Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
1003 AM PDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...THE SPOKANE WA AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 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              74   03/30/1881
 LOW              -10   03/03/1891
HIGHEST            65   03/31        MM      MM       70  03/27
LOWEST             28   03/18        MM      MM       18  03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     51.2              48.9     2.3     55.5
AVG. MINIMUM     34.2              31.6     2.6     35.5
MEAN             42.7              40.2     2.5     45.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.6    -0.6        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     10              15.6    -5.6        7
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.56   2012
 MINIMUM         0.12   1909
TOTALS           3.30              1.61    1.69     2.43
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.05    0.06     0.08
DAYS >= .01        16              11.6     4.4       12
DAYS >= .10        11               5.9     5.1        6
DAYS >= .50         1               0.5     0.5        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.73   03/21 TO 03/22           03/15 TO 03/15

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           16.4   1897
TOTALS            0.6               3.5    -2.9      0.9
SINCE 7/1        34.2              43.8    -9.6     16.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               1.2    -1.2        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             1  03/03
 24 HR TOTAL      0.6   MM                       03/15 TO 03/15

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     683               767     -84      597
 SINCE 7/1       4972              5596    -624     4719
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/260    DATE  03/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    38/210    DATE  03/10

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            2
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             18
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         11

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     69

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               20     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       3
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW                5     SLEET                      0
FOG                      16     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      0

-  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 BROUGHT MILD AND WETTER THAN NORMAL CONDITIONS TO
NORTHEAST WASHINGTON AND THE NORTH IDAHO PANHANDLE.  A COUPLE
LOCATIONS IN THE UPPER COLUMBIA BASIN RECORDED THE WETTEST MARCH ON
RECORD.  THIS INCLUDES DAVENPORT WITH 3.70 INCHES AND LIND WITH 2.46
INCHES. THE FIRST 13 DAYS OF THE MONTH WERE ESPECIALLY WET...WITH
MODERATE SNOW FALLING AT TIMES IN THE MOUNTAINS.  THE RAIN
CONTRIBUTED TO A COUPLE ROCK AND MUD SLIDES. THIS INCLUDES STATE
ROUTE 20 EAST OF REPUBLIC...SOUTH OF EVANS ON STATE ROUTE 25...WITH
ANOTHER SOUTH OF BONNERS FERRY ABOVE COW CREEK ROAD.  A BREAK IN THE
WEATHER OCCURRED FROM THE 14TH THROUGH THE 19TH BEFORE A WET SLOW
MOVING SYSTEM BROUGHT WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION ON THE 22ND TO THE
SPOKANE AREA AND UPPER COLUMBIA BASIN. WIDESPREAD RAIN TOTALS OF A
HALF INCH TO AN INCH WERE REPORTED WITH THIS STORM. RAIN CHANGED TO
SNOW SOUTHWEST OF SPOKANE ON INTERSTATE 90 FROM TYLER ROAD TO
MEDICAL LAKE WITH LOCAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS UP TO AN INCH.  ANOTHER
COLD STORM ON THE 28TH BROUGHT MORE RAIN AND SNOW...WITH 0.6 INCHES
FALLING AT THE SPOKANE AIRPORT. HIGHER TOTALS WERE OBSERVED IN A FEW
SPOTS WITH 2 INCHES IN ELK AND 4.5 INCHES IN RATHDRUM.  THE MONTH
FINISHED ON A SUNNY AND MILD NOTE WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES WARMING UP
INTO THE LOWER 60S.

ONE RECORD WAS SET DURING THE MONTH AT THE SPOKANE AIRPORT.  ON THE
22ND 0.70 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION SET A RECORD FOR THE DATE.


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