Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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

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...THE SPOKANE WA AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 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              63   02/20/1995
 LOW              -24   02/02/1996
HIGHEST            58   02/12        MM      MM       46  02/14
                                                          02/13
                                                          02/12
LOWEST             19   02/23        MM      MM       -5  02/06
AVG. MAXIMUM     47.1              39.6     7.5     32.0
AVG. MINIMUM     31.4              26.4     5.0     20.0
MEAN             39.2              33.0     6.2     26.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               4.2    -3.2       13
DAYS MIN <= 32     17              20.3    -3.3       26
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.4    -0.4        2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.62   1940
 MINIMUM         0.04   2005
TOTALS           1.04              1.33   -0.29     1.81
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.05   -0.01     0.06
DAYS >= .01         8              10.4    -2.4       16
DAYS >= .10         5               4.6     0.4        7
DAYS >= .50         0               0.3    -0.3        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.36   02/05 TO 02/06           02/18 TO 02/18

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           37.8   MM
TOTALS            1.1               6.8    -5.7     17.9
SINCE 7/1        15.7              40.3   -24.6     31.8
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 4      -4        3
DAYS >= 1.0         1               2.5    -1.5        7
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   02/02                          8  02/11
 24 HR TOTAL      1.1   MM                       02/18 TO 02/18

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     713               896    -183     1085
 SINCE 7/1       4122              4829    -707     5043
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/200    DATE  02/06
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/200    DATE  02/06

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            5
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         16

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     74

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                3     SLEET                      0
FOG                      17     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     11
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 2015 WILL BE REMEMBERED AS AN ABNORMALLY MILD MONTH ACROSS
NORTHEAST WASHINGTON AND THE NORTH IDAHO PANHANDLE.  FOR SPOKANE THE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 39.2 DEGREES WAS THE 6TH WARMEST ON RECORD
WHICH WAS 6.2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

THE MONTH STARTED OFF COOL WITH LIGHT SNOW FALLING ON THE 1ST.
ABNORMALLY WARM CONDITIONS OCCURRED FROM THE 5TH THROUGH THE 9TH AS
A SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE TAP BECAME AIMED AT THE AREA.  SPOKANE
AIRPORT SET A RECORD FOR THE MOST CONSECUTIVE 50 DEGREE OR WARMER
DAYS FOR SO EARLY IN THE SEASON.  SEVERAL ROUNDS OF RAIN AND
MOUNTAIN SNOW MELT LED TO SMALL SLIDES AND MINOR CREEK FLOODING.
MINOR FLOODING ALSO OCCURRED ON THE COEUR D`ALENE RIVER AT CATALDO
ON THE 9TH AND 10TH.  DURING THIS WET PERIOD SEVERAL SITES RECORDED
BETWEEN 2 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN INCLUDING METALINE FALLS...PRIEST
RIVER...NAPLES...SPIRIT LAKE...CLAYTON...AND BONNERS FERRY. AFTER
THIS WET SPELL THE MONTH WAS VERY QUIET WITH VERY LITTLE
PRECIPITATION TO FINISH OUT THE MONTH.

THE WARM STRETCH SET SEVERAL TEMPERATURE RECORDS AT THE SPOKANE
AIRPORT. RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE TIED OR BROKEN ON THE
6TH...7TH...8TH...9TH...AND 12TH WITH 57...54...54...AND 58
RESPECTIVELY.  ON THE 9TH A RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE OF 43
DEGREES WAS RECORDED.

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