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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
639 AM MDT SUN MAY 1 2016

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...THE SHERIDAN WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 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            82   04/22
LOWEST             24   04/11
AVG. MAXIMUM     59.1              57.4     1.7
AVG. MINIMUM     33.8              29.8     4.0
MEAN             46.5              43.6     2.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      9
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           3.36              1.60    1.76
DAYS >= .01         8
DAYS >= .10         6
DAYS >= .50         2
DAYS >= 1.00        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.75   04/23 TO 04/24

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     547               642     -95
 SINCE 7/1       6063              7101   -1038
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    54/290    DATE  04/05
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    69/290    DATE  04/05

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN               10     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      0
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      0

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

&&

...APRIL 2016 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR SHERIDAN...

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

APRIL        3.36     1.60       +1.76      16TH WETTEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 5.52 IN 1925)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 3.51 IN 1999)

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

1.71 ON APRIL 24 (OLD RECORD 1.32 IN 1971)

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

APRIL        46.5      43.6      +2.9      26TH WARMEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 52.6 IN 1946)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 47.4 IN 2012)

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

APRIL        59.1      57.4      +1.7      30TH WARMEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 67.5 IN 1987)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 62.1 IN 2012)

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

NONE

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

NONE

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

APRIL        33.8      29.8      +4.0      TIED FOR THE 12TH WARMEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 38.6 TIED IN 1946)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 35.3 IN 1992)

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

NONE

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

NONE

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