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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
905 AM MST WED MAR 1 2017

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...THE MILES CITY MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1937 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            61   02/21
LOWEST             -6   02/08
AVG. MAXIMUM     36.2              35.5     0.7
AVG. MINIMUM     19.9              13.2     6.7
MEAN             28.1              24.4     3.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      9
DAYS MIN <= 32     24
DAYS MIN <= 0       2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           0.39              0.23    0.16
DAYS >= .01         3
DAYS >= .10         2
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.26   02/21 TO 02/21

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1028              1138    -110
 SINCE 7/1       5552              5734    -182
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/300    DATE  02/11
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    42/320    DATE  02/21

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     68

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                4     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                8     SLEET                      0
FOG                       6     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      7

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

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THIS IS AN AUTOMATED...UNATTENDED WEATHER STATION AND MAY
UNDERESTIMATE WINTER PRECIPITATION.

...FEBRUARY 2017 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR MILES CITY...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION
STATISTICS FOR MILES CITY FOR FEBRUARY 2017. 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 FEBRUARY 1937 AT THE MILES CITY AIRPORT.

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

...MILES CITY MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...

 MONTH   2017 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

FEBRUARY     0.39     0.23       +0.16      TIED FOR THE 26TH WETTEST OUT OF 81 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 1.30 IN 1959)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 0.47 IN 2016)

...MILES CITY FEBRUARY 2017 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS...

0.26 ON FEBRUARY 21 (OLD RECORD 0.11 IN 1960)

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

...MILES CITY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2017 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

FEBRUARY     28.1      24.4      +3.7      22ND WARMEST OUT OF 81 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 37.5 IN 2016)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 37.5 IN 2016)

...MILES CITY AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2017 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

FEBRUARY     36.3      35.5      +0.8      35TH WARMEST OUT OF 81 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 51.4 IN 1992)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 49.4 IN 2016)

...MILES CITY FEBRUARY 2017 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...MILES CITY FEBRUARY 2017 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...MILES CITY AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2017 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

FEBRUARY     19.9      13.2      +6.7      14TH WARMEST OUT OF 81 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 26.9 IN 1998)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 25.6 IN 2016)

...MILES CITY FEBRUARY 2017 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

38 ON FEBRUARY 21 (OLD RECORD 37 IN 1995)

...MILES CITY FEBRUARY 2017 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

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