Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
517 AM MDT SAT APR 1 2017

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

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

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            78   03/18
LOWEST              7   03/12
                        03/11
AVG. MAXIMUM     49.1              46.5     2.6
AVG. MINIMUM     28.7              22.8     5.9
MEAN             38.9              34.7     4.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      6
DAYS MIN <= 32     16
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           0.57              0.60   -0.03
DAYS >= .01        11
DAYS >= .10         3
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.15   03/19 TO 03/19

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     802               941    -139
 SINCE 7/1       6354              6675    -321
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    43/300    DATE  03/16
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    53/300    DATE  03/07

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     63

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                3     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW                9     SLEET                      0
FOG                       9     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      5

-  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.

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

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION
STATISTICS FOR MILES CITY FOR MARCH 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

MARCH        0.57     0.60       -0.03      40TH WETTEST OUT OF 81 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 1.83 IN 1950)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 1.31 IN 2014)

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

NONE

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

MARCH        38.9      34.7      +4.2      17TH WARMEST OUT OF 81 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 47.1 IN 2012)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 42.6 IN 2016)

...MILES CITY AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2017 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        49.1      46.5      +2.6      TIED FOR THE 24TH WARMEST OUT OF 81 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 62.3 IN 2012)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 56.1 IN 2016)

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

78 ON MARCH 18 (OLD RECORD 70 IN 1972)

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

NONE

...MILES CITY AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2017 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        28.7      22.8      +5.9      TIED FOR THE 5TH WARMEST OUT OF 81 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 32.4 IN 1986)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 29.0 IN 2016)

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

42 ON MARCH 19 (OLD RECORD 39 IN 1972)
44 ON MARCH 30 (OLD RECORD 43 IN 2010)

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

NONE

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