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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
413 AM MDT MON SEP 1 2014

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...THE BILLINGS MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 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            98   08/12
LOWEST             43   08/25
AVG. MAXIMUM     82.2              85.7    -3.5
AVG. MINIMUM     58.1              57.3     0.8
MEAN             70.1              71.5    -1.4
DAYS MAX >= 90     10
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           1.97              0.75    1.22
DAYS >= .01        11
DAYS >= .10         6
DAYS >= .50         1
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.80   08/22 TO 08/23

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      47                22      25
 SINCE 7/1         48                37      11
COOLING TOTAL     213               224     -11
 SINCE 1/1        552               582     -30
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/270    DATE  08/28
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    42/270    DATE  08/28

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     53

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              7     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               16     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      1
HAZE                      1

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

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...AUGUST 2014 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR BILLINGS...

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

AUGUST       1.97     0.75       +1.22      6TH WETTEST OUT OF 81 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 3.50 IN 1965)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 2.78 IN 2010)

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

0.62 ON AUGUST 23 (OLD RECORD 0.31 IN 1951)

...BILLINGS MONTHLY SNOWFALL...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

AUGUST        0.0       0.0        0.0      NOT DETERMINED

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

NONE

...BILLINGS AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

AUGUST       70.2      71.5      -1.3      TIED FOR THE 31ST COLDEST OUT OF 81 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 64.8 IN 1974)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 70.2 IN 2009)

...BILLINGS AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

AUGUST       82.2      85.7      -3.5      19TH COLDEST OUT OF 81 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 77.3 IN 1974)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 82.1 IN 2004)

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

NONE

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

NONE

...BILLINGS AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

AUGUST       58.1      57.3      +0.8      TIED FOR THE 24TH WARMEST OUT OF 81 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 63.3 IN 1983)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 61.1 IN 2013)

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

NONE

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

NONE

...BILLINGS MONTHLY WIND AVERAGES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

AUGUST        8.6       9.0       -0.4      TIED FOR THE 11TH LEAST WINDIEST OUT OF 65 YEARS
                                            (RECORD LEAST WINDIEST WAS 7.7 IN 1989)
                                            (LEAST WINDIEST SINCE 8.2 IN 2013)

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