Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
1008 AM PST WED JAN 4 2017

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...THE WENATCHEE WA PANGBORN FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF
DECEMBER 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              58   12/16/1999
                        12/14/1979
                        12/02/1975
 LOW              -21   12/30/1968
HIGHEST            48   12/03        32      16       52  12/09
                        12/01
LOWEST              2   12/18        24     -22        9  12/31
                        12/17
AVG. MAXIMUM     29.4              33.6    -4.2     34.9
AVG. MINIMUM     17.3              23.2    -5.9     26.2
MEAN             23.3              27.9    -4.6     30.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     20               0.3    19.7       17
DAYS MIN <= 32     31               9.1    21.9       24
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.29   1996
 MINIMUM         0.10   1976
TOTALS           0.41              1.40   -0.99     2.82
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.04   -0.03     0.09
DAYS >= .01         9               5.9     3.1       18
DAYS >= .10         0               2.1    -2.1        9
DAYS >= .50         0               0.1    -0.1        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.10   12/19 TO 12/20           12/07 TO 12/08

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1282              1148     134     1058
 SINCE 7/1       2359              2520    -161     2123
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              3.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    28/310    DATE  12/04
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    34/330    DATE  12/27

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           12
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          9

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     81

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                1     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW               16     SLEET                      0
FOG                      20     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      7
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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AFTER A RECORD WET OCTOBER AND NEAR RECORD WARM NOVEMBER...THE
PATTERN CHANGED ONCE AGAIN IN DECEMBER.  A COLDER PATTERN DEVELOPED
ACROSS THE REGION WITH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION
ACROSS MOST OF NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON WITH THE EXCEPTION BEING
NEAR THE CASCADE CREST WHERE ABOVE NORMAL SNOW FELL.  THE WETTER
STORMS PASSED THROUGH FROM THE 9TH THROUGH THE 11TH...19TH AND 20TH...
AND THE 26TH AND 27TH WHERE 1 TO 2 FEET OF SNOW FELL NEAR THE CREST.
FOR THE WENATCHEE AREA SEVERAL OF THESE SYSTEMS BROUGHT JUST LIGHT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS DUE TO WESTERLY DOWNSLOPE FLOW OFF THE CASCADES.
DURING THE MORNING OF THE 20TH FREEZING RAIN OCCURRED IN THE MOSES
LAKE AND OTHELLO AREAS CREATING VERY SLICK ROADWAYS. LASTLY...A BRIEF
ARCTIC FREEZE HIT THE REGION ON THE 16TH AND 17TH WITH LOW TEMPERATURES
IN THE SINGLE DIGITS BOTH ABOVE AND BELOW ZERO.  MAZAMA AND MOSES
LAKE WERE A FEW OF THE COLDER SPOTS WITH -8F.

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



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