Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA, MT
842 AM MST MON JAN 2 2017

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...THE KALISPELL MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1894 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              58   12/04/1918
 LOW              -35   12/29/1990
                        12/30/1968
HIGHEST            41   12/20        MM      MM       51
LOWEST            -20   12/17        MM      MM        2
AVG. MAXIMUM     24.7              29.7    -5.0     32.7
AVG. MINIMUM      9.2              15.8    -6.6     19.9
MEAN             16.9              22.7    -5.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     24              17.0     7.0       16
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              29.8     1.2       28
DAYS MIN <= 0       7               3.3     3.7        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.78   1917
 MINIMUM         0.28   1943
TOTALS           1.75              1.56    0.19
DAILY AVG.       0.06              0.05    0.01     0.08
DAYS >= .01        18              14.4     3.6       20
DAYS >= .10         5               5.5    -0.5        9
DAYS >= .50         0               0.3    -0.3        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.48   12/09 TO 12/10              0.51

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS           33.6              16.3    17.3     25.2
SINCE 7/1        35.3              26.7     8.6     26.8
DAYS >= TRACE      24              11.8    12.2       22
DAYS >= 1.0        13               5.0     8.0       10
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        11   12/31
                        12/30
 24 HR TOTAL      5.5   12/10 TO 12/10               5.2

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1481              1310     171
 SINCE 7/1       3440              3514     -74
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1        157               147      10
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/230    DATE  12/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    54/230    DATE  12/20

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.80
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            3
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         17

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     79

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                2     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW               24     SLEET                      0
FOG                      25     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                     13

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

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