Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Billings, MT

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
354 AM MDT MON AUG 1 2016

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...THE BILLINGS MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 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            99   07/19
LOWEST             49   07/07
AVG. MAXIMUM     88.5              86.8     1.7
AVG. MINIMUM     59.0              58.8     0.2
MEAN             73.7              72.8     0.9
DAYS MAX >= 90     15
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           0.45              1.32   -0.87
DAYS >= .01         8
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.21   07/27 TO 07/28
                        07/28 TO 07/28
                        07/28 TO 07/29

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0
DAYS >= 1.0         0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   07/31 TO 07/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       4                15     -11
 SINCE 7/1          4                15     -11
COOLING TOTAL     283               256      27
 SINCE 1/1        482               358     124
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/160    DATE  07/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    52/020    DATE  07/27

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     44

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             17     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN               18     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       1     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      5

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

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...JULY 2016 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR BILLINGS...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE...PRECIPITATION...AND WIND
STATISTICS FOR BILLINGS FOR JULY 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

JULY         0.45     1.32       -0.87      25TH DRIEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS T IN 2003)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.34 IN 2014)

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

0.21 ON JULY 28 (OLD RECORD 0.20 IN 1971)

...BILLINGS MONTHLY SNOWFALL...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

JULY          0.0       0.0        0.0      NOT DETERMINED

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

NONE

...BILLINGS AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JULY         73.8      72.8      +1.0      TIED FOR THE 33RD WARMEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 81.0 IN 1936)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 74.5 IN 2014)

...BILLINGS AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JULY         88.5      86.8      +1.7      TIED FOR THE 30TH WARMEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 96.3 IN 1936)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 88.6 IN 2014)

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

NONE

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

NONE

...BILLINGS AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JULY         59.0      58.8      +0.2      35TH WARMEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 65.7 IN 1936)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 60.4 IN 2014)

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

NONE

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

NONE

...BILLINGS MONTHLY WIND AVERAGES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

JULY          9.3       8.9       +0.4      TIED FOR THE 30TH WINDIEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WINDIEST WAS 11.5 IN 1952)
                                            (WINDIEST SINCE 9.7 IN 2015)

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