Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
1029 PM PDT WED APR 4 2018

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...THE WENATCHEE WA PANGBORN FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 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              78   03/28/1994
                        03/31/1992
 LOW                6   03/04/1960
HIGHEST            64   03/27        54      10       61  03/31
LOWEST             25   03/07        34      -9       20  03/08
                        03/06
                        03/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     51.8              53.8    -2.0     48.9
AVG. MINIMUM     32.6              34.7    -2.1     33.1
MEAN             42.2              44.1    -1.9     41.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               4.0    -4.0        1
DAYS MIN <= 32     17              12.0     5.0       13
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.84   1995
 MINIMUM         0.01   1977
TOTALS           0.72              0.64    0.08     1.23
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.03   -0.01     0.04
DAYS >= .01         8               5.9     2.1       15
DAYS >= .10         3               2.1     0.9        4
DAYS >= .50         0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.20   03/22 TO 03/22              0.24

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     697               648      49      738
 SINCE 7/1       5115              5112       3     5529
COOLING TOTAL       0                 2      -2        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 2      -2        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/260    DATE  03/09
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/270    DATE  03/09

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           18
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          3

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     60

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                9     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      0
FOG                       5     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
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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MARCH 2018 BROUGHT COOLER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL CONDITIONS TO MOST
OF NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON...ESPECIALLY THE OKANOGAN AND METHOW
VALLEYS AS WELL AS LAKE CHELAN.  WINTHROP HAD THE 3RD WETTEST MARCH
ON RECORD. ON THE 1ST AND 2ND A DEEP LOW SET UP OFF THE COAST WITH
NUMEROUS WAVE ROTATING IN FROM THE SOUTH. THE VALLEY BOTTOMS
INCLUDING OMAK AND WENATCHEE SAW MAINLY RAIN BUT HEAVY SNOW
STRUCK LOCATIONS ABOVE 2000 FEET. CONCUNULLY AND REPUBLIC
WERE THE HARDEST HIT AREAS WITH REPORTS OF 14-20 INCHES OF SNOW.
MOUNTAIN SENSORS AT 4500 FEET ESTIMATED 23 INCHES.  THE HEAVY
PRECIPITATION IN OMAK CONTRIBUTED TO A DEBRIS FLOW WITH DIRT AND
WATER CLOSING OMAK RIVER ROAD.  AFTER THIS WET PERIOD COLDER AND
DRIER WEATHER FOLLOWED.  WINTHROP AND REPUBLIC REPORTED LOWS OF 9F
AND 13F RESPECTIVELY ON THE 7TH.  COLD TEMPERATURES WITH LOWS IN THE
TEENS STRUCK THESE SAME AREAS FROM THE 10TH THROUGH THE 12TH.  A
PERIOD OF NORMAL TEMPERATURES OCCURRED FROM THE 13TH THROUGH THE
21ST BEFORE A STRONG COLD FRONT PASSAGE ON THE 22ND.  MODERATE RAIN
FELL AHEAD OF THE FRONT IN WENATCHEE, WITH HEAVIER AMOUNTS METHOW
VALLEY WITH 1.10 INCHES IN WINTHROP WITH EVEN HIGHER AMOUNTS AROUND
1.5 INCHES LOUP LOUP AREA.

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



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