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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
404 AM MDT SUN MAY 1 2016

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...THE GREAT FALLS MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1886 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              89   04/20/1980
 LOW              -10   04/02/1936
HIGHEST            79   04/21        60      19       77
LOWEST             24   04/17        27      -3       20
                        04/11
AVG. MAXIMUM     59.3              55.6     3.7     58.5
AVG. MINIMUM     33.6              30.5     3.1     29.9
MEAN             46.4              43.1     3.3     44.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.9    -0.9
DAYS MIN <= 32     11              17.6    -6.6
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.2    -0.2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.63   1975
 MINIMUM         0.05   1981
TOTALS           2.83              1.42    1.41     0.89
DAYS >= .01        12               9.4     2.6
DAYS >= .10         7               3.9     3.1
DAYS >= .50         3               0.7     2.3
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.23   04/14 TO 04/15

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           35.4   2009
                        1967
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
TOTALS            7.2               8.6    -1.4      0.8
SINCE 7/1        46.9              60.5   -13.6     57.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       7               4.5     2.5
DAYS >= 1.0         1               2.3    -1.3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   04/16
 24 HR TOTAL      6.9   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     549               659    -110      617
 SINCE 7/1       6269              7117    -848     6411
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/230    DATE  04/04
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/230    DATE  04/04

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     62

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                7     SLEET                      0
FOG                      10     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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