Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
423 PM PST MON FEB 2 2015

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...THE SPOKANE WA AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1881 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              62   01/01/1918
 LOW              -30   01/16/1888
                        01/15/1888
HIGHEST            55   01/25        MM      MM       47  01/11
LOWEST              8   01/01        MM      MM       13  01/31
AVG. MAXIMUM     35.2              34.4     0.8     33.5
AVG. MINIMUM     26.7              24.7     2.0     25.6
MEAN             31.0              29.5     1.5     29.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     12              11.0     1.0       19
DAYS MIN <= 32     26              23.5     2.5       27
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.7    -0.7        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.96   1959
 MINIMUM         0.38   1985
TOTALS           1.91              1.79    0.12     1.01
DAILY AVG.       0.06              0.06    0.00     0.03
DAYS >= .01         9              13.4    -4.4       10
DAYS >= .10         5               6.4    -1.4        3
DAYS >= .50         1               0.4     0.6        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.96   01/17 TO 01/18           01/28 TO 01/29

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           56.9   MM
TOTALS           10.4              11.4    -1.0      7.1
SINCE 7/1        14.6              33.5   -18.9     13.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 5      -5        0
DAYS >= 1.0         3               4.3    -1.3        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         3   01/05                          4  01/31
                        01/04                             01/30
 24 HR TOTAL      3.6   MM                       01/29 TO 01/29

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1049              1099     -50     1090
 SINCE 7/1       3409              3933    -524     3958
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/220    DATE  01/18
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/230    DATE  01/18

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.90
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            0
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              4
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         27

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     91

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          3     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW               12     SLEET                      1
FOG                      28     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     18
HAZE                      2

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

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THE FIRST HALF OF JANUARY 2015 WAS ACTIVE ACROSS THE NORTHEAST
WASHINGTON AND THE NORTH IDAHO PANHANDLE.  THE MONTH STARTED OFF
COLD WITH HIGHS IN THE UPPER TEENS TO MID 20S WITH OCCASIONAL LIGHT
SNOW THORUGH THE 3RD.  THE PATTERN CHANGED ON THE 4TH AS A STRONG
SYSTEM SCOURED OUT THE COLD AIR...BUT WITH 4 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW
FALLING IN THE SPOKANE AREA DURING THIS TRANSITION.  THE NORTH IDAHO
PANHANDLE WAS THE HARDEST HIT WITH SANDPOINT AND NAPLES PICKING UP A
FOOT OF SNOW.  WHILE HIGHS IN SPOKANE WARMED INTO THE LOWER 40S ON
THE 5TH AND 6TH...COLD AIR LINGERED NEAR THE CANADIAN BORDER WITH
LOCALIZED POCKETS OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN.  SEASONABLY COOL
CONDITIONS OCCURRED FROM THE 7TH THROUGH THE 13TH WITH LIGHT SNOW
FALLING ON THE 10TH.  A PAIR OF STRONGER STORMS TRACKED IN FROM THE
15TH THROUGH THE 18TH.  EACH ONE BROUGHT 2-5 INCHES OF SNOW FOR THE
NORTHERN VALLEYS...1-2 INCHES FOR NORTH SPOKANE...WITH RAIN SOUTH OF
SPOKANE.  THE REMAINDER OF THE MONTH WAS QUIET AS HIGH PRESSURE
BUILT IN WITH FOG AND LOW CLOUDS OVER THE VALLEYS.  A SMALL WEATHER
SYSTEM ON THE THE 22ND BROUGHT 2 INCHES OF SNOW TO SPOKANE...WITH
LIGHTER AMOUNTS UP TO AN INCH ELSEWHERE.

A COUPLE RECORDS WERE BROKE DURING THE MONTH AT THE SPOKANE AIRPORT.
ON THE 17TH 0.63 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION SET A RECORD FOR THE DATE.
ON THE 25TH A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 55 DEGREES WAS SET FOR THE
DATE.

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