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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
441 AM MST MON FEB 1 2016

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...THE SHERIDAN WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1907 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            62   01/28
LOWEST              0   01/17
AVG. MAXIMUM     39.0              36.2     2.8
AVG. MINIMUM     15.1              11.4     3.7
MEAN             27.0              23.8     3.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      6
DAYS MIN <= 32     31
DAYS MIN <= 0       1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           0.56              0.56    0.00
DAYS >= .01         8
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.32   01/16 TO 01/17

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1170              1277    -107
 SINCE 7/1       3935              4460    -525
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/320    DATE  01/14
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/320    DATE  01/14

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67

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                1     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW               10     SLEET                      0
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      6

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

&&

...JANUARY 2016 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR SHERIDAN...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION
STATISTICS FOR SHERIDAN FOR JANUARY 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 MAY 1934 AT OR NEAR THE SHERIDAN AIRPORT.

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

...SHERIDAN MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      0.56     0.56       +0.00      52ND DRIEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS 0.03 IN 2004)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.45 IN 2015)

...SHERIDAN JANUARY 2016 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS...

NONE

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      27.1      23.8      +3.3      TIED FOR THE 20TH WARMEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 35.5 IN 2006)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 28.2 IN 2012)

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      39.0      36.2      +2.8      TIED FOR THE 23RD WARMEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 48.8 IN 2006)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 39.5 IN 2015)

...SHERIDAN JANUARY 2016 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

62 ON JANUARY 28 (TIED RECORD IN 1931)

...SHERIDAN JANUARY 2016 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      15.1      11.4      +3.7      16TH WARMEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 22.1 IN 2006)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 22.1 IN 2006)

...SHERIDAN JANUARY 2016 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...SHERIDAN JANUARY 2016 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

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