Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD, OR
128 AM PST THU FEB 1 2018

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...THE MEDFORD OR CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1911 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              71   01/21/1981
                        01/20/1961
 LOW               -3   01/11/1930
HIGHEST            68   01/17                         54  01/27
                                                          01/18
LOWEST             29   01/25                          6  01/06
                        01/24
                        01/13
AVG. MAXIMUM     50.7              47.8     2.9     44.9
AVG. MINIMUM     35.3              32.8     2.5     28.4
MEAN             43.0              40.3     2.7     36.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        2
DAYS MIN <= 32      8              14.0    -6.0       22
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.67   1936
TOTALS           1.60              2.43   -0.83     4.89
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.08   -0.03     0.16
DAYS >= .01        16              13.1     2.9       16
DAYS >= .10         5               6.8    -1.8        8
DAYS >= .50         0               1.1    -1.1        5
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.3    -0.3        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.37   01/18 TO 01/18

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           22.6   1930
TOTALS              T               1.3    -1.3     11.4
SINCE 7/1           T               3.0    -3.0     11.8

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     673               766     -93      873
 SINCE 7/1       2434              2532     -98     2498
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     09/13/1921
 LATEST       06/12/1952
EARLIEST                        10/18
LATEST                          04/29
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              2.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/150    DATE  01/17
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    36/140    DATE  01/17

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            3
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             15
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         13

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     84

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               21     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                1     SLEET                      0
FOG                      28     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     14
HAZE                      3

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

&&

JANUARY 2017 WAS WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL FOR MEDFORD.  THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE WAS 43.0 DEGREES, WHICH WAS 2.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.  THE
TEMPERATURE DROPPED BELOW FREEZING ON ONLY FIVE DAYS DURING THE MONTH. TWO
RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE RECORDED IN MEDFORD. THE HIGH OF 60 DEGREES ON
JANUARY 15TH BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 59 DEGREES, SET IN 2010. THE HIGH OF 68
DEGREES ON THE 17TH BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 65 DEGREES, SET IN 1981.

THE TOTAL RAINFALL WAS 1.60 INCHES, WHICH WAS 0.83 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. WHILE
IT WAS DRIER THAN NORMAL, WEAK FRONTS DID BRING MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION TO THE
AREA ON 16 OF THE 31 DAYS OF JANUARY. THE WETTEST DAY WAS THE 18TH, ON WHICH
0.37 INCHES OF RAIN FELL. THE SECOND WETTEST DAY WAS THE 24TH, ON WHICH 0.25
INCHES OF RAIN FELL. THERE WAS A TRACE OF SNOW ON THE 25TH, WHICH WAS THE FIRST
SNOW RECORDED IN MEDFORD THIS SEASON.

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