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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
1204 PM PDT MON AUG 1 2016

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...THE WENATCHEE WA PANGBORN FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 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             108   07/27/1998
 LOW               43   07/07/1971
                        07/02/1962
HIGHEST           101   07/29        MM      MM      106  07/03
LOWEST             53   07/06        MM      MM       57  07/27
AVG. MAXIMUM     84.5              87.0    -2.5     93.2
AVG. MINIMUM     60.6              61.4    -0.8     67.4
MEAN             72.5              74.2    -1.7     80.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      9              12.0    -3.0       18
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         1.14   1965
 MINIMUM            T   2008
                        2007
                        2003
TOTALS           0.26              0.27   -0.01     0.24
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.01    0.00     0.01
DAYS >= .01         6               2.6     3.4        2
DAYS >= .10         0               0.9    -0.9        2
DAYS >= .50         0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.07   07/17 TO 07/18           07/07 TO 07/07

DEGREE_DAYS
COOLING TOTAL     244               269     -25      480
 SINCE 1/1        466               708    -242      962
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/310    DATE  07/30
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    42/310    DATE  07/03

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.10
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           26
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              5
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     45

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       1     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
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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JULY 2016 WAS AN ACTIVE MONTH ACROSS CENTRAL WASHINGTON WITH SEVERAL
ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  THIS RESULTED IN A COOLER THAN
NORMAL MONTH...WITH MOST LOCATIONS ESPECIALLY IN THE CASCADES WETTER
THAN NORMAL.  THE STRONGEST STORMS OCCURRED ON THE
19TH...22ND...25TH...AND 26TH.  ON THE 19TH ONE STORM TRACKED JUST
NORTH AND EAST OF CHELAN PRODUCING FLASH FLOODING AND DEBRIS
FLOWS...INCLUDING MCNEIL CANYON ROAD AND HIGHWAY 97 CAUSING ROAD
CLOSURES AND DAMAGE TO PRIVATE PROPERTY. ANOTHER STORM JUST WEST OF
LOUP LOUP SUMMIT CAUSED FLASH FLOODING AND A DEBRIS FLOW ON HIGHWAY
20.  A RAIN GAUGE UNDER THIS STORM REPORTED 1.05 INCHES OF RAIN IN
40 MINUTES. ANOTHER STRONG STORM BROUGHT HEAVY RAIN TO PESHASTIN. ON
THE 22ND STRONG THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED IN THE NORTH CASCADES WITH MUD
AND DEBRIS ON STATE ROUTE 153 AND ALSO ON ROADS NEAR METHOW AND
BREWSTER. THERE WAS EVEN A WEAK TORNADO ON THE WATERVILLE PLATEAU WITH
ANOTHER NEAR SPOKANE IN AIRWAY HEIGHTS.  ON THE 25TH AND 26TH
THUNDERSTORMS BROUGHT HEAVY RAIN MAINLY IN OKANOGAN COUNTY AROUND THE
METHOW AND OKANOGAN VALLEYS. ONE STORM ON THE 26TH BROUGHT HEAVY RAIN
TO WINTHROP...WITH 1.22 INCHES REPORTED MAKING IT THE 3RD WETTEST JULY
DAY ON RECORD.  THIS RAIN CAUSED DAMAGE TO BEAR CREEK ROAD NEAR
WINTHROP.

WHILE THE MONTH WAS WET...A COUPLE DRY COLD FRONTS ALSO OCCURRED.  THE
FIRST WAS ON THE 3RD AND 4TH OF JULY WHERE WINDS GUSTED TO AROUND 40
MPH IN WENATCHEE.  ANOTHER DRY COLD FRONT PASSED THROUGH ON THE
30TH. THESE WINDS RESULTED IN A LARGE WILDFIRE THAT EXCEEDED 15,000
ACRES BETWEEN MOSES LAKE AND ODESSA.

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



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