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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
314 AM MDT MON MAY 1 2017

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...THE GREAT FALLS MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1886 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              89   04/20/1980
 LOW              -10   04/02/1936
HIGHEST            72   04/06        60      12       79
LOWEST             21   04/04        27      -6       24
AVG. MAXIMUM     55.7              55.6     0.1     59.3
AVG. MINIMUM     32.1              30.5     1.6     33.6
MEAN             43.9              43.1     0.8     46.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.9    -0.9
DAYS MIN <= 32     15              17.6    -2.6
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.2    -0.2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.63   1975
 MINIMUM         0.05   1981
TOTALS           3.58              1.42    2.16     2.83
DAYS >= .01        13               9.4     3.6
DAYS >= .10         9               3.9     5.1
DAYS >= .50         1               0.7     0.3
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.1     0.9
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.08   04/09 TO 04/09

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           35.4   2009
                        1967
 24 HR TOTAL     17.0   04/19/1973 TO 04/20/1973
TOTALS            5.0               8.6    -3.6      7.2
SINCE 7/1        48.4              60.5   -12.1     46.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       6               4.5     1.5
DAYS >= 1.0         1               2.3    -1.3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   04/10
 24 HR TOTAL      4.4   04/09 TO 04/09

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     628               659     -31      549
 SINCE 7/1       7165              7117      48     6269
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    44/240    DATE  04/07
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    54/220    DATE  04/07

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     61

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               1
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               18     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      1
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      2

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

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