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January was warmer


February 6, 2019

According to preliminary data received by NOAA’s National Weather Service in Pendleton Oregon, temperatures at Goldendale averaged warmer than normal during the month of January.

The average temperature was 33.9 degrees which was 3.2 degrees above normal. High Temperatures averaged 40.6 degrees, which was 3.5 degrees above normal. The highest was 55 degrees on the 28th. Low temperatures averaged 27.3 degrees, which was 2.9 degrees above normal. The lowest was 20 degrees, on the 2nd.

There were 27 days with the low temperature below 32 degrees. There were 4 days when the high temperature stayed below 32 degrees.

Precipitation totaled 1.70 inches during January, which was 1.36 inches below normal. Measurable precipitation -at least .01 inch- was received on 9 days with the heaviest, 0.91 inches reported on the 19th.

Since October, the water year precipitation at Goldendale has been 7.95 inches, which is 2.44 inches below normal.

Snowfall totaled 1.2 inches with at least 1 inch of snow reported on 1 day. The heaviest snowfall was 1.2 inches reported on the 17th. The greatest depth of snow on the ground was 1 inch on the 17th.

The outlook for February from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center calls for below normal temperatures and below normal precipitation. Normal highs for Goldendale during February are 43.6 degrees and normal lows are 26.8 degrees. The 30 year normal precipitation is 1.95 inches.

The National Weather Service is an office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department.


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