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 MILES CITY MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1937 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            77   10/21
                        10/20
LOWEST             23   10/28
AVG. MAXIMUM     65.3              59.2     6.1
AVG. MINIMUM     36.6              33.8     2.8
MEAN             51.0              46.5     4.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      6
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           0.43              0.92   -0.49
DAYS >= .01         5
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.36   10/11 TO 10/12

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     426               575    -149
 SINCE 7/1        652               811    -159
COOLING TOTAL       0                 2      -2
 SINCE 1/1        648               730     -82
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/320    DATE  10/05
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    53/320    DATE  10/05

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     57

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       4     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      8

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

&&

THIS IS AN AUTOMATED...UNATTENDED WEATHER STATION AND MAY
UNDERESTIMATE WINTER PRECIPITATION.

...OCTOBER 2014 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR MILES CITY...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION
STATISTICS FOR MILES CITY 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 FEBRUARY 1937 AT THE MILES CITY AIRPORT.

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

...MILES CITY MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

OCTOBER      0.43     0.92       -0.49      23RD DRIEST OUT OF 78 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS T TIED IN 1965)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.29 IN 2007)

...MILES CITY OCTOBER 2014 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS...

NONE

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

...MILES CITY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

OCTOBER      51.0      46.5      +4.5      TIED FOR THE 16TH WARMEST OUT OF 78 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 55.7 IN 1963)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 51.7 IN 2011)

...MILES CITY AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

OCTOBER      65.3      59.2      +6.1      TIED FOR THE 13TH WARMEST OUT OF 78 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 69.4 TIED IN 1963)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 65.3 IN 2010)

...MILES CITY OCTOBER 2014 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...MILES CITY OCTOBER 2014 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...MILES CITY AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

OCTOBER      36.6      33.8      +2.8      TIED FOR THE 28TH WARMEST OUT OF 78 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 42.0 IN 1963)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 38.4 IN 2011)

...MILES CITY OCTOBER 2014 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...MILES CITY OCTOBER 2014 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

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