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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
434 PM MST MON FEB 2 2015

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...THE SHERIDAN WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1907 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            66   01/26
LOWEST            -12   01/09
AVG. MAXIMUM     39.5              36.2     3.3
AVG. MINIMUM     12.7              11.4     1.3
MEAN             26.1              23.8     2.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      6
DAYS MIN <= 32     30
DAYS MIN <= 0       4

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           0.45              0.56   -0.11
DAYS >= .01         9
DAYS >= .10         2
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.19   01/03 TO 01/03

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1198              1277     -79
 SINCE 7/1       4253              4460    -207
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    43/340    DATE  01/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    53/340    DATE  01/24

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                2     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW                9     SLEET                      0
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      8

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

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...JANUARY 2015 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR SHERIDAN...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION
STATISTICS FOR SHERIDAN FOR JANUARY 2015. 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 MAY 1934 AT OR NEAR THE SHERIDAN AIRPORT.

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

...SHERIDAN MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...

 MONTH   2015 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      0.45     0.56       -0.11      TIED FOR THE 39TH DRIEST OUT OF 108 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS 0.03 IN 2004)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.35 IN 2012)

...SHERIDAN JANUARY 2015 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS...

NONE

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2015 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      26.1      23.8      +2.3      25TH WARMEST OUT OF 108 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 35.5 IN 2006)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 26.6 IN 2014)

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2015 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      39.5      36.2      +3.3      TIED FOR THE 20TH WARMEST OUT OF 108 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 48.8 IN 2006)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 41.5 IN 2012)

...SHERIDAN JANUARY 2015 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

66 ON JANUARY 26 (OLD RECORD 61 IN 2002)
58 ON JANUARY 27 (TIED RECORD IN 1988)

...SHERIDAN JANUARY 2015 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2015 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      12.7      11.4      +1.3      35TH WARMEST OUT OF 108 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 22.1 IN 2006)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 14.3 IN 2014)

...SHERIDAN JANUARY 2015 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

32 ON JANUARY 27 (TIED RECORD IN 2003)

...SHERIDAN JANUARY 2015 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

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