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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
544 AM MST WED JAN 1 2014

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...THE SHERIDAN WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2013...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1907 TO 2013

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             107   07/13/2005
                        07/14/2002
 LOW              -41   12/09/1919
HIGHEST            99   08/16
LOWEST            -28   12/07
AVG. MAXIMUM     58.8              59.5    -0.7
AVG. MINIMUM     30.9              30.9     0.0
MEAN             44.8              45.2    -0.4
DAYS MAX >= 90     44                      13.9
DAYS MAX <= 32     43                       4.4
DAYS MIN <= 32    203                      17.9
DAYS MIN <= 0      20                       0.1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        24.77   1944
 MINIMUM         8.23   1960
TOTALS          18.01             14.16    3.85
DAYS >= .01       104                       3.2
DAYS >= .10        47                       7.5
DAYS >= .50         7                       0.8
DAYS >= 1.00        2                       0.8
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.49   09/14 TO 09/14

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    7816              7644     172
 SINCE 7/1       3220              3183      37
COOLING TOTAL     592               419     173

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     08/17/2002
 LATEST       06/24/1967
EARLIEST         09/27          09/20
LATEST           06/05          05/19
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.8
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   3/309
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    52/280    DATE  08/30
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    66/280    DATE  08/30


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               17     RAIN                      28
LIGHT RAIN               70     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                9     SNOW                      25
LIGHT SNOW               68     SLEET                      0
FOG                      90     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     20
HAZE                     34

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

&&

...2013 YEAR IN REVIEW FOR SHERIDAN...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION
STATISTICS FOR SHERIDAN FOR 2013. 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...SNOWFALL...AND TEMPERATURES USE A PERIOD
OF RECORD THAT STARTED IN MAY 1907 AT OR NEAR THE SHERIDAN AIRPORT.

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

...SHERIDAN MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...

 MONTH   2013 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      0.96     0.56       +0.40      28TH WETTEST OUT OF 106 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 2.21 IN 1918)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 1.10 IN 2009)

FEBRUARY     0.79     0.54       +0.25      34TH WETTEST OUT OF 106 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 2.68 IN 1955)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 0.94 IN 2012)

MARCH        0.27     0.98       -0.71      3RD DRIEST OUT OF 106 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS 0.14 IN 1978)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.14 IN 1978)

APRIL        2.27     1.60       +0.67      TIED FOR THE 30TH WETTEST OUT OF 106 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 5.52 IN 1925)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 2.29 IN 2003)

MAY          3.03     2.35       +0.68      TIED FOR THE 37TH WETTEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 6.82 IN 1938)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 5.91 IN 2011)

JUNE         2.19     2.12       +0.07      42ND WETTEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 9.54 IN 1944)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 2.68 IN 2010)

JULY         0.43     1.18       -0.75      29TH DRIEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS 0.02 IN 1999)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.10 IN 2006)

AUGUST       0.05     0.72       -0.67      5TH DRIEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS T TIED IN 1970)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.01 IN 2001)

SEPTEMBER    4.26     1.43       +2.83      2ND WETTEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 8.18 IN 1923)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 8.18 IN 1923)

OCTOBER      2.47     1.41       +1.06      12TH WETTEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 3.72 IN 2011)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 3.72 IN 2011)

NOVEMBER     0.17     0.71       -0.54      8TH DRIEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS T IN 1939)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.16 IN 1997)

DECEMBER     1.12     0.56       +0.56      TIED FOR THE 11TH WETTEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 2.41 IN 1989)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 1.16 IN 2000)

YEAR        18.01    14.16       +3.85      21ST WETTEST OUT OF 106 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 29.79 IN 1923)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 18.76 IN 2011)

...SHERIDAN 2013 TOP 3 DAILY MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION...

1 - 1.49   SEPTEMBER 14
2 - 1.48   JUNE 11
3 - 0.87   OCTOBER  3

ALL TIME DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD...3.32 ON JUNE  3 1944

...SHERIDAN 2013 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS...

0.20 ON JANUARY 30 (TIED RECORD IN 1988)
0.70 ON APRIL 21 (OLD RECORD 0.69 IN 1988)
0.61 ON MAY 26 (OLD RECORD 0.57 IN 1996)
1.49 ON SEPTEMBER 14 (OLD RECORD 0.86 IN 1918)
0.48 ON OCTOBER 14 (OLD RECORD 0.30 IN 1972)
0.47 ON DECEMBER  2 (OLD RECORD 0.40 IN 1925)

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2013 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      24.8      23.8      +1.0      TIED FOR THE 37TH WARMEST OUT OF 106 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 35.5 IN 2006)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 28.2 IN 2012)

FEBRUARY     24.5      26.6      -2.1      TIED FOR THE 49TH COLDEST OUT OF 106 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 3.8 IN 1936)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 20.2 IN 2011)

MARCH        33.9      35.2      -1.3      53RD COLDEST OUT OF 106 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 17.6 IN 1912)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 31.6 IN 2009)

APRIL        37.7      43.6      -5.9      6TH COLDEST OUT OF 106 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 36.4 IN 1920)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 36.8 IN 1997)

MAY          54.1      52.5      +1.6      TIED FOR THE 34TH WARMEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 61.4 IN 1934)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 54.7 IN 2007)

JUNE         62.3      61.6      +0.7      TIED FOR THE 41ST WARMEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 74.2 IN 1988)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 65.9 IN 2012)

JULY         71.9      70.0      +1.9      TIED FOR THE 32ND WARMEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 77.9 IN 1936)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 75.8 IN 2012)

AUGUST       72.3      69.0      +3.3      TIED FOR THE 11TH WARMEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 77.8 IN 1983)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 74.1 IN 2003)

SEPTEMBER    62.3      57.9      +4.4      TIED FOR THE 11TH WARMEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 65.3 IN 1963)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 62.3 IN 2009)

OCTOBER      41.9      45.5      -3.6      16TH COLDEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 34.1 IN 1925)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 37.8 IN 2009)

NOVEMBER     33.3      32.7      +0.6      51ST WARMEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 45.4 IN 1949)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 34.4 IN 2012)

DECEMBER     19.2      22.9      -3.7      23RD COLDEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 6.8 IN 1983)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 15.7 IN 2009)

YEAR         45.0      45.2      -0.2      53RD WARMEST OUT OF 106 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 48.8 IN 1934)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 48.1 IN 2012)

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2013 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      37.5      36.2      +1.3      TIED FOR THE 34TH WARMEST OUT OF 106 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 48.8 IN 2006)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 41.5 IN 2012)

FEBRUARY     36.0      39.0      -3.0      43RD COLDEST OUT OF 106 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 16.2 IN 1936)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 32.4 IN 2011)

MARCH        47.2      48.4      -1.2      46TH WARMEST OUT OF 106 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 61.8 IN 2012)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 61.8 IN 2012)

APRIL        50.7      57.4      -6.7      10TH COLDEST OUT OF 106 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 46.0 IN 1920)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 48.1 IN 1997)

MAY          67.5      66.7      +0.8      TIED FOR THE 37TH WARMEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 78.7 IN 1934)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 69.5 IN 2009)

JUNE         77.4      76.7      +0.7      TIED FOR THE 37TH WARMEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 91.2 IN 1988)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 83.6 IN 2012)

JULY         89.0      87.1      +1.9      TIED FOR THE 29TH WARMEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 95.8 IN 1936)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 93.7 IN 2012)

AUGUST       89.7      86.3      +3.4      12TH WARMEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 95.0 IN 1983)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 91.5 IN 2003)

SEPTEMBER    77.5      74.2      +3.3      TIED FOR THE 17TH WARMEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 81.5 IN 1990)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 80.5 IN 2012)

OCTOBER      53.6      60.1      -6.5      13TH COLDEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 44.9 IN 1925)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 48.4 IN 2009)

NOVEMBER     47.1      45.9      +1.2      43RD WARMEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 59.9 IN 1949)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 47.9 IN 2012)

DECEMBER     32.3      35.2      -2.9      28TH COLDEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 17.5 IN 1983)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 32.2 IN 2010)

YEAR         58.9      59.6      -0.7      TIED FOR THE 49TH WARMEST OUT OF 106 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 63.4 TIED IN 2006)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 63.3 IN 2012)

...SHERIDAN 2013 TOP 3 WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES...

1 - 99   AUGUST 16
2 - 98   JULY 11
3 - 97   SEPTEMBER  5

ALL TIME RECORD WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE...107 ON JULY 14 2002

...SHERIDAN 2013 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...SHERIDAN 2013 TOP 3 COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES...

1 - -12   DECEMBER  7
2 - -8   DECEMBER  6
3 - 3   DECEMBER  4

ALL TIME RECORD COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE...-19 ON FEBRUARY  2 1989

...SHERIDAN 2013 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

21 ON APRIL  9 (OLD RECORD 26 IN 1997)
32 ON APRIL 15 (OLD RECORD 34 IN 1924)
28 ON APRIL 16 (OLD RECORD 31 IN 1939)
31 ON APRIL 17 (OLD RECORD 33 IN 1953)
27 ON APRIL 22 (OLD RECORD 33 IN 1931)
35 ON OCTOBER  4 (OLD RECORD 37 IN 1908)
39 ON OCTOBER 14 (OLD RECORD 40 IN 1966)
-12 ON DECEMBER  7 (OLD RECORD -9 IN 1972)

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2013 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      12.0      11.4      +0.6      TIED FOR THE 42ND WARMEST OUT OF 106 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 22.1 IN 2006)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 14.9 IN 2012)

FEBRUARY     13.0      14.2      -1.2      53RD WARMEST OUT OF 106 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 24.8 IN 1991)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 16.1 IN 2012)

MARCH        20.6      22.0      -1.4      46TH COLDEST OUT OF 106 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 4.6 IN 1912)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 17.3 IN 2009)

APRIL        24.7      29.8      -5.1      2ND COLDEST OUT OF 106 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 24.4 IN 2008)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 24.4 IN 2008)

MAY          40.7      38.2      +2.5      TIED FOR THE 33RD WARMEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 45.5 IN 1958)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 40.7 IN 2007)

JUNE         47.2      46.4      +0.8      TIED FOR THE 51ST COLDEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 42.7 TIED IN 1998)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 46.0 IN 2011)

JULY         54.8      53.0      +1.8      37TH WARMEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 60.0 IN 1936)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 57.9 IN 2012)

AUGUST       54.9      51.6      +3.3      TIED FOR THE 15TH WARMEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 60.5 IN 1983)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 56.7 IN 2003)

SEPTEMBER    47.1      41.6      +5.5      TIED FOR THE 4TH WARMEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 50.6 IN 1963)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 48.3 IN 1998)

OCTOBER      30.2      30.9      -0.7      TIED FOR THE 25TH COLDEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 23.3 IN 1925)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 27.1 IN 2009)

NOVEMBER     19.5      19.4      +0.1      TIED FOR THE 44TH COLDEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 6.0 IN 1985)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 18.9 IN 2011)

DECEMBER      6.0      10.6      -4.6      21ST COLDEST OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS -3.9 IN 1983)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 4.7 IN 2009)

YEAR         31.0      30.9      +0.1      TIED FOR THE 51ST WARMEST OUT OF 106 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 34.2 IN 1987)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 32.9 IN 2012)

...SHERIDAN 2013 TOP 3 WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURES...

1 - 63   AUGUST 27
2 - 63   JULY 18
3 - 62   AUGUST 26

ALL TIME RECORD WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE...76 ON JULY 28 1935

...SHERIDAN 2013 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

54 ON MAY 13 (OLD RECORD 51 IN 2007)
58 ON SEPTEMBER 15 (OLD RECORD 56 IN 1948)

...SHERIDAN 2013 TOP 3 COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURES...

1 - -28   DECEMBER  7
2 - -25   DECEMBER  6
3 - -21   DECEMBER  8

ALL TIME RECORD COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE...-41 ON DECEMBER  9 1919

...SHERIDAN 2013 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

11 ON APRIL 10 (TIED RECORD IN 1933)
13 ON APRIL 18 (OLD RECORD 17 IN 1966)
4 ON APRIL 22 (OLD RECORD 12 IN 1951)
-2 ON APRIL 23 (OLD RECORD 15 IN 1931)
32 ON JUNE  5 (OLD RECORD 33 IN 1998)
-28 ON DECEMBER  7 (OLD RECORD -25 IN 1909)

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