Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
1005 AM PDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...THE WENATCHEE WA PANGBORN FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 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              78   03/28/1994
                        03/31/1992
 LOW                6   03/04/1960
HIGHEST            74   03/31        54      20       71  03/27
                                                          03/09
LOWEST             28   03/18        34      -6       25  03/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     55.5              53.8     1.7     60.8
AVG. MINIMUM     36.2              34.7     1.5     40.6
MEAN             45.9              44.1     1.8     50.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               4.0    -4.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      6              12.0    -6.0        4
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.84   1995
 MINIMUM         0.01   1977
TOTALS           2.29              0.64    1.65     0.65
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.03    0.04     0.02
DAYS >= .01        10               5.9     4.1        4
DAYS >= .10         5               2.1     2.9        2
DAYS >= .50         2               0.1     1.9        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.98   03/05 TO 03/06           03/24 TO 03/24


SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           31.0   1970
TOTALS             MM               9.8      MM       MM
SINCE 7/1          MM              42.1      MM       MM
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     MM                MM      MM       MM
DAYS >= 1.0        MM               0.5      MM       MM
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        MM                                 MM  MM
 24 HR TOTAL       MM                                 MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     586               648     -62      437
 SINCE 7/1       4459              5112    -653     4066
COOLING TOTAL       0                 2      -2        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 2      -2        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/270    DATE  03/27
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    36/240    DATE  03/27

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           17
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     59

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               12     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                1     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      1

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

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MARCH 2016 WAS WARMER AND MUCH WETTER THAN NORMAL FOR NORTH CENTRAL
WASHINGTON.  MOST OF THE RAIN FELL JUST IN THE FIRST 13 DAYS OF THE
MONTH...WITH THE WENATCHEE WATERPLANT RECORDING THE WETTEST MARCH ON
RECORD.  THE 5TH AND 6TH BROUGHT THE WETTEST STORM WITH AN INCH OF
RAIN IN WENATCHEE. RAIN CONTRIBUTED TO SEVERAL ROCK SLIDES AS WELL
AS MINOR FLOODING. THIS INCLUDES A DEBRIS FLOW ON COLUMBIA RIVER
ROAD SOUTH OF OMAK...SEVERAL ROCK SLIDES ON HIGHWAY 97A NEAR
ENTIAT...AND FLOODING AND ROCK SLIDES COMING FROM ROCK CANYON
CLOSING STATE ROUTE 153 WEST OF PATEROS. WHILE WENATCHEE WAS
WET...THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS RECEIVED SEVERAL ROUNDS OF SNOW.  FROM
THE 1ST THROUGH THE 13TH HOLDEN VILLAGE NEAR THE UPPER END OF LAKE
CHELAN RECEIVED 43 INCHES...WITH 17 INCHES IN MAZAMA. THE SECOND
HALF OF THE MONTH WAS MUCH QUIETER...WITH JUST A COUPLE WEAK SYSTEMS
PASSING THROUGH.  THE MONTH ENDED ON A MUCH QUIETER NOTE WITH SUNNY
SKIES AND HIGH TEMPERATURES IN WENATCHEE WARMING TO AROUND 70
DEGREES.

A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 61 DEGREES WAS SET AT THE WENATCHEE
AIRPORT ON THE 5TH.  RECORD PRECIPITATION WAS ALSO SET ON THE 5TH
WITH 0.71 INCHES. RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURES OF 44 AND 45 DEGREES
WERE SET ON THE 22ND AND 23RD RESPECTIVELY.



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