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CXUS56 KMFR 011429
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD, OR
203 AM PDT SAT NOV 1 2014

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...THE MEDFORD OR CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1911 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              99   10/02/1980
 LOW               18   10/29/1971
HIGHEST            91   10/04                         80  10/05
LOWEST             40   10/13                         33  10/29
                                                          10/14
AVG. MAXIMUM     73.3              69.9     3.4     69.0
AVG. MINIMUM     47.4              42.0     5.4     37.5
MEAN             60.3              56.0     4.3     53.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      4               1.1     2.9        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               1.4    -1.4        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.16   1950
TOTALS           2.59              1.13    1.46     0.20
DAILY AVG.       0.08              0.04    0.04     0.01
DAYS >= .01        13               7.1     5.9        3
DAYS >= .10         8               3.2     4.8        1
DAYS >= .50         2               0.5     1.5        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.72   10/30 TO 10/31

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            1.3   1956
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     157               291    -134      358
 SINCE 7/1        169               360    -191      442
COOLING TOTAL      21                10      11        0
 SINCE 1/1       1238               829     409     1057

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     09/13/1921
 LATEST       06/12/1952
EARLIEST                        10/18
LATEST                          04/29
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              2.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/150    DATE  10/25
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    38/180    DATE  10/25

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           14
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     65

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      4

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

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OCTOBER 2014 FEATURED A TRANSITION FROM WARM DRY CONDITIONS CHARACTERISTIC OF
THE END OF SUMMER DURING THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF THE MONTH TO WET CONDITIONS THE
SECOND HALF OF THE MONTH AS MORE ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERNS DOMINATED. MEDFORD SAW
4 DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES 90 DEGREES OR ABOVE, ALL IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE
MONTH. THE WARMEST DAY WAS OCTOBER 4, WITH A HIGH OF 91 DEGREES. FIRE SEASON ON
ODF-PROTECTED LANDS IN SOUTHWEST OREGON ENDED OCTOBER 15, AFTER WIDESPREAD RAIN
ON THE 14TH. CRATER LAKE RECORDED ITS FIRST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON
ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SYSTEM. TEMPERATURES REMAINED MOSTLY ABOVE NORMAL THROUGH
THE END OF THE MONTH, PARTICULARLY THE NIGHTTIME MINIMUM TEMPERATURES. AS A
RESULT, THIS WAS THE 3RD WARMEST OCTOBER ON RECORD WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
OF 60.3 DEGREES, 1.3 DEGREES BELOW THE RECORD OF 61.9 DEGREES SET IN 1988. THE
AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE IN OCTOBER WAS 47.4 DEGREES, WHICH BROKE THE RECORD
OF 46.3 DEGREES, SET IN 1979. THIS FALL IS THE FIRST TIME ON RECORD THAT THE
TEMPERATURE HAS NOT DROPPED BELOW 39 DEGREES ONCE BY THE END OF OCTOBER.
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS NOT RECORD-SETTING BY ANY MEANS, BUT LIKE SEPTEMBER,
WAS ABOVE NORMAL. TOTAL ACCUMULATION WAS 2.59 INCHES, THE 12TH WETTEST OCTOBER
ON RECORD. A STRONG LOW AND ITS ASSOCIATED FRONT BROUGHT RAIN AND WINDS TO THE
AREA ON THE 25TH, WITH WIND GUSTS PEAKING AT 38 MPH IN MEDFORD, BLOWING FROM
THE SOUTH.

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