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ANNUAL CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
455 PM PST THU DEC 31 2015

...SALEM 2015 WEATHER IN REVIEW...

HIGHLIGHTS...
...2015 PASSES 2014 AND 1926 AS WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD...
...2ND WARMEST SUMMER (JUNE 22-SEPT 21) ON RECORD...
...CRAZY RECORD BREAKING WINDSTORM IN LATE AUGUST...
...2ND WETTEST DECEMBER ON RECORD WITH OVER 15 INCHES OF RAIN...

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2015 MONTHLY WEATHER RECAPS...

JANUARY...A RATHER UNEVENTFUL MONTH OF WEATHER. INCOMING FRONTS
   WERE WEAK...AND BROUGHT LESS THAN NORMAL RAINFALL.  HIGH
   PRESSURE MID MONTH GAVE REGION STRING OF MILD DAYS. THE
   STRONGEST FRONT MOVED ACROSS REGION ON 17TH-18TH...BRINGING
   ABOUT 2 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN TO REGION. BREEZY SOUTH WINDS
   ACCOMPANIED THE FRONT...WITH WINDS GUSTING 40 TO 55 MPH.
   BOOSTED BY MILDER WEATHER...AND LESS CLOUDS AT NIGHT...THERE
   WERE 12 DAYS ON WHICH DENSE FOG WAS REPORTED.

FEBRUARY...WAS A VERY MILD FEBRUARY...WITH AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
   5.4 DEG ABOVE NORMAL. THIS IS THE WARMEST FEBRUARY SINCE
   RECORDS BEGAN IN 1892...BESTING THE PREVIOUS WARMEST FEB
   OF 1991 BY 0.2 DEG. THE MONTH STARTED WET...WITH 2 TO 5
   INCHES OF RAIN REPORTED ON THE 6TH TO 9TH. STRONGEST FRONT
   BROUGHT STRONG SOUTH WINDS ON 9TH...WITH GUSTS 40 TO 55 MPH.
   SALEM AIRPORT RECORDED A GUST OF 54 MPH ON 9TH. THEN DRY
   AGAIN...WITH NO RAIN FALLING FROM 11TH THROUGH THE 24TH.
   THIS STRETCH OF 14 DRY DAYS BREAKS PREVIOUS LONGEST PERIOD
   FOR ANY FEB...WHICH WAS 13 DAYS SET IN 1916 AND 1906.

MARCH...DRY AND MILD CONDITIONS CONTINUE INTO MARCH. LIKE
   FEBRUARY...AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WERE WELL ABOVE NORMAL.
   WAS THE 4TH WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD. 21 OF THE 31 DAYS
   IN MARCH SAW TEMPERATURES ABOVE 60 DEG (NORMAL IS 8 WHILE
   THE RECORD IS 25 SUCH DAYS IN 1934. A FEW FRONTS DID BRING
   SOME RAINFALL TO THE REGION...MAINLY AROUND THE 11TH AND
   BETWEEN THE 14TH AND 24TH. BUT WORST WEATHER OCCURRED ON
   THE IDES OF MARCH...WHEN 2 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN FELL. GUSTY
   SOUTH WINDS HIT 50 TO 60 MPH...CAUSING NUMEROUS POWER
   OUTAGES AND SOME PROPERTY/TREE DAMAGE.

APRIL...RATHER NICE MONTH OF WEATHER. TEMPERATURES WARMED IN
   THE 70S SEVERAL TIMES. RAINFALL WAS BIT BELOW NEAR NORMAL.
   TYPICAL SPRING WEATHER FOR THE FIRST 10 DAYS OF THE MONTH
   ...WITH SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS. SMALL HAIL...A
   COMMON SITE IN THE SPRING SHOWERS...FELL SEVERAL TIMES
   DURING THIS TIME. ON THE 7TH..A FUNNEL CLOUD WAS REPORTED
   NEAR AUMSVILLE...NEAR THE EVERGREEN ESTATES.

MAY...MILD AND MOSTLY DRY. THIS WAS ONE OF THE MORE PLEASANT
   MAYS IN RECENT YEARS...GREAT FOR GARDENERS AND OUTDOOR
   ENTHUSIASTS. FROM TIME TO TIME...SCATTERED SHOWERS BROUGHT
   LIGHT RAINFALL DURING FIRST HALF OF MAY. ON THE 12TH...A
   FUNNE CLOUD WAS REPORTED JUST NORTH OF DALLAS. HIGH PRESSURE
   OVER THE REGION KEPT SALEM AREA MILD AND MOSTLY DRY FOR THE
   LATTER HALF OF MAY. MAY CLOSED WITH ITS LAST 5 DAYS WITH
   TEMPERATURES AT LEAST 80 DEG.

JUNE...JUNE STARTED RAINY AND COOL...WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE
   LOWER TO MIDDLE 60S. AFTER THE 3RD...NO MORE RAIN FELL.
   HIGH PRESSURE ESTABLISHED ITSELF OVER THE PAC NW AND COASTAL
   WATERS...ACTING AS A BLOCK TO INCOMING FRONTS. AS A RESULT
   MUCH DRIER AND WARMER TEMPERTURES OCCURRED. BY THE 6TH AND
   7TH...AFTERNOON HIGHS CLIMBED INTO THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 90S.
   JUNE CLOSED WITH ITS LAST 8 DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES AT LEAST
   IN THE MID 80S...WITH 5 DAYS IN THE 90S...AND ONE AT 100 DEG.
   OVERALL...IT WAS THE WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD FOR THE SALEM
   AREA...DATING BACK TO 1892. THE 22 DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES
   AT LEAST 80 DEG WAS THE MOST FOR ANY JUNE...BREAKING THE
   OLD RECORD OF 20 DAYS SET WAY BACK IN 1900.

   NEW RECORDS FOR JUNE: (SINCE 1892)...
       WARMEST MEAN TEMP:   69.3 DEG (OLD RECORD 67.0 IN 1926)
       WARMEST OVERNIGHT LOW ON RECORD FOR MONTH OF JUNE...
            71 DEG ON 27TH...BREAKS OLD RECORD 69 DEG IN 1926.
       RECORD MOST DAYS WITH AT LEAST 80 DEG...
            22 DAYS   (PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 20 DAYS IN JUNE 1900)
       RECORD MOST CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH AT LEAST 80 DEG IN JUNE
            11 DAYS   (RECORD 10 DAYS IN 1992/1970/1938/1926/1925)
       RECORD MOST CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH AT LOW TEMP 60+ DEG...
             4 DAYS   (RECORD WAS 2 DAYS...LAST SET IN 2014)

JULY...HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE NORTHEAST PACIFIC GREW STRONGER IN
   JULY. THIS MAINTAINED A RELATIVELY DRY AIR MASS OVER THE AREA.
   BUT ONSHORE FLOW WAS NOT AS STRONG AS NORMALLY EXPECTED. SO
   EVENING COOLING WAS NOT AS PRONOUNCED...LEAVING MANY NIGHTS
   IN THE UPPER 50S TO LOWER 60S. AS FOR OVERNIGHT LOWS OF AT
   LEAST 60 DEG...THERE WERE 14 SUCH NIGHTS...BREAKING THE OLD
   RECORD OF 13 SET IN 2007. WHILE MOST DAYS WERE DRY...A LITTLE
   BIT OF RAIN FELL WITH WEAK FRONTS THAT PASSED OVER THE REGION
   ON THE 9TH AND AGAIN ON THE 25TH/26TH. OVERALL IT WAS A WARM
   JULY...WITH 12 DAYS ABOVE 90 DEG...AND 3 DAYS OVER 100 DEG.
   IT WAS THE WARMEST JULY ON RECORD...WITH AN AVERAGE TEMP OF
   73.1 DEG (PREVIOUS RECORD WARMEST WAS 72.5 IN 2014).

   2015...HAS WARMEST JULY 4TH ON RECORD WITH HIGH OF 97 DEG.

AUGUST...RATHER NORMAL AUGUST...THOUGH WAS ON THE WARMER SIDE
   THANKS IN PART TO MILDER NIGHTS. AGAIN...WITH WEAKER ONSHORE
   FLOW...THE TYPICAL COOLING THAT OCCURS IN THE EVENING WAS NOT
   AS PRONOUNCED. SMOKE FROM FIRES EAST OF THE CASCADES AND OVER
   SOUTHWEST OREGON DRIFTED INTO THE MID-WILLAMETTE VALLEY FROM
   TIME TO TIME...LOWERING AIR QUALITY AND CREATING DIFFICULTIES
   IN BREATHING FOR SOME. WORST CONDITIONS WERE BETWEEN THE 22ND
   AND 25TH.

   A FRONT ARRIVE ON THE 29TH...PUSHING SMOKE BACK TO THE EAST
   AND BRINGING RAIN AND BREEZY WINDS. THIS WAS INDEED A VERY
   RARE WEATHER EVENT...AS MOST STRONG WINDS WEST OF CASCADES
   ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THUNDERSTORMS...NOT FROM A STRONG FRONT
   PUSHING ACROSS THE REGION. SOUTH WINDS GUSTED 35 TO 45 MPH
   ACROSS THE MID-WILLAMETTE VALLEY AREA...WITH SOME DAMAGE
   TO TREES MAINLY DUE TO HEAVY FOLIAGE...ALONG WITH SPOTTY
   POWER OUTAGES.

SEPTEMBER...THIS WAS A VERY PLEASANT MONTH...WITH NEAR NORMAL
   TEMPERATURES AND RAINFALL. WHEN ALL WAS SAID AND DONE FOR
   THE WARM SEASON...2015 SUMMER WAS THE SECOND WARMEST ON
   RECORD...WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 70.6 (WARMEST
   SUMMER ON RECORD IS 2014 WITH AVERAGE 70.8 DEG). AFTER A
   WARM START...COLD FRONT MOVED ACROSS REGION ON THE 14TH...
   LEAVING A COOLER SHOWERY PATTERN FOR 15TH TO 18TH. ON THE
   17TH...THERE WERE SEVERAL REPORTS OF FUNNEL CLOUDS AROUND
   THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY...WITH ONE JUST EAST OF BUENA VISTA.

OCTOBER...LIKE SEPTEMBER...OCTOBER WAS A PLEASANT MONTH WITH
   MILD TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL RAINFALL. HOWEVER...THANKS
   IN PART TO MORE CLOUD COVER AT NIGHT...OVERNIGHT LOWS WERE
   MUCH MORE MILD THAN NORMAL. OCTOBER 2015 FINISHED AS THIRD
   WARMEST OCTOBER ON RECORD (RECORD WAS OCTOBER 1901).

   WEATHER WAS UNEVENTFUL FOR MOST PART. BUT THAT CHANGED IN THE
   CLOSING DAYS OF OCTOBER. AN ACTIVE HURRICANE SEASON OVER THE
   TROPICAL PACIFIC OCEAN CONTRIBUTED TO BOOSTING THE MOISTURE
   CONTENT OF STORMS HEADED FOR THE PAC NW. ONE FRONT BROUGHT
   THUNDERSTORMS WITH A SPECTACULAR LIGHTNING DISPLAY ON THE
   OVERNIGHT OF 24TH/25TH. ONE SUCH STORM ARRIVED ON HALLOWEEN
   WITH A LOT OF RAIN AND BREEZY SOUTHERLY WINDS TO THE AREA.
   IT WAS THE SECOND WETTEST HALLOWEEN ON RECORD SINCE 1892...
   WITH 2 TO 5 INCHES OF RAIN FALLING. WETTEST EVER HALLOWEEN
   WAS IN 1994. THIS MUCH RAIN CREATED MINOR FLOODING AS SOME
   STORM DRAINS WERE CLOGGED WITH LEAVES.

NOVEMBER...IT WAS A RATHER BENIGN MONTH...WITH NEAR NORMAL
   TEMPERATURES AND BIT DRIER THAN NORMAL. OCCASIONAL FRONTS
   BROUGHT DECENT SHOTS OF RAIN TO MID-WILLAMETTE VALLEY ALONG
   WITH BREEZY SOUTH WINDS FROM TIME TO TIME. BUT MOST OF THE
   HEAVIER RAIN REMAINS WELL NORTH OF THE SALEM AREA. HIGH
   PRESSURE OVER THE REGION LATE IN THE MONTH BROUGHT SUNSHINE
   AND CHILLY NIGHTS WITH OVERNIGHT LOWS DROPPING INTO THE
   LOWER 20S BETWEEN THE 25TH AND 30TH.

DECEMBER...STARTED WET...AND GOT VERY WET. PERSISTENT STORM
   TRACK KEPT VERY MOIST FRONTS PUSHING INTO THE REGION. ONE
   OF THE MORE NOTABLE WAS ASSOCIATED WITH A MOIST ATMOSPHERIC
   RIVER...AND BROUGHT WIND AND RAIN TO THE REGION ON THE 6TH
   THROUGH THE 7TH. ON THE 7TH...WITH ANOTHER WET PERIOD ON THE
   10TH TO 13TH. ANOTHER STRONG FRONT ROLLED ACROSS THE REGION
   ON THE 21ST...WITH SOUTHERLY WINDS GUSTING 50 TO 60 MPH.
   THERE WERE NUMEROUS POWER OUTAGES. WITH THE VERY SATURATED
   SOIL...WINDS PUSHED OVER SOME TREES...SOME ONTO POWER LINES
   AND HOUSES. 2015 SET A NEW RECORD FOR MOST CONSECUTIVE DAYS
   IN ANY DECEMBER WITH DAILY RAINFALL OF AT LEAST 0.10 INCH
   AT 13 DAYS...WHICH TIES 1957 WITH SUCH A STRETCH. OVERALL
   DECEMBER 2015 IS THE THIRD WETTEST DECEMBER ON RECORD...
   WITH 14.67 INCHES OF RAIN. WETTEST DEC IS 1933 WITH 17.54.

   ON THE 23RD AND 24TH...MUCH COOLER AIR PUSHED INTO THE REGION.
   THIS BROUGHT SHOWERS...AND SNOW LEVELS DOWN TO 1000 TO 1500
   FEET. WHILE OCCASIONAL WET FLAKES FELL IN THE AIR ON VALLEY
   FLOOR...ANY ACCUMULATION OF SNOW REMAINED IN THE HIGHER HILLS.

   HIGH PRESSURE CLOSED THE MONTH...WITH DRY WEATHER. BUT WITH
   WITH MOIST GROUND...FOG AND LOW CLOUDS BECAME THE DOMINANT
   FEATURE...THOUGH SOME SUNSHINE DID BREAK OUT IN AFTERNOONS.

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NEW RECORDS SET IN 2015   (PREVIOUS RECORD / YEAR IN PARENTHESES)

 JANUARY...
  24TH   TIED. DAILY WARM HIGH TEMP          64  (   64 /1935)

FEBRUARY...
   16TH  NEW.  DAILY WARM HIGH TEMP          66  (   65 /1902)
   FEB   NEW.  WARMEST FEB EVER. AVG TEMP  48.8  ( 48.6 /1991)
   FEB   NEW.  MOST CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH NO RAIN (NOT A DROP)
                                  14 DAYS (  13  /1916 & 1906)

MARCH
  12TH   NEW.  DAILY WARM LOW TEMP           53  (   51 /2003)
  25TH   TIED. DAILY WARM LOW TEMP           53  (   48 /1988)
  MAR    4TH WARMEST MARCH    AVERAGE TEMP 51.2

APRIL          NO RECORDS SET OR TIED.

MAY
  21ST   NEW.  DAILY WARM LOW TEMP           56  (   54 /1993)

JUNE
  26TH   NEW.  DAILY WARM LOW TEMP           65  (   63 /1973)
  27TH   NEW.  DAILY WARM LOW TEMP           71  (   61 /1966)
  27TH   NEW.  WARMEST OVERNIGHT LOW TEMP FOR ANY JUNE...
               71 DEG (  69 DEG IN 24 JUN 1926 AND 6 JUN 1926)
  28TH   NEW.  DAILY WARM LOW TEMP           65  (   62 /1926)
  JUN    NEW.  WARMEST JUNE EVER. AVG TEMP 69.3  ( 67.0 /1926)
  JUN    NEW.  WARMEST JULY AVERAGE HIGHS  84.2  ( 81.7 /1922)
  JUN    NEW.  WARMEST JULY AVERAGE LOWS   54.4  ( 53.8 /1958)
  JUN    NEW.  MOST DAYS WITH HI OF 80+ DEG  22  (   20 /1900)
  JUN    NEW.  MOST DAYS WITH LO OF 60+ DEG   4  (    3 /2013)
  JUN    NEW.  MOST CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH AT LOW TEMP 60+ DEG
               4 DAYS   (RECORD WAS 2 DAYS...LAST SET IN 2014)

JULY
   3RD   NEW.  DAILY WARM HIGH TEMP          99  (   98 /1970)
   4TH   NEW.  DAILY WARM HIGH TEMP          97  (   95 /1958)
  30TH   NEW.  DAILY WARM HIGH TEMP         105  (  103 /1965)
   JUL   NEW.  WARMEST JULY EVER. AVG TEMP 73.1  ( 72.5 /2014)
   JUL   TIED. WARMEST JULY AVERAGE HIGHS  88.4  ( 88.4 /1958)

AUGUST
   1ST   NEW.  DAILY WARM HIGH TEMP         100  (   97 /1986)
   3RD   NEW.  DAILY WARM LOW TEMP           61  (   59 /1947)
  30TH   NEW.  DAILY PRECIPITATION         0.44" ( 0.40"/1896)

SEPTEMBER      NO RECORDS SET OR TIED.

OCTOBER
  31ST   TIED. DAILY WARM LOW TEMP           55  (   54 /1960)

NOVEMBER  NO RECORDS SET OR TIED.

DECEMBER
   7TH   TIED. DAILY WARM HIGH TEMP          61  (   61 /1938)
   7TH   NEW.  DAILY PRECIPITATION         1.86" ( 1.51"/1942)
   8TH   NEW.  DAILY WARM LOW TEMP           58  (   51 /1893)
  17TH   NEW.  DAILY PRECIPITATION         2.31" ( 0.91"/1979)
   DEC   TIED. MOST CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH AT LEAST 0.10 INCH
                OF RAIN...              13 DAYS (    13 /1957)


2015    NEW.  MOST DAYS W/HIGHS 100+ DEG      7  (    5 /1978)
        NEW.  MOST DAYS WITH LO OF 60+ DEG   29  (   26 /2014)
        TIED. 71 DEG ON 27 JUN 2015 IS THE THIRD WARMEST
              OVERNIGHT LOW TO OCCUR.  WARMEST EVER WAS 74 DEG
              SET BACK ON 22 JUL 2006.
        TIED. 2ND WARMEST SUMMER (JUN 22-SEPT 21)
            2015 TIED 1967 AS 2ND WARMEST SUMMER...WHILE THE
            WARMEST SUMMER WAS 2014.
        NOTE: 2015 HAD 2ND MOST DAYS W/HIGHS 80+ DEG
                 93 DAYS        (THE RECORD IS 95 DAYS IN 1967)
        NEW.  2015 IS THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD (SINCE 1892)
              FOR SALEM AREA. PREVIOUS WARMEST...2014 AND 1926.

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2015 SALEM AIRPORT TEMPERATURE DATA
      (+ BY DATE INDICATES LAST OF SEVERAL OCCURRENCES LISTED)

      |--- AVERAGES ----| MEAN T DEPART| EXTREME TEMPS & DATE|
MONTH |HIGHS LOWS   MEAN|  FROM NORMAL | HIGHEST      LOWEST |
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JAN     51.2  37.1   44.1   +2.9 DEG     64 /24TH    23 / 2ND
FEB     57.1  40.4   48.8   +5.7 DEG     66 /16TH    28 /24TH+
MAR     62.7  40.2   51.5   +4.6 DEG     72 /26TH    26 / 1ST
APR     62.4  39.5   50.9   +0.5 DEG     80 /27TH    33 /15TH+
MAY     71.2  48.8   60.0   +3.8 DEG     87 /31ST    38 / 7TH
JUN     84.2  54.4   69.3   +7.7 DEG    100 /26TH    46 /13TH
JUL     88.4  57.9   73.1   +5.5 DEG    105 /30TH    50 /27TH
AUG     85.2  57.3   71.2   +3.6 DEG    100 / 1ST    51 /27TH+
SEP     76.0  49.9   63.0   +0.4 DEG     92 /11TH    40 /28TH+
OCT     69.7  48.3   59.0   +5.8 DEG     85 / 5TH    38 /23RD
NOV     52.8  36.5   44.7   -0.8 DEG     64 / 6TH    20 /30TH+
DEC     49.1  39.3   44.2   +4.1 DEG     62 / 8TH    25 /31ST

2015    67.6  45.9   56.7   +3.7 DEG    105 /JUL30   20 /NOV30+
NORMAL  63.6  42.5   53.0

DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES IN 2015 WHERE...
       |------ MAXIMUM TEMP --------||------ MINIMUM TEMP ---|
       <=32  60+  70+  80+  90+ 100+  <=20  <=32   60+   70+
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JAN      0    2    0    0    0    0      0     8    0     0
FEB      0    8    0    0    0    0      0     3    0     0
MAR      0   21    3    0    0    0      0     4    0     0
APR      0   17    7    1    0    0      0     0    0     0
MAY      0   29   18    7    0    0      0     0    0     0
JUN      0   30   27   22    9    1      0     0    4     1
JUL      0   31   31   24   12    3      0     0   14     0
AUG      0   31   31   26    6    1      0     0   11     0
SEP      0   30   25   10    2    0      0     0    0     0
OCT      0   30   14    3    0    0      0     0    0     0
NOV      0    4    0    0    0    0      2     9    0     0
DEC      -    3    0    0    0    0      0     3    0     0

2015     0  236  156   93   29    5      2    27   29     1
NORMAL   1  197  124   59   15    1      3    50    4     0

FIRST/LAST OCCURRENCES OF...        IN 2015      NORMAL
  LAST 32 DEG OR COLDER IN SPRING    MAR  5     (APR 18)
  FIRST 70+ DEG OF THE YEAR          MAR  9     (APR  4)
  FIRST 80+ DEG OF THE YEAR          APR 27     (MAY 11)
  FIRST 90+ DEG OF THE YEAR          JUN  6     (JUN 21)

  LAST 90+ DEG OF THE YEAR           SEP 12     (SEP  6)
  LAST 80+ DEG OF THE YEAR           OCT 15     (SEP 29)
  LAST 70+ DEG OF THE YEAR           OCT 18     (OCT 18)
  FIRST 32 DEG OR COLDER IN FALL     NOV 21     (OCT 27)

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2015 SALEM AIRPORT RAINFALL DATA...

DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES WHERE ...
       TOTAL  DEPARTURE  DAYS WITH AT LEAST...  GREATEST IN
MONTH   RAIN  FM NORMAL   0.01 0.10 0.50 1.00   24HRS & DATE
--------------------------------------------------------------
JAN     3.21    -2.75      10    4    2    1    1.78 JAN 17-18
FEB     4.33    -0.23      12    9    4    0    1.15 FEB  5-6
MAR     4.24    +0.25      15    6    3    1    1.90 MAR 14-15
APR     2.10    -0.71      14    8    0    0    0.44 APR 13-14
MAY     0.72    -1.50       7    2    0    0    0.45 MAY 11-12
JUN     0.67    -0.88       2    1    0    0    0.64 JUN  1
JUL     0.01    -0.45       1    0    0    0    0.01 JUL 25
AUG     0.71    +0.26       2    2    0    0    0.46 AUG 29-30
SEP     1.13    -0.15       6    2    1    0    0.90 SEP 16-17
OCT     3.67    +0.64      11    6    2    1    1.90 OCT 30-31
NOV     4.64    -1.86      17   10    3    0    1.85 NOV  1
DEC    15.24    -8.38      27   21   12    4    2.53 DEC  6-7

  2015  40.67   +1.00     124   71   28    7    2.53 DEC  6-7
NORMAL  39.67             144   91   25    6

SALEM WATER YEAR 2014-15     (1 OCT 2014 THROUGH 30 SEP 2015)
      34.66 INCHES  WHICH IS 4.99 INCHES BELOW NORMAL

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2015 SALEM AIRPORT WIND AND PRESSURE DATA...

      AVERAGE SPEED (MPH)    STRONGEST WIND GUST
MONTH   2015   NORMAL      DIRECTION   SPEED   DATE
------------------------------------------------------------
JAN      4.1    7.1         SOUTH       36 MPH  JAN 17
FEB      6.4    6.9         SOUTH       54 MPH  FEB  9
MAR      5.6    7.4         SOUTH       58 MPH  MAR 15
APR      5.5    6.9         SOUTH       40 MPH  APR  6
MAY      5.3    6.4        NORTHWEST   29 MPH  MAY  8
JUN      6.7    6.5         NORTH       25 MPH  JUN 30
JUL      6.3    6.5         NORTH       25 MPH  JUL 28
AUG      6.3    6.0         SOUTH       40 MPH  AUG 29
SEP      5.3    5.5         SOUTH       28 MPH  SEP 16
OCT      5.1    5.7         SOUTHWEST   37 MPH  OCT 10
NOV      7.1    7.1         SOUTH       42 MPH  NOV 17
DEC      9.3    7.1         SOUTH       52 MPH  DEC 21

2015     5.8    6.6        SOUTH       58 MPH  MAR 15

HIGHEST PRESSURE IN 2015...30.56 INCHES    APR 15
LOWEST PRESSURE IN 2015...29.17 INCHES    DEC 21

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SALEM AIRPORT CLIMATE PERIOD OF RECORDS...   1892 TO 2015
SALEM AIRPORT CLIMATE NORMALS BASED ON...    1981 TO 2010
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DATA COMPILED BY ROCKEY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OREGON

ONLINE AT:     WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND


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