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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
120 PM MDT SAT NOV 1 2014

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...THE GREAT FALLS MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1886 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              91   10/03/1943
 LOW              -11   10/30/1991
HIGHEST            79   10/06        65      14       74
LOWEST             25   10/28        31      -6       10
                        10/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     64.4              57.7     6.7     55.2
AVG. MINIMUM     38.8              32.8     6.0     30.3
MEAN             51.6              45.2     6.4     42.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               1.2    -1.2
DAYS MIN <= 32      6              13.4    -7.4
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.2    -0.2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.43   1975
 MINIMUM            T   1965
                        1964
TOTALS           0.47              0.86   -0.39     0.93
DAYS >= .01         3               6.6    -3.6
DAYS >= .10         2               2.7    -0.7
DAYS >= .50         0               0.3    -0.3
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.35   10/21 TO 10/21
                        10/20 TO 10/21
                        10/21 TO 10/21

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           18.5   1925
 24 HR TOTAL      8.3   10/04/1957 TO 10/05/1957
TOTALS            1.1               4.1    -3.0      6.9
SINCE 7/1         1.1               5.6    -4.5      6.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       1               3.1    -2.1
DAYS >= 1.0         1               1.5    -0.5
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL      1.1   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     407               613    -206      681
 SINCE 7/1        732              1020    -288      871
COOLING TOTAL       1                 1       0        0
 SINCE 1/1        350               298      52      449
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/250    DATE  10/26
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/270    DATE  10/26

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     56

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                6     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                1     SLEET                      0
FOG                       2     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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A PERSISTENT RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE NORTHERN ROCKIES
MAINTAINED WARMER AND DRIER THAN AVERAGE WEATHER IN GREAT FALLS
DURING OCTOBER 2014. THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 51.6
FAHRENHEIT WAS THE THIRTEENTH WARMEST OF RECORD. SNOW OCCURRED ONCE
ON OCTOBER 2ND...WHILE THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS AT OR BELOW
FREEZING ON SIX NIGHTS.

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