Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
748 AM PST FRI MAR 3 2017

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...THE WENATCHEE WA PANGBORN FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF
FEBRUARY 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1959 TO 2017

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            45   02/10        42       3       62  02/27
LOWEST              8   02/07        28     -20       20  02/04
                                                          02/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     33.3              42.2    -8.9     46.4
AVG. MINIMUM     20.5              27.1    -6.6     30.9
MEAN             26.9              34.8    -7.9     38.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     13                MM      MM        1
DAYS MIN <= 32     28                MM      MM       17
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                MM      MM        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.30   1998
 MINIMUM         0.00   1988
TOTALS           1.70              0.81    0.89     0.43
DAILY AVG.       0.06              0.03    0.03     0.01
DAYS >= .01        10                MM      MM        6
DAYS >= .10         7                MM      MM        3
DAYS >= .50         0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0                MM      MM        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.51   02/05 TO 02/06           02/19 TO 02/19

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1060               844     216      755
 SINCE 7/1       4791              4464     327     3873
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              3.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/260    DATE  02/10
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/250    DATE  02/10

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           12
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              5
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         11

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     82

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                2     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          3     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       5
LIGHT SNOW               10     SLEET                      0
FOG                      20     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     13
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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FEBRUARY 2017 WAS VERY ACTIVE ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON WITH
SEVERAL ROUNDS OF SNOW...RAIN...AND EVEN FREEZING RAIN. TEMPERATURES
WERE ALSO WELL BELOW NORMAL WITH WENATCHEE FINISHING ABOUT 8 DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL FOR THE MONTH. FEBRUARY STARTED OFF COLD AND DRY ON THE
1ST AND 2ND WITH HIGHS IN THE 20S. THEN FROM THE 3RD FROM THE 9TH
COLD CANADIAN AIR COLLIDED WITH MOIST PACIFIC AIR RESULTING IN
SEVERAL ROUNDS OF SNOW.  OVER THE TIME FRAME SNOWFALL TOTALS INCLUDE
56 INCHES STEHEKIN...25 INCHES PLAIN AND MAZAMA...12 TO 15 INCHES IN
WENATCHEE...AND 9 INCHES OKANOGAN. THE SNOW CHANGED TO FREEZING RAIN
IN WENATCHEE AND MOSES LAKE LATE ON THE 8TH INTO THE EARLY MORNING
OF THE 9TH. EPHRATA AND MOSES LAKE REPORTED 0.25 INCHES OF ICE
ACCUMULATION. A MUCH NEEDED BREAK OCCURRED FROM THE 10TH THROUGH THE
14TH AS STRONG HIGH PRESSURE BUILD IT.  THEN A MILD SYSTEM BROUGHT
WIDESPREAD LIGHT FREEZING RAIN ON THE 15TH AND 16TH WITH ROADS
ESPECIALLY ICY THE MORNING OF THE 15TH. FREEZING RAIN CONTINUED INTO
THE EARLY MORNING OF THE 16TH IN SOME SPOTS IN CHELAN COUNTY WHILE
CHANGING TO SNOW IN THE METHOW VALLEY WITH 4 INCHES IN MAZAMA.
ANOTHER SYSTEM ARRIVED ON THE 20TH WITH 3 INCHES IN WATERVILLE WITH
A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW IN WENATCHEE.  THE MONTH FINISHED OFF A
COOLER AND DRIER NOTE.

ONE RECORD WAS SET AT THE WENATCHEE AIRPORT DURING THE MONTH. A
RECORD RAIN OF 0.41 INCHES WAS SET ON THE 5TH.



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