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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
536 AM MDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...THE SHERIDAN WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 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            74   03/05
LOWEST              6   03/19
AVG. MAXIMUM     54.3              48.4     5.9
AVG. MINIMUM     25.5              22.0     3.5
MEAN             39.9              35.2     4.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32     25
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           1.59              0.98    0.61
DAYS >= .01         8
DAYS >= .10         4
DAYS >= .50         1
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.77   03/22 TO 03/22

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     770               924    -154
 SINCE 7/1       5516              6459    -943
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/330    DATE  03/02
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/320    DATE  03/02

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     53

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                6     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW                8     SLEET                      0
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      3

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

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...MARCH 2016 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR SHERIDAN...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION
STATISTICS FOR SHERIDAN FOR MARCH 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

MARCH        1.59     0.98       +0.61      23RD WETTEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 3.32 IN 1918)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 1.69 IN 2014)

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

NONE

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        39.9      35.2      +4.7      10TH WARMEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 45.5 IN 2012)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 42.1 IN 2015)

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        54.3      48.4      +5.9      8TH WARMEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 61.8 IN 2012)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 57.5 IN 2015)

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

74 ON MARCH  5 (OLD RECORD 73 IN 1987)
73 ON MARCH  6 (OLD RECORD 71 IN 1987)

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

NONE

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        25.5      22.0      +3.5      TIED FOR THE 15TH WARMEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 30.7 IN 1986)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 26.7 IN 2015)

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

38 ON MARCH 11 (OLD RECORD 37 IN 1972)

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

NONE

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