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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GLASGOW MT
720 PM MDT SUN MAY 1 2016

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...THE GLASGOW CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              93   04/26/1952
 LOW              -19   04/01/1899
HIGHEST            80   04/22                         81  04/29
LOWEST             19   04/11                         23  04/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     59.3              57.8     1.5     59.2
AVG. MINIMUM     33.4              32.1     1.3     32.4
MEAN             46.4              44.9     1.5     45.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                                  0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0                                  1
DAYS MIN <= 32     12                                 15
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                                  0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.03   1940
 MINIMUM            T   1949
TOTALS           2.61              0.85    1.76     1.19
DAILY AVG.       0.09              0.03    0.06     0.04
DAYS >= .01         9                                  8
DAYS >= .10         7                                  2
DAYS >= .50         2                                  1
DAYS >= 1.00        0                                  0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.70   04/25 TO 04/25

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           28.5   1896
 SNOW DEPTH        12   04/10/1995
                        04/09/1995
TOTALS            3.2               1.9     1.3      5.3
 LIQUID EQUIV      MM                MM      MM       MM
SINCE 7/1        27.6              33.6    -6.0     43.2
 LIQUID 7/1        MM                MM      MM       MM
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                                  0
DAYS >= TRACE       4                                  5
DAYS >= 1.0         2                                  2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         T   04/26                          4  04/07
 24 HR TOTAL      1.7   04/25 TO 04/25

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     551               603     -52      570
 SINCE 7/1       6788              8007   -1219     7425
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              13.3
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   5/061
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    43/310    DATE  04/05
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/310    DATE  04/05

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           16
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     60

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN               12     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW                3     SLEET                      0
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      1

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

&&

APRIL WOUND UP THE THIRD WETTEST APRIL ON RECORD WITH 2.61 INCHES OF
RAIN...WHICH WAS 1.76 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. IT WAS ONLY A HUNDREDTH
OF AN INCH FROM BEING THE SECOND WETTEST APRIL. MOST OF THE MOISTURE
FELL FROM A SLOW MOVING STORM FROM THE 24TH THROUGH 27TH THE BROUGHT
1.74 INCHES OF MOISTURE...SOME IN THE FORM OF SNOW ON THE 26TH WHEN
1.7 INCHES FELL. FOR THE MONTH...GLASGOW RECEIVED 3.2 INCHES OF
SNOW...WHICH WAS 1.3 ABOVE NORMAL.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL WAS 46.4 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 1.5
DEGREES WARMER THAN NORMAL. THE AVERAGE HIGH WAS 59.3 DEGREES...
WITH AN AVERAGE LOW OF 33.4 DEGREES. COMBINED WITH THIS PAST
FEBRUARY AND MARCH...IT WAS THE WARMEST FEBRUARY-APRIL PERIOD ON
RECORD IN GLASGOW WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 39.6 DEGREES. THE
WARMEST DAY OF THE MONTH WAS THE 22ND... WITH A HIGH OF 80 DEGREES.
THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME THE TEMPERATURE REACHED 80 DEGREES IN
GLASGOW SINCE OCTOBER 10TH OF LAST YEAR. THE COLDEST READING FOR THE
MONTH WAS 19 DEGREES...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 11TH.

THE WIND GUSTED TO 30 MPH OR GREATER ON SEVENTEEN DAYS...AND IN
EXCESS OF 40 MPH ON SEVEN OF THOSE DAYS. THE PEAK WIND WAS 48 MPH ON
THE 5TH.

LOOKING AHEAD TO MAY...AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IS 55.1 DEGREES. NORMAL
HIGHS BEGIN THE MONTH IN THE THE MID 60S...WITH LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. BY THE END OF THE MONTH...NORMAL HIGHS ARE IN THE LOWER 70S...
WITH LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. NORMAL MOISTURE FOR MAY IS 1.92
INCHES...WITH NORMAL SNOWFALL OF 1.2 INCHES.

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BB



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