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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
850 AM MST THU JAN 1 2015

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...THE LIVINGSTON MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             105   08/05/1961
 LOW              -41   12/24/1983
HIGHEST            98   08/12
LOWEST            -30   02/06
AVG. MAXIMUM     58.3              58.1     0.2
AVG. MINIMUM     33.1              31.5     1.6
MEAN             45.7              44.8     0.9
DAYS MAX >= 90     28                       9.6
DAYS MAX <= 32     39                       3.9
DAYS MIN <= 32    150                     -22.8
DAYS MIN <= 0      24                       9.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        15.46   2014
 MINIMUM         8.62   2012
TOTALS          15.46             14.81    0.65
DAYS >= .01       123                      19.7
DAYS >= .10        47                       5.0
DAYS >= .50         4                      -2.2
DAYS >= 1.00        1                      -0.1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.29   08/23 TO 08/24
 STORM TOTAL     2.98
 (MM/DD(HH))  08/20(00) TO 08/25(18)

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    7186              7603    -417
 SINCE 7/1       2785              3165    -380
COOLING TOTAL     321               229      92

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     08/17/2002
 LATEST       06/29/1968
EARLIEST                        09/13
LATEST                          05/28
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              14.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    60/210    DATE  01/03
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    78/220    DATE  01/02


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               15     RAIN                      34
LIGHT RAIN               98     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                7     SNOW                      27
LIGHT SNOW               93     SLEET                      0
FOG                     104     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     12
HAZE                     44

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

&&

...2014 YEAR IN REVIEW FOR LIVINGSTON...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION
STATISTICS FOR LIVINGSTON FOR 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 AND ANNUAL
RANKINGS FOR PRECIPITATION...SNOWFALL...AND TEMPERATURES USE A PERIOD
OF RECORD THAT STARTED IN JULY 1948 AT OR NEAR THE LIVINGSTON AIRPORT.

NUMBERS DENOTED WITH AN * IS MISSING DATA IN THE CALCULATION.

... MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      0.41     0.49       -0.08      TIED FOR THE 29TH DRIEST OUT OF 66 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS 0.01 TIED IN 2009)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.11 IN 2013)

FEBRUARY     0.69     0.50       +0.19      13TH WETTEST OUT OF 66 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 1.76 IN 1986)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 0.97 IN 2007)

MARCH        1.98     0.84       +1.14      2ND WETTEST OUT OF 66 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 2.21 IN 1967)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 2.21 IN 1967)

APRIL        1.64     1.77       -0.13      21ST WETTEST OUT OF 66 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 3.22 IN 1984)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 1.76 IN 2012)

MAY          1.78     2.66       -0.88      16TH DRIEST OUT OF 66 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS 0.30 IN 1958)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 1.69 IN 2006)

JUNE         2.30     2.39       -0.09      33RD WETTEST OUT OF 66 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 6.77 IN 1992)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 3.30 IN 2011)

JULY         0.45     1.47       -1.02      9TH DRIEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS T IN 1991)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.42 IN 2012)

AUGUST       2.69     1.11       +1.58      3RD WETTEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 3.90 IN 1979)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 3.90 IN 1979)

SEPTEMBER    1.73     1.21       +0.52      24TH WETTEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 3.67 IN 1949)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 2.31 IN 2013)

OCTOBER      0.29     1.26       -0.97      6TH DRIEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS T IN 1987)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.28 IN 2002)

NOVEMBER     1.09     0.59       +0.50      TIED FOR THE 8TH WETTEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 2.40 IN 1973)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 1.31 IN 2005)

DECEMBER     0.41     0.52       -0.11      32ND DRIEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS T IN 2009)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE T IN 2009)

YEAR        15.46    14.81       +0.65      22ND WETTEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 22.87 IN 1975)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 17.95 IN 2005)

... 2014 TOP 3 DAILY MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION...

1 - 1.23   AUGUST 23
2 - 0.93   MARCH 10
3 - 0.52   SEPTEMBER 27

ALL TIME DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD...2.90 ON JUNE 16 1992

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

0.20 ON MARCH  6 (OLD RECORD 0.19 IN 1950)
0.93 ON MARCH 10 (OLD RECORD 0.56 IN 1954)
1.23 ON AUGUST 23 (OLD RECORD 1.08 IN 1972)
0.38 ON NOVEMBER 25 (OLD RECORD 0.27 IN 1968)

NOTE: SINCE THE LATE 1990S...LIVINGSTON BECAME AN AUTOMATED AND UNATTENDED
WEATHER STATION. PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS IN THE WINTER MAY BE UNDERESTIMATED.

... AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      32.9      27.0      +5.9      10TH WARMEST OUT OF 66 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 37.5 IN 1986)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 35.5 IN 2006)

FEBRUARY     18.3      29.1     -10.8      2ND COLDEST OUT OF 66 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 13.2 IN 1989)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 13.2 IN 1989)

MARCH        34.8      35.6      -0.8      33RD COLDEST OUT OF 66 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 22.0 IN 1965)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 34.7 IN 2011)

APRIL        44.6      42.1      +2.5      TIED FOR THE 20TH WARMEST OUT OF 66 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 51.7 IN 1987)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 46.2 IN 2012)

MAY          52.5      50.6      +1.9      TIED FOR THE 21ST WARMEST OUT OF 66 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 60.0 IN 1958)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 53.8 IN 2013)

JUNE         58.4      58.7      -0.3      TIED FOR THE 22ND COLDEST OUT OF 66 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 53.8 IN 1951)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 56.9 IN 2011)

JULY         70.0      66.9      +3.1      14TH WARMEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 74.0 IN 2007)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 70.7 IN 2013)

AUGUST       66.8      65.6      +1.2      31ST WARMEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 71.6 IN 2000)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 71.3 IN 2013)

SEPTEMBER    57.2      55.8      +1.4      TIED FOR THE 30TH WARMEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 64.2 IN 1998)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 60.9 IN 2013)

OCTOBER      51.7      45.1      +6.6      6TH WARMEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 52.6 IN 1988)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 52.2 IN 1999)

NOVEMBER     30.8      34.0      -3.2      12TH COLDEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 18.3 IN 1985)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 30.3 IN 2010)

DECEMBER     31.0      26.1      +4.9      TIED FOR THE 23RD WARMEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 35.8 IN 1957)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 31.2 IN 2011)

YEAR         46.0      44.8      +1.2      TIED FOR THE 26TH WARMEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 49.6 IN 1999)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 46.7 IN 2013)

... AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      41.8      36.9      +4.9      10TH WARMEST OUT OF 66 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 48.2 IN 1981)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 42.4 IN 2012)

FEBRUARY     27.4      39.8     -12.4      2ND COLDEST OUT OF 66 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 22.1 IN 1989)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 22.1 IN 1989)

MARCH        43.5      47.5      -4.0      26TH COLDEST OUT OF 66 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 33.6 IN 1965)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 42.6 IN 2009)

APRIL        57.6      55.0      +2.6      20TH WARMEST OUT OF 66 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 69.0 IN 1987)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 59.5 IN 2012)

MAY          66.0      64.6      +1.4      21ST WARMEST OUT OF 66 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 74.9 IN 1958)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 67.2 IN 2013)

JUNE         71.6      73.4      -1.8      22ND COLDEST OUT OF 66 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 66.6 IN 1951)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 70.8 IN 2011)

JULY         88.5      84.6      +3.9      10TH WARMEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 93.2 IN 2007)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 89.3 IN 2013)

AUGUST       82.8      84.0      -1.2      TIED FOR THE 31ST COLDEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 74.7 IN 1993)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 82.2 IN 2009)

SEPTEMBER    72.6      72.1      +0.5      33RD WARMEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 81.6 IN 1998)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 75.0 IN 2013)

OCTOBER      66.4      58.5      +7.9      4TH WARMEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 68.0 IN 1999)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 68.0 IN 1999)

NOVEMBER     41.1      44.0      -2.9      20TH COLDEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 26.4 IN 1985)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 39.8 IN 2010)

DECEMBER     40.9      35.5      +5.4      11TH WARMEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 44.9 IN 1980)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 43.3 IN 1999)

YEAR         58.6      58.1      +0.5      24TH WARMEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 63.2 IN 1999)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 59.8 IN 2013)

... 2014 TOP 3 WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES...

1 - 98   AUGUST 12
2 - 97   JULY 23
3 - 96   JULY  5

ALL TIME RECORD WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE...105 ON AUGUST  5 1961

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

91 ON SEPTEMBER 25 (TIED RECORD IN 2001)
78 ON OCTOBER 20 (TIED RECORD IN 1974)
74 ON OCTOBER 31 (OLD RECORD 70 IN 2012)
64 ON DECEMBER 12 (OLD RECORD 57 IN 1988)
57 ON DECEMBER 13 (TIED RECORD IN 1995)

... 2014 TOP 3 COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES...

1 - -7   FEBRUARY  5
2 - -5   FEBRUARY  6
3 - -4   MARCH  1

ALL TIME RECORD COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE...-26 ON FEBRUARY  3 1989

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

-7 ON FEBRUARY  5 (OLD RECORD -4 IN 1989)
-5 ON FEBRUARY  6 (OLD RECORD 9 IN 1973)
7 ON FEBRUARY  9 (OLD RECORD 12 IN 1959)
-4 ON MARCH  1 (OLD RECORD -2 IN 1960)
64 ON AUGUST 22 (TIED RECORD IN 1968)
7 ON NOVEMBER 11 (TIED RECORD IN 1978)

... AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      23.9      17.2      +6.7      9TH WARMEST OUT OF 66 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 28.8 IN 1986)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 28.3 IN 2006)

FEBRUARY      9.2      18.3      -9.1      3RD COLDEST OUT OF 66 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 4.2 IN 1989)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 4.2 IN 1989)

MARCH        26.0      23.7      +2.3      22ND WARMEST OUT OF 66 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 32.7 IN 1986)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 32.0 IN 2012)

APRIL        31.6      29.1      +2.5      TIED FOR THE 23RD WARMEST OUT OF 66 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 34.9 TIED IN 1981)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 32.9 IN 2012)

MAY          39.0      36.6      +2.4      TIED FOR THE 25TH WARMEST OUT OF 66 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 45.1 IN 1958)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 40.3 IN 2013)

JUNE         45.2      44.0      +1.2      30TH COLDEST OUT OF 66 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 40.9 IN 1951)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 44.7 IN 2013)

JULY         51.5      49.2      +2.3      TIED FOR THE 30TH WARMEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 55.6 IN 1975)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 52.1 IN 2013)

AUGUST       50.7      47.2      +3.5      20TH WARMEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 54.3 IN 1983)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 52.6 IN 2013)

SEPTEMBER    41.7      39.4      +2.3      30TH WARMEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 47.3 IN 1963)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 46.7 IN 2013)

OCTOBER      37.0      31.6      +5.4      10TH WARMEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 38.8 IN 1953)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 38.2 IN 1988)

NOVEMBER     20.4      23.9      -3.5      TIED FOR THE 7TH COLDEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 10.1 IN 1985)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 18.3 IN 2003)

DECEMBER     21.1      16.7      +4.4      30TH WARMEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 28.3 IN 1957)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 21.8 IN 2011)

YEAR         33.3      31.5      +1.8      TIED FOR THE 33RD WARMEST OUT OF 67 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 35.9 IN 1999)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 33.6 IN 2013)

... 2014 TOP 3 WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURES...

1 - 61   JULY 21
2 - 59   JULY 14
3 - 59   JULY 12

ALL TIME RECORD WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE...73 ON AUGUST 10 2000

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

49 ON MAY 16 (TIED RECORD IN 1954)
51 ON OCTOBER 23 (OLD RECORD 50 IN 1977)
42 ON NOVEMBER 27 (TIED RECORD IN 1950)
51 ON NOVEMBER 28 (OLD RECORD 46 IN 1986)
50 ON DECEMBER 11 (OLD RECORD 47 IN 1993)

... 2014 TOP 3 COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURES...

1 - -30   FEBRUARY  6
2 - -27   FEBRUARY  5
3 - -23   NOVEMBER 13

ALL TIME RECORD COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE...-41 ON DECEMBER 24 1983

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

-30 ON FEBRUARY  6 (OLD RECORD -13 IN 1973)
-14 ON MARCH  1 (OLD RECORD -13 IN 1960)
32 ON MAY 30 (TIED RECORD IN 1973)
38 ON JULY  1 (TIED RECORD IN 1949)
21 ON SEPTEMBER 12 (OLD RECORD 22 IN 1989)
-9 ON NOVEMBER 11 (OLD RECORD -8 IN 2000)
-21 ON NOVEMBER 12 (OLD RECORD -19 IN 1959)
-13 ON NOVEMBER 30 (TIED RECORD IN 1985)

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