12.0    10.0       17
DAYS >= .10         5               5.5    -0.5        9
DAYS >= .50         0               0.4    -0.4        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.41   03/29 TO 03/29

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            8.1   1956
TOTALS              T               0.5    -0.5      0.0
SINCE 7/1        11.8               4.1     7.7      1.9

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     469               518     -49      445
 SINCE 7/1       3514              3632    -118     3119
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0

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              3.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    28/150    DATE  03/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/220    DATE  03/04

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            4
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             16
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         11

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     75

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN               20     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      0
FOG                      21     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      0

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

&&

WINTER CHANGED TO SPRING THIS MONTH, BUT THE ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN REMAINED. A
SERIES OF FRONTS MOVED THROUGH THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND BROUGHT SHOWERS FOR AN
8 DAY STRETCH FROM THE 3RD TO THE 11TH. A FEW SHOWERS WHICH BROUGHT HEAVIER
PRECIPITATION TEMPORARILY LOWERED SNOW LEVELS TO THE VALLEY FLOORS ON THE 5TH
AND 6TH. THE MEDFORD AIRPORT SAW A TRACE OF SNOW ON THESE DAYS.

AFTERWARDS, A BRIEF 72 HOUR BREAK IN THE RAIN ALLOWED FOR TEMPERATURES TO RISE
TO THE 70 DEGREE MARK ON THE 12TH. THIS SIGNALS THE FIRST 70 DEGREE DAY SINCE
OCTOBER 26 OF LAST YEAR. THIS WARMER AND DRIER PERIOD DID NOT LAST AS THE NEXT
SERIES OF FRONTS MOVED THROUGH THE AREA BRINGING PERIODS OF HEAVIER RAINFALL
INTERSPERSED WITH DRY DAYS. THE RAINIEST DAY FOR SOUTHERN OREGON AND NORTHERN
CALIFORNIA OCCURRED ON THE 21ST WHERE SEVERAL RAINFALL RECORDS WERE BROKEN. FOR
MEDFORD, HOWEVER, THE GREATEST 24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL OCCURRED WITH A FRONT
THAT MOVED THROUGH ON THE 29TH.

MANY OF THESE FRONTAL BOUNDARIES ALSO BROUGHT GUSTY WINDS TO THE AREA. MEDFORD
SAW 6 DAYS WITH 2-MINUTE SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF 20 MPH OR GREATER THIS MONTH.
TOWARD THE END OF MARCH, THERE WERE AN ADDITIONAL 5 DAYS WITH 2-MINUTE WINDS
ABOVE 15 MPH. ALTHOUGH THIS IS PARTICULARLY WINDY FOR OUR AREA, NO DAMAGE TO
AREA TREES OR BUILDINGS WAS REPORTED TO OUR OFFICE.

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