Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
1227 PM PST MON FEB 1 2016

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...THE SPOKANE WA AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 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              62   01/01/1918
 LOW              -30   01/16/1888
                        01/15/1888
HIGHEST            47   01/22        MM      MM       55  01/25
LOWEST              1   01/02        MM      MM        8  01/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     35.4              34.4     1.0     35.2
AVG. MINIMUM     26.5              24.7     1.8     26.7
MEAN             31.0              29.5     1.5     31.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      7              11.0    -4.0       12
DAYS MIN <= 32     27              23.5     3.5       26
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.7    -0.7        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.96   1959
 MINIMUM         0.38   1985
TOTALS           2.74              1.79    0.95     1.91
DAILY AVG.       0.09              0.06    0.03     0.06
DAYS >= .01        17              13.4     3.6        9
DAYS >= .10        10               6.4     3.6        5
DAYS >= .50         0               0.4    -0.4        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.49   01/12 TO 01/13           01/17 TO 01/18
                                                          01/18 TO 01/18
                                                          01/18 TO 01/18

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           56.9   MM
TOTALS            6.7              11.4    -4.7     10.4
SINCE 7/1        32.3              33.5    -1.2     14.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      4                 5      -1        0
DAYS >= 1.0         2               4.3    -2.3        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         9   01/06                          3  01/05
                        01/05                             01/04
                        01/04
 24 HR TOTAL      2.7   MM                       01/18 TO 01/18
                                                          01/18 TO 01/18
                                                          01/18 TO 01/18

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1048              1099     -51     1049
 SINCE 7/1       3536              3933    -397     3409
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/250    DATE  01/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    38/240    DATE  01/29

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.80
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            2
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              4
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         25

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     89

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               15     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          4     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       7
LIGHT SNOW               17     SLEET                      1
FOG                      30     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     18
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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THE MONTH STARTED OFF ON A COLD NOTE.  WITH FRESH SNOW ON THE GROUND
AND CLEARING SKIES, NIGHTTIME LOWS DROPPED TO AROUND ZERO WITH
DAYTIME HIGHS IN THE TEENS AND LOWER 20S.  BUT THIS WAS QUICKLY
REPLACED WITH MILDER AND MOISTER AIR MASSES BY THE 4TH.  DAYTIME
TEMPERATURES CONSISTENTLY MADE IT ABOVE FREEZING EACH DAY AND
NIGHTTIME LOWS WEREN`T ALL THAT COLD.  WEAK WEATHER SYSTEMS MOVED
THROUGH THE AREA ON A REGULAR BASIS, BRINGING RAIN OR WET SNOW JUST
ABOUT EVERY DAY.  SPOKANE AIRPORT REPORTED AT LEAST A TRACE OF RAIN
OR SNOW ON 25 OF THE 31 DAYS IN THE MONTH. THE BIGGEST SNOW EVENT
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 16TH WHERE A WIDESPREAD 2 TO 5" FELL.  FOR
THE LAST TEN DAYS OF THE MONTH, TEMPERATURES WERE VERY MILD WITH
READINGS INTO THE 40S.  THIS WARMTH COUPLED WITH THE FREQUENT RAIN
REDUCED THE SNOW ON THE GROUND SIGNIFICANTLY.


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