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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
443 AM MST MON JAN 1 2018

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...THE LIVINGSTON MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             105   08/05/1961
 LOW              -41   12/24/1983
HIGHEST            99   07/08
LOWEST            -22   12/31
AVG. MAXIMUM     59.3              58.1     1.2
AVG. MINIMUM     32.4              31.5     0.9
MEAN             45.9              44.8     1.1
DAYS MAX >= 90     42                      23.6
DAYS MAX <= 32     39                       3.9
DAYS MIN <= 32    162                     -10.8
DAYS MIN <= 0      19                       4.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        22.87   1975
 MINIMUM         9.01   1954
TOTALS          16.94             14.81    2.13
DAYS >= .01       114                      10.7
DAYS >= .10        48                       6.0
DAYS >= .50         4                      -2.2
DAYS >= 1.00        1                      -0.1

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    7257              7603    -346
COOLING TOTAL     397               229     168

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     08/17/2002
 LATEST       06/29/1968
EARLIEST        09/25           09/13
LATEST          06/23           05/28
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              14.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    64/220    DATE  12/18
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    81/220    DATE  12/18


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             33     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               11     RAIN                      34
LIGHT RAIN              104     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                9     SNOW                      25
LIGHT SNOW               79     SLEET                      0
FOG                     112     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     15
HAZE                     37

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

&&

...2017 YEAR IN REVIEW FOR LIVINGSTON...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION
STATISTICS FOR LIVINGSTON FOR 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 AND ANNUAL
RANKINGS FOR PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURES USE A PERIOD
OF RECORD THAT STARTED IN JULY 1948 AT OR NEAR THE LIVINGSTON AIRPORT.

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

... MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...

 MONTH   2017 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      0.41     0.49       -0.08      TIED FOR THE 30TH DRIEST OUT OF 69 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS 0.01 TIED IN 2009)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.15 IN 2016)

FEBRUARY     0.91     0.50       +0.41      7TH WETTEST OUT OF 69 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 1.76 IN 1986)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 0.97 IN 2007)

MARCH        1.21     0.84       +0.37      TIED FOR THE 12TH WETTEST OUT OF 69 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 2.21 IN 1967)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 1.98 IN 2014)

APRIL        2.45     1.77       +0.68      8TH WETTEST OUT OF 69 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 3.22 IN 1984)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 2.82 IN 2007)

MAY          3.23     2.66       +0.57      21ST WETTEST OUT OF 69 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 6.48 IN 1981)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 4.08 IN 2015)

JUNE         1.65     2.39       -0.74      19TH DRIEST OUT OF 69 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS 0.54 IN 1974)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.73 IN 2016)

JULY         0.42     1.47       -1.05      TIED FOR THE 7TH DRIEST OUT OF 70 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS T IN 1991)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.42 IN 2012)

AUGUST       0.68     1.11       -0.43      24TH DRIEST OUT OF 70 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS 0.06 IN 2001)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.40 IN 2013)

SEPTEMBER    2.94     1.21       +1.73      3RD WETTEST OUT OF 70 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 3.67 IN 1949)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 3.16 IN 1961)

OCTOBER      0.24     1.26       -1.02      4TH DRIEST OUT OF 70 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS T IN 1987)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE T IN 1987)

NOVEMBER     2.03     0.59       +1.44      2ND WETTEST OUT OF 70 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 2.40 IN 1973)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 2.40 IN 1973)

DECEMBER     0.77*    0.52       +0.25      12TH WETTEST OUT OF 70 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 2.01 IN 1955)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 0.97 IN 2015)

YEAR        16.94*   14.81       +2.13      15TH WETTEST OUT OF 70 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 22.87 IN 1975)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 17.95 IN 2005)

... 2017 TOP 3 DAILY MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION...

1 - 2.40   MAY 17
2 - 0.69   NOVEMBER  1
3 - 0.61   JUNE 12

ALL TIME DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD...2.90 ON JUNE 16 1992

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

2.40 ON MAY 17 (OLD RECORD 0.87 IN 1978)
0.44 ON SEPTEMBER 19 (OLD RECORD 0.43 IN 1972)
0.69 ON NOVEMBER  1 (OLD RECORD 0.52 IN 1957)
0.39 ON NOVEMBER  3 (OLD RECORD 0.36 IN 2015)
0.26 ON DECEMBER 16 (OLD RECORD 0.22 IN 1981)
0.18 ON DECEMBER 22 (OLD RECORD 0.12 IN 1979)

NOTE: SINCE THE LATE 1990S...LIVINGSTON BECAME AN AUTOMATED AND UNATTENDED
WEATHER STATION. PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS IN THE WINTER MAY BE UNDERESTIMATED.

... AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2017 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      21.8      27.0      -5.2      13TH COLDEST OUT OF 69 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 9.7 IN 1949)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 21.3 IN 1993)

FEBRUARY     30.3      29.1      +1.2      34TH WARMEST OUT OF 69 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 40.9 IN 1991)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 39.8 IN 2016)

MARCH        41.6      35.6      +6.0      6TH WARMEST OUT OF 69 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 45.2 IN 2015)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 45.2 IN 2015)

APRIL        43.8      42.1      +1.7      26TH WARMEST OUT OF 69 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 51.7 IN 1987)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 47.4 IN 2016)

MAY          51.3      50.6      +0.7      TIED FOR THE 33RD COLDEST OUT OF 69 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 46.3 IN 1959)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 51.3 IN 2016)

JUNE         60.3      58.7      +1.6      26TH WARMEST OUT OF 69 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 68.4 IN 1988)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 64.4 IN 2016)

JULY         72.2      66.9      +5.3      3RD WARMEST OUT OF 70 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 74.0 IN 2007)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 73.0 IN 2012)

AUGUST       67.0      65.6      +1.4      TIED FOR THE 31ST WARMEST OUT OF 70 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 71.6 IN 2000)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 67.0 IN 2015)

SEPTEMBER    56.0      55.8      +0.2      TIED FOR THE 26TH COLDEST OUT OF 70 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 44.1 IN 1965)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 54.7 IN 2008)

OCTOBER      45.7      45.1      +0.6      23RD COLDEST OUT OF 70 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 37.0 IN 1969)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 42.9 IN 2013)

NOVEMBER     35.1      34.0      +1.1      TIED FOR THE 32ND WARMEST OUT OF 70 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 49.0 IN 1999)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 43.2 IN 2016)

DECEMBER     25.6      26.1      -0.5      TIED FOR THE 27TH COLDEST OUT OF 70 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 12.2 IN 1983)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 18.8 IN 2016)

YEAR         45.9      44.8      +1.1      TIED FOR THE 27TH WARMEST OUT OF 70 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 49.6 IN 1999)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 47.9 IN 2016)

... AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2017 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      31.5      36.9      -5.4      TIED FOR THE 16TH COLDEST OUT OF 69 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 20.5 IN 1979)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 30.8 IN 1993)

FEBRUARY     41.3      39.8      +1.5      26TH WARMEST OUT OF 69 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 51.2 IN 1991)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 50.5 IN 2016)

MARCH        53.2      47.5      +5.7      10TH WARMEST OUT OF 69 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 58.2 IN 2015)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 58.2 IN 2015)

APRIL        55.9      55.0      +0.9      TIED FOR THE 24TH WARMEST OUT OF 69 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 69.0 IN 1987)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 60.2 IN 2016)

MAY          67.3      64.6      +2.7      TIED FOR THE 16TH WARMEST OUT OF 69 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 74.9 IN 1958)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 68.5 IN 2009)

JUNE         75.9      73.4      +2.5      19TH WARMEST OUT OF 69 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 85.6 IN 1988)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 83.1 IN 2016)

JULY         92.0      84.6      +7.4      3RD WARMEST OUT OF 70 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 93.2 IN 2007)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 92.8 IN 2012)

AUGUST       86.2      84.0      +2.2      22ND WARMEST OUT OF 70 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 91.0 IN 2000)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 90.0 IN 2013)

SEPTEMBER    71.0      72.1      -1.1      TIED FOR THE 25TH COLDEST OUT OF 70 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 53.8 IN 1965)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 69.5 IN 2016)

OCTOBER      58.2      58.5      -0.3      TIED FOR THE 25TH COLDEST OUT OF 70 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 45.8 IN 1969)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 54.5 IN 2013)

NOVEMBER     43.9      44.0      -0.1      35TH WARMEST OUT OF 70 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 60.5 IN 1999)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 54.8 IN 2016)

DECEMBER     35.6      35.5      +0.1      35TH WARMEST OUT OF 70 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 44.9 IN 1980)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 40.9 IN 2014)

YEAR         59.3      58.1      +1.2      16TH WARMEST OUT OF 70 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 63.2 IN 1999)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 60.9 IN 2016)

... 2017 TOP 3 WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES...

1 - 99   JULY  8
2 - 98   SEPTEMBER  3
3 - 98   JULY 30

ALL TIME RECORD WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE...105 ON AUGUST  5 1961

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

59 ON FEBRUARY 15 (OLD RECORD 58 IN 1951)
72 ON MARCH 15 (TIED RECORD IN 1994)
75 ON MARCH 18 (OLD RECORD 70 IN 1972)
71 ON APRIL  6 (OLD RECORD 70 IN 1952)
99 ON JULY  8 (OLD RECORD 98 IN 1963)
95 ON SEPTEMBER  2 (TIED RECORD IN 1998)
98 ON SEPTEMBER  3 (OLD RECORD 96 IN 1950)
92 ON SEPTEMBER 12 (TIED RECORD IN 1981)
66 ON NOVEMBER 23 (OLD RECORD 58 IN 1995)
66 ON NOVEMBER 26 (OLD RECORD 64 IN 1998)

... 2017 TOP 3 COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES...

1 - -2   JANUARY  3
2 - 5   DECEMBER 25
3 - 6   JANUARY  4

ALL TIME RECORD COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE...-26 ON FEBRUARY  3 1989

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

16 ON NOVEMBER  6 (OLD RECORD 21 IN 1973)

... AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2017 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      12.0      17.2      -5.2      12TH COLDEST OUT OF 69 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS -1.4 IN 1949)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 11.8 IN 1993)

FEBRUARY     19.3      18.3      +1.0      31ST COLDEST OUT OF 69 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 4.2 IN 1989)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 9.2 IN 2014)

MARCH        29.9      23.7      +6.2      6TH WARMEST OUT OF 69 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 32.7 IN 1986)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 32.1 IN 2015)

APRIL        31.7      29.1      +2.6      TIED FOR THE 23RD WARMEST OUT OF 69 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 34.9 TIED IN 1981)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 34.5 IN 2016)

MAY          35.2      36.6      -1.4      9TH COLDEST OUT OF 69 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 33.2 IN 2002)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 34.7 IN 2012)

JUNE         44.6      44.0      +0.6      TIED FOR THE 23RD COLDEST OUT OF 69 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 40.9 IN 1951)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 43.0 IN 2011)

JULY         52.3      49.2      +3.1      TIED FOR THE 18TH WARMEST OUT OF 70 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 55.6 IN 1975)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 53.1 IN 2012)

AUGUST       47.7      47.2      +0.5      TIED FOR THE 15TH COLDEST OUT OF 70 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 43.4 IN 2002)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 46.9 IN 2016)

SEPTEMBER    40.9      39.4      +1.5      TIED FOR THE 30TH COLDEST OUT OF 70 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 34.4 IN 1965)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 40.2 IN 2012)

OCTOBER      33.2      31.6      +1.6      TIED FOR THE 23RD COLDEST OUT OF 70 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 25.5 IN 2002)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 31.2 IN 2013)

NOVEMBER     26.2      23.9      +2.3      TIED FOR THE 30TH WARMEST OUT OF 70 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 37.5 IN 1999)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 31.6 IN 2016)

DECEMBER     15.7      16.7      -1.0      20TH COLDEST OUT OF 70 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 2.9 IN 1983)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 10.3 IN 2016)

YEAR         32.4      31.5      +0.9      TIED FOR THE 24TH COLDEST OUT OF 70 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 30.5 IN 1951)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 32.4 IN 2010)

... 2017 TOP 3 WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURES...

1 - 61   JULY  9
2 - 60   AUGUST 24
3 - 60   JULY 16

ALL TIME RECORD WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE...73 ON AUGUST 10 2000

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

45 ON MARCH 14 (OLD RECORD 43 IN 1999)
61 ON JULY  9 (TIED RECORD IN 1961)
56 ON OCTOBER 19 (OLD RECORD 52 IN 2003)
51 ON NOVEMBER 22 (OLD RECORD 46 IN 1954)
52 ON NOVEMBER 23 (OLD RECORD 47 IN 2011)
51 ON NOVEMBER 26 (OLD RECORD 45 IN 1962)

... 2017 TOP 3 COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURES...

1 - -20   FEBRUARY  3
2 - -18   FEBRUARY  2
3 - -17   JANUARY  3

ALL TIME RECORD COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE...-41 ON DECEMBER 24 1983

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

28 ON MAY 26 (OLD RECORD 29 IN 2005)
39 ON AUGUST 10 (OLD RECORD 42 IN 1974)
23 ON OCTOBER  3 (TIED RECORD IN 1968)
19 ON OCTOBER  4 (TIED RECORD IN 1964)
-6 ON NOVEMBER  6 (OLD RECORD 5 IN 1971)
-3 ON NOVEMBER  7 (OLD RECORD 4 IN 1973)

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