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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
506 AM MST SUN MAR 1 2015

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...THE MILES CITY MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1937 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            60   02/13
LOWEST            -12   02/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     36.8              35.5     1.3
AVG. MINIMUM     14.0              13.2     0.8
MEAN             25.4              24.4     1.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32     12
DAYS MIN <= 32     25
DAYS MIN <= 0       7

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           0.13              0.23   -0.10
DAYS >= .01         3
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.10   02/03 TO 02/03
                        02/02 TO 02/03
                        02/03 TO 02/03

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1102              1138     -36
 SINCE 7/1       5470              5734    -264
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/310    DATE  02/19
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/310    DATE  02/19

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

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                       3
LIGHT SNOW                8     SLEET                      0
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
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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THIS IS AN AUTOMATED...UNATTENDED WEATHER STATION AND MAY
UNDERESTIMATE WINTER PRECIPITATION.

...FEBRUARY 2015 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR MILES CITY...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION
STATISTICS FOR MILES CITY FOR FEBRUARY 2015. 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   2015 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

FEBRUARY     0.13     0.23       -0.10      TIED FOR THE 19TH DRIEST OUT OF 79 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS T IN 2005)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.11 IN 2014)

...MILES CITY FEBRUARY 2015 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   2015 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

FEBRUARY     25.4      24.4      +1.0      TIED FOR THE 32ND WARMEST OUT OF 79 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 37.2 IN 1954)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 32.2 IN 2013)

...MILES CITY AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2015 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

FEBRUARY     36.8      35.5      +1.3      32ND WARMEST OUT OF 79 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 51.4 IN 1992)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 42.0 IN 2013)

...MILES CITY FEBRUARY 2015 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

60 ON FEBRUARY 13 (OLD RECORD 57 IN 1999)

...MILES CITY FEBRUARY 2015 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...MILES CITY AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2015 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

FEBRUARY     14.0      13.2      +0.8      TIED FOR THE 30TH WARMEST OUT OF 79 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 26.9 IN 1998)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 22.3 IN 2013)

...MILES CITY FEBRUARY 2015 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

34 ON FEBRUARY  7 (TIED RECORD IN 1963)

...MILES CITY FEBRUARY 2015 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

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