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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
350 AM PDT WED OCT 1 2014

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

SEPTEMBER 2014 BROUGHT NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL TO
NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON AND NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES.

THE MONTH STARTED OFF ON A COOL NOTE AS A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM TRACKED THROUGH.  THIS RESULTED IN SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS ON THE 2ND AND 3RD MAINLY IN THE OKANOGAN VALLEY AND
ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE CASCADES.  TEMPERATURES QUICKLY
REBOUNDED INTO THE LOWER 90S ON THE 7TH.  ANOTHER COOL DOWN FOLLOWED
WHICH WAS ACCOMPANIED BY DRIER AIR FROM THE 10TH THROUGH THE 12TH
WHICH BROUGHT COOL NIGHT TIME TEMPERATURES.  WENATCHEE DROPPED TO 43
DEGREES ON THE 12TH WITH OMAK DROPPING BELOW FREEZING AT 31 DEGREES.
WARMER TEMPERATURES FOLLOWED WITH READINGS AROUND 5 TO 10 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL FROM THE 15TH THROUGH THE 23RD.  A SLOW MOVING FRONT
THEN STALLED OVER NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON ON THE 24TH AND 25TH
BRINGING WIDESPREAD RAIN.  AMOUNTS VARIED FROM 1.25 INCHES OVER THE
TWO DAY PERIOD NEAR THE CASCADE CREST TO BETWEEN 0.15-0.50 INCHES IN
THE VALLEYS AWAY FROM THE CASCADE CREST.  ON THE LAST DAY OF THE
MONTH...SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE OKANOGAN VALLEY PRODUCED GUSTY
WINDS.  A LOCALIZED GUST TO 61 MPH IN OROVILLE RESULTED IN DAMAGE TO
A POWER STATION.

THERE WERE SEVERAL ABNORMALLY WARM NIGHTS FROM THE 17TH THROUGH THE
19TH AND AGAIN ON THE 22ND AND 23RD THAT BROKE OR TIED THE WARMEST
READING FOR THE DATE AT WENATCHEE AIRPORT.  THIS INCLUDES 64 AND 69
ON THE 17TH AND 18TH RESPECTIVELY WHICH BOTH BROKE A RECORD.  THE
LOW OF 65 ON THE 19TH TIED A RECORD.  A LOW OF 62 WAS RECORDED THE
22ND AND 23RD WHICH BOTH ALSO TIED A 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             100   09/02/1998
 LOW               31   09/29/1985
HIGHEST            90   09/07        MM      MM       97  09/13
LOWEST             43   09/12         0      43       42  09/30
AVG. MAXIMUM     79.4              76.5     2.9     77.3
AVG. MINIMUM     55.2              52.3     2.9     55.6
MEAN             67.3              64.4     2.9     66.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               2.1    -1.1        6
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.31   1986
 MINIMUM         0.00   1999
TOTALS           0.16              0.34   -0.18     0.81
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.01    0.00     0.03
DAYS >= .01         3               2.6     0.4        9
DAYS >= .10         0               0.9    -0.9        2
DAYS >= .50         0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.14   09/24 TO 09/25           09/15 TO 09/15
                                                          09/14 TO 09/15
                                                          09/15 TO 09/15

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      35                98     -63       96
 SINCE 7/1         35               112     -77       96
COOLING TOTAL     110                 2     108      147
 SINCE 1/1       1201               790     411     1028
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/040    DATE  09/10
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/040    DATE  09/10

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.10
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           26
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              3
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          1

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     43

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       1     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      3

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

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