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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
1211 PM MDT TUE APR 1 2014

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...THE BILLINGS MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1934 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            64   03/29
                        03/09
LOWEST            -21R  03/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     42.8              48.6    -5.8
AVG. MINIMUM     24.3              26.9    -2.6
MEAN             33.6              37.7    -4.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      6
DAYS MIN <= 32     23
DAYS MIN <= 0       3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           1.32              1.06    0.26
DAYS >= .01        11
DAYS >= .10         2
DAYS >= .50         1
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.62   03/30 TO 03/30

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS           10.6              10.2     0.4
SINCE 7/1       100.8              44.7    56.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2
DAYS >= TRACE      17
DAYS >= 1.0         6
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        15   03/02
 24 HR TOTAL      2.7   03/10 TO 03/10

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     967               845     122
 SINCE 7/1       6240              5810     430
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              12.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/310    DATE  03/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    58/310    DATE  03/20

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     63

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               1
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW               15     SLEET                      1
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      3

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

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...MARCH 2014 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR BILLINGS...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE...PRECIPITATION...AND WIND
STATISTICS FOR BILLINGS FOR MARCH 2014. 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   2014 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        1.32     1.06       +0.26      TIED FOR THE 25TH WETTEST OUT OF 80 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 2.70 IN 1954)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 1.36 IN 2009)

...BILLINGS MARCH 2014 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS...

0.30 ON MARCH 10 (OLD RECORD 0.21 IN 1940)

...BILLINGS MONTHLY SNOWFALL...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        10.6      10.2       +0.4      TIED FOR THE 33RD SNOWIEST OUT OF 80 YEARS
                                            (RECORD SNOWIEST WAS 27.6 IN 1935)
                                            (SNOWIEST SINCE 16.9 IN 2009)

...BILLINGS MARCH 2014 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS...

2.7 ON MARCH 10 (OLD RECORD 1.8 IN 1950)

...BILLINGS AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        33.6      37.7      -4.1      26TH COLDEST OUT OF 80 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 21.4 IN 1965)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 24.7 IN 2002)

...BILLINGS AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        42.8      48.6      -5.8      23RD COLDEST OUT OF 80 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 31.0 IN 1965)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 34.8 IN 2002)

...BILLINGS MARCH 2014 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS MARCH 2014 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

-3 ON MARCH  1 (OLD RECORD 1 IN 1989)
-4 ON MARCH  2 (OLD RECORD -2 IN 1960)

...BILLINGS AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        24.3      26.9      -2.6      TIED FOR THE 33RD COLDEST OUT OF 80 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 11.7 IN 1965)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 22.7 IN 2009)

...BILLINGS MARCH 2014 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

46 ON MARCH  9 (OLD RECORD 41 IN 2012)

...BILLINGS MARCH 2014 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

-18 ON MARCH  1 (OLD RECORD -10 IN 1960)
-21 ON MARCH  2 (OLD RECORD -17 IN 1960)

...BILLINGS MONTHLY WIND AVERAGES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        12.3      10.8       +1.5      13TH WINDIEST OUT OF 65 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WINDIEST WAS 14.2 IN 1955)
                                            (WINDIEST SINCE 12.6 IN 2012)

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