Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
415 AM PDT TUE MAY 1 2018

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...THE WENATCHEE WA PANGBORN FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1959 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              93   04/24/1977
 LOW               25   04/21/2008
HIGHEST            82   04/27        62      20       65  04/28
LOWEST             30   04/03        41     -11       31  04/11
AVG. MAXIMUM     60.4              62.2    -1.8     58.4
AVG. MINIMUM     40.1              39.7     0.4     39.6
MEAN             50.2              51.6    -1.4     49.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      3               1.5     1.5        1
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.35   1967
 MINIMUM         0.00   2009
TOTALS           1.32              0.46    0.86     2.15
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.02    0.02     0.07
DAYS >= .01         9               4.8     4.2       12
DAYS >= .10         5               1.5     3.5        7
DAYS >= .50         0               0.0     0.0        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.45   04/07 TO 04/07              0.83

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     435               404      31      474
 SINCE 7/1       5550              5516      34     6003
COOLING TOTAL       0                36     -36        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                38     -38        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/310    DATE  04/27
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/300    DATE  04/27

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           17
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     57

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      1

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

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APRIL 2018 FINISHED WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES
ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON.  THE MONTH STARTED OFF ON A COOL
NOTE WITH SEVERAL ROUNDS OF PRECIPITATION FALLING AS RAIN IN THE
VALLEYS AND SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS.  THE WETTEST STORM WAS ON THE 7TH
WITH STEADY RAIN IN THE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON WITH RAIN TOTALS
RANGING FROM 0.45-0.75 INCHES.  THIS RAIN COMBINED WITH SATURATED
GROUNDS FROM A WET MARCH LED TO SEVERAL DEBRIS FLOWS.  THE LARGEST
REPORTED INCLUDE PARADISE HILL ROAD NORTH OF BREWSTER WHICH WAS
IMPASSABLE AS WELL AS CHESAW ROAD WEST OF MOLSON.  A SMALLER DEBRIS
FLOW WAS REPORTED NORTH OF WINTHROP WHILE IN LOOMIS WATER WAS
REPORTED OVER ROADS.  ANOTHER WET PERIOD FROM THE 14TH THROUGH THE
16TH CONTRIBUTED TO TWO DEBRIS FLOWS NEAR CONCONULLY INCLUDING
SALMON CREEK ROAD.  MUCH NEEDED WARMER AND DRIER WEATHER ARRIVED
FROM THE 19TH THROUGH THE 27TH.  WENATCHEE REACHED 82 DEGREES ON THE
27TH BEFORE A STRONG COLD FRONT BROUGHT RAIN SHOWERS AND MUCH COOLER
TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER 60S ON THE 28TH. A FUNNEL CLOUD WAS EVEN
OBSERVED ON THIS DAY NEAR EPHRATA.

A COUPLE RAINFALL RECORDS OCCURRING DURING THE MONTH AT THE
WENATCHEE AIRPORT.  ON THE 7TH 0.45 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION TIED THE
RECORD FOR THE DATE WHILE 0.27 INCHES ON THE 28TH BROKE A RECORD FOR
THE DATE.


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