Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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CLIMATE REPORT...UPDATED TO INCLUDE MONTHLY NARRATIVE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
305 PM PDT THU SEP 3 2015

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...THE SPOKANE WA AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1881 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             108   08/04/1961
                        08/04/1928
 LOW               35   08/29/1965
                        08/31/1964
HIGHEST           100   08/13        MM      MM       98  08/11
LOWEST             49   08/22        MM      MM       52  08/31
AVG. MAXIMUM     85.6              82.9     2.7     84.9
AVG. MINIMUM     59.3              55.8     3.5     59.5
MEAN             72.5              69.3     3.2     72.2
DAYS MAX >= 90     10               6.6     3.4        9
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.12   1923
 MINIMUM            T   2000
TOTALS           0.18              0.59   -0.41     0.58
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.02   -0.01     0.02
DAYS >= .01         3               3.8    -0.8        4
DAYS >= .10         1               1.5    -0.5        2
DAYS >= .50         0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.14   08/29 TO 08/30           08/22 TO 08/22


SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            0.0   MM
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   08/31 TO 08/31           08/22 TO 08/22


DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      11                33     -22        5
 SINCE 7/1         16                65     -49       12
COOLING TOTAL     251               168      83      238
 SINCE 1/1        808               411     397      606
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/260    DATE  08/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/260    DATE  08/29

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            6
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             20
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     36

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       3     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                     20

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

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AUGUST 2015 BROUGHT A CONTINUATION OF WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL
CONDITIONS TO EASTERN WASHINGTON AND NORTH IDAHO. A FEW STORMS
AFFECTED SOME COMMUNITIES EARLY IN THE MONTH.  ON THE 3RD GUSTY
WINDS FROM A SHOWER IN METALINE FALLS DOWNED TREE BRANCHES AND
SNAPPED OFF A TREE.  ON THE 10TH A THUNDERSTORM IN COCOLALLA
RESULTED IN A FEW DOWNED POWER LINES.

THE WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS COMBINED WITH THE ONGOING DROUGHT AND AN
EPISODE OF DRY LIGHTNING LATE ON THE 13TH AND EARLY ON THE 14TH
RESULTING IN NUMEROUS NEW FIRES OVER NORTHEAST WASHINGTON INTO THE
IDAHO PANHANDLE.  THEN A STRONG DRY COLD FRONT LATER ON THE 14TH
RESULTED IN SIGNIFICANT GROWTH ON THE FIRES ALONG WITH BLOWING DUST.
SPOKANE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RECORDED A PEAK WIND OF 42 MPH. THE
FIRES RESULTED IN AIR QUALITY ALERTS OVER THE REGION ON NUMEROUS
OCCASIONS THROUGHOUT THE MONTH.  ANOTHER STRONG COLD FRONT ON THE
29TH BROUGHT MORE SIGNIFICANT WIND AND BLOWING DUST WITH A PEAK GUST
OF 49 MPH IN SPOKANE.  COOLER CONDITIONS ALONG WITH SHOWERS BROUGHT
MUCH NEEDED RAIN TO SOME OF THE AREA FIRES ON THE 30TH WITH IMPROVED
AIR QUALITY.

A COUPLE RECORDS WERE BROKEN DURING THE MONTH AT THE SPOKANE
AIRPORT.  A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 99 ON THE 12TH TIED A RECORD WHILE
100F ON THE 13TH BROKE THE RECORD FOR THE DATE.  RECORD WARM LOW
TEMPERATURES OF 70F WAS SET ON THE 12TH WHILE 65F ON THE 28TH TIED A
RECORD.



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