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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
822 AM MST SUN JAN 1 2017

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...THE BILLINGS MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1934 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             108   07/14/2002
 LOW              -38   02/15/1936
HIGHEST            99   08/31
                        07/19
LOWEST            -19   12/17
AVG. MAXIMUM     61.9              59.5     2.4
AVG. MINIMUM     39.5              36.8     2.7
MEAN             50.7              48.2     2.5
DAYS MAX >= 90     38                       9.6
DAYS MAX <= 32     30                      -6.9
DAYS MIN <= 32    114                     -24.0
DAYS MIN <= 0       7                      -6.5

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        26.81   1978
 MINIMUM         6.86   2012
TOTALS          14.89             13.66    1.23
DAYS >= .01        94                      -2.5
DAYS >= .10        42                       3.9
DAYS >= .50         7                       1.8
DAYS >= 1.00        1                       0.1

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL          127.9   1955
TOTALS           46.0              55.0    -9.0
DAYS >= TRACE      57              38.7    18.3
DAYS >= 1.0        14              17.4    -3.4
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        20   12/16

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    5881              6781    -900
COOLING TOTAL     738               637     101

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     09/04/1962
 LATEST       06/13/1969
EARLIEST                        10/04
LATEST                          05/07
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.9
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   5/269
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    47/260    DATE  12/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    66/240    DATE  05/21


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               1
HEAVY RAIN               10     RAIN                      21
LIGHT RAIN              110     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       2
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                      17
LIGHT SNOW               45     SLEET                      5
FOG                      71     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     10
HAZE                     23

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

&&

...2016 YEAR IN REVIEW FOR BILLINGS...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE...PRECIPITATION...AND WIND
STATISTICS FOR BILLINGS FOR 2016. 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. ANNUAL RANKINGS
FOR PRECIPITATION...SNOWFALL...AND TEMPERATURES USE A PERIOD OF RECORD
THAT STARTED IN 1935. MONTHLY AND ANNUAL 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   2016 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      0.44     0.48       -0.04      36TH DRIEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS 0.04 IN 1941)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.24 IN 2011)

FEBRUARY     0.09     0.48       -0.39      4TH DRIEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS 0.02 IN 1997)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.07 IN 2008)

MARCH        1.55     1.06       +0.49      TIED FOR THE 15TH WETTEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 2.70 IN 1954)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 2.67 IN 2006)

APRIL        1.28     1.66       -0.38      TIED FOR THE 35TH DRIEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS 0.06 IN 1962)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 1.18 IN 2014)

MAY          2.04     2.18       -0.14      36TH WETTEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 9.54 IN 2011)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 2.43 IN 2015)

JUNE         0.23     2.12       -1.89      RECORD DRIEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                            (OLD RECORD DRIEST WAS 0.24 TIED IN 2012)

JULY         0.45     1.32       -0.87      25TH DRIEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS T IN 2003)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.34 IN 2014)

AUGUST       1.67     0.75       +0.92      12TH WETTEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 3.50 IN 1965)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 1.97 IN 2014)

SEPTEMBER    1.58     1.30       +0.28      26TH WETTEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 4.99 IN 1941)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 3.63 IN 2013)

OCTOBER      3.51     1.18       +2.33      2ND WETTEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 3.80 IN 1971)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 3.80 IN 1971)

NOVEMBER     0.38     0.63       -0.25      24TH DRIEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS T TIED IN 1954)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.34 IN 2013)

DECEMBER     1.67     0.50       +1.17      6TH WETTEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 2.00 IN 1973)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 1.98 IN 2013)

YEAR        14.89    13.66       +1.23      32ND WETTEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 26.81 IN 1978)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 16.70 IN 2013)

...BILLINGS 2016 TOP 3 DAILY MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION...

1 - 1.86   OCTOBER  3
2 - 0.85   MAY  9
3 - 0.66   DECEMBER 15

ALL TIME DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD...3.12 ON MAY 24 2011

...BILLINGS 2016 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS...

0.38 ON APRIL 14 (OLD RECORD 0.37 IN 2009)
0.21 ON JULY 28 (OLD RECORD 0.20 IN 1971)
0.65 ON AUGUST  6 (OLD RECORD 0.27 IN 1960)
0.37 ON AUGUST 18 (OLD RECORD 0.22 IN 1995)
0.64 ON AUGUST 19 (OLD RECORD 0.37 IN 1964)
1.86 ON OCTOBER  3 (OLD RECORD 1.24 IN 2013)
0.66 ON DECEMBER 15 (OLD RECORD 0.34 IN 1975)

...BILLINGS MONTHLY SNOWFALL...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY       6.4       8.4       -2.0      30TH LEAST SNOWIEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                            (RECORD LEAST SNOWIEST WAS 0.1 TIED IN 2006)
                                            (LEAST SNOWIEST SINCE 3.3 IN 2011)

FEBRUARY      0.2       6.2       -6.0      RECORD LEAST SNOWIEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                            (OLD RECORD LEAST SNOWIEST WAS 0.3 IN 1977)

MARCH         1.9      10.2       -8.3      TIED FOR THE 5TH LEAST SNOWIEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                            (RECORD LEAST SNOWIEST WAS 0.3 IN 2010)
                                            (LEAST SNOWIEST SINCE 0.3 IN 2010)

APRIL         1.8       8.3       -6.5      TIED FOR THE 18TH LEAST SNOWIEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                            (RECORD LEAST SNOWIEST WAS 0.0 TIED IN 1949)
                                            (LEAST SNOWIEST SINCE 0.6 IN 2014)

MAY             T       2.0       -2.0      TIED FOR THE 20TH LEAST SNOWIEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                            (RECORD LEAST SNOWIEST WAS 0.0 TIED IN 1993)
                                            (LEAST SNOWIEST SINCE T IN 2015)

JUNE            T       0.0         +T      NOT DETERMINED

JULY          0.0       0.0        0.0      NOT DETERMINED

AUGUST        0.0       0.0        0.0      NOT DETERMINED

SEPTEMBER     0.0       1.1       -1.1      TIED FOR THE RECORD LEAST SNOWIEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                            (OLD RECORD LEAST SNOWIEST WAS 0.0 TIED IN 2015)

OCTOBER       3.0       4.1       -1.1      34TH SNOWIEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                            (RECORD SNOWIEST WAS 23.1 IN 1949)
                                            (SNOWIEST SINCE 5.1 IN 2013)

NOVEMBER      2.3       6.5       -4.2      19TH LEAST SNOWIEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                            (RECORD LEAST SNOWIEST WAS 0.0 TIED IN 1999)
                                            (LEAST SNOWIEST SINCE 1.4 IN 2009)

DECEMBER     30.4       8.2      +22.2      RECORD SNOWIEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                            (OLD RECORD SNOWIEST WAS 28.8 IN 1955)

YEAR         46.0      55.0       -9.0      26TH LEAST SNOWIEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                            (RECORD LEAST SNOWIEST WAS 23.1 IN 2004)
                                            (LEAST SNOWIEST SINCE 45.6 IN 2012)

...BILLINGS 2016 TOP 3 DAILY MAXIMUM SNOWFALL...

1 - 11.0   DECEMBER 15
2 - 5.9   DECEMBER 16
3 - 3.9   DECEMBER 30

ALL TIME DAILY SNOWFALL RECORD...23.7 ON APRIL  4 1955

...BILLINGS 2016 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS...

T ON MAY 21 (TIED RECORD IN 1974)
T ON JUNE 13 (TIED RECORD IN 1949)
11.0 ON DECEMBER 15 (OLD RECORD 4.2 IN 1975)

...BILLINGS AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      29.9      27.1      +2.8      22ND WARMEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 38.0 IN 2006)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 30.5 IN 2014)

FEBRUARY     41.0      30.4     +10.6      TIED FOR THE RECORD WARMEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                           (OLD RECORD WARMEST WAS 41.0 IN 1991)

MARCH        43.0      37.7      +5.3      9TH WARMEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 47.0 IN 2012)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 46.8 IN 2015)

APRIL        49.6      46.2      +3.4      15TH WARMEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 54.6 IN 1980)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 50.4 IN 2012)

MAY          56.0      55.6      +0.4      TIED FOR THE 34TH WARMEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 64.7 IN 1936)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 57.4 IN 2013)

JUNE         70.7      64.7      +6.0      3RD WARMEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 75.9 IN 1988)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 75.9 IN 1988)

JULY         73.8      72.8      +1.0      TIED FOR THE 33RD WARMEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 81.0 IN 1936)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 74.5 IN 2014)

AUGUST       70.6      71.5      -0.9      37TH COLDEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 64.8 IN 1974)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 70.2 IN 2014)

SEPTEMBER    61.2      60.3      +0.9      TIED FOR THE 34TH WARMEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 67.2 IN 1938)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 65.4 IN 2015)

OCTOBER      50.3      48.2      +2.1      36TH WARMEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 54.8 IN 1963)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 53.5 IN 2015)

NOVEMBER     44.1      35.8      +8.3      3RD WARMEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 47.5 IN 1949)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 45.3 IN 1999)

DECEMBER     18.7      26.5      -7.8      6TH COLDEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 8.7 IN 1983)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 16.5 IN 2009)

YEAR         50.7      48.2      +2.5      TIED FOR THE 2ND WARMEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 51.1 IN 2012)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 50.7 IN 2015)

...BILLINGS AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      37.2      36.4      +0.8      TIED FOR THE 30TH WARMEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 47.3 IN 2006)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 39.0 IN 2015)

FEBRUARY     52.1      40.2     +11.9      RECORD WARMEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                           (OLD RECORD WARMEST WAS 51.8 IN 1991)

MARCH        54.7      48.6      +6.1      9TH WARMEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 59.8 IN 2012)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 59.6 IN 2015)

APRIL        60.3      57.6      +2.7      22ND WARMEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 69.0 IN 1987)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 62.4 IN 2012)

MAY          67.6      67.5      +0.1      37TH WARMEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 80.9 IN 1936)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 68.6 IN 2013)

JUNE         85.6      77.2      +8.4      3RD WARMEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 92.0 IN 1988)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 92.0 IN 1988)

JULY         88.5      86.8      +1.7      TIED FOR THE 30TH WARMEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 96.3 IN 1936)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 88.6 IN 2014)

AUGUST       84.8      85.7      -0.9      TIED FOR THE 38TH COLDEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 77.3 IN 1974)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 84.8 IN 2015)

SEPTEMBER    71.7      73.1      -1.4      TIED FOR THE 29TH COLDEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 55.9 IN 1965)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 70.8 IN 2008)

OCTOBER      60.7      59.4      +1.3      38TH COLDEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 48.3 IN 1969)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 54.0 IN 2013)

NOVEMBER     54.1      45.3      +8.8      TIED FOR THE 5TH WARMEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 58.8 IN 1939)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 56.8 IN 1999)

DECEMBER     25.9      35.2      -9.3      5TH COLDEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 17.6 IN 1983)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 24.6 IN 2009)

YEAR         61.9      59.5      +2.4      9TH WARMEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 64.3 IN 1939)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 62.2 IN 2015)

...BILLINGS 2016 TOP 3 WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES...

1 - 99   AUGUST 31
2 - 99   JULY 19
3 - 98   JULY 31

ALL TIME RECORD WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE...108 ON JULY 14 2002

...BILLINGS 2016 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

64 ON FEBRUARY 18 (OLD RECORD 62 IN 2004)
71 ON MARCH  5 (TIED RECORD IN 1987)
71 ON MARCH  6 (OLD RECORD 68 IN 1987)
86 ON MAY  5 (OLD RECORD 84 IN 1936)
96 ON JUNE  9 (OLD RECORD 95 IN 1956)
96 ON JUNE 18 (TIED RECORD IN 1986)
98 ON JUNE 21 (OLD RECORD 97 IN 1937)

...BILLINGS 2016 TOP 3 COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES...

1 - 0   DECEMBER 17
2 - 7   DECEMBER  9
3 - 9   DECEMBER 16

ALL TIME RECORD COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE...-21 ON JANUARY 26 1972

...BILLINGS 2016 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      22.5      17.8      +4.7      TIED FOR THE 11TH WARMEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 28.6 IN 2006)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 28.6 IN 2006)

FEBRUARY     29.9      20.6      +9.3      2ND WARMEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 30.2 IN 1991)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 30.2 IN 1991)

MARCH        31.3      26.9      +4.4      9TH WARMEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 34.5 IN 1986)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 34.0 IN 2015)

APRIL        38.8      34.7      +4.1      6TH WARMEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 40.8 IN 1980)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 39.1 IN 1987)

MAY          44.4      43.6      +0.8      30TH WARMEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 49.7 IN 1958)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 44.8 IN 2014)

JUNE         55.8      52.1      +3.7      6TH WARMEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 59.8 IN 1988)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 57.5 IN 2015)

JULY         59.0      58.8      +0.2      35TH WARMEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 65.7 IN 1936)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 60.4 IN 2014)

AUGUST       56.3      57.3      -1.0      TIED FOR THE 32ND COLDEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 48.5 IN 1939)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 55.6 IN 2005)

SEPTEMBER    50.6      47.5      +3.1      TIED FOR THE 13TH WARMEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 53.8 IN 1940)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 51.0 IN 2015)

OCTOBER      39.9      37.1      +2.8      TIED FOR THE 21ST WARMEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 43.5 IN 1983)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 42.5 IN 2015)

NOVEMBER     34.1      26.3      +7.8      2ND WARMEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 36.3 IN 1949)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 36.3 IN 1949)

DECEMBER     11.5      17.8      -6.3      15TH COLDEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 0.3 IN 1983)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 8.4 IN 2009)

YEAR         39.5      36.8      +2.7      RECORD WARMEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                           (OLD RECORD WARMEST WAS 39.2 IN 2015)

...BILLINGS 2016 TOP 3 WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURES...

1 - 67   SEPTEMBER  1
2 - 67   JULY 31
3 - 66   JULY 22

ALL TIME RECORD WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE...76 ON JUNE 28 1936

...BILLINGS 2016 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

43 ON MARCH 11 (OLD RECORD 42 IN 2008)
53 ON MAY  6 (OLD RECORD 52 IN 1958)
61 ON SEPTEMBER 30 (OLD RECORD 59 IN 2005)
52 ON OCTOBER 27 (TIED RECORD IN 1937)
45 ON NOVEMBER 13 (OLD RECORD 44 IN 1990)
46 ON NOVEMBER 14 (OLD RECORD 45 IN 1942)

...BILLINGS 2016 TOP 3 COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURES...

1 - -19   DECEMBER 17
2 - -7   DECEMBER 16
3 - -3   DECEMBER 18

ALL TIME RECORD COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE...-38 ON FEBRUARY 15 1936

...BILLINGS 2016 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS MONTHLY WIND AVERAGES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      13.1      13.2       -0.1      TIED FOR THE 32ND WINDIEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WINDIEST WAS 17.7 IN 1962)
                                            (WINDIEST SINCE 14.5 IN 2015)

FEBRUARY     14.1      11.9       +2.2      12TH WINDIEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WINDIEST WAS 15.9 IN 1976)
                                            (WINDIEST SINCE 14.3 IN 2011)

MARCH        11.9      10.8       +1.1      TIED FOR THE 17TH WINDIEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WINDIEST WAS 14.2 IN 1955)
                                            (WINDIEST SINCE 12.6 IN 2015)

APRIL        10.4      10.5       -0.1      TIED FOR THE 19TH LEAST WINDIEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                            (RECORD LEAST WINDIEST WAS 8.8 IN 1983)
                                            (LEAST WINDIEST SINCE 10.2 IN 2015)

MAY          10.0       9.9       +0.1      23RD LEAST WINDIEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                            (RECORD LEAST WINDIEST WAS 8.6 IN 1991)
                                            (LEAST WINDIEST SINCE 9.0 IN 2015)

JUNE          9.6       9.5       +0.1      TIED FOR THE 30TH LEAST WINDIEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                            (RECORD LEAST WINDIEST WAS 7.7 IN 1983)
                                            (LEAST WINDIEST SINCE 8.5 IN 2015)

JULY          9.3       8.9       +0.4      TIED FOR THE 30TH WINDIEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WINDIEST WAS 11.5 IN 1952)
                                            (WINDIEST SINCE 9.7 IN 2015)

AUGUST        8.3       9.0       -0.7      TIED FOR THE 6TH LEAST WINDIEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                            (RECORD LEAST WINDIEST WAS 7.7 IN 1989)
                                            (LEAST WINDIEST SINCE 8.2 IN 2013)

SEPTEMBER    10.3       9.5       +0.8      TIED FOR THE 26TH WINDIEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WINDIEST WAS 11.6 IN 1970)
                                            (WINDIEST SINCE 10.5 IN 2003)

OCTOBER      10.0      10.4       -0.4      TIED FOR THE 17TH LEAST WINDIEST OUT OF 68 YEARS
                                            (RECORD LEAST WINDIEST WAS 8.3 IN 1957)
                                            (LEAST WINDIEST SINCE 9.2 IN 2015)

NOVEMBER     10.9      11.8       -0.9      TIED FOR THE 14TH LEAST WINDIEST OUT OF 68 YEARS
                                            (RECORD LEAST WINDIEST WAS 9.8 IN 1996)
                                            (LEAST WINDIEST SINCE 10.8 IN 2006)

DECEMBER     12.5      12.9       -0.4      TIED FOR THE 22ND LEAST WINDIEST OUT OF 68 YEARS
                                            (RECORD LEAST WINDIEST WAS 10.3 IN 1983)
                                            (LEAST WINDIEST SINCE 12.3 IN 2015)

YEAR         10.9      10.7       +0.2      TIED FOR THE 32ND LEAST WINDIEST OUT OF 68 YEARS
                                            (RECORD LEAST WINDIEST WAS 9.5 IN 1983)
                                            (LEAST WINDIEST SINCE 10.8 IN 2015)

...BILLINGS 2016 TOP 3 DAILY MAXIMUM AVERAGE WIND...

1 - 29.1   DECEMBER 28
2 - 26.8   APRIL  5
3 - 26.6   FEBRUARY  6

ALL TIME DAILY MAXIMUM AVERAGE WIND RECORD...33.0 ON JANUARY 13 2014

...BILLINGS 2016 TOP 3 DAILY MINIMUM AVERAGE WIND...

1 - 2.8   NOVEMBER 19
2 - 3.4   OCTOBER  7
3 - 3.6   DECEMBER  7

ALL TIME DAILY MINIMUM AVERAGE WIND RECORD...0.0 ON NOVEMBER 27 1999

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