Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
801 AM PDT THU JUN 2 2016

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...THE SPOKANE WA AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1881 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              97   05/25/1928
 LOW               24   05/08/2002
HIGHEST            82   05/03        MM      MM       83  05/31
                                                          05/23
LOWEST             38   05/20        MM      MM       37  05/06
AVG. MAXIMUM     69.5              66.4     3.1     72.5
AVG. MINIMUM     47.6              43.8     3.8     48.9
MEAN             58.6              55.1     3.5     60.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               1.1    -1.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.71   1948
 MINIMUM         0.06   1935
TOTALS           0.78              1.62   -0.84     0.85
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.05   -0.02     0.03
DAYS >= .01         9              10.2    -1.2        6
DAYS >= .10         2               4.3    -2.3        3
DAYS >= .50         0               0.9    -0.9        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.28   05/21 TO 05/22           05/25 TO 05/25

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            3.5   1967
TOTALS            0.0               0.1    -0.1      0.0
SINCE 7/1        34.2              44.9   -10.7     17.6
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   05/31 TO 05/31           05/31 TO 05/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     198               321    -123      157
 SINCE 7/1       5478              6457    -979     5395
COOLING TOTAL       6                14      -8       32
 SINCE 1/1         12                14      -2       32
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/230    DATE  05/22
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/230    DATE  05/22

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            6
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             17
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          8

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     56

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              3     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                9     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       6     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      2

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

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MAY 2016 STARTED OFF WHERE APRIL LEFT OFF...WITH TEMPERATURES WELL
ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS NORTHEAST WASHINGTON AND THE NORTH IDAHO
PANHANDLE. FROM THE 1ST THROUGH THE 8TH HIGH TEMPERATURES REACHED
THE MID 70S TO LOWER 80S. A ROUND OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED
DURING THIS WARM SPELL ON THE 4TH. THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED OVER THE
BLUE MOUNTAINS AND TRACKED NORTH INTO THE SPOKANE AREA.  A GUST
FRONT WITH BLOWING DUST TRACKED INTO SPOKANE WITH A PEAK WIND GUST
OF 41 MPH. FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE MONTH MORE TYPICAL MAY WEATHER
WAS OBSERVED...WITH SEVERAL TEMPERATURES SWINGS IN HIGH TEMPERATURES
RANGING FROM THE UPPER 50S TO MID 70S. ALSO TYPICAL FOR THESE AIR
MASS CHANGES WAS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  ON THE 18TH A STRONG
COLD FRONT BROUGHT SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH A PEAK WIND GUST
OF 42 MPH IN SPOKANE.  ON THE 21ST THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN
DEVELOPED IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.  HEAVY RAIN LED TO FLASH
FLOODING IN NW SPOKANE AND NINE MILE ROAD. A COCORAHS OBSERVER 4
MILES NNW OF SPOKANE RECORDED 2.24 INCHES OF RAIN.  SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE NORTH IDAHO PANHANDLE ON THE 21ST WERE
FOLLOWED BY A STEADY RAIN ON THE 22ND THROUGH THE 24TH.  THE WETTEST
AREAS FROM THIS STORM INCLUDE 4.75 INCHES NEAR CLARK FORK AND 3
INCHES IN THE SANDPOINT AREA.

NO RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH AT THE SPOKANE AIRPORT.


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