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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
409 AM PDT WED APR 1 2015

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...THE WENATCHEE WA PANGBORN FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1959 TO 2015

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            71   03/27        54      17       62  03/09
                        03/09
LOWEST             25   03/04        34      -9       18  03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     60.8              53.8     7.0     53.9
AVG. MINIMUM     40.6              34.7     5.9     34.0
MEAN             50.7              44.1     6.6     43.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               4.0    -4.0        2
DAYS MIN <= 32      4              12.0    -8.0        8
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.84   1995
 MINIMUM         0.01   1977
TOTALS           0.65              0.64    0.01     0.69
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.03   -0.01     0.02
DAYS >= .01         4               5.9    -1.9        7
DAYS >= .10         2               2.1    -0.1        1
DAYS >= .50         0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.32   03/24 TO 03/24           03/05 TO 03/05
                                                          03/05 TO 03/05
                                                          03/05 TO 03/05

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           31.0   1970
TOTALS             MM               9.8      MM       MM
SINCE 7/1          MM              42.1      MM       MM
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     MM                MM      MM       MM
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.5    -0.5        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        MM                                 MM  MM
 24 HR TOTAL       MM                                 MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     437               648    -211      644
 SINCE 7/1       4066              5112   -1046     5214
COOLING TOTAL       0                 2      -2        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 2      -2        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/270    DATE  03/27
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/290    DATE  03/28

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           22
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     54

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                6     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       3     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      0

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

MARCH 2015 WAS WARMER THAN NORMAL WITH NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON.

THE MONTH STARTED OFF ON WITH SEASONAL TEMPERATURES WITH NORTHERLY
FLOW OVER THE AREA.  A STRONG WARMING TREND FOLLOWED WITH HIGHS
WARMING FROM THE MID 40S ON THE 3RD TO THE LOWER 70S ON THE 9TH IN
WENATCHEE.  THE ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURED CONTINUED FOR MOST DAYS
DURING THE REMAINDER OF THE MONTH.  OVERALL THE REGION WAS FAIRLY
DRY THROUGH THE 13TH.  THIS QUICKLY CHANGED AS A VERY MOIST
SUBTROPICAL AIR MASS BROUGHT RAIN ON THE 15TH. THE CASCADE CREST WAS
ESPECIALLY WET WITH STEHEKIN RECEIVING 2.20 INCHES. ANOTHER WET
SYSTEM BROUGHT MORE RAIN ON THE 24TH. SEVERAL OTHER WEAK SYSTEMS
PASSED THROUGH DURING THE LATTER PART OF THE MONTH WAS WESTERLY FLOW
RESULTED IN RAIN SHADOWING FOR THE WENATCHEE AREA.

SEVERAL RECORDS WERE TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE MONTH. THIS INCLUDES
RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES OF 71 ON THE 9TH AND 70 ON THE 14TH.
RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURES WERE TIED OR BROKEN ON THE 11TH...17TH...
18TH...20TH...AND 21ST WITH 51...44...43...45...AND 44 RESPECTIVELY.
THE LOW OF 51F ON THE 11TH TIED A MONTHLY RECORD. ON THE 15TH...A
DAILY RAINFALL RECORD OF 0.31 INCHES WAS SET.

THE MARCH MEAN TEMPERATURE OF 50.7 WAS THE WARMEST MEAN TEMPERATURE RECORDED
AT THIS SITE IN TH MONTH OPF MARCH.THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 47.4 IN 1994.
RECORDS HAVE BEEN KEPT AT THIS SITE SINCE 1959.

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