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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
517 AM MDT SAT APR 1 2017

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...THE SHERIDAN WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1907 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            76   03/18
LOWEST             15   03/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     53.1              48.4     4.7
AVG. MINIMUM     28.9              22.0     6.9
MEAN             41.0              35.2     5.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32     20
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           3.43              0.98    2.45
DAYS >= .01        13
DAYS >= .10         7
DAYS >= .50         3
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.04   03/30 TO 03/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     735               924    -189
 SINCE 7/1       6257              6459    -202
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/200    DATE  03/05
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/210    DATE  03/05

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     65

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN                9     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW                8     SLEET                      0
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
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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...MARCH 2017 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR SHERIDAN...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION
STATISTICS FOR SHERIDAN FOR MARCH 2017. 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 MAY 1934 AT OR NEAR THE SHERIDAN AIRPORT.

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

...SHERIDAN MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...

 MONTH   2017 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        3.43     0.98       +2.45      RECORD WETTEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                            (OLD RECORD WETTEST WAS 3.32 IN 1918)

...SHERIDAN MARCH 2017 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS...

0.67 ON MARCH 23 (OLD RECORD 0.57 IN 1947)
0.52 ON MARCH 28 (OLD RECORD 0.43 IN 1962)
0.97 ON MARCH 31 (OLD RECORD 0.62 IN 1937)

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2017 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        41.0      35.2      +5.8      TIED FOR THE 7TH WARMEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 45.5 IN 2012)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 42.1 IN 2015)

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2017 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        53.1      48.4      +4.7      13TH WARMEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 61.8 IN 2012)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 54.3 IN 2016)

...SHERIDAN MARCH 2017 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

76 ON MARCH 18 (OLD RECORD 73 IN 1972)

...SHERIDAN MARCH 2017 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2017 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        28.9      22.0      +6.9      5TH WARMEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 30.7 IN 1986)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 29.2 IN 2012)

...SHERIDAN MARCH 2017 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

41 ON MARCH 16 (TIED RECORD IN 1992)
43 ON MARCH 19 (OLD RECORD 41 IN 1997)

...SHERIDAN MARCH 2017 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

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