Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Medford, OR
NOUS46 KMFR 011024 CCB
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
324 AM PDT MON AUG 1 2016
...MEDFORD OREGON WEATHER REVIEW: JULY 2016...
July 2016 will be remembered by most as a very mild summer month. The
first week of July was dry and relatively normal as far as temperatures
were concerned. After that, however, a broad upper level trough settled
over the Pacific Northwest for the next two weeks, bringing cooler than
normal temperatures and plentiful rainfall, at least by July standards.
A slow moving cold front passed through the area during the 8th and 9th
bringing most of July`s normal total monthly precipitation in just 48
hours. While these amounts weren`t record-breaking for Medford
specifically, North Bend and Roseburg both broke daily precipitation
records during this time. After this front passed through, high
temperatures remained cooler than normal, overnight temperatures were
warmer than normal, and average temperatures ended up being around 5
degrees below normal during the next two weeks as the upper level
trough lingered over the area. Once the upper level trough finally
moved out, temperatures during the last week or so of July quickly
returned to summer-like values. A high temperature of 104 degrees
was recorded at Medford on the 28th and 29th.
To put July 2016 into perspective, the following rankings are for the
first 20 days of the month for Medford. These rankings are out of 105
years of records:
-High temperatures were the 22nd coolest.
-Low temperatures were the 21st warmest.
-Average temperatures were the 50th coolest.
July 1st - July 20th was the 3rd coolest since 2000. Also, the previous
three Julys, 2013-2015, (also through the 20th) were among the warmest
on record, making July 2016 feel relatively cool.
The average temperature for July was 74.1 degrees, which is right at
normal. The average maximum temperature was 85.0 degrees, which is 0.9
degrees below normal. The average minimum temperature was 58.4, which
is 1.0 degree above normal. The highest temperature for the month was
104 degrees on the 28th and 29th. The lowest temperature for the month
was 52 degrees on the 11th.
There were 26 clear days, 3 partly cloudy days, and 2 cloudy days.
Total precipitation for the month was 0.45 inches, which is 0.17 inches
above normal. The greatest 24 hour total was 0.36 inches that fell from
the 8th through the 9th. The total precipitation for the water year
(beginning October 1st) stands at 19.77 inches which is 2.39 inches
above normal. Calendar year precipitation is now 10.01 inches which is
0.27 inches above normal.
The average wind speed for the month was 5.2 mph. The fastest recorded
two-minute wind was 23 mph from the west on the 21st. The peak wind was
30 mph from the west, also on the 21st.
The highest pressure for the month was 30.25 inches on the 22nd. The
lowest pressure for the month was 29.74 inches on the 30th.