Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
507 AM PDT MON SEP 1 2014

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AUGUST 2014 WAS VERY ACTIVE IN TERMS OF THUNDERSTORMS OVER NORTHEAST
WASHINGTON INTO THE NORTH IDAHO PANHANDLE.  THE FIRST 11 DAYS OF
AUGUST STARTED WHERE JULY OFF WITH CONTINUED HOT WEATHER.  SPOKANE
AIRPORT REACHED 90 DEGREES OR WARMER 7 OF THE FIRST 11 DAYS OF THE
MONTH.  HOWEVER EMBEDDED WITHIN THIS HOT STRETCH WAS THUNDERSTORMS
ON THE 2ND WHICH BROUGHT STRONG WINDS.  SEVERAL TREES WERE DOWNED IN
SPOKANE WITH ALSO A FEW REPORTS OF LARGE HAIL ON FIVE MILE PRAIRIE.
ELSEWHERE THE NORTH IDAHO PANHANDLE WAS HIT HARD WITH NUMEROUS TREES
DOWNED OR SNAPPED IN SANDPOINT.

THE 12TH BROUGHT ABOUT A PATTERN CHANGE AS A LARGE LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM APPROACHED.  THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED OVER NORTHERN OREGON AND
TRACKED INTO THE COLUMBIA BASIN.  A STRONG GUST FRONT DEVELOPED
AHEAD OF THESE STORMS PICKING UP A LARGE AMOUNT OF BLOWING DUST.  22
MILES WEST OF RITZVILLE BLOWING DUST CONTRIBUTED TO 5 INJURIES IN A
MULTI VEHICLE CAR WRECK.  IN RITZVILLE VISIBILITY WAS REDUCED TO
ZERO WITH A 63 MPH GUST.  THE DUST CONTINUED ALL THE WAY UP TO
SPOKANE.  IN MEAD THE WINDS DOWNED A POWER LINE WHICH STARTED A FIRE
DESTROYING SEVERAL OUT BUILDINGS.  THE WINDS ALSO DOWNED POWER LINES
IN CHATTAROY.  ANOTHER ROUND OF THUNDERSTORMS ON THE 15TH PRODUCED
ABUNDANT LIGHTNING AND HEAVY RAIN EARLY IN THE MORNING IN LINCOLN
COUNTY AROUND CRESTON AND DAVENPORT PRODUCING A DEBRIS FLOW OVER
ROCKLYN ROAD ALONG WITH WATER OVER ROADWAYS.  ANOTHER STORM ON THE
19TH PRODUCED ONE INCH HAIL IN DAVENPORT.  MORE THUNDERSTORMS
OCCURRED ON THE 21ST AND 22ND WITH HEAVY RAIN AND ABUNDANT LIGHTNING
OCCURRING EARLY ON THE 22ND IN SPOKANE.

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

...THE SPOKANE WA AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1881 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             108   08/04/1961
                        08/04/1928
 LOW               35   08/29/1965
                        08/31/1964
HIGHEST            98   08/11        MM      MM       92  08/14
                                                          08/09
LOWEST             52   08/31        MM      MM       52  08/31
AVG. MAXIMUM     84.9              82.9     2.0     85.0
AVG. MINIMUM     59.5              55.8     3.7     59.4
MEAN             72.2              69.3     2.9     72.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      9               6.6     2.4        8
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           0.58              0.59   -0.01     0.68
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.02    0.00     0.02
DAYS >= .01         4               3.8     0.2        6
DAYS >= .10         2               1.5     0.5        1
DAYS >= .50         0               0.2    -0.2        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.41   08/22                    08/01 TO 08/02

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   MM                           08/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       5                33     -28        7
 SINCE 7/1         12                65     -53        7
COOLING TOTAL     238               168      70      239
 SINCE 1/1        606               411     195      601
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/350    DATE  08/02
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    39/320    DATE  08/02

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            9
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             18
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          4

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     47

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

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

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