Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CXUS56 KMFR 011221
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD, OR
520 AM PDT SAT AUG 1 2015

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...THE MEDFORD OR CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1911 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             115   07/20/1946
 LOW               38   07/01/1976
                        07/02/1962
HIGHEST           109   07/31                        106  07/28
LOWEST             53   07/27                         48  07/24
AVG. MAXIMUM     94.0              90.7     3.3     96.9
AVG. MINIMUM     62.8              57.4     5.4     63.0
MEAN             78.4              74.1     4.3     79.9
DAYS MAX >= 90     18              17.7     0.3       25
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.74   1913
TOTALS           0.29              0.28    0.01     0.10
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.01    0.00     0.00
DAYS >= .01         2               2.1    -0.1        2
DAYS >= .10         1               1.0     0.0        0
DAYS >= .50         0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.22   07/12 TO 07/12

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            0.0   2010
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       0                 6      -6        0
 SINCE 7/1          0                 6      -6        0
COOLING TOTAL     425               286     139      471
 SINCE 1/1        781               432     349      638

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     09/13/1921
 LATEST       06/12/1952
EARLIEST                        10/18
LATEST                          04/29
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    47/150    DATE  07/07
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    55/140    DATE  07/07

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           25
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              5
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          1

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     44

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       0     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
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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JULY 2015 WAS A MIXED BAG OF WEATHER FOR MUCH OF SOUTHERN OREGON AND NORTHERN
CALIFORNIA. JULY STARTED OUT HOT WITH 6 DAYS OF SUNNY SKIES AND TEMPERATURES
REACHING THE CENTURY MARK OR HIGHER. THEN THINGS COOLED DOWN AS A SERIES OF
DISTURBANCES MOVED THROUGH THE FORECAST AREA BRINGING SHOWERS AND STORMS. ON
THE EVENING OF THE 7TH, A THUNDERSTORM PASSED OVER SISKIYOU SUMMIT AND
PROCEEDED TO BECOME SEVERE AS IT MOVED INTO THE ROGUE VALLEY. THIS STORM
CREATED A WIND GUST TO 55 MPH AT THE AIRPORT AND ADDITIONALLY BROKE TREE LIMBS
IN AND AROUND MEDFORD AND DOWNED A SET OF POWER LINES NEAR TALENT. FOR THE NEXT
FEW DAYS, THE WEATHER REMAINED ACTIVE THROUGHOUT THE FORECAST AREA; BUT THE
NEXT MEASURABLE RAINFALL OCCURRED ON THE 12TH WHEN SHOWERS AND STORMS PERSISTED
OVER MEDFORD FOR SEVERAL HOURS GIVING US NEARLY A QUARTER OF AN INCH OF
RAINFALL IN A DAY. THINGS BEGAN TO DRY OUT AFTERWARDS; BUT DISTURBANCES
CONTINUED TO MOVE THROUGH THE AREA ALLOWING TEMPERATURES TO STAY RELATIVELY
COOLER WITH A FEW DAYS SEEING BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES. JULY ENDED WITH A
SUDDEN CHANGE FROM COOLER TO HOTTER WEATHER AS THE HIGH TEMPERATURE JUMPED 13
DEGREES FROM THE 27TH TO THE 28TH. THEN TEMPERATURES SOARED TO 104, 108, AND
109 DEGREES ON THE 29TH, 30TH, AND 31ST, RESPECTIVELY. ALTHOUGH THE STORMS
EARLY IN THE MONTH GENERATED A BRIEF REPRIEVE FROM FIRE SEASON, NEW FIRES IN
CALIFORNIA AND IN DOUGLAS COUNTY HAVE CREATED VERY SMOKEY CONDITIONS FOR MUCH
OF THE ROGUE VALLEY WHICH WILL LIKELY CONTINUE INTO THE BEGINNING OF AUGUST.

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