Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
804 PM PDT THU MAY 5 2016

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...THE SPOKANE WA AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 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              90   04/24/1977
                        04/29/1926
 LOW               16   04/02/1936
HIGHEST            85   04/20        MM      MM       78  04/28
LOWEST             33   04/25        MM      MM       27  04/15
                        04/15
                        04/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     66.2              57.2     9.0     58.7
AVG. MINIMUM     43.2              36.8     6.4     36.3
MEAN             54.7              47.0     7.7     47.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               6.0    -6.0        6
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.97   1893
 MINIMUM         0.08   1956
TOTALS           0.32              1.28   -0.96     0.53
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.04   -0.03     0.02
DAYS >= .01         5              10.1    -5.1        7
DAYS >= .10         1               4.2    -3.2        1
DAYS >= .50         0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.13   04/04 TO 04/04           04/06 TO 04/06

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            6.6   1964


TOTALS            0.0               1.0    -1.0      1.0
SINCE 7/1        34.2              44.8   -10.6     17.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.4    -0.4        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   04/30 TO 04/30           04/06 TO 04/06

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     308               540    -232      519
 SINCE 7/1       5280              6136    -856     5238
COOLING TOTAL       6                 0       6        0
 SINCE 1/1          6                 0       6        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/250    DATE  04/04
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    42/250    DATE  04/04

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     56

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN               10     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       6     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.

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APRIL 2016 BROUGHT TEMPERATURES WELL ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS EASTERN
WASHINGTON AND THE NORTH IDAHO PANHANDLE.  FOR SPOKANE THE MONTH
FINISHED THE 2ND WARMEST APRIL ON RECORD.  BONNERS FERRY AND BAYVIEW
RECORDED THE WARMEST APRIL.  THE WARM TEMPERATURES WERE CAUSED BY A
COUPLE PROLONGED SPELLS OF WARM TEMPERATURES COURTESY OF PROLONGED
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE REGION.  HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE SPOKANE
WARMED INTO THE 70S FROM THE 7TH THROUGH THE 10TH...AND IN THE MID
70S TO MID 80S FROM THE 18TH THROUGH THE 22ND.  IN BETWEEN THESE
WARM SPELLS TEMPERATURES BRIEFLY DROPPED TOWARDS NORMAL WITH PERIODS
OF BREEZY WINDS AND SCATTERED SHOWERS. OVERALL THE MONTH WAS DRIER
THAN NORMAL...ESPECIALLY IN THE NORTH IDAHO PANHANDLE AND SPOKANE
AREA WHERE SEVERAL SITES ONLY PICKED UP 0.25 TO 0.50 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH.

ON THE 22ND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED OVER THE IDAHO PANHANDLE AND
NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN AND HAIL.  DIAMOND LAKE
AREA WAS HARDEST HIT WITH A COCORAHS OBSERVER 6 NE ELK REPORTING
2.57 INCHES OF RAIN. ANOTHER OBSERVER NEAR SPIRIT LAKE RECORDED 1.20
INCHES. THERE WERE ALSO A FEW REPORTS OF DIME TO QUARTER SIZE HAIL
IN DIAMOND LAKE.

A COUPLE RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE TIED OR BROKEN AT THE SPOKANE
AIRPORT.  THIS INCLUDES 78 DEGREES WHICH TIED THE RECORD ON THE 8TH
AND 85 DEGREES ON THE 20TH WHICH BROKE A RECORD FOR THE DATE.



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