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Climate data for Lambert Creek, Republic, WA
Elevation 2815 ft. (858 m)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F
(°C)
52.7
(11.5)
59.6
(15.3)
73.3
(22.9)
90.2
(32.3)
100.1
(37.8)
111.6
(44.2)
110.0
(43.3)
107.6
(42.0)
101.7
(38.7)
88.0
(31.1)
61.6
(16.4)
52.0
(11.1)
111.6
(44.2)
Record low °F
(°C)
-22.7
(-30.4)
-19.9
(-28.8)
-9.2
(-22.9)
11.0
(-11.7)
17.5
(-8.1)
26.8
(-2.9)
32.0
( 0.0)
31.3
(-0.4)
23.2
(-4.9)
 4.5
(-15.3)
-17.9
(-27.7)
-21.3
(-29.6)
-22.7
(-30.4)
Average high °F
(°C)
33.0
( 0.6)
40.8
( 4.9)
50.6
(10.3)
61.6
(16.4)
72.4
(22.4)
79.7
(26.5)
91.9
(33.3)
89.1
(31.7)
77.5
(25.3)
58.8
(14.9)
39.3
( 4.1)
31.6
(-0.2)
60.5
(15.8)
Average low °F
(°C)
16.4
(-8.7)
18.1
(-7.7)
24.7
(-4.1)
29.2
(-1.6)
36.1
( 2.3)
42.7
( 5.9)
47.1
( 8.4)
45.6
( 7.6)
38.8
( 3.8)
30.7
(-0.7)
23.2
(-4.9)
16.7
(-8.5)
30.8
(-0.7)
Average precipitation inches
(mm)
1.59
(40)
1.06
(27)
1.61
(41)
1.63
(41)
2.35
(60)
2.60
(66)
1.06
(27)
1.06
(27)
1.10
(28)
1.44
(36)
1.94
(49)
2.20
(56)
19.63
(498)
Average snowfall inches
(cm)
13.4
(34)
7.9
(20)
5.8
(15)
2.4
(6)
0.3
(1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.7
(2)
9.1
(23)
16.3
(41)
55.8
(142)
Average high °F
(°C)
34.2
( 1.2)
47.0
( 8.3)
57.9
(14.4)
65.7
(18.7)
80.2
(26.8)
91.3
(32.9)
94.8
(34.9)
88.8
(31.5)
75.4
(24.1)
65.7
(18.7)
41.0
( 5.0)
34.2
( 1.2)
64.7
(18.2)
Average low °F
(°C)
21.3
(-5.9)
25.7
(-3.5)
28.9
(-1.7)
28.8
(-1.8)
38.4
( 3.6)
46.6
( 8.1)
49.2
( 9.6)
47.1
( 8.4)
37.2
( 2.9)
34.2
( 1.2)
21.0
(-6.1)
20.7
(-6.3)
33.3
( 0.7)
Precipitation inches
(mm)
1.54
(39)
1.73
(44)
2.57
(65)
0.95
(24)
1.52
(39)
1.96
(50)
0.27
( 7)
0.51
( 13)
0.43
(11)
1.14
(29)
1.47
(37)
4.38
(111)
18.47
(469)
Snowfall inches
(cm)
15.0
(38)
7.9
(20)
3.1
(8)
0.6
(1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
6.9
(17)
23.3
(59)
56.8
(144)
Average high °F
(°C)
33.1
( 0.6)
41.3
( 5.2)
51.1
(10.6)
61.9
(16.6)
72.9
(22.7)
80.5
(26.9)
92.1
(33.4)
89.1
(31.7)
77.3
(25.2)
59.2
(15.1)
39.5
( 4.1)
31.8
(-0.1)
60.8
(16.0)
Average low °F
(°C)
16.8
(-8.5)
18.7
(-7.4)
25.0
(-3.9)
29.2
(-1.6)
36.3
( 2.4)
43.0
( 6.1)
47.2
( 8.5)
45.7
( 7.6)
38.7
( 3.7)
30.9
(-0.6)
23.1
(-5.0)
17.0
(-8.3)
31.0
(-0.6)
Average precipitation inches
(mm)
1.58
(40)
1.11
(28)
1.68
(43)
1.58
(40)
2.29
(58)
2.55
(65)
1.00
(25)
1.02
(26)
1.06
(27)
1.42
(36)
1.90
(48)
2.35
(60)
19.55
(496)
Average snowfall inches
(cm)
13.5
(34)
7.9
(20)
5.9
(15)
2.2
(5)
0.3
(1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.6
(2)
8.3
(21)
16.8
(43)
55.5
(141)
Average high °F
(°C)
35.7
( 2.1)
44.4
( 6.9)
55.8
(13.2)
74.2
(23.4)
77.5
(25.3)
82.9
(28.3)
87.5
(30.8)
90.9
(32.7)
75.7
(24.3)
55.0
(12.8)
45.8
( 7.7)
26.0
(-3.3)
62.8
(17.1)
Average low °F
(°C)
22.2
(-5.4)
23.5
(-4.7)
27.3
(-2.6)
34.4
(1.3)
38.7
(3.7)
42.9
( 6.0)
45.7
( 7.6)
44.3
( 6.8)
37.3
( 2.9)
33.7
( 1.0)
30.9
(-0.6)
10.1
(-12.2)
32.6
( 0.3)
Precipitation inches
(mm)
2.19
(56)
1.41
(36)
3.00
(76)
1.48
(38)
2.26
(57)
1.85
(47)
1.04
(26)
0.30
( 8)
0.61
(14)
4.84
(116)
2.56
(72)
1.06
(28)
22.60
(574)
Snowfall inches
(cm)
19.1
(48)
2.1
(5)
4.1
(10)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
2.9
(7)
11.8
(30)
40.0
(102)
Average high °F
(°C)
27.6
(-2.5)
36.3
( 2.4)
48.6
( 9.2)
59.3
(15.2)
75.0
(23.9)
84.5
(29.2)
95.9
(35.5)
Average low °F
(°C)
9.4
(-12.5)
14.5
(-9.7)
26.0
(-3.4)
29.6
(-1.3)
38.1
( 3.4)
42.3
( 5.7)
46.0
( 7.8)
Precipitation inches
(mm)
1.37
(35)
3.12
(79)
2.32
(59)
3.28
(83)
3.66
(93)
0.43
(11)
0.00
(0)
as of Jul.22
Snowfall inches
(cm)
13.7
(35)
19.1
(48)
6.4
(16)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
Source: My records here 2002-2017

Weather Charts for Lambert Creek, Republic, WA
Last Updated:graphic showing date of last update of current charts

Click to enlarge thumbnail images for full size images.
Temperatures:
      • Chart# 1  Daily Hi/Lo chart in progress 2002-2017
      New Record high 2015.Jun.28 111.6 on the official thermometer, and 113.8 °F [hover for details]

   • Chart# 8  Ground temperature at 1 and 3 feet depth (buried sensors with southern exposure)
I had hoped to graph when buried water lines froze up, but it seems either I buried them too close to the house, or the problem occurs more with the water hydrant design? Other neighbors simply need more insulation under their house to prevent freeze up. Either way, 3 feet is said to be the minimum depth to bury water lines.

Both sensors broke at the same time in 2013-November, suggesting the early deep freeze stretched the wires apart. Sorry, this chart will get no more updates, but it did collect enough data to show how warm summers differ from cold summers.
   • Chart# 9  Well water temperature at underground tank

Heat Units:
      • Chart# 5h  Yearly Heat Units. It's a formula for agriculture and gardening.
      Record setting pace in 2015 led to record wildfire season.

Precipitation:
      • Chart# 5p  Yearly Accumulated liquid precipitation including snow melt

2011 is the wettest spring on the chart, since I moved here. The local flooding and erosion damage see current photos, is likely the worst since 1998.May, the year of bad flooding that washed out the county road here.
    NEW: Photo archive of 1998 flooding:
  • Lambert Creek middle frame is at 1.8 mile marker, where N. Lambert Lane intersects. (taken by Scott & Patti Furman)
  • Highway 21 north 10 miles north of Republic, at the north end of Curlew Lake
  • Highway 21 south 8-13 miles south of Republic (taken by Matt Lane)

Here's the interesting charts to watch during the winter:
   • Chart# 6  Yearly Accumulated Snowfall
   • Chart# 7  Snowpack depth
NEW: From the US Department of Agriculture - National Resources Conservation Service - National Water and Climate Center
   • Chart# 11  Snowpack depth on the Kettle Crest at SNOWTEL site Sentinel Butte
In 2005, the last time the state declared a drought emergency, the snowpack was at 40 percent of average at the beginning of the year and at 26 percent by March. That winter was one of the warmest and driest on record, according to the state Department of Ecology. [source]
For the 2015 emergency, as of April 1, the snowpack was at a record low of 22 percent. The previous record in 2005 was at 33 percent of normal. [source]
These two drought years stand out clearly on this chart as anomolies.

The gap in the chart for summer of 2015 shows when the Stickpin fire took out this station, for over 3 months until it was repaired just before the first snow fell.

      • Chart# 2  2017 Precipitation by type, sunshine percentage, cloud cover
      Previous years charts are at bottom of this page.

      • Chart# 4p  Monthly Precipitation
      • Chart# 4s  Monthly Snowfall

Melting dates table: When does the snow melt? How early is spring this year?
Year First clearing
of a North
facing roof
First all clear, all
11 roof surfaces
2810' elevation
    North facing:
S.hill knob
3000' elevation
 
SW.hill
3200' elev.
 
SE.hill
4000' elev.
Chart6
last snowfall
 
Chart7
last overnight
above 0 inches
first tree
blossums
(apricot)
first
autumn
frost
2004 Mar.06 Mar.12 n/a n/a n/a Mar.04 Mar.16 n/a Sep.20
2005 n/a Feb. ? Mar.28 Apr.06 n/a Apr.13 Apr.13 Apr.24 Sep.06
2006 Mar.21 Mar.25 Apr.08-11 n/a n/a Mar.18 Apr.09 Apr.29 Sep.16
2007 Mar.11 Mar.12 Mar.23-31 Mar.25-31 Apr.20 Mar.27 Mar.13 Apr.25 Sep.21
2008 Mar.12 Apr.04 Apr.18-27 Apr.29 May.18 Apr.30 Apr.29 May.08 Sep.02
2009 Mar.28 Apr.07 Apr.19 Apr.22 n/a May.12 Apr.22 May.05 Sep.08
2010 Feb.15 Feb.17 Mar.24-27 Apr.12 Apr.26 May.05 Apr.06 Apr.27-30 Aug.29
2011 Mar.13 Mar.18 Apr.03 Apr.11 May.13 Apr.29 Apr.18 May.11-13 Sep.17
2012 Mar.11 Mar.16 Apr.12-14 Apr.17 Apr.27 Apr.06 Apr.12 May.08 Aug.25
2013 Mar.13 Mar.14 Mar.29 Apr.02 Apr.25 Apr.14 Apr.15 Apr.25
(apple)
Sep.19
2014 Mar.06 Mar.08 Apr.05 Apr.07 Apr.30 Apr.27 Apr.23 May.01-02 Sep.11
2015 Feb.07 Feb.09 Feb.15 (98%)-
Mar.02 clear
Feb.24-Mar.11 Mar.29 Feb.27
Mar.15

Apr.14
Mar.19
Apr.14
Apr.17-18 Sep.03
2016 Feb.28 Mar.06 Mar.24 (98%)-
Mar.30
Apr.02 Apr.09 Mar.27 Mar.27 Apr.09-11 Sep.05
2017 Mar.15 Mar.18 Mar.31 Apr.07 May.04 Apr.10 Apr.01 May.05
The apple tree that blossumed first in 2013 was frost killed, and did not revive in 2015.


Another common climate table: Number of days the...
outside air temperature was:
Measurable
Precip.
Year Low <0 Low <32 Low >50 High <32 High >90 High >100 >=0.01"
2002     18   34 5  
2003 1 180 26 42 52 12 97
2004 4 187 39 22 40 7 137
2005 12 181 16 39 44 8 124
2006 10 192 21 25 56 13 128
2007 9 192 23 43 45 13 110
2008 16 202 23 38 43 11 120
2009 17 207 22 41 49 6 106
2010 5 186 15 22 34 3 128
2011 7 201 9 37 39 1 115
2012 6 186 21 26 45 9 136
2013 7 198 25 44 61 10 103
2014 11 177 30 42 48 17 117
2015 1 173
new record
33 27 58 new record
21
98
2016 8 163
new record
11 29 40 9 123
2017 13
incomplete
108
incomplete
10
incomplete
23
incomplete
30
incomplete
5
incomplete
74
incomplete



Historical
Chart# 3 Animation  Temperature Hi/Lo/Records chart 2002-2006 (weekly)

Chart# 1:
      2016 Temperature Hi/Lo chart
      2015 Temperature Hi/Lo chart
      2014 Temperature Hi/Lo chart
      2013 Temperature Hi/Lo chart
      2012 Temperature Hi/Lo chart
      2011 Temperature Hi/Lo chart
      2010 Temperature Hi/Lo chart
      2009 Temperature Hi/Lo chart

Chart# 2:
      2016 Precipitation by type, sunshine percentage
      2015 Precipitation by type, sunshine percentage Year of drought and wildfires.
      2014 Precipitation by type, sunshine percentage
      2013 Precipitation by type, sunshine percentage
      2012 Precipitation by type, sunshine percentage
      2011 Precipitation by type, sunshine percentage
      2010 Precipitation by type, sunshine percentage
      2009 Precipitation by type, sunshine percentage
      2008 Precipitation by type, sunshine percentage This one also shows the heavy snow in Dec.2008
      2007 Precipitation by type, sunshine percentage
      2006 Precipitation by type, sunshine percentage
      2005 Precipitation by type, sunshine percentage
      2004 Precipitation by type, sunshine percentage
      2003 Precipitation by type, sunshine percentage
      2002 Precipitation by type, sunshine percentage

Wrapup for the 2015 emergency.
Warm winter, early melt off, record low snowpack, RECORD Heat Units 3 or 4 weeks EARLY, and then early summer, short grass, early going to seed, early fire danger rating Extreme. Also now record number of days over 100°.

Lightning strikes brought a major event to the area, on Aug.12-13 the Stickpin fire exploded across the Kettle Crest.
Links for the emergency:
Current fire map: Current Wildland Fires. Hint: Click on the upper right button Hybrid and unselect Current_fire to see only the current fire location.
Current Air quality for Washington: Current AQI at airnow.gov, and also current readings from monitoring stations at Washington Smoke Information
The smoke was so thick that visibility was under 1 mile for several days straight, and the air quality was consistantly measured above 400 during that week. Not just unhealthy, but Hazardous.



Historical Weather Charts for Willapa valley / Lebam / Frances, WA

Temperature Hi/Lo chart for 1996-2002

2001 Precipitation by type, sunshine percentage
2000 Precipitation by type, sunshine percentage
1999 Precipitation by type, sunshine percentage
1998 Precipitation by type, sunshine percentage

Yearly Precipitation for 1998-2002


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