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 NORTHEAST WASHINGTON AND NORTH IDAHO
PANHANDLE...BEFORE A MUCH WETTER PATTERN DEVELOPED.  FOR THE FIRST
TIME SINCE 2010...SPOKANE AIRPORT REACHED 80 DEGREES FOR THE MONTH
ON THE 7TH.

THE PATTERN CHANGE BEGAN ON THE 11TH AS A STRONG COLD FRONT BROUGHT
WINDY CONDITIONS WITH A PEAK WIND OF 42 MPH AT SPOKANE AIRPORT. LATE
ON THE 14TH AND 15TH A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TRACKED THROUGH THE AREA.
NUMEROUS RAIN SHOWERS BROUGHT AROUND A QUARTER TO A HALF INCH OF
RAIN TO MOST LOCATIONS.

YET ANOTHER MILD STRETCH OF WEATHER ENSUED...WITH TEMPERATURES
REACHING 70F AT SPOKANE AIRPORT ON THE 20TH.  BUT THIS WAS SHORT-
LIVED AS A SERIES OF ATMOSPHERIC RIVERS BROUGHT WIDESPREAD HEAVY
RAIN TO NORTHEAST WASHINGTON AND NORTH IDAHO ON THE 22ND AND 23RD.
WHILE SPOKANE RECEIVED ABOUT A HALF INCH...THE NORTHERN/EASTERN
MOUNTAINS PICKED UP AS MUCH AS TWO INCHES OF RAIN.

A STRONG COLD FRONT BROUGHT GUSTY WINDS TO THE AREA ON THE 25TH AND
26TH. THE MONTH OF OCTOBER FINISHED UP WITH COOLER TEMPERATURES BUT
STILL RATHER MILD.  THE SPOKANE AIRPORT DID NOT REACH THE FREEZING
MARK FOR THE MONTH...THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2005.

THE 0.57 INCHES ON THE 28TH AT SPOKANE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SET A
DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD.

OVERALL FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER..THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR
SPOKANE WAS 53.3F WHICH IS 5 DEGREES ABOVE OUR NORMAL AVERAGE
MONTHLY TEMPERATURE OF 48.3F. THIS WARM OCTOBER AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
RANKS AS THE 5TH WARMEST SINCE RECORDS BEGAN BEING KEPT IN 1881.

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...THE SPOKANE WA AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1881 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              87   10/04/1943
 LOW                7   10/31/2002
HIGHEST            80   10/07        MM      MM       67  10/06
LOWEST             35   10/27        MM      MM       25  10/29
AVG. MAXIMUM     62.9              58.0     4.9     56.4
AVG. MINIMUM     43.7              37.2     6.5     35.0
MEAN             53.3              47.6     5.7     45.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               7.2    -7.2        7
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.41   1947
 MINIMUM            T   1895
TOTALS           1.42              1.18    0.24     0.09
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.04    0.01     0.00
DAYS >= .01         8               7.8     0.2        4
DAYS >= .10         5               3.5     1.5        0
DAYS >= .50         1               0.5     0.5        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.57   10/28 TO 10/28           10/07 TO 10/08

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            6.1   MM
TOTALS            0.0               0.1    -0.1        T
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.1    -0.1        T
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   10/31 TO 10/31           10/28 TO 10/28
                                                          10/28 TO 10/28
                                                          10/28 TO 10/28

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     357               540    -183      590
 SINCE 7/1        463               788    -325      757
COOLING TOTAL       1                 1       0        0
 SINCE 1/1        654               450     204      709
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/210    DATE  10/25
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/210    DATE  10/25

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            2
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             17
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         12

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     66

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN               15     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      3
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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