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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
300 AM PDT FRI MAY 1 2015

...MEDFORD OREGON WEATHER REVIEW: APRIL 2015...

APRIL 2015 WAS CHARACTERIZED BY THE TYPICAL SHARP SWINGS IN WEATHER
THAT COME WITH SPRING. TEMPERATURES REMAINED ON THE COOLER SIDE OF
NORMAL AS THE ACTIVE PATTERN FROM MARCH CONTINUED INTO THE MIDDLE OF
APRIL. A FAIRLY STRONG COLD FRONT MOVED THROUGH THE AREA ON THE 7TH.
WHILE MEDFORD ONLY RECEIVED RAIN WITH THIS SYSTEM, OTHER LOCATIONS
WITHIN THE COUNTY WARNING AREA, SUCH AS SISKIYOU COUNTY, RECEIVED
SIGNIFICANT SNOW. THIS INCLUDED LOWER ELEVATIONS THAT HAVEN`T RECEIVED
THAT MUCH SNOW IN A FEW WINTERS. ANOTHER STRONG COLD FRONT PASSED
THROUGH ON THE 13TH BRINGING STRONG GUSTY WINDS TO THE ROGUE VALLEY AND
A SHARP DROP IN TEMPERATURE; ABOUT 10-15 DEGREES IN JUST AN HOUR. AFTER
THIS FRONT, TEMPERATURES WARMED SIGNIFICANTLY AS HIGH PRESSURE SETTLED
OVER THE REGION. ALTHOUGH NO RECORDS WERE BROKEN, HIGH TEMPERATURES
REACHED AS MUCH AS 15-20 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS THE AREA. THE LAST
FRONT TO MOVE THROUGH DURING APRIL WAS FAIRLY DRY, BUT DID MANAGE TO
KNOCK TEMPERATURES DOWN TO NEAR NORMAL VALUES IN MEDFORD FOR A FEW
DAYS. HIGH PRESSURE MOVED IN TO FINISH APRIL OFF WARMER THAN NORMAL,
WITH THE WARMEST DAY OF THE YEAR SO FAR OCCURRING ON THE 27TH; 87
DEGREES WAS RECORDED AT THE MEDFORD AIRPORT.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL WAS 53.7 DEGREES, WHICH IS 0.9
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS 67.5 DEGREES,
WHICH IS 2.6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE AVERAGE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS
39.9 DEGREES, WHICH IS 0.9 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 87 DEGREES ON THE 27TH. THE LOWEST
TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 32 DEGREES ON THE 2ND.

THERE WERE 15 CLEAR DAYS, 12 PARTLY CLOUDY DAYS, AND 4 CLOUDY DAYS.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION WAS 0.60 INCHES WHICH IS 0.78 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.
THE GREATEST 24 HOUR TOTAL WAS 0.17 INCHES THAT FELL FROM THE 24TH TO
THE 25TH. THE WATER YEAR BEGAN OCTOBER 1ST AND IS CURRENTLY 13.35
INCHES WHICH IS 1.82 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. CALENDAR YEAR PRECIPITATION
IS 6.50 INCHES WHICH IS 1.03 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

THE AVERAGE WIND FOR THE MONTH WAS 4.3 MPH. THE FASTEST RECORDED TWO-
MINUTE WIND WAS 31 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON THE 13TH. THE PEAK WIND
WAS 40 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ALSO ON THE 13TH.

THE HIGHEST PRESSURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.51 INCHES ON THE 15TH. THE
LOWEST PRESSURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 29.64 INCHES ON THE 7TH.

DUNCAN



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