Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
515 AM MST MON DEC 1 2014

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...THE BILLINGS MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1934 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            69   11/08
LOWEST             -8   11/30
                        11/13
AVG. MAXIMUM     40.6              45.3    -4.7
AVG. MINIMUM     20.5              26.3    -5.8
MEAN             30.5              35.8    -5.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32     10
DAYS MIN <= 32     22
DAYS MIN <= 0       7

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           0.74              0.63    0.11
DAYS >= .01         7
DAYS >= .10         3
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.31   11/26 TO 11/26

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS           13.2               6.5     6.7
SINCE 7/1        13.2              11.7     1.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1
DAYS >= TRACE      10
DAYS >= 1.0         3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         6   11/27
 24 HR TOTAL      6.2   11/26 TO 11/26

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1026               876     150
 SINCE 7/1       1601              1628     -27
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1        618               636     -18
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              12.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/320    DATE  11/16
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    45/320    DATE  11/16

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     59

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                4     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW               10     SLEET                      1
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      4

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

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...NOVEMBER 2014 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR BILLINGS...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE...PRECIPITATION...AND WIND
STATISTICS FOR BILLINGS FOR NOVEMBER 2014. 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   2014 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

NOVEMBER     0.74     0.63       +0.11      31ST WETTEST OUT OF 81 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 2.34 IN 1978)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 1.89 IN 2010)

...BILLINGS NOVEMBER 2014 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS MONTHLY SNOWFALL...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

NOVEMBER     13.2       6.5       +6.7      11TH SNOWIEST OUT OF 81 YEARS
                                            (RECORD SNOWIEST WAS 25.2 IN 1978)
                                            (SNOWIEST SINCE 23.3 IN 2010)

...BILLINGS NOVEMBER 2014 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS...

6.2 ON NOVEMBER 26 (OLD RECORD 3.5 IN 1955)
4.4 ON NOVEMBER 29 (OLD RECORD 4.0 IN 1942)

...BILLINGS AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

NOVEMBER     30.6      35.8      -5.2      TIED FOR THE 9TH COLDEST OUT OF 81 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 15.2 IN 1985)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 30.3 IN 2010)

...BILLINGS AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

NOVEMBER     40.6      45.3      -4.7      TIED FOR THE 11TH COLDEST OUT OF 81 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 23.0 IN 1985)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 39.2 IN 2010)

...BILLINGS NOVEMBER 2014 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

61 ON NOVEMBER 28 (OLD RECORD 57 IN 1935)

...BILLINGS NOVEMBER 2014 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

NOVEMBER     20.5      26.3      -5.8      TIED FOR THE 7TH COLDEST OUT OF 81 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 7.3 IN 1985)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 18.4 IN 2000)

...BILLINGS NOVEMBER 2014 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS NOVEMBER 2014 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS MONTHLY WIND AVERAGES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

NOVEMBER     12.4      11.8       +0.6      TIED FOR THE 26TH WINDIEST OUT OF 66 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WINDIEST WAS 15.5 IN 2002)
                                            (WINDIEST SINCE 13.2 IN 2011)

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