709  
CXUS56 KOTX 031941 CCA  
CLMGEG  
 
CLIMATE REPORT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA  
1140 AM PST FRI FEB 03 2023  
   
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...THE SPOKANE WA AIRPORT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2023...  
 
CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1991 TO 2020  
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1881 TO 2023  
 
WEATHER OBSERVED NORMAL DEPART LAST YEAR'S  
VALUE DATE(S) VALUE FROM VALUE DATE(S)  
NORMAL    
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TEMPERATURE (F)  
RECORD  
HIGH 62 01/01/1918  
LOW -30 01/16/1888  
01/15/1888  
HIGHEST 45 01/14 MM MM 42 01/12  
LOWEST 5 01/30 MM MM 1 01/01  
AVG. MAXIMUM 35.4 34.5 0.9 34.3  
AVG. MINIMUM 27.0 24.7 2.3 24.3  
MEAN 31.2 29.6 1.6 29.3  
DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.0 0.0 0  
DAYS MAX <= 32 8 11.7 -3.7 9  
DAYS MIN <= 32 26 25.9 0.1 30  
DAYS MIN <= 0 0 1.1 -1.1 0  
 
PRECIPITATION (INCHES)  
RECORD  
MAXIMUM 4.96 1959  
MINIMUM 0.38 1985  
TOTALS 1.52 1.97 -0.45 2.13  
DAILY AVG. 0.05 0.06 -0.01 0.07  
DAYS >= .01 14 14.2 -0.2 12  
DAYS >= .10 6 6.9 -0.9 6  
DAYS >= .50 0 0.5 -0.5 2  
DAYS >= 1.00 0 0.0 0.0 0  
GREATEST  
24 HR. TOTAL 0.40 01/12 TO 01/13 0.68  
 
SNOWFALL (INCHES)  
RECORDS  
TOTAL 56.9 1950  
TOTALS 6.1 12.3 -6.2 11.0  
SINCE 7/1 41.5 32.9 8.6 MM  
SNOWDEPTH AVG. 3 2  
DAYS >= 1.0 2 4.0 -2.0 3  
GREATEST  
SNOW DEPTH 7 01/01 9 01/06  
24 HR TOTAL MM 5.3  
 
DEGREE DAYS  
HEATING TOTAL 1043 1097 -54 1098  
SINCE 7/1 3781 3820 -39 MM  
COOLING TOTAL 0 0 0 0  
SINCE 1/1 0 0 0 MM    
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WIND (MPH)  
AVERAGE WIND SPEED 6.1  
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 26/040 DATE 01/28  
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 35/050 DATE 01/28  
 
SKY COVER  
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM  
AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.82  
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 1  
NUMBER OF DAYS PC 7  
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 23  
 
AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 84  
 
WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH  
THUNDERSTORM 0 MIXED PRECIP 0  
HEAVY RAIN 0 RAIN 1  
LIGHT RAIN 11 FREEZING RAIN 0  
LT FREEZING RAIN 0 HAIL 0  
HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 1  
LIGHT SNOW 13 SLEET 0  
FOG 24 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 10  
HAZE 2  
 
- INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.  
R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.  
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.  
T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.  
 

 
 
AFTER AN ACTIVE NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, JANUARY 2023 BROUGHT QUIETER  
WEATHER TO NORTHEAST WASHINGTON INTO THE NORTH IDAHO PANHANDLE. THE  
MONTH AS A WHOLE BROUGHT NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL  
PRECIPITATION. THE FIRST 18 DAYS OF THE MONTH BROUGHT MILD  
TEMPERATURES WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES MAINLY IN THE MID 30S TO LOW  
40S. SEVERAL WEAK PASSING WEATHER SYSTEMS BROUGHT A MIX OF RAIN AND  
SNOW IN THE VALLEYS, BUT MOSTLY JUST RAIN FOR THE SPOKANE AREA. THIS  
RESULTED IN A SLOW THAW, WITH THE SPOKANE AIRPORT LOSING THE SNOW  
THAT WAS ON THE GROUND SINCE EARLY NOVEMBER. SPOKANE HAD 1” OR MORE  
OF SNOW ON THE GROUND FOR 70 CONSECUTIVE DAYS, WHICH ENDED ON  
JANUARY 15TH WHICH WAS THE 13TH LONGEST STRETCH ON RECORD. ON THE  
10TH, A ROCKSLIDE NEAR PRIEST LAKE PARTIALLY BLOCKED ONE LANE OF  
EAST SHORE ROAD. THEN FROM THE 19TH THROUGH THE 27TH TEMPERATURES  
GRADUALLY COOLED TOWARDS NORMAL WITH SEVERAL ROUNDS OF LIGHT SNOW.  
THEN CONDITIONS CHANGED ON THE 28TH AS AN ARCTIC FRONT DROPPED INTO  
THE REGION. A BRIEF PERIOD OF SNOW WAS FOLLOWED BY COLDER AND DRIER  
WEATHER TO FINISH OUT THE MONTH. HIGH TEMPERATURES DROPPED INTO THE  
UPPER TEENS TO MID 20S ON THE 29TH AND 30TH. LOW TEMPERATURES  
REACHED THE SINGLE DIGITS, WITH LOCALLY COLDER VALUES IN THE  
NORTHERN VALLEYS. ON THE MORNING OF THE 30TH DEER PARK DROPPED TO -  
6F, AND BAYVIEW -5F.  
 
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