Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
355 PM PST TUE MAR 3 2015

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...THE WENATCHEE WA PANGBORN FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1959 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              65   02/21/1988
 LOW              -15   02/03/1996
HIGHEST            62   02/14        42      20       50  02/28
                                                          02/12
LOWEST             25   02/23        28      -3        0  02/06
AVG. MAXIMUM     51.1              42.2     8.9     35.6
AVG. MINIMUM     35.5              27.1     8.4     23.5
MEAN             43.3              34.8     8.5     29.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0                MM      MM       12
DAYS MIN <= 32      7                MM      MM       25
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                MM      MM        1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.30   1998
 MINIMUM         0.00   1988
TOTALS           0.90              0.81    0.09     0.76
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.03    0.00     0.03
DAYS >= .01         7                MM      MM       14
DAYS >= .10         3                MM      MM        2
DAYS >= .50         0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0                MM      MM        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.31   02/27 TO 02/27           02/15 TO 02/15

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM
TOTALS             MM                MM      MM       MM
SINCE 7/1          MM                MM      MM       MM
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     MM                MM      MM       MM
DAYS >= 1.0        MM                MM      MM       MM
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        MM                                 MM  MM
 24 HR TOTAL       MM                                 MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     600               844    -244      987
 SINCE 7/1       3629              4464    -835     4570
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              4.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    24/290    DATE  02/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    35/060    DATE  02/27

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           15
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              5
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          8

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     68

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          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      0
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      5
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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FEBRUARY 2015 WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR ITS ABNORMALLY WARM CONDITIONS
ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON.  FOR THE WENATCHEE AIRPORT IT WAS
THE WARMEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 43.3
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 8.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

FROM THE 1ST THROUGH THE 5TH OCCASIONAL ROUNDS OF LIGHT RAIN AND
HIGH ELEVATION SNOW OCCURRED.  FROM THE 6TH THROUGH THE 8TH AT
ATMOSPHERIC RIVER OF SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE BROUGHT RAIN EVEN TO THE
MOUNTAINS.  SOME SNOW FELL AT TIMES INITIALLY AT STEHEKIN AND HOLDEN
VILLAGE BUT MOST PRECIP FELL AS RAIN WITH 2-3 INCHES MEASURED.
AFTER THIS WET SPELL THE MONTH WAS VERY DRY WITH VERY LITTLE
PRECIPITATION TO FINISH OUT THE MONTH.

THE 9TH THROUGH THE 21ST WAS ABNORMALLY WARM.  WENATCHEE RECORDED 13
DAYS IN A ROW OF HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S TO LOWER 60S.  THE RECORD
FOR THE WENATCHEE WATERPLANT FOR MOST CONSECUTIVE 50 DEGREE DAYS IN
FEBRUARY IS 13 DAYS SO THIS STRETCH OF WARMTH TIED A RECORD.

SEVERAL DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE TIED OR BROKEN DUE TO THE
WARM WEATHER AT THE WENATCHEE AIRPORT.  RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES OF
57...59...62...AND 57 WERE RECORDED ON THE 7TH...12TH...14TH...AND
15TH RESPECTIVELY.  RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURES OF
37...38...37...39...44...42...40...AND 43 WERE TIED OR SET ON THE
6TH...7TH...8TH...9TH...11TH...12TH...14TH...AND 26TH RESPECTIVELY.

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