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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OREGON
1045 AM PDT WED AUG 6 2014

...MONTH IN REVIEW FOR NORTHEAST OREGON AND SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON FOR
THE MONTH OF JULY 2014...

I.  TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION OVERVIEW

     JULY 2014 AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WERE ABOVE NORMAL. TOTAL
PRECIPITATION WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL EXCEPT FOR PORTIONS OF THE BLUE
MOUNTAINS AND JUST EAST OF THE CASCADES, WHERE THUNDERSTORMS BROUGHT
LOCALIZED AREAS OF ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


JULY 2014 DATA AND DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL FOR SELECTED CITIES:

                   MAX   DEP    MIN   DEP    AVE   DEP   PCPN    DEP
                  TEMP  NORM   TEMP  NORM   TEMP  NORM   TOTL   NORM
YAKIMA            94.9  +7.0   60.6  +7.3   77.8  +7.2   0.06  -0.16
KENNEWICK         95.6  +5.3   66.1  +4.4   80.8  +4.8   0.02  -0.20
WALLA WALLA       95.2  +6.0   66.2  +5.3   80.7  +5.7   0.13  -0.46
THE DALLES        91.7  +4.2   63.5  +3.1   77.6  +3.6   0.62  +0.46
REDMOND           90.5  +4.9   49.5  +3.3   70.0  +4.1   0.29  -0.24
PENDLETON AIRPORT 94.5  +6.5   60.8  +3.6   77.6  +5.0   0.22  -0.10
LA GRANDE         91.9  +6.5   58.1  +4.3   75.0  +5.4   0.20  -0.48

II.  SELECTED RECORDS

     A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE SETTLED OVER THE REGION FOR SEVERAL
DAYS, LEADING TO A PERIOD OF HOT WEATHER DURING THE MONTH OF JULY
2014. SEVERAL WEATHER STATIONS BROKE OR TIED MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE
RECORDS THE AFTERNOON OF THE 16TH.

CITY                      PREVIOUS RECORD     NEW RECORD
CONDON, OR                99 IN 1941          100
HERMISTON AIRPORT, OR     108 IN 1941         108 (TIED)
MONUMENT, OR              105 IN 2003         108
PENDLETON, OR             105 IN 1941         105 (TIED)
REDMOND, OR               100 IN 1960         100 (TIED)
ELLENSBURG, WA            102 IN 1941         102 (TIED)
KENNEWICK, WA             108 IN 1911         108 (TIED)
WALLA WALLA, WA           105 IN 1984         105 (TIED)
WHITMAN MISSION, WA       103 IN 1979         105
YAKIMA, WA                101 IN 1973         107

     SEVERAL WEATHER STATIONS REPORTED AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FOR THE
MONTH OF JULY 2014 IN THE TOP 5 HIGHEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FOR THE
MONTH OF JULY ON RECORD. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE LOCATION,
RANK, JULY 2014 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AND THE HIGHEST AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF JULY FOR THAT STATION.

CITY                  RANK  JULY 2014 AVG T    HIGHEST JULY AVG T
PRINEVILLE, OR        #5    70.3               73.4 IN 1922
BICKLETON, WA         #5    72.0               73.8 IN 2003
GOLDENDALE, WA        #5    72.0               73.9 IN 1998
HEPPNER, OR           #4    73.8               76.4 IN 1906
LONG CREEK, OR        #4    69.6               70.5 IN 2007
SISTERS, OR           #4    68.4               69.4 IN 2003
MT ADAMS RS, WA       #4    69.6               70.2 IN 1931
MORO, OR              #3    73.1               73.5 IN 1985
PELTON DAM, OR        #3    76.8               77.6 IN 1998
PENDLETON, OR         #3    77.6               78.4 IN 1975
KENNEWICK, WA         #3    80.8               86.3 IN 1906
LA GRANDE, OR         #2    75.0               79.0 IN 2013
PENDLETON ES, OR      #2    75.0               76.3 IN 1998
THE DALLES, OR        #2    77.6               81.6 IN 1985
WALLA WALLA, WA       #2    80.7               82.3 IN 1985

FOUR STATIONS REPORTED THEIR HIGHEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH OF JULY DURING JULY OF 2014. THE FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE
WEATHER STATION, THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JULY 2014, AND THE
PREVIOUS RECORD AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF JULY.

CITY                       JULY 2014 AVG T    PREVIOUS RECORD
BEND, OR                   70.3               69.8 IN 1906
CONDON, OR                 73.1               71.3 IN 1925
WHITMAN MISSION, WA        76.0               75.5 IN 2006
YAKIMA, WA                 77.8               77.5 IN 2013


III.  SIGNIFICANT WEATHER

     MOISTURE FROM THE DESERT SOUTHWEST IN COMBINATION WITH WEATHER
DISTURBANCES AND HOT UNSTABLE WEATHER FROM A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE
LED TO SEVERAL THUNDERSTORM DAYS DURING THE MIDDLE AND THE END OF
THE MONTH OF JULY. THUNDERSTORMS MOVED THROUGH PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
OREGON, ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE CASCADES AND NORTHEAST OREGON
ON THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING OF JULY 22ND. THE LARGEST HAIL STONE
SIZE REPORTED WAS 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER ABOUT 10 MILES EAST OF BLACK
BUTTE RANCH IN DESCHUTES COUNTY. HAIL UP TO 1.75 INCHES WAS REPORTED
IN THE THREE RIVERS RECREATIONAL AREA AND HAIL OF 1.25 INCHES IN
DIAMETER WAS REPORTED 25 MILES NORTH-NORTHWEST OF WARM SPRINGS.
HEAVY PRECIPITATION WAS ALSO ASSOCIATED WITH THESE STORMS WITH ONE
SPOTTER REPORTING 0.49 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION NEAR MEACHAM. THE
FOLLOWING TABLE LISTS THE COOPERATIVE WEATHER STATIONS AND AIRPORT
WEATHER STATIONS THAT BROKE RECORD 24-HOUR PRECIPITATION TOTALS FROM
THE STORMS ON THE 22ND.

CITY                      PREVIOUS RECORD     NEW RECORD
FOSSIL, OR                0.23 IN 1935        0.63
PELTON DAM, OR            0.02 IN 1992        0.09
SISTERS, OR               0.06 IN 1993        0.15
THE DALLES, OR            0.04 IN 2005        0.14
CLE ELUM, WA              0.50 IN 1918        0.85
MOUNT ADAMS RS, WA        0.05 IN 1959        0.51

     ANOTHER THUNDERSTORM MOVED OVER THE TOWN OF SISTERS ON JULY
30TH. THIS STORM PRODUCED 1-INCH HAIL AND ONE SPOTTER REPORTED 0.91
INCHES OF RAIN. THE COOPERATIVE WEATHER STATION IN SISTERS REPORTED
0.55 INCHES OF RAIN, BREAKING THE 24-HOUR PRECIPITATION RECORD
ENDING THE MORNING OF JULY 31ST. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 0.34 INCHES
SET IN 1997.






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