Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
806 AM PDT THU MAY 5 2016

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...THE WENATCHEE WA PANGBORN FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1959 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              93   04/24/1977
 LOW               25   04/21/2008
HIGHEST            86   04/20        62      24       80  04/28
                                                          04/21
LOWEST             38   04/14        41      -3       32  04/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     71.2              62.2     9.0     64.6
AVG. MINIMUM     47.1              39.7     7.4     41.1
MEAN             59.2              51.6     7.6     52.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               1.5    -1.5        1
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.35   1967
 MINIMUM         0.00
TOTALS           0.50              0.46    0.04     0.30
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.02    0.00     0.01
DAYS >= .01         1               4.8    -3.8        1
DAYS >= .10         1               1.5    -0.5        1
DAYS >= .50         1               0.0     1.0        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.50   04/14 TO 04/14           04/06 TO 04/06


DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     180               404    -224      358
 SINCE 7/1       4639              5516    -877     4424
COOLING TOTAL      12                36     -24        0
 SINCE 1/1         12                38     -26        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/310    DATE  04/04
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/260    DATE  04/04

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.10
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           26
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              4
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     44

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                4     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       1     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
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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APRIL 2016 BROUGHT TEMPERATURES WELL ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS NORTH
CENTRAL WASHINGTON.  FOR WENATCHEE WATERPLANT APRIL FINISHED THE
2ND WARMEST ON RECORD.  MAZAMA...PLAIN...AND GRAND COULEE DAM ALSO
RECORDED THE WARMEST APRIL.  THE WARM TEMPERATURES WERE CAUSED BY A
COUPLE PROLONGED SPELLS OF WARM TEMPERATURES COURTESY OF PROLONGED
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE REGION.  HIGH TEMPERATURES IN WENATCHEE
WARMED INTO THE MID 70S TO LOWER 80S FROM THE 7TH THROUGH THE
11TH...AND IN THE MID 70S TO MID 80S FROM THE 17TH THROUGH THE 22ND.
IN BETWEEN THESE WARM SPELLS TEMPERATURES BRIEFLY DROPPED TOWARDS
NORMAL WITH BREEZY WINDS. OVERALL THE MONTH WAS DRIER
THAN NORMAL...WITH ONE WET EXCEPTION...ON THE 14TH.

ON APRIL 14TH A BAND OF MODERATE RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW SET UP.  IN
JUST 3 HOURS WENATCHEE RECEIVED A HALF INCH OF RAIN...WHICH
SURPASSED THE MONTHLY AVERAGE OF 0.46 INCHES.  THIS HEAVY RAIN FELL
AS SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH AN ESTIMATED 3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW
FALLING AT STEVENS AND BLEWETT PASSES.  A STRAY THUNDERSTORM ALSO
DEVELOPED ON THE 29TH WITH EPHRATA PICKING UP 0.28 INCHES OF RAIN IN
ONE HOUR.

SEVERAL RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE TIED OR BROKEN AT THE WENATCHEE
AIRPORT DURING THE MONTH.  THIS INCLUDES 81...78...75...82...AND 86
WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 8TH...9TH...11TH...19TH...AND 20TH RESPECTIVELY.
A RECORD RAINFALL OF 0.50 INCHES WAS ALSO SET ON THE 14TH.



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