Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
435 AM PST THU DEC 1 2016

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...THE SPOKANE WA AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1881 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              70   11/01/1903
 LOW              -21   11/23/1985
HIGHEST            64   11/05        MM      MM       58  11/15
LOWEST             29   11/29        MM      MM       11  11/28
AVG. MAXIMUM     49.7              41.6     8.1     42.1
AVG. MINIMUM     37.2              29.8     7.4     27.7
MEAN             43.5              35.7     7.8     34.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               3.6    -3.6        4
DAYS MIN <= 32      7              16.6    -9.6       22
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.4    -0.4        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.96   1959
 MINIMUM         0.38   1985
TOTALS           1.57              2.30   -0.73     0.77
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.08   -0.03     0.03
DAYS >= .01        13              13.7    -0.7        9
DAYS >= .10         6               7.3    -1.3        4
DAYS >= .50         0               0.9    -0.9        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.38   11/14 TO 11/15           10/31 TO 11/01
                                                          11/01 TO 11/01
                                                          11/01 TO 11/01

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           25.9   2010
TOTALS            3.3               7.4    -4.1      1.5
SINCE 7/1         3.3               7.5    -4.2      1.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         1               2.5    -1.5        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   11/28                          1  11/30
                                                          11/29
                                                          11/28
 24 HR TOTAL      1.6   MM                       11/01 TO 11/01
                                                          11/01 TO 11/01
                                                          11/01 TO 11/01

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     637               879    -242      899
 SINCE 7/1       1333              1667    -334     1434
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1        494               450      44      828
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/230    DATE  11/15
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    38/220    DATE  11/12

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            1
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         16

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     79

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                5     SLEET                      0
FOG                      20     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      9
HAZE                      0

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

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NOVEMBER 2016 FINISHED MUCH WARMER THAN NORMAL ACROSS NORTHEAST
WASHINGTON INTO THE IDAHO PANHANDLE WITH PRECIPITATION NEAR TO BELOW
NORMAL.  THE FIRST HALF OF THE MONTH WAS EXCEPTIONALLY MILD WITH
TEMPERATURES ON MOST DAYS 10 TO 15 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.  HIGH
TEMPERATURES IN THE 50S TO LOWER 60S WERE COMMON WITH LOW
TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 30S AND 40S IN SPOKANE.  ON THE 12TH WINDY
CONDITIONS OCCURRED WITH A PEAK WIND GUST OF 38 MPH AT THE SPOKANE
AIRPORT.  THE PATTERN BEGAN TO CHANGE TOWARDS THE END OF THE MONTH
AS A COOLER NORTHWEST FLOW PATTERN SET UP.  HIGH TEMPERATURES COOLED
INTO THE 40S FOR MOST DAYS...AND EVEN DOWN INTO THE LOWER TO MID 30S
FOR THE END OF THE MONTH.  THESE COOLER TEMPERATURES COMBINED WITH
PASSING WEAK WEATHER SYSTEMS BROUGHT SNOW...WITH 1 TO 3 INCHES
FALLING ACROSS MOST OF THE REGION INCLUDING THE SPOKANE AREA LATE ON
THE 27TH INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF THE 28TH.

A COUPLE HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE TIED OR SET DURING THE MONTH
AT THE SPOKANE AIRPORT.  THIS INCLUDES NOV 5TH WHERE A HIGH OF 64
DEGREES TIED A RECORD WHILE A NEW RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 61
DEGREES WAS SET ON THE 8TH.


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