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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
516 AM MDT THU SEP 1 2016

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...THE MILES CITY MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 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           100   08/02
LOWEST             47   08/25
AVG. MAXIMUM     87.4              87.2     0.2
AVG. MINIMUM     57.6              58.0    -0.4
MEAN             72.5              72.6    -0.1
DAYS MAX >= 90     15
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           0.77              0.91   -0.14
DAYS >= .01         3
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         1
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.74   08/18 TO 08/19

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      12                22     -10
 SINCE 7/1         14                34     -20
COOLING TOTAL     252               257      -5
 SINCE 1/1        811               672     139
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    45/230    DATE  08/07
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    54/240    DATE  08/07

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     45

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              6     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN                9     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                      1

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

&&

THIS IS AN AUTOMATED...UNATTENDED WEATHER STATION AND MAY
UNDERESTIMATE WINTER PRECIPITATION.

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

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION
STATISTICS FOR MILES CITY FOR AUGUST 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

AUGUST       0.77     0.91       -0.14      37TH DRIEST OUT OF 80 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS T IN 1967)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.76 IN 2015)

...MILES CITY AUGUST 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

AUGUST       72.5      72.6      -0.1      TIED FOR THE 37TH COLDEST OUT OF 80 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 65.8 IN 1977)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 72.5 IN 2015)

...MILES CITY AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

AUGUST       87.4      87.2      +0.2      39TH COLDEST OUT OF 80 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 78.5 IN 1977)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 83.5 IN 2014)

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

NONE

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

NONE

...MILES CITY AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

AUGUST       57.6      58.0      -0.4      32ND COLDEST OUT OF 80 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 52.8 IN 1950)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 57.2 IN 2015)

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

NONE

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

NONE

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