Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Billings, MT

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
500 AM MST THU DEC 1 2016

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...THE BILLINGS MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1934 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            70   11/09
LOWEST             19   11/18
AVG. MAXIMUM     54.1              45.3     8.8
AVG. MINIMUM     34.1              26.3     7.8
MEAN             44.1              35.8     8.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1
DAYS MIN <= 32     11
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           0.38              0.63   -0.25
DAYS >= .01         3
DAYS >= .10         2
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.27   11/16 TO 11/17

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            2.3               6.5    -4.2
SINCE 7/1         5.3              11.7    -6.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       4
DAYS >= 1.0         1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   11/20
                        11/19
                        11/18
 24 HR TOTAL      2.1   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     619               876    -257
 SINCE 7/1       1259              1628    -369
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1        738               636     102
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/320    DATE  11/28
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/340    DATE  11/28

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     56

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                4     SLEET                      0
FOG                       3     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      1

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

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...NOVEMBER 2016 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR BILLINGS...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE...PRECIPITATION...AND WIND
STATISTICS FOR BILLINGS FOR NOVEMBER 2016. ALL TEMPERATURES ARE IN
DEGREES FAHRENHEIT AND ALL PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS ARE IN INCHES. NORMALS
ARE 30 YEAR AVERAGES CALCULATED FROM 1981 TO 2010. MONTHLY RANKINGS
FOR PRECIPITATION...SNOWFALL...AND TEMPERATURES USE A PERIOD OF RECORD
THAT STARTED IN AUGUST 1934 AT THE BILLINGS AIRPORT. MONTHLY RANKINGS
FOR WIND USE A PERIOD OF RECORD THAT STARTED IN 1984.

NUMBERS DENOTED WITH AN * IS MISSING DATA IN THE CALCULATION.

...BILLINGS MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

NOVEMBER     0.38     0.63       -0.25      24TH DRIEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS T TIED IN 1954)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.34 IN 2013)

...BILLINGS NOVEMBER 2016 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS MONTHLY SNOWFALL...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

NOVEMBER      2.3       6.5       -4.2      19TH LEAST SNOWIEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                            (RECORD LEAST SNOWIEST WAS 0.0 TIED IN 1999)
                                            (LEAST SNOWIEST SINCE 1.4 IN 2009)

...BILLINGS NOVEMBER 2016 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

NOVEMBER     44.1      35.8      +8.3      3RD WARMEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 47.5 IN 1949)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 45.3 IN 1999)

...BILLINGS AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

NOVEMBER     54.1      45.3      +8.8      TIED FOR THE 5TH WARMEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 58.8 IN 1939)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 56.8 IN 1999)

...BILLINGS NOVEMBER 2016 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS NOVEMBER 2016 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

NOVEMBER     34.1      26.3      +7.8      2ND WARMEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 36.3 IN 1949)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 36.3 IN 1949)

...BILLINGS NOVEMBER 2016 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

45 ON NOVEMBER 13 (OLD RECORD 44 IN 1990)
46 ON NOVEMBER 14 (OLD RECORD 45 IN 1942)

...BILLINGS NOVEMBER 2016 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS MONTHLY WIND AVERAGES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

NOVEMBER     10.9      11.8       -0.9      TIED FOR THE 14TH LEAST WINDIEST OUT OF 68 YEARS
                                            (RECORD LEAST WINDIEST WAS 9.8 IN 1996)
                                            (LEAST WINDIEST SINCE 10.8 IN 2006)

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