Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
440 AM MDT SAT NOV 1 2014

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...THE BILLINGS MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1934 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            80   10/08
LOWEST             26   10/28
AVG. MAXIMUM     66.9              59.4     7.5
AVG. MINIMUM     41.1              37.1     4.0
MEAN             54.0              48.2     5.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      3
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           0.16              1.18   -1.02
DAYS >= .01         3
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.12   10/11 TO 10/12

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS              T               4.1    -4.1
SINCE 7/1           T               5.2    -5.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       1
DAYS >= 1.0         0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL        T   10/12 TO 10/12

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     334               523    -189
 SINCE 7/1        575               752    -177
COOLING TOTAL       0                 3      -3
 SINCE 1/1        618               636     -18
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/270    DATE  10/21
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    55/290    DATE  10/15

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     48

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       4     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      1

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

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...OCTOBER 2014 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR BILLINGS...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE...PRECIPITATION...AND WIND
STATISTICS FOR BILLINGS FOR OCTOBER 2014. 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 AUGUST 1934 AT THE BILLINGS AIRPORT. MONTHLY RANKINGS
FOR WIND USE A PERIOD OF RECORD THAT STARTED IN 1984.

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

...BILLINGS MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

OCTOBER      0.16     1.18       -1.02      6TH DRIEST OUT OF 81 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS 0.01 IN 1987)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.12 IN 1999)

...BILLINGS OCTOBER 2014 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS MONTHLY SNOWFALL...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

OCTOBER         T       4.1       -4.1      TIED FOR THE 7TH LEAST SNOWIEST OUT OF 81 YEARS
                                            (RECORD LEAST SNOWIEST WAS 0.0 TIED IN 2011)
                                            (LEAST SNOWIEST SINCE 0.0 IN 2011)

...BILLINGS OCTOBER 2014 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

OCTOBER      54.0      48.2      +5.8      6TH WARMEST OUT OF 81 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 54.8 IN 1963)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 54.4 IN 1965)

...BILLINGS AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

OCTOBER      66.9      59.4      +7.5      5TH WARMEST OUT OF 81 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 68.0 IN 1953)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 67.7 IN 1965)

...BILLINGS OCTOBER 2014 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS OCTOBER 2014 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

OCTOBER      41.1      37.1      +4.0      TIED FOR THE 12TH WARMEST OUT OF 81 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 43.5 IN 1983)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 41.8 IN 2011)

...BILLINGS OCTOBER 2014 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS OCTOBER 2014 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS MONTHLY WIND AVERAGES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

OCTOBER      11.2      10.4       +0.8      TIED FOR THE 28TH WINDIEST OUT OF 66 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WINDIEST WAS 13.7 IN 1961)
                                            (WINDIEST SINCE 11.6 IN 2013)

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