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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
613 AM MDT TUE APR 1 2014

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...THE HAVRE MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1880 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              79   03/30/2004
 LOW              -41   03/13/1897
HIGHEST            60   03/16        52       8       63
LOWEST            -18   03/01        15     -33        1
AVG. MAXIMUM     36.9              44.6    -7.7     43.4
AVG. MINIMUM     17.6              21.0    -3.4     18.5
MEAN             27.3              32.8    -5.5     31.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     12               5.5     6.5        9
DAYS MIN <= 32     28              27.3     0.7       29
DAYS MIN <= 0       5               2.0     3.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.03   1977
 MINIMUM         0.00   1950
TOTALS           1.14              0.54    0.60      0.4
DAYS >= .01         9               6.9     2.1
DAYS >= .10         5               1.8     3.2
DAYS >= .50         0               0.1    -0.1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL      MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            30.1  1977
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
 SNOW DEPTH        13   03/05/2010
                        03/04/2010
                        03/03/2010
TOTALS            7.0               6.3     0.7      2.8
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1
DAYS >= TRACE      14               5.4     8.6
DAYS >= 1.0         5               2.1     2.9
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         3   03/28                          1
                        03/24
                        03/23
 24 HR TOTAL       MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1162               998     164       MM
 SINCE 7/1       7403              7118     285       MM
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       MM
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0       MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/210    DATE  03/08
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/210    DATE  03/08

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW               11     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      3

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

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THE MONTH OF MARCH STARTED OUT WITH AN ARCTIC AIRMASS OVER THE
NORTHERN ROCKIES AND TEMPERATURES WELL BELOW ZERO. THE WEATHER
PATTERN THE MAJORITY OF THE MONTH WAS CHARACTERIZED BY A MOIST WEST
TO NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT RESULTING IN COOLER THAN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE AVERAGE PRECIPITATION. THE HEAVIEST
PRECIPITATION OCCURRED ON THE 17TH IN THE FORM OF RAIN. A RECORD
0.39 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION OCCURRED THAT DAY BREAKING
THE OLD RECORD OF 0.32 INCHES SET IN 1998. THUNDER WAS ALSO REPORTED
ON THE 17TH.




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