Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
256 PM PDT TUE JUN 2 2015

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...THE WENATCHEE WA PANGBORN FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF
MAY 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             103   05/31/1986
 LOW               32   05/12/1985
HIGHEST            90   05/30        MM      MM       88  05/22
                                                          05/14
LOWEST             40   05/07        MM      MM       44  05/10
AVG. MAXIMUM     77.6              71.1     6.5     76.3
AVG. MINIMUM     53.6              48.4     5.2     51.8
MEAN             65.6              59.8     5.8     64.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               1.0     0.0        0
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         2.02   1998
 MINIMUM         0.00   2003
TOTALS           1.21              0.68    0.53     0.18
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.02    0.02     0.01
DAYS >= .01        10               5.5     4.5        2
DAYS >= .10         4               2.0     2.0        1
DAYS >= .50         0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.50   05/13 TO 05/14           05/07 TO 05/08


DEGREE_DAYS
COOLING TOTAL      99               109     -10       58
 SINCE 1/1         99               147     -48       58
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/300    DATE  05/04
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/250    DATE  05/05

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           25
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              3
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          3

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     46

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               12     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       4     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
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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MAY 2015 STARTED OFF WHERE APRIL LEFT OFF WITH WARM AND DRY
CONDITIONS ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON.  THE PATTERN THEN
CHANGED TO A WETTER PATTERN WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ALTHOUGH
TEMPERATURES REMAINED ABOVE NORMAL FOR MOST OF THE MONTH.  THE
EXCEPTION WAS THE 12TH AND 13TH WHERE A COOL...CLOUDY...RAINY
CONDITIONS OCCURRED WITH WENATCHEE ONLY REACHING THE UPPER 50S.
HEAVY RAIN REPORTS FROM COCORAHS OBSERVERS INCLUDED 1.75 INCHES IN
MALAGA, 1.50 INCHES 5 MILES SOUTH OF WENATCHEE...AND 1.35 INCHES IN
EAST WENATCHEE. A RATHER ACTIVE THUNDERSTORM PATTERN HIT THE REGION
FOR THE LATTER HALF OF THE MONTH.  ON THE 16TH AND 17TH HEAVY RAIN
SHOWERS HIT THE OKANOGAN AND METHOW VALLEYS WITH REPORTS OF 1 TO 1.5
INCHES OF RAIN AROUND WINTHROP AND OROVILLE. WENATCHEE REPORTED
THUNDERSTORMS ON THE 17TH...21ST...25TH...26TH...AND 29TH.  GIVEN
THE CONVECTIVE NATURE SOME PLACES RECEIVED MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN
WHILE OTHERS SAW LITTLE TO NO RAIN.

THUNDERSTORMS TURNED STRONG TO SEVERE ON THE 29TH AROUND
CHELAN...MANSON...BRIDGEPORT...ENTIAT...NIGHTHAWK...AND OKANOGAN.
MANSON RECEIVED AN INCH OF RAIN IN ONE HOUR CUASING SEVERAL SMALL
ROCK AND MUD SLIES ON HIGHWAY 150 BETWEEN MANSON AND CHELAN.  LARGE
HAIL IN MANSON ALSO DENTED CARS.  HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL WAS REPORTED
22 MILES NORTHWEST OF ENTIAT.  WATER WAS REPORTED OVER LOOMIS-
OROVILLE ROAD IN NIGHTHAWK.  A MIDDLE SCHOOL IN BRIDGEPORT REPORTEF
LOODING DUE TO HEAVY RAIN FROM THUNDERSTORMS.  EIGHT MILES NORTHWEST
OF OKANOGAN PENNY SIZE HAIL AND HEAVY RAIN WAS REPORTED.

SEVERAL RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURES WERE SET OR TIED DURING THE
MONTH.  THIS INCLUDES 57...58...60...64...AND 63 ON THE
20TH...21ST...22ND...23RD...AND 31ST RESPECTIVELY.  ALSO A DAILY
PRECIPITATION RECORD OF 0.38 INCHES WAS SET ON THE 13TH.

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