Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
331 AM PST MON DEC 1 2014

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NOVEMBER 2014 SAW A MILD AND WET START TO THE MONTH.  A FEW PACIFIC
STORM SYSTEMS MOVED THROUGH THE AREA IN THE FIRST 10 DAYS, BRINGING
WELCOME RAINS.  MEANWHILE TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE 50S AND LOWER 60S
DURING THE DAY.

A MARKED CHANGE IN THE WEATHER ARRIVED ON THE AFTERNOON OF THE 10TH
AS A CANADIAN COLD FRONT BLEW INTO THE AREA FROM THE NORTH.
SUDDENLY THE MILD DAYTIME TEMPERATURES WERE REPLACED BY SUB-FREEZING
READINGS DURING THE DAY AND TEENS AT NIGHT.  VETERANS DAY WAS RATHER
RAW WITH A COLD BITING WIND. TEMPERATURES REMAINED ABOUT 15 DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL FOR OVER A WEEK.

THE WEATHER PATTERN EVENTUALLY CHANGED AS PACIFIC STORMS ONCE AGAIN
STARTED MOVING ONSHORE.  THE FIRST WAS RATHER WEAK BUT BROUGHT THE
FIRST ACCUMULATING SNOWS TO MANY LOCATIONS.  BUT THIS SNOW WOULDN`T
LAST AS TEMPERATURES CONTINUED TO WARM AND THE PRECIPITATION CHANGED
TO RAIN.

EVEN WARMER WEATHER ARRIVED IN TIME FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY.
SPOKANE OFFICIALLY REACHED 55F ON THANKSGIVING WITH A BLUSTERY WIND.
THE MILD WEATHER ENDED ON THE 29TH AS A STRONG COLD FRONT MOVED IN
FROM THE NORTH, DROPPING TEMPERATURES INTO THE 20S FOR THE LAST DAY
OF THE MONTH.

OVERALL FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR
SPOKANE WAS 34.6F WHICH IS 1 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.  THE
PRECIPITATION OF 1.34 INCHES WAS NEARLY AN INCH BELOW NORMAL.  ALSO,
SPOKANE ONLY RECEIVED A HALF INCH OF SNOW, WELL BELOW THE AVERAGE OF
7.4 INCHES.
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...THE SPOKANE WA AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1881 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              70   11/01/1903
 LOW              -21   11/23/1985
HIGHEST            59   11/06        MM      MM       52  11/19
                                                          11/01
LOWEST             10   11/30        MM      MM       15  11/22
AVG. MAXIMUM     41.6              41.6     0.0     41.2
AVG. MINIMUM     27.6              29.8    -2.2     28.4
MEAN             34.6              35.7    -1.1     34.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      6               3.6     2.4        1
DAYS MIN <= 32     19              16.6     2.4       18
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.4    -0.4        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.96   1959
 MINIMUM         0.38   1985
TOTALS           1.34              2.30   -0.96     1.56
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.08   -0.04     0.05
DAYS >= .01        12              13.7    -1.7       13
DAYS >= .10         5               7.3    -2.3        5
DAYS >= .50         0               0.9    -0.9        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.38   11/21 TO 11/21

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           25.9   2010
TOTALS            0.5               7.4    -6.9      3.1
SINCE 7/1         0.5               7.5    -7.0      3.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               2.5    -2.5        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         T   11/20                          1  11/05
 24 HR TOTAL      0.5   11/20 TO 11/20

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     906               879      27      898
 SINCE 7/1       1369              1667    -298     1655
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1        654               450     204      709
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/220    DATE  11/28
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/220    DATE  11/28

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            9
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         11

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     74

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                4     SLEET                      0
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
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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