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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
1031 AM MST MON FEB 1 2016

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...THE HAVRE MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1880 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              68   01/31/1992
 LOW              -57   01/27/1916
HIGHEST            52   01/28        28      24       60
LOWEST            -12   01/08         3     -15      -22
AVG. MAXIMUM     28.5              28.8    -0.3     30.6
AVG. MINIMUM     10.9               7.2     3.7     11.4
MEAN             19.7              18.0     1.7     21.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     18              14.6     3.4       13
DAYS MIN <= 32     28              29.2    -1.2       29
DAYS MIN <= 0       9              10.0    -1.0       10

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM           MM   MM
 MINIMUM           MM   MM
TOTALS           0.36              0.33    0.03     1.30
DAYS >= .01         9               6.0     3.0
DAYS >= .10         2               1.1     0.9
DAYS >= .50         0               0.0     0.0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.10   01/16

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   5
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
 SNOW DEPTH        19   01/10/2009
                        01/09/2009
TOTALS            5.4               7.1    -1.7     10.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2
DAYS >= TRACE      12               6.8     5.2
DAYS >= 1.0         3               2.3     0.7
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   01/22                          9
                        01/21
                        01/20
 24 HR TOTAL      1.7   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1398              1457     -59     1359
 SINCE 7/1       4560              4923    -363     4549
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/230    DATE  01/28
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/230    DATE  01/28

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     81

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               2
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                2     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW               10     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      3

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

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SUMMARY...JANUARY STARTED OUT COLDER THAN NORMAL ACROSS NORTH-CENTRAL
MONTANA...BUT GRADUALLY TRANSITIONED TO AN ABOVE NORMAL WEATHER
PATTERN TOWARDS THE END OF THE MONTH. ACROSS THE HAVRE AREA...IT
TOOK A BIT LONGER FOR THE COLDER TEMPERATURES TO GET SCOURED OUT
COMPARED TO OTHER AREAS ACROSS CENTRAL MONTANA. OVERALL...JANUARY
SHOWED MORE VARIABILITY IN TEMPERATURES WITH TEMPS REACHING AS HIGH
AS THE LOW 50S LATE IN THE MONTH AND DROPPING AS LOW AS -12 AT THE
HAVRE CITY-COUNTY AIRPORT EARLY IN THE MONTH. DESPITE NEAR NORMAL
PRECIP AT THE AIRPORT...THE HAVRE AREA ENDED UP 1.7 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL ON SNOWFALL.

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