Category Archives: Washington

Warm February 2015 in the Pacific Northwest

Final results are in…at the Olympia Airport over the past 74 years since 1942 this past month was the 3rd warmest February in the historical record: 1) 1958   47.0 F 2) 1963   46.1 3) 2015   46.0   … Continue reading

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Wenatchee WA reaches the freezing mark

They are celebrating in Wenatchee WA.  For the first time in nearly 3 weeks the temperature has risen above freezing with 33 F reported at 11 AM 29 Jan 2013.  The max temperature reached 37 F back on 10 Jan … Continue reading

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Warm early November 2012 in Walla Walla WA

The temperature reached 71 F at Walla Walla Airport on both 4 and 5 November 2012. While well above normal (54 F) it doesn’t come close to the November record high temperature of 80 F on 4 November 1975.

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Early 90 degrees in eastern Washington: 23 April 2012

Yakima, Hanford, and The Dalles all reported a high temperature of 90 degrees today.  At Yakima and Hanford this is the earliest date to reach 90 degrees.  The previous record for both stations had been 24 April 1977 when Hanford … Continue reading

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20 Years of Cooling at the Hanford climate station

Perhaps the most reliable rural climate record for the state of Washington is maintained 25 miles NW of Richland WA on the Hanford Reservation. Annual mean temperatures at the Hanford climate station have come full circle. At the beginning of … Continue reading

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Strong winds on Olympic Peninsula, 4 Jan 2012

Quillayute WA this morning at 4000 ft reported a wind of 79 mph from the SSW. At the same time Hurricane Ridge at 1200 feet higher (5200 ft) in the Olympics reported a wind gust of 93 mph, living up … Continue reading

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61 degrees on Washington coast, 2 Jan 2012

Unusual warmth broke out along the Washington coast this morning (2 Jan 2012) as La Push (NLPSH) watched the temperature rise from 45 to 56 F in 18 minutes from 4:18 to 4:36 PST. The temperature soon plateaued at 60-61 … Continue reading

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