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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
134 AM PDT SAT APR 1 2017

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...THE WENATCHEE WA PANGBORN FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1959 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              78   03/28/1994
                        03/31/1992
 LOW                6   03/04/1960
HIGHEST            61   03/31        54       7       74  03/31
LOWEST             20   03/08        34     -14       28  03/18
AVG. MAXIMUM     48.9              53.8    -4.9     55.5
AVG. MINIMUM     33.1              34.7    -1.6     36.2
MEAN             41.0              44.1    -3.1     45.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               4.0    -3.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     13              12.0     1.0        6
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.84   1995
 MINIMUM         0.01   1977
TOTALS           1.23              0.64    0.59     2.29
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.03    0.01     0.07
DAYS >= .01        15               5.9     9.1       10
DAYS >= .10         4               2.1     1.9        5
DAYS >= .50         0               0.1    -0.1        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.24   03/21 TO 03/21           03/05 TO 03/06
                                                          03/06 TO 03/06
                                                          03/06 TO 03/06

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           31.0   1970
TOTALS             MM               9.8      MM       MM
SINCE 7/1         0.0              42.1   -42.1      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     MM                MM      MM       MM
DAYS >= 1.0        MM               0.5      MM        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        MM                                 MM  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   03/27 TO 03/27                MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     738               648      90      586
 SINCE 7/1       5529              5112     417     4459
COOLING TOTAL       0                 2      -2        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 2      -2        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/290    DATE  03/18
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/270    DATE  03/18

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          8

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     69

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                4     SLEET                      0
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      6
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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MARCH 2017 BROUGHT A CONTINUATION OF VERY WET CONDITIONS AFTER A WET
FEBRUARY...WITH TEMPERATURES SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL.  THE FIRST 10
DAYS OF MARCH BROUGHT SEVERAL ROUNDS OF PRECIPITATION BUT WITH COOL
TEMPERATURES. THIS RESULTED IN SNOW DOWN TO THE VALLEY FLOORS AT TIMES
ESPECIALLY IN THE CASCADES WITH MAZAMA PICKING UP 4 INCHES ON THE 8TH
FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER 6 INCHES ON THE 10TH. STEHEKIN REPORTED 10 INCHES
ON THE 8TH. FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE MONTH TEMPERATURES WARMED UP INTO
THE 40S TO LOWER 50S IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS WITH PRIMARILY PERIODS OF
RAIN IN THE VALLEYS AND SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS.

A COUPLE RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH AT THE WENATCHEE AIRPORT. A LOW
TEMPERATURE OF 20 DEGREES ON THE 8TH BROKE A RECORD FOR THE DATE.
MEANWHILE RECORD RAINFALL OF 0.24 AND 0.21 INCHES WERE SET ON THE
21ST AND 29TH RESPECTIVELY.



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