Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
1211 PM MDT TUE APR 1 2014

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...THE MILES CITY MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1937 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            64   03/29
                        03/16
LOWEST            -19   03/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     41.3              46.5    -5.2
AVG. MINIMUM     20.1              22.8    -2.7
MEAN             30.7              34.7    -4.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      9
DAYS MIN <= 32     28
DAYS MIN <= 0       3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           1.31              0.60    0.71
DAYS >= .01        10
DAYS >= .10         3
DAYS >= .50         1
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.60   03/30 TO 03/30

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1055               941     114
 SINCE 7/1       7094              6675     419
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/300    DATE  03/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/300    DATE  03/20

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW               12     SLEET                      0
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      5

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

&&

THIS IS AN AUTOMATED...UNATTENDED WEATHER STATION AND MAY
UNDERESTIMATE WINTER PRECIPITATION.

...MARCH 2014 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR MILES CITY...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION
STATISTICS FOR MILES CITY FOR MARCH 2014. 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 FEBRUARY 1937 AT THE MILES CITY AIRPORT.

NUMBERS DENOTED WITH AN * IS MISSING DATA IN THE CALCULATION.

...MILES CITY MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        1.31     0.60       +0.71      7TH WETTEST OUT OF 78 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 1.83 IN 1950)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 1.34 IN 2007)

...MILES CITY MARCH 2014 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS...

0.34 ON MARCH 10 (OLD RECORD 0.16 IN 1965)

NOTE: SINCE THE LATE 1990S...MILES CITY BECAME AN AUTOMATED AND UNATTENDED
WEATHER STATION. PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS IN THE WINTER MAY BE UNDERESTIMATED.

...MILES CITY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        30.7      34.7      -4.0      26TH COLDEST OUT OF 78 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 17.3 IN 1965)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 28.7 IN 2011)

...MILES CITY AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        41.3      46.5      -5.2      TIED FOR THE 28TH COLDEST OUT OF 78 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 27.5 IN 1965)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 38.1 IN 2011)

...MILES CITY MARCH 2014 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...MILES CITY MARCH 2014 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

-3 ON MARCH  1 (OLD RECORD 2 IN 1989)

...MILES CITY AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        20.1      22.8      -2.7      28TH COLDEST OUT OF 78 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 7.1 IN 1965)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 19.3 IN 2011)

...MILES CITY MARCH 2014 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

35 ON MARCH  9 (OLD RECORD 34 IN 1942)

...MILES CITY MARCH 2014 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

-19 ON MARCH  2 (OLD RECORD -17 IN 1960)

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