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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
128 AM PDT TUE APR 1 2014

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...THE WENATCHEE WA PANGBORN FIELD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF
MARCH 2014...

MARCH 2014 BROUGHT A VARIEY OF WEATHER TO NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON.
THE MONTH BEGAN WITH COLD ARCTIC AIR SPILLING INTO THE AREA WITH
SNOW FALLING ON THE 2ND AND 3RD.  VALLEY SNOW TOTALS WERE LIGHT BUT
THE MOUNTAINS SAW HEAVY SNOW WITH 16 INCHES AT WASHINGTON PASS AND
13 INCHES AT BLEWETT PASS.  WENATCHEE RECEIVED AN INCH OF SNOW.  THE
COLD AIR QUICKLY SCOURED OUT WITH WARMER AND WET CONDITIONS ON THE
5TH.  THE REMAINDER OF THE MONTH REMAINED ACTIVE WITH SEVERAL
WEATHER SYSTEMS PASSING THROUGH.  WESTERLY FLOW RESULTED IN A RAIN
SHADOW FOR WENATCHEE BUT ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE CASCADES
SEVERAL ROUNDS OF RAIN OCCURRED.  THE RAIN AND MILDER TEMPERATURES
RESULTED IN THE SNOW DEPTH IN LEAVENWORTH GOING FROM 21 INCHES ON
THE 4TH...DOWN TO NOTHING ON THE 16TH.  A COUPLE ROUNDS OF WINDY
WEATHER OCCURRED IN WENATCHEE WITH PEAK GUSTS OF 49 MPH ON BOTH THE
14TH AND 17TH.

ONE RECORD OCCURRED DURING THE MONTH FOR THE WENATCHEE AIRPORT.  ON
THE 5TH 0.48 INCHES OF RAIN SET A DAILY RAINFALL RECORD.

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1959 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              78   03/28/1994
                        03/31/1992
 LOW                6   03/04/1960
HIGHEST            62   03/09        54       8       71  03/31
LOWEST             18   03/03        34     -16       26  03/24
AVG. MAXIMUM     53.9              53.8     0.1     54.2
AVG. MINIMUM     34.0              34.7    -0.7     33.8
MEAN             43.9              44.1    -0.2     44.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2               4.0    -2.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      8              12.0    -4.0       15
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.84   1995
 MINIMUM         0.01   1977
TOTALS           0.69              0.64    0.05     0.81
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.03   -0.01     0.03
DAYS >= .01         7               5.9     1.1        5
DAYS >= .10         1               2.1    -1.1        3
DAYS >= .50         0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.48   03/05 TO 03/05           03/06 TO 03/06
                                                          03/06 TO 03/06
                                                          03/06 TO 03/06

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     644               648      -4      644
 SINCE 7/1       5214              5112     102     4771
COOLING TOTAL       0                 2      -2        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 2      -2        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/290    DATE  03/17
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/300    DATE  03/17

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           18
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          4

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     56

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                3     SLEET                      0
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      2

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

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