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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
613 AM MDT MON MAY 1 2017

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...THE SHERIDAN WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1907 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            81   04/13
LOWEST             23   04/30
                        04/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     56.7              57.4    -0.7
AVG. MINIMUM     32.0              29.8     2.2
MEAN             44.4              43.6     0.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32     17
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           4.60              1.60    3.00
DAYS >= .01        11
DAYS >= .10         6
DAYS >= .50         4
DAYS >= 1.00        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.71   04/25 TO 04/25

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     611               642     -31
 SINCE 7/1       6868              7101    -233
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    53/320    DATE  04/17
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    64/320    DATE  04/17

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               10     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW                7     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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...APRIL 2017 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR SHERIDAN...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION
STATISTICS FOR SHERIDAN FOR APRIL 2017. 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   2017 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

APRIL        4.60     1.60       +3.00      3RD WETTEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 5.52 IN 1925)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 4.80 IN 1963)

...SHERIDAN APRIL 2017 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS...

1.71 ON APRIL 25 (OLD RECORD 0.88 IN 1964)

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2017 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

APRIL        44.4      43.6      +0.8      TIED FOR THE 45TH WARMEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 52.6 IN 1946)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 46.5 IN 2016)

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2017 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

APRIL        56.7      57.4      -0.7      TIED FOR THE 53RD WARMEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 67.5 IN 1987)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 59.1 IN 2016)

...SHERIDAN APRIL 2017 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

81 ON APRIL 13 (OLD RECORD 80 IN 1915)

...SHERIDAN APRIL 2017 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2017 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

APRIL        32.0      29.8      +2.2      TIED FOR THE 36TH WARMEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 38.6 TIED IN 1946)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 33.8 IN 2016)

...SHERIDAN APRIL 2017 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

48 ON APRIL 13 (OLD RECORD 44 IN 1976)

...SHERIDAN APRIL 2017 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

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