Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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CXUS56 KMFR 011025
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD, OR
149 AM PDT MON AUG 1 2016

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...THE MEDFORD OR CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1911 TO 2016

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           104   07/29                        109  07/31
                        07/28
LOWEST             52   07/11                         53  07/27
AVG. MAXIMUM     89.8              90.7    -0.9     94.0
AVG. MINIMUM     58.4              57.4     1.0     62.8
MEAN             74.1              74.1     0.0     78.4
DAYS MAX >= 90     17              17.7    -0.7       18
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           0.45              0.28    0.17     0.29
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.01    0.00     0.01
DAYS >= .01         3               2.1     0.9        2
DAYS >= .10         2               1.0     1.0        1
DAYS >= .50         0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.36   07/08 TO 07/09

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       2                 6      -4        0
 SINCE 7/1          2                 6      -4        0
COOLING TOTAL     293               286       7      425
 SINCE 1/1        555               432     123      781

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              5.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    23/280    DATE  07/21
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    30/290    DATE  07/21

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.10
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           26
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              3
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     46

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

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

JULY 2016 WILL BE REMEMBERED BY MOST AS A VERY MILD SUMMER MONTH. THE
FIRST WEEK OF JULY WAS DRY AND RELATIVELY NORMAL AS FAR AS TEMPERATURES
WERE CONCERNED. AFTER THAT, HOWEVER, A BROAD UPPER LEVEL TROUGH SETTLED
OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS, BRINGING COOLER THAN
NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND PLENTIFUL RAINFALL, AT LEAST BY JULY STANDARDS.
A SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT PASSED THROUGH THE AREA DURING THE 8TH AND 9TH
BRINGING MOST OF JULY`S NORMAL TOTAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION IN JUST 48
HOURS. WHILE THESE AMOUNTS WEREN`T RECORD-BREAKING FOR MEDFORD
SPECIFICALLY, NORTH BEND AND ROSEBURG BOTH BROKE DAILY PRECIPITATION
RECORDS DURING THIS TIME. AFTER THIS FRONT PASSED THROUGH, HIGH
TEMPERATURES REMAINED COOLER THAN NORMAL, OVERNIGHT TEMPERATURES WERE
WARMER THAN NORMAL, AND AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ENDED UP BEING AROUND 5
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL DURING THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AS THE UPPER LEVEL
TROUGH LINGERED OVER THE AREA. ONCE THE UPPER LEVEL TROUGH FINALLY
MOVED OUT, TEMPERATURES DURING THE LAST WEEK OR SO OF JULY QUICKLY
RETURNED TO SUMMER-LIKE VALUES. A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 104 DEGREES WAS
RECORDED AT MEDFORD ON THE 28TH AND 29TH.

TO PUT JULY 2016 INTO PERSPECTIVE, THE FOLLOWING RANKINGS ARE FOR THE
FIRST 20 DAYS OF THE MONTH FOR MEDFORD. THESE RANKINGS ARE OUT OF 105
YEARS OF RECORDS:

-HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE THE 22ND COOLEST.
-LOW TEMPERATURES WERE THE 21ST WARMEST.
-AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WERE THE 50TH COOLEST.

JULY 1ST - JULY 20TH WAS THE 3RD COOLEST SINCE 2000. ALSO, THE PREVIOUS
THREE JULYS, 2013-2015, (ALSO THROUGH THE 20TH) WERE AMONG THE WARMEST
ON RECORD, MAKING JULY 2016 FEEL RELATIVELY COOL.

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