Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
428 AM MDT FRI AUG 1 2014

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...THE BILLINGS MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 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           100   07/24
LOWEST             52   07/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     88.6              86.8     1.8
AVG. MINIMUM     60.4              58.8     1.6
MEAN             74.5              72.8     1.7
DAYS MAX >= 90     17
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           0.34              1.32   -0.98
DAYS >= .01         6
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.22   07/22 TO 07/22

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
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       1                15     -14
 SINCE 7/1          1                15     -14
COOLING TOTAL     304               256      48
 SINCE 1/1        339               358     -19
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    43/250    DATE  07/22
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    56/240    DATE  07/22

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     41

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              7     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       0     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.

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...JULY 2014 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR BILLINGS...

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

JULY         0.34     1.32       -0.98      15TH DRIEST OUT OF 80 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS T IN 2003)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE T IN 2003)

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

NONE

...BILLINGS MONTHLY SNOWFALL...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

JULY          0.0*      0.0        0.0      NOT DETERMINED

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

NONE

...BILLINGS AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JULY         74.5      72.8      +1.7      TIED FOR THE 24TH WARMEST OUT OF 80 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 81.0 IN 1936)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 78.3 IN 2012)

...BILLINGS AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JULY         88.6      86.8      +1.8      29TH WARMEST OUT OF 80 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 96.3 IN 1936)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 93.3 IN 2012)

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

NONE

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

NONE

...BILLINGS AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JULY         60.4      58.8      +1.6      TIED FOR THE 20TH WARMEST OUT OF 80 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 65.7 IN 1936)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 63.3 IN 2012)

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

NONE

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

NONE

...BILLINGS MONTHLY WIND AVERAGES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

JULY          8.4       8.9       -0.5      TIED FOR THE 5TH LEAST WINDIEST OUT OF 65 YEARS
                                            (RECORD LEAST WINDIEST WAS 7.6 IN 2011)
                                            (LEAST WINDIEST SINCE 7.6 IN 2011)

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