For those of you (approximate count: zero) insisting that I post 2009's yearly averages and totals, here ya go:
At my station in Hood River, 2009 was warmer than long term averages, but cooler than earlier this decade. Precipitation was above average, and wind speed was slightly below average.
The average temperature for the year was 51.9 degrees, 0.7 degrees warmer than long term averages. On the other hand, it was 0.6 degrees cooler than more recent (2001-2008) averages. During that recent time period, using my station's data, 2003 was the warmest year at 53.8 degrees. 2003 was one warm puppy of a year.
Precipitation was 0.90" above average. Average wind speed (round the clock average) for the year was 2.8 mph, slightly below average. Note the usual disclaimer about wind speed being lower at our station; but the comparison to the 2003-2008 average is valid, since those are all from my station's data.
|Temperature (F)|| 107.4 ||4.8 ||51.9 ||50.7 |
|Wind (mph)|| 37 ||2.8 ||3.0 |
|Rainfall (in)||3.09 ||30.93 ||30.03 |
|Barometric (in Hg)||30.84 ||29.33|