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

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...THE SHERIDAN WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1907 TO 2016

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           104   06/21
LOWEST            -25   12/17
AVG. MAXIMUM     62.7              59.5     3.2
AVG. MINIMUM     33.3              30.9     2.4
MEAN             48.0              45.2     2.8
DAYS MAX >= 90     46                      15.9
DAYS MAX <= 32     26                     -12.6
DAYS MIN <= 32    170                     -15.1
DAYS MIN <= 0      14                      -5.9

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        24.77   1944
 MINIMUM         8.23   1960
TOTALS          16.95             14.16    2.79
DAYS >= .01        94                      -6.8
DAYS >= .10        39                      -0.5
DAYS >= .50         7                       0.8
DAYS >= 1.00        2                       0.8

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    6696              7644    -948
COOLING TOTAL     549               420     129

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     08/17/2002
 LATEST       06/24/1967
EARLIEST                        09/20
LATEST                          05/19
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.5
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   3/300
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    55/320    DATE  02/13
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    69/290    DATE  04/05


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               13     RAIN                      27
LIGHT RAIN               76     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                9     SNOW                      22
LIGHT SNOW               54     SLEET                      0
FOG                      70     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     12
HAZE                     24

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

&&

...2016 YEAR IN REVIEW FOR SHERIDAN...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION
STATISTICS FOR SHERIDAN 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 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   2016 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      0.56     0.56       +0.00      52ND DRIEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS 0.03 IN 2004)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.45 IN 2015)

FEBRUARY     0.89     0.54       +0.35      TIED FOR THE 24TH WETTEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 2.68 IN 1955)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 1.28 IN 2015)

MARCH        1.59     0.98       +0.61      23RD WETTEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 3.32 IN 1918)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 1.69 IN 2014)

APRIL        3.36     1.60       +1.76      16TH WETTEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 5.52 IN 1925)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 3.51 IN 1999)

MAY          1.06     2.35       -1.29      18TH DRIEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS 0.15 IN 1936)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.22 IN 2009)

JUNE         0.39     2.12       -1.73      5TH DRIEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS 0.07 IN 1933)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.33 IN 2012)

JULY         0.22     1.18       -0.96      TIED FOR THE 14TH DRIEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS 0.02 IN 1999)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.10 IN 2006)

AUGUST       1.44     0.72       +0.72      TIED FOR THE 14TH WETTEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 3.02 IN 1968)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 2.47 IN 1998)

SEPTEMBER    3.71     1.43       +2.28      5TH WETTEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 8.18 IN 1923)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 4.26 IN 2013)

OCTOBER      1.45     1.41       +0.04      41ST WETTEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 3.72 IN 2011)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 2.47 IN 2013)

NOVEMBER     1.28     0.71       +0.57      13TH WETTEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 2.41 IN 1991)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 1.49 IN 2014)

DECEMBER     1.00     0.56       +0.44      18TH WETTEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 2.41 IN 1989)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 1.12 IN 2013)

YEAR        16.95    14.16       +2.79      35TH WETTEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 29.79 IN 1923)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 18.01 IN 2013)

...SHERIDAN 2016 TOP 3 DAILY MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION...

1 - 2.19   SEPTEMBER 24
2 - 1.71   APRIL 24
3 - 0.84   NOVEMBER 17

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

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

0.46 ON FEBRUARY 15 (OLD RECORD 0.38 IN 2015)
1.71 ON APRIL 24 (OLD RECORD 1.32 IN 1971)
0.58 ON AUGUST  7 (OLD RECORD 0.46 IN 1929)
0.43 ON SEPTEMBER 12 (OLD RECORD 0.38 IN 1957)
2.19 ON SEPTEMBER 24 (OLD RECORD 0.68 IN 1927)
0.84 ON NOVEMBER 17 (OLD RECORD 0.26 IN 1928)
0.30 ON DECEMBER 16 (OLD RECORD 0.25 IN 1909)

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      27.1      23.8      +3.3      TIED FOR THE 20TH WARMEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 35.5 IN 2006)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 28.2 IN 2012)

FEBRUARY     36.9      26.6     +10.3      3RD WARMEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 38.7 IN 1954)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 37.7 IN 1992)

MARCH        39.9      35.2      +4.7      10TH WARMEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 45.5 IN 2012)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 42.1 IN 2015)

APRIL        46.5      43.6      +2.9      26TH WARMEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 52.6 IN 1946)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 47.4 IN 2012)

MAY          52.6      52.5      +0.1      54TH COLDEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 47.4 IN 1907)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 50.2 IN 2015)

JUNE         68.3      61.6      +6.7      4TH WARMEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 74.2 IN 1988)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 74.2 IN 1988)

JULY         72.3      70.0      +2.3      TIED FOR THE 28TH WARMEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 77.9 IN 1936)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 75.8 IN 2012)

AUGUST       68.7      69.0      -0.3      52ND WARMEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 77.8 IN 1983)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 69.3 IN 2015)

SEPTEMBER    59.7      57.9      +1.8      TIED FOR THE 29TH WARMEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 65.3 IN 1963)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 64.1 IN 2015)

OCTOBER      48.7      45.5      +3.2      30TH WARMEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 54.7 IN 1963)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 51.2 IN 2015)

NOVEMBER     39.8      32.7      +7.1      6TH WARMEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 45.4 IN 1949)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 42.4 IN 1999)

DECEMBER     15.4      22.9      -7.5      10TH COLDEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 6.8 IN 1983)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 15.2 IN 1992)

YEAR         48.0      45.2      +2.8      7TH WARMEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 48.8 IN 1934)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 48.1 IN 2012)

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      39.0      36.2      +2.8      TIED FOR THE 23RD WARMEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 48.8 IN 2006)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 39.5 IN 2015)

FEBRUARY     50.2      39.0     +11.2      4TH WARMEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 53.2 IN 1954)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 50.6 IN 1992)

MARCH        54.3      48.4      +5.9      8TH WARMEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 61.8 IN 2012)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 57.5 IN 2015)

APRIL        59.1      57.4      +1.7      30TH WARMEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 67.5 IN 1987)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 62.1 IN 2012)

MAY          67.2      66.7      +0.5      TIED FOR THE 40TH WARMEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 78.7 IN 1934)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 67.5 IN 2013)

JUNE         87.0      76.7     +10.3      2ND WARMEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 91.2 IN 1988)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 91.2 IN 1988)

JULY         91.0      87.1      +3.9      TIED FOR THE 12TH WARMEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 95.8 IN 1936)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 93.7 IN 2012)

AUGUST       86.0      86.3      -0.3      47TH WARMEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 95.0 IN 1983)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 87.9 IN 2015)

SEPTEMBER    73.0      74.2      -1.2      45TH COLDEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 59.3 IN 1965)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 71.4 IN 2008)

OCTOBER      63.2      60.1      +3.1      40TH WARMEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 71.0 IN 1944)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 66.3 IN 2015)

NOVEMBER     53.8      45.9      +7.9      8TH WARMEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 59.9 IN 1949)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 58.6 IN 1999)

DECEMBER     28.1      35.2      -7.1      12TH COLDEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 17.5 IN 1983)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 26.6 IN 2009)

YEAR         62.7      59.6      +3.1      TIED FOR THE 5TH WARMEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 63.4 TIED IN 2006)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 63.3 IN 2012)

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

1 - 104   JUNE 21
2 - 102   JULY 22
3 - 101   AUGUST  2

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

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

62 ON JANUARY 28 (TIED RECORD IN 1931)
66 ON FEBRUARY 26 (TIED RECORD IN 1932)
74 ON MARCH  5 (OLD RECORD 73 IN 1987)
73 ON MARCH  6 (OLD RECORD 71 IN 1987)
96 ON JUNE  9 (OLD RECORD 92 IN 1961)
98 ON JUNE 18 (OLD RECORD 97 IN 1988)
104 ON JUNE 21 (OLD RECORD 100 IN 1919)
101 ON AUGUST  2 (OLD RECORD 100 IN 2001)
73 ON NOVEMBER  9 (TIED RECORD IN 2001)

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

1 - 0   DECEMBER 17
2 - 6   DECEMBER  7
3 - 8   DECEMBER  8

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

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

NONE

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      15.1      11.4      +3.7      16TH WARMEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 22.1 IN 2006)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 22.1 IN 2006)

FEBRUARY     23.5      14.2      +9.3      4TH WARMEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 24.8 IN 1991)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 24.7 IN 1992)

MARCH        25.5      22.0      +3.5      TIED FOR THE 15TH WARMEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 30.7 IN 1986)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 26.7 IN 2015)

APRIL        33.8      29.8      +4.0      TIED FOR THE 12TH WARMEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 38.6 TIED IN 1946)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 35.3 IN 1992)

MAY          38.0      38.2      -0.2      TIED FOR THE 31ST COLDEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 34.8 IN 1909)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 36.7 IN 2012)

JUNE         49.6      46.4      +3.2      TIED FOR THE 25TH WARMEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 57.1 IN 1988)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 52.0 IN 2015)

JULY         53.5      53.0      +0.5      49TH COLDEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 46.8 IN 1911)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 52.3 IN 2015)

AUGUST       51.3      51.6      -0.3      51ST COLDEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 44.7 IN 1910)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 50.6 IN 2015)

SEPTEMBER    46.3      41.6      +4.7      TIED FOR THE 7TH WARMEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 50.6 IN 1963)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 47.1 IN 2013)

OCTOBER      34.1      30.9      +3.2      TIED FOR THE 25TH WARMEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 38.9 IN 1963)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 36.0 IN 2015)

NOVEMBER     25.7      19.4      +6.3      8TH WARMEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 30.9 IN 1949)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 26.5 IN 2008)

DECEMBER      2.7      10.6      -7.9      9TH COLDEST OUT OF 110 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS -3.9 IN 1983)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 2.2 IN 1990)

YEAR         33.2      30.9      +2.3      TIED FOR THE 12TH WARMEST OUT OF 109 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 34.2 IN 1987)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 33.2 IN 2006)

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

1 - 65   JULY 26
2 - 64   AUGUST  6
3 - 62   JULY 27

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

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

38 ON MARCH 11 (OLD RECORD 37 IN 1972)
55 ON SEPTEMBER 18 (TIED RECORD IN 1984)
51 ON SEPTEMBER 23 (TIED RECORD IN 1962)
47 ON OCTOBER 28 (OLD RECORD 46 IN 1950)
41 ON NOVEMBER 15 (TIED RECORD IN 1953)

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

1 - -25   DECEMBER 17
2 - -19   DECEMBER 18
3 - -13   DECEMBER  8

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

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

15 ON OCTOBER 12 (OLD RECORD 17 IN 2009)

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