Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
507 AM PDT MON SEP 1 2014

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AUGUST 2014 BROUGHT ACTIVE WEATHER TO NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON WITH
SEVERAL ROUNDS OF THUNDERSTORMS.  AUGUST BEGAN WHERE JULY LEFT OFF
WITH A CONTINUATION OF HOT WEATHER. SEVERAL WILDFIRES IN WESTERN
CHELAN AND OKANOGAN COUNTIES BURNED ACTIVE DURING THIS PERIOD.
WENATCHEE HIT 100 DEGREES OR WARMER 6 OF THE FIRST 12 DAYS OF THE
MONTH.  THERE WAS ONE THUNDERSTORM EVENT MIXED IN WITH THIS HOT
PERIOD ON THE 2ND.  STRONG OUTFLOW WINDS DEVELOPED FROM
THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE MOSES LAKE AREA AND TRACKED NORTH THROUGH
BANKS LAKE WITH 45 MPH GUSTS CREATING AREAS OF BLOWING DUST.  IN
WINTHROP 45 MPH GUSTS DOWNED SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZE TREE BRANCHES.

A MAJOR PATTERN CHANGE OCCURRED ON THE 12TH AS A LARGE LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM APPROACHED AND THEN LINGERED OVER THE AREA THROUGH THE 14TH.
ACTIVE WILDFIRES BECAME VERY QUIET AFTER ALL THE FIRES GOT HIT WITH
SOAKING RAINS.  INITIALLY ON THE 12TH WINDS WERE THE MAIN NEWS FROM
STORMS THAT FORMED OVER THE COLUMBIA BASIN CREATING A WALL OF DUST
THAT EVENTUALLY TRACKED NORTH INTO THE OKANOGAN VALLEY AND HIGHLANDS
IN THE EVENING.  TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN IN KELLER WITH DOWNED POWER
LINES ON STATE ROUTE 21.  HEAVY RAIN ALSO FELL FROM THESE STORMS ON
A COUPLE CASCADE BURN SCARS.  A DEBRIS FLOW OCCURRED ON STATE ROUTE
153 AT COW CREEK (PART OF THE CARLTON COMPLEX).  MEANWHILE ANOTHER
DEBRIS FLOW OCCURRED UP CHIWAUKUM CREEK.  ON THE 13TH HEAVY RAIN
FELL 15 MILES UP THE ENTIAT RIVER. A 24 HOUR TOTAL OF 2.25 INCHES
WAS REPORTED WITH 1 INCH FALLING BETWEEN 7 AND 730 AM. THIS RESULTED
IN POPE CREEK COMING OUT OF ITS BANKS WITH 2 FEET OF MUD OVER ENTIAT
RIVER ROAD ON EAST END OF DUNCAN FIRE AND DEPOSITED MUD AROUND HOMES
AT BOTTOM. ON STATE ROUTE 20 NEAR LOUP LOUP PASS FRAZER CREEK CAUSED
A DEBRIS FLOW ON THE HIGHWAY WITH A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT OCCURRING.
NEAR METHOW...FLOODING SENT WATER AND SOME DEBRIS ONTO PRIVATE
PROPERTY AND UP TO 4 HOMES FROM FRENCH CREEK AT BURMA ROAD.  A
DEBRIS FLOW ALSO OCCURRED AT THIMBLEBERRY CREEK.  STEHEKIN VALLEY
ROAD WAS WASHED OUT AND IMPASSABLE. ON THE 14TH...THERE WERE
NUMEROUS REPORTS OF FLOODING BETWEEN CHELAN AND MANSON WHEN A
THUNDERSTORM TRACKED THROUGH NEAR 7 AM WITH SOME HOMES AFFECTED AS
WELL.  NEAR METHOW DEBRIS CAME OUT OF SMALL DRAINAGES ONTO ROUTE 153
BETWEEN BLACK CANYON ROAD AND SQUAW CREEK ROAD.  SQUAW CREEK ROAD
WASHED OUT ABOUT 5 MILES WEST OF STATE ROUTE 153.

ON THE 21ST AND 22ND ANOTHER ROUND OF THUNDERSTORMS TRACKED THROUGH.
ON THE 21ST FLASH FLOODING AND SIGNIFICANT MUD SLIDES OCCURRED ON
CARLTON COMPLEX. 10 HOMES WERE DESTROYED AND 1 VEHICLE WAS SWEPT
INTO BENSON CREEK SOUTHEAST OF TWISP.  MULTIPLE SLIDES ON HIGHWAY 20
EAST OF TWISP RESULTING IN A HIGHWAY CLOSURE.  A ROAD NEAR MALOTT
ALSO GOT WASHED AWAY.  A SLIDE ALSO OCCURRED EAST OF ORONDO CLOSING
HIGHWAY 97. ON THE 22ND THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED A DEBRIS FLOW ON
HIGHWAY 21 NORTH OF KELLER WHICH WAS PART OF THE DEVILS ELBOW BURN
SCAR.

A COUPLE RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH AT PANGBORN AIRPORT. ON
THE 5TH A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 71 DEGREES TIED THE WARMEST RECORDED
FOR THE DATE.  ON THE 12TH AND 14TH, RECORD DAILY RAINFALL RECORDS
OF 0.27 INCHES AND 0.51 INCHES WERE SET RESPECTIVELY.

...THE WENATCHEE WA PANGBORN FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1959 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             109   08/04/1961
 LOW               42   08/23/1992
HIGHEST           102   08/04        MM      MM       96  08/09
LOWEST             57   08/30        MM      MM       55  08/31
                        08/25
                        08/23
AVG. MAXIMUM     89.3              86.1     3.2     86.4
AVG. MINIMUM     65.1              60.8     4.3     62.3
MEAN             77.2              73.5     3.7     74.3
DAYS MAX >= 90     17              10.1     6.9        7
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.01   1976
 MINIMUM         0.00   2011
                        2006
                        2000
TOTALS           0.83              0.20    0.63     1.91
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.01    0.02     0.06
DAYS >= .01         5               2.1     2.9        9
DAYS >= .10         2               0.6     1.4        4
DAYS >= .50         1               0.0     1.0        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.52   08/13 TO 08/14           08/01 TO 08/02

DEGREE_DAYS
COOLING TOTAL     386                80     306      296
 SINCE 1/1       1091               788     303      881
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/300    DATE  08/02
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/310    DATE  08/02

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.10
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           27
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              4
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     41

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       3     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      8

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

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