Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
516 AM MDT THU SEP 1 2016

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...THE BILLINGS MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2016...

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

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            99   08/31
LOWEST             47   08/25
AVG. MAXIMUM     84.8              85.7    -0.9
AVG. MINIMUM     56.3              57.3    -1.0
MEAN             70.5              71.5    -1.0
DAYS MAX >= 90     11
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           1.67              0.75    0.92
DAYS >= .01         4
DAYS >= .10         3
DAYS >= .50         2
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.01   08/18 TO 08/19

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0
DAYS >= 1.0         0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   08/31 TO 08/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      24                22       2
 SINCE 7/1         28                37      -9
COOLING TOTAL     202               224     -22
 SINCE 1/1        684               582     102
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    47/290    DATE  08/06
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    57/300    DATE  08/06

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     42

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              3     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                4     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       3     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      2

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

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...AUGUST 2016 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR BILLINGS...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE...PRECIPITATION...AND WIND
STATISTICS FOR BILLINGS FOR AUGUST 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. MONTHLY 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

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)

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

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)

...BILLINGS MONTHLY SNOWFALL...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

AUGUST        0.0*      0.0        0.0      NOT DETERMINED

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

NONE

...BILLINGS AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

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)

...BILLINGS AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

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)

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

NONE

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

NONE

...BILLINGS AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

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)

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

NONE

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

NONE

...BILLINGS MONTHLY WIND AVERAGES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

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)

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