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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
540 AM PDT FRI AUG 1 2014

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JULY 2014 TURNED OUT TO BE A HOT ONE.  THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS
80.3 DEGREES, WHICH MEANS IT IS TIED FOR THE 2ND HOTTEST JULY EVER.
JULY 1906 HOLDS THE RECORD AS THE HOTTEST JULY AT 81.5 DEGREES,
WITH 2007 AND 1925 TYING 2014 FOR 2ND PLACE.

THE HEAT STARTED ON THE 1ST OF THE MONTH, AS LEWISTON REACHED 100F
ON THE 2ND.  AFTER FALLING BACK INTO THE 90S FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS,
THE TRIPLE DIGIT HEAT RETURNED.  LEWISTON AVERAGES 4 DAYS OF 100+
TEMPERATURES, BUT REACHED THAT MARK 13 TIMES IN 2014. THIS HAS ONLY
HAPPENED IN 4 OTHER JULY`S SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN THE L/C VALLEY IN
1881. THE GREATEST NUMBER OF DAYS OVER 100 IN A JULY IN LEWISTON WAS
15 IN 1938.

ON THE 14TH, WET THUNDERSTORMS MOVED THROUGH THE AREA BRINGING HEAVY
DOWNPOURS TO MANY LOCATIONS.  BUT THE LIGHTNING ASSOCIATED WITH
THESE STORMS ALSO STARTED SOME WILDFIRES IN THE CASCADES.  SMOKE
FROM THESE FIRES SPREAD OVER THE AREA ON THE 18TH AND 19TH.

THE 23RD SAW AN IMPRESSIVE THUNDERSTORM OUTBREAK ACROSS THE AREA.
GOLFBALL-SIZE HAIL DAMAGED CARS NORTH OF POMEROY, WHILE PING PONG
BALL SIZED HAIL FELL IN PULLMAN. THE MAXIMUM WIND GUST RECORDED AT
THE NEZ PERCE COUNTY AIRPORT ON THE 23RD WAS 59 MPH.AFTER A VERY
COOL DAY ON THE 24TH, THE HEAT RETURNED TO FINISH OUT THE MONTH,
WITH THE FINAL 5 DAYS OF THE MONTH ALL TOPPING 100 DEGREES.

...THE LEWISTON ID AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1881 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             117   07/27/1939
 LOW               41   07/02/1955
                        07/07/1895
HIGHEST           106   07/29        MM      MM      107  07/01
LOWEST             53   07/25        MM      MM       54  07/06
AVG. MAXIMUM     96.3              89.3     7.0     95.4
AVG. MINIMUM     64.3              59.6     4.7     61.8
MEAN             80.3              74.4     5.9     78.6
DAYS MAX >= 90     26              16.1     9.9       27
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         2.60   1987
 MINIMUM            T   1883
TOTALS           0.26              0.66   -0.40     0.09
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.02   -0.01     0.00
DAYS >= .01         3               4.6    -1.6        4
DAYS >= .10         1               1.6    -0.6        0
DAYS >= .50         0               0.3    -0.3        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.18   07/22 TO 07/23           07/16 TO 07/17

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   MM
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   07/31 TO 07/31           07/31 TO 07/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       0                 7      -7        0
 SINCE 7/1          0                 7      -7        0
COOLING TOTAL     483               300     183      431
 SINCE 1/1        601               430     171      608
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    45/290    DATE  07/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    59/290    DATE  07/23

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.10
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           30
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              1
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     36

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                9     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       0     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
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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