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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
812 PM MDT WED MAR 22 2017

...Warmest 75F so Early in the Season on March 18...

Several record high temperatures were set on March 18 as
temperatures pushed into the 70s over north central Montana. The
highest area temperature was 79F at Armells Creek (Fergus County).
This exceeded the previous area highest temperature for the date set
at Mobridge/Roy when they reached 72F in 1972. This also was the
earliest in the season for a temperature so warm. Previously,
temperatures had not reached 79 in the area until March 20, when in
1910, it was 80F at Valentine.

Some other earliest 75F of the season thresholds reached on March
18...

Location       Max Temp  Old record
Great Falls       75     March 29, 1978
Helena            76     March 27, 1987 and 2015
Lewistown         75     March 20, 1910

Havre had their second earliest temperature of 75 or greater.
Havre             77     The earliest is March  4, 1987



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