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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
443 PM MDT TUE APR 5 2016

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...THE GREAT FALLS MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1886 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              78   03/30/2004
                        03/29/1978
 LOW              -32   03/10/1932
HIGHEST            68   03/20        49      19       76
                        03/10
LOWEST             10   03/19        20     -10       -6
AVG. MAXIMUM     52.9              45.9     7.0     56.7
AVG. MINIMUM     26.3              22.6     3.7     30.4
MEAN             39.6              34.2     5.4     43.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               4.6    -4.6
DAYS MIN <= 32     25              25.2    -0.2
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               2.0    -2.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.27   1908
 MINIMUM         0.08   1916
TOTALS           0.50              0.91   -0.41     0.09
DAYS >= .01         7               9.3    -2.3
DAYS >= .10         1               3.0    -2.0
DAYS >= .50         0               0.2    -0.2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.23   03/22 TO 03/22

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           27.8   2005
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
TOTALS            1.8              11.9   -10.1      0.8
SINCE 7/1        39.7              51.9   -12.2     57.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       9               7.8     1.2
DAYS >= 1.0         1               3.5    -2.5
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   03/23
 24 HR TOTAL      1.6   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     782               953    -171      656
 SINCE 7/1       5720              6458    -738     5794
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              13.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/280    DATE  03/03
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/220    DATE  03/10

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     54

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               1
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN               12     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW               10     SLEET                      0
FOG                       6     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.

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