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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
700 AM PDT SAT NOV 1 2014

...MEDFORD OREGON WEATHER REVIEW: OCTOBER 2014...

OCTOBER 2014 FEATURED A TRANSITION FROM WARM DRY CONDITIONS CHARACTERISTIC OF
THE END OF SUMMER DURING THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF THE MONTH TO WET CONDITIONS THE
SECOND HALF OF THE MONTH AS MORE ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERNS DOMINATED. MEDFORD SAW
4 DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES 90 DEGREES OR ABOVE, ALL IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE
MONTH. THE WARMEST DAY WAS OCTOBER 4, WITH A HIGH OF 91 DEGREES. FIRE SEASON ON
ODF-PROTECTED LANDS IN SOUTHWEST OREGON ENDED OCTOBER 15, AFTER WIDESPREAD RAIN
ON THE 14TH. CRATER LAKE RECORDED ITS FIRST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON
ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SYSTEM. TEMPERATURES REMAINED MOSTLY ABOVE NORMAL THROUGH
THE END OF THE MONTH, PARTICULARLY THE NIGHTTIME MINIMUM TEMPERATURES. AS A
RESULT, THIS WAS THE 3RD WARMEST OCTOBER ON RECORD WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
OF 60.3 DEGREES, 1.3 DEGREES BELOW THE RECORD OF 61.9 DEGREES SET IN 1988. THE
AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE IN OCTOBER WAS 47.4 DEGREES, WHICH BROKE THE RECORD
OF 46.3 DEGREES, SET IN 1979. THIS FALL IS THE FIRST TIME ON RECORD THAT THE
TEMPERATURE HAS NOT DROPPED BELOW 39 DEGREES ONCE BY THE END OF OCTOBER.
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS NOT RECORD-SETTING BY ANY MEANS, BUT LIKE SEPTEMBER,
WAS ABOVE NORMAL. TOTAL ACCUMULATION WAS 2.59 INCHES, THE 12TH WETTEST OCTOBER
ON RECORD. A STRONG LOW AND ITS ASSOCIATED FRONT BROUGHT RAIN AND WINDS TO THE
AREA ON THE 25TH, WITH WIND GUSTS PEAKING AT 38 MPH IN MEDFORD, BLOWING FROM
THE SOUTH.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER WAS 60.3 DEGREES WHICH WAS 4.3
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 73.3
DEGREES WHICH WAS 3.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE AVERAGE MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE WAS 47.4 DEGREES WHICH WAS 5.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 91 DEGREES ON THE 4TH. THE
LOWEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 40 DEGREES ON THE 13TH.

THERE WERE 14 CLEAR DAYS, 11 PARTLY CLOUDY DAYS, AND 6 CLOUDY DAYS.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION WAS 2.59 INCHES WHICH WAS 1.46 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THE GREATEST 24 HOUR TOTAL WAS 0.72 INCHES THAT FELL FROM THE 30TH TO
THE 31ST. THE WATER YEAR BEGAN SEPTEMBER 1ST AND IS CURRENTLY AT 4.63
INCHES WHICH IS 2.93 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. CALENDAR YEAR
PRECIPITATION IS 16.02 INCHES WHICH IS 4.18 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

THE AVERAGE WIND FOR THE MONTH WAS 2.8 MPH. THE FASTEST RECORDED
TWO-MINUTE WIND WAS 31 MPH FROM THE SOUTHEAST ON THE 25TH. THE PEAK
WIND WAS 38 MPH FROM THE SOUTH ON THE 25TH.

THE HIGHEST PRESSURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.31 INCHES ON THE 12TH.
THE LOWEST PRESSURE WAS 29.47 INCHES ON THE 25TH.

RECORDS SET DURING THE MONTH:

THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 53 ON THE 17TH WAS THE WARMEST MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE. THE OLD RECORD WAS 52 IN 2009, 1979, AND 1926.
THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 51 ON THE 18TH TIED THE PREVIOUS WARMEST
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE, SET IN 1997, 1952, AND 1921.

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