Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
257 AM PDT FRI SEP 2 2016

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...THE SPOKANE WA AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1881 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             108   08/04/1961
                        08/04/1928
 LOW               35   08/29/1965
                        08/31/1964
HIGHEST            93   08/18        MM      MM      100  08/13
                        08/17
                        08/16
LOWEST             50   08/23        MM      MM       49  08/22
                        08/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     84.6              82.9     1.7     85.6
AVG. MINIMUM     57.8              55.8     2.0     59.3
MEAN             71.2              69.3     1.9     72.5
DAYS MAX >= 90     10               6.6     3.4       10
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         2.12   1923
 MINIMUM            T   2000
TOTALS           0.16              0.59   -0.43     0.18
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.02   -0.01     0.01
DAYS >= .01         2               3.8    -1.8        3
DAYS >= .10         1               1.5    -0.5        1
DAYS >= .50         0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.15   08/09 TO 08/09           08/29 TO 08/30

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            0.0   MM
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   08/31 TO 08/31           08/31 TO 08/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      10                33     -23       11
 SINCE 7/1         30                65     -35       16
COOLING TOTAL     209               168      41      251
 SINCE 1/1        487               411      76      808
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/240    DATE  08/27
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/250    DATE  08/02

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           12
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             18
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          1

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     37

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

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

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AUGUST 2016 FINISHED DRIER AND SLIGHTLY WARMER THAN NORMAL ACROSS
NORTHEAST WASHINGTON AND THE IDAHO PANHANDLE.  SEVERAL COLD FRONTS
BROUGHT WINDY CONDITIONS DURING THE MONTH.  ON THE 2ND ONE SUCH
FRONT BROUGHT PATCHING BLOWING DUST WITH WIND GUSTS TO 41 MPH AT
SPOKANE AIRPORT.  ON THE 18TH A BACK DOOR COLD FRONT CAME DOWN FROM
THE NORTHEAST WITH A SURGE OF NORTHEAST WINDS HITTING SANDPOINT WITH
A WIND GUST TO 47 MPH WHICH RESULTED IN 5,000 CUSTOMERS WITHOUT
POWER.  ON THE 21ST EXTREME FIRE DANGER OCCURRED DUE TO VERY
WARM...DRY...AND WINDY CONDITIONS.  TWO LARGE FIRES DEVELOPED IN THE
SPOKANE AREA WITH ANOTHER NEAR PORCUPINE BAY WHICH BURNED SEVERAL
HOMES.  THESE FIRES CONTRIBUTED TO VERY SMOKEY CONDITIONS DURING THE
MORNING OF THE 23RD.  YET ANOTHER COLD FRONT ON THE 27TH BROUGHT
WIND GUSTS TO 40 MPH.  THE OTHER NOTEWORTHY EVENT OF THE MONTH WAS A
LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM THAT TRACKED THROUGH AUG 7TH THROUGH THE 9TH
BRINGING COOL AND SHOWERY CONDITIONS...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS...AND
EVEN A WEAK BRIEF TORNADO IN AIRWAY HEIGHTS.

NO RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH AT THE SPOKANE AIRPORT.


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