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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
413 AM MDT MON SEP 1 2014

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...THE MILES CITY MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1937 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            98   08/12
LOWEST             47   08/26
                        08/25
AVG. MAXIMUM     83.5              87.2    -3.7
AVG. MINIMUM     59.3              58.0     1.3
MEAN             71.4              72.6    -1.2
DAYS MAX >= 90     11
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           2.22              0.91    1.31
DAYS >= .01        12
DAYS >= .10         4
DAYS >= .50         1
DAYS >= 1.00        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.30   08/23 TO 08/24

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      33                22      11
 SINCE 7/1         34                34       0
COOLING TOTAL     240               257     -17
 SINCE 1/1        595               672     -77
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/280    DATE  08/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/290    DATE  08/24

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     59

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              5     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      2

-  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 2014 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR MILES CITY...

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

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

...MILES CITY MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

AUGUST       2.22     0.91       +1.31      8TH WETTEST OUT OF 78 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 4.00 IN 1951)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 2.26 IN 1977)

...MILES CITY AUGUST 2014 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   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

AUGUST       71.4      72.6      -1.2      25TH COLDEST OUT OF 78 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 65.8 IN 1977)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 70.5 IN 2009)

...MILES CITY AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

AUGUST       83.5      87.2      -3.7      TIED FOR THE 15TH COLDEST OUT OF 78 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 78.5 IN 1977)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 83.1 IN 2004)

...MILES CITY AUGUST 2014 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...MILES CITY AUGUST 2014 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

55 ON AUGUST 24 (OLD RECORD 58 IN 1992)
59 ON AUGUST 25 (OLD RECORD 61 IN 1987)

...MILES CITY AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

AUGUST       59.3      58.0      +1.3      TIED FOR THE 27TH WARMEST OUT OF 78 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 65.8 IN 1983)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 60.8 IN 2013)

...MILES CITY AUGUST 2014 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...MILES CITY AUGUST 2014 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

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