Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
503 AM PDT SAT NOV 1 2014

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OCTOBER 2014 STARTED OFF ON A DRY NOTE WITH WARMER THAN NORMAL
TEMPERATURES FOR NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON...BEFORE A MUCH WETTER
PATTERN DEVELOPED.  THE WARMTH ON THE 6TH WAS ESPECIALLY IMPRESSIVE
WITH THE WENATCHEE AIRPORT REACHING 90 DEGREES...MATCHING A RECORD FOR
THE WARMEST OCTOBER TEMPERATURE ON RECORD.  EPHRATA REACHED 88
DEGREES MAKING IT THE WARMEST OCTOBER TEMPERATURE ON RECORD.

THE PATTERN CHANGE BEGAN ON THE 11TH WITH A WINDY DAY IN WENATCHEE
WITH A PEAK WIND OF 42 MPH AS A STRONG COLD FRONT TRACKED THROUGH.
WINDY CONDITIONS IN THE COLUMBIA BASIN KICKED UP BLOWING DUST IN
LIND...MOSES LAKE...AND QUINCY WITH VISIBILITY REDUCED TO BELOW A
MILE.  ON THE 14TH ALLOWING A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TO TRACK THROUGH
THE AREA.  NUMEROUS RAIN SHOWERS BROUGHT AROUND A TENTH TO A QUARTER
INCH OF RAIN...EXCEPT FOR WENATCHEE WHERE ONLY LIGHT AMOUNTS OF LESS
THAN A TENTH WERE OBSERVED.

AN ATMOSPHERIC RIVER BROUGHT WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAIN TO THE AREA ON
THE 22ND AND 23RD.  WHILE PANGBORN FIELD ONLY PICKED UP ABOUT A
TENTH OF AN INCH...MANY LOCATIONS IN THE CASCADES RECEIVED UPWARDS
OF AN INCH OR MORE.  OMAK AND MOSES LAKE SET DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS
OF 0.86 AND 0.31 INCHES RESPECTIVELY.

A COLD FRONT ON THE 25TH CREATED STRONG WINDS FOR THE AREA.
PANGBORN AIRPORT GUSTED TO 56 MPH.  COOLER TEMPERATURES CLOSED OUT
THE MONTH OF OCTOBER WITH MORE RAINFALL FOR THE AREA.

THERE WERE SEVERAL TEMPERATURE RECORDS TIED OR SET AT PANGBORN
AIRPORT. ON THE 6TH AND 7TH A HIGH OF 90 AND 84 DEGREES RESPECTIVELY
BOTH SET NEW RECORDS FOR THE DATE.  A HIGH OF 79 DEGREES ON THE 9TH
TIED A RECORD FOR THE DAY.  ON THE 6TH...7TH...AND 18TH...RECORD
WARM LOW TEMPERATURES OF 59...58...AND 50 DEGREES WERE SET
RESPECTIVELY.

OVERALL FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER..THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR
WENATCHEE WAS 56.5F WHICH IS 5.4 DEGREES ABOVE OUR NORMAL AVERAGE
MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 52.0F. THIS SETS THE RECORD FOR THE WARMEST
AVERAGE OCTOBER TEMPERATURE SINCE RECORDS STARTED BEING RECORDED AT
THIS LOCATION IN 1959.

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...THE WENATCHEE WA PANGBORN FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1959 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              90   10/06/2014
 LOW               15   10/31/2002
                        10/30/2002
HIGHEST            90R  10/06        MM      MM       70  10/20
LOWEST             37   10/29        MM      MM       28  10/30
AVG. MAXIMUM     65.0              60.9     4.1     61.7
AVG. MINIMUM     48.0              41.0     7.0     38.6
MEAN             56.5              50.9     5.6     50.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               0.0     1.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               2.4    -2.4        2
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         1.72   1962
 MINIMUM            T   1978
TOTALS           0.93              0.44    0.49     0.15
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.01    0.02     0.00
DAYS >= .01        11               4.5     6.5        1
DAYS >= .10         3               1.3     1.7        1
DAYS >= .50         0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.45   10/30 TO 10/31           10/27 TO 10/27

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

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     273               438    -165      450
 SINCE 7/1        308               550    -242      546
COOLING TOTAL      17                 0      17        0
 SINCE 1/1       1218               790     428     1028
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/260    DATE  10/25
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    56/250    DATE  10/25

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           19
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     60

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      5

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

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