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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
443 PM MDT TUE APR 5 2016

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...THE HELENA MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1866 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              78   03/30/2004
 LOW              -30   03/25/1955
HIGHEST            66   03/20        52      14       76  03/27
                        03/10
                        03/05
LOWEST             15   03/19        19      -4        3  03/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     52.0              48.2     3.8     57.3
AVG. MINIMUM     28.4              24.3     4.1     32.0
MEAN             40.2              36.3     3.9     44.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               2.8    -2.8        1
DAYS MIN <= 32     25              25.4    -0.4       11
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.9    -0.9        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.39   1898
 MINIMUM            T   1881
TOTALS           0.19              0.59   -0.40     0.15
DAYS >= .01         6               7.7    -1.7
DAYS >= .10         0               2.0    -2.0
DAYS >= .50         0               0.0     0.0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.09   03/30 TO 03/31

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   5
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
TOTALS              T               6.2    -6.2        T
SINCE 7/1        14.8              33.5   -18.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       5               5.0     0.0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               1.9    -1.9
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL        T   03/22 TO 03/22

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     759               891    -132      621
 SINCE 7/1       5699              6452    -753     5629
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/270    DATE  03/02
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/260    DATE  03/02

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     53

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                9     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                5     SLEET                      0
FOG                       4     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      4

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

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