Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
517 AM MDT SAT APR 1 2017

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...THE BILLINGS MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1934 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            73   03/15
LOWEST             12   03/10
                        03/09
AVG. MAXIMUM     51.7              48.6     3.1
AVG. MINIMUM     31.5              26.9     4.6
MEAN             41.6              37.7     3.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3
DAYS MIN <= 32     13
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           2.22              1.06    1.16
DAYS >= .01        12
DAYS >= .10         6
DAYS >= .50         2
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.78   03/08 TO 03/09

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS           10.4              10.2     0.2
SINCE 7/1        70.7              44.7    26.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1
DAYS >= TRACE      11
DAYS >= 1.0         2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         8   03/10
 24 HR TOTAL      7.9   03/08 TO 03/09

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     718               845    -127
 SINCE 7/1       5803              5810      -7
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/290    DATE  03/07
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    53/280    DATE  03/07

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     62

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW               11     SLEET                      1
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      8
HAZE                      0

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

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...MARCH 2017 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR BILLINGS...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE...PRECIPITATION...AND WIND
STATISTICS FOR BILLINGS FOR MARCH 2017. 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   2017 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        2.22     1.06       +1.16      3RD WETTEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 2.70 IN 1954)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 2.67 IN 2006)

...BILLINGS MARCH 2017 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS MONTHLY SNOWFALL...

 MONTH   2017 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        10.4      10.2       +0.2      35TH SNOWIEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                            (RECORD SNOWIEST WAS 27.6 IN 1935)
                                            (SNOWIEST SINCE 10.6 IN 2014)

...BILLINGS MARCH 2017 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2017 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        41.6      37.7      +3.9      13TH WARMEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 47.0 IN 2012)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 43.0 IN 2016)

...BILLINGS AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2017 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        51.7      48.6      +3.1      TIED FOR THE 18TH WARMEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 59.8 IN 2012)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 54.7 IN 2016)

...BILLINGS MARCH 2017 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS MARCH 2017 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2017 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        31.5      26.9      +4.6      9TH WARMEST OUT OF 83 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 34.5 IN 1986)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 34.0 IN 2015)

...BILLINGS MARCH 2017 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS MARCH 2017 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS MONTHLY WIND AVERAGES...

 MONTH   2017 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH         9.3      10.8       -1.5      TIED FOR THE 5TH LEAST WINDIEST OUT OF 68 YEARS
                                            (RECORD LEAST WINDIEST WAS 8.7 IN 1983)
                                            (LEAST WINDIEST SINCE 9.1 IN 2010)

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