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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
536 AM MDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...THE MILES CITY MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1937 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            74   03/21
                        03/06
                        03/05
LOWEST             17   03/26
AVG. MAXIMUM     56.1              46.5     9.6
AVG. MINIMUM     29.0              22.8     6.2
MEAN             42.6              34.7     7.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1
DAYS MIN <= 32     21
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           0.26              0.60   -0.34
DAYS >= .01         5
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.19   03/24 TO 03/25

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     687               941    -254
 SINCE 7/1       5380              6675   -1295
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/280    DATE  03/16
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/280    DATE  03/16

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     55

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                3     SLEET                      0
FOG                       5     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
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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THIS IS AN AUTOMATED...UNATTENDED WEATHER STATION AND MAY
UNDERESTIMATE WINTER PRECIPITATION.

...MARCH 2016 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR MILES CITY...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION
STATISTICS FOR MILES CITY FOR MARCH 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 FEBRUARY 1937 AT THE MILES CITY AIRPORT.

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

...MILES CITY MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        0.26     0.60       -0.34      TIED FOR THE 17TH DRIEST OUT OF 80 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS T IN 2008)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.10 IN 2015)

...MILES CITY MARCH 2016 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS...

NONE

NOTE: SINCE THE LATE 1990S...MILES CITY BECAME AN AUTOMATED AND UNATTENDED
WEATHER STATION. PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS IN THE WINTER MAY BE UNDERESTIMATED.

...MILES CITY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        42.6      34.7      +7.9      4TH WARMEST OUT OF 80 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 47.1 IN 2012)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 43.3 IN 2015)

...MILES CITY AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        56.1      46.5      +9.6      3RD WARMEST OUT OF 80 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 62.3 IN 2012)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 58.5 IN 2015)

...MILES CITY MARCH 2016 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

74 ON MARCH  5 (OLD RECORD 73 IN 1987)
74 ON MARCH  6 (OLD RECORD 70 IN 1987)
71 ON MARCH 10 (TIED RECORD IN 2012)

...MILES CITY MARCH 2016 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...MILES CITY AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        29.0      22.8      +6.2      4TH WARMEST OUT OF 80 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 32.4 IN 1986)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 31.8 IN 2012)

...MILES CITY MARCH 2016 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

37 ON MARCH  7 (OLD RECORD 36 IN 1992)
42 ON MARCH 11 (OLD RECORD 35 IN 1973)
36 ON MARCH 14 (TIED RECORD IN 1972)

...MILES CITY MARCH 2016 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

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