Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA, MT
842 AM MST MON JAN 2 2017

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...THE MISSOULA MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              60   12/03/1956
                        12/08/1938
                        12/14/1924
 LOW              -30   12/23/1983
                        12/17/1964
HIGHEST            41   12/20        MM      MM       56
LOWEST            -16   12/17        MM      MM       -3
AVG. MAXIMUM     26.1              31.0    -4.9     31.5
AVG. MINIMUM     11.7              16.7    -5.0     19.1
MEAN             18.9              23.9    -5.0     25.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     20              15.1     4.9       17
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              29.5     1.5       29
DAYS MIN <= 0       4               2.4     1.6        2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.09   1917
 MINIMUM         0.11   1909
TOTALS           1.49              1.04    0.45     1.38
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.03    0.02     0.04
DAYS >= .01        17              12.3     4.7       18
DAYS >= .10         4               3.5     0.5        5
DAYS >= .50         0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.44   12/24 TO 12/25              0.38

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS           27.8              11.0    16.8     14.3
SINCE 7/1        29.1              17.0    12.1     17.1
DAYS >= TRACE      26               9.8    16.2       24
DAYS >= 1.0         6               3.6     2.4        4
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        13   12/26                          7
                        12/25
 24 HR TOTAL      6.6   MM                           4.1

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1418              1276     142
 SINCE 7/1       3172              3172       0
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1        287               332     -45
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              4.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/300    DATE  12/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    42/310    DATE  12/20

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.80
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            2
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         20

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     81

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                1     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW               26     SLEET                      0
FOG                      27     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      6
HAZE                     10

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

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