Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
1026 PM PDT WED APR 4 2018

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...THE SPOKANE WA AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1881 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              74   03/30/1881
 LOW              -10   03/03/1891
HIGHEST            63   03/13        MM      MM       60  03/14
LOWEST             21   03/03        MM      MM       25  03/07
AVG. MAXIMUM     48.2              48.9    -0.7     47.5
AVG. MINIMUM     30.8              31.6    -0.8     34.1
MEAN             39.5              40.2    -0.7     40.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.6    -0.6        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     20              15.6     4.4       11
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.56   2012
 MINIMUM         0.12   1909
TOTALS           1.30              1.61   -0.31     4.11
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.05   -0.01     0.13
DAYS >= .01        10              11.6    -1.6       21
DAYS >= .10         7               5.9     1.1       11
DAYS >= .50         0               0.5    -0.5        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.26   03/24 TO 03/24              0.56

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           16.4   1897
TOTALS            4.9               3.5     1.4      5.4
SINCE 7/1        49.3              43.8     5.5     61.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         2               1.2     0.8        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   03/03                          3  03/08
 24 HR TOTAL      2.7   03/24 TO 03/24               4.2

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     783               767      16      741
 SINCE 7/1       5430              5596    -166     5734
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/220    DATE  03/22
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/210    DATE  03/22

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            6
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         12

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     69

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               12     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      1
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
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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MARCH 2018 FINISHED SLIGHTLY COOLER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL OVER MOST
OF NORTHEAST WASHINGTON INTO THE NORTH IDAHO PANHANDLE.  THE MONTH
START OFF ON A COLD NOTE WITH AN UPPER TROUGH OVER THE REGION ON THE
1ST AND 2ND.  SOUTHERLY FLOW AHEAD OF A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM BROUGHT
SEVERAL WAVES INTO THE REGION FROM THE SOUTH.  HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW
HIT THE OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS WITH 18 INCHES NEAR REPUBLIC.  8 INCHES
FELL IN CLAYTON WITH 2 INCHES AT THE SPOKANE AIRPORT.  AFTER THE
SNOW ENDED COLDER TEMPERATURES FOLLOWED WITH DEER PARK DROPPING TO
BETWEEN 10-12F ON THE 3RD...4TH...AND 7TH.  THE MONTH`S ONLY WARM
SPELL SOON FOLLOWED WITH UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES ON THE 12TH
AND 13TH WITH HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S TO MID 60S.  AFTER EXPERIENCING
A PERIOD OF NORMAL TEMPERATURES FROM THE 14TH THROUGH THE
21ST...A STRONG COLD FRONT ARRIVED ON THE 22ND BRINGING SHOWERS,
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ALONG THE HIGHWAY 2 CORRIDOR FROM COULEE CITY
TO AIRWAY HEIGHTS, AND WIND GUSTS TO 46 MPH AT THE SPOKANE AIRPORT.
A COOL AND WET SYSTEM ON THE 24TH BROUGHT LOWER ELEVATION SNOW
INCLUDING 2.7 INCHES AT THE SPOKANE AIRPORT.  THE SNOWIEST LOCATION
WAS BETWEEN ELK AND DIAMOND LAKE WITH SEVERAL REPORTS BETWEEN 8 TO
10 INCHES.

NO RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH AT THE SPOKANE AIRPORT.


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