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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
639 AM MDT SUN MAY 1 2016

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...THE MILES CITY MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1937 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            84   04/22
LOWEST             21   04/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     60.8              58.8     2.0
AVG. MINIMUM     37.0              33.2     3.8
MEAN             48.9              46.0     2.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      6
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           4.36R             1.37    2.99
DAYS >= .01        12
DAYS >= .10         6
DAYS >= .50         1
DAYS >= 1.00        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.91   04/24 TO 04/24

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     475               571     -96
 SINCE 7/1       5855              7246   -1391
COOLING TOTAL       2                 1       1
 SINCE 1/1          2                 1       1
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/320    DATE  04/05
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/310    DATE  04/05

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     60

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              3     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               15     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      2

-  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.

...APRIL 2016 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR MILES CITY...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION
STATISTICS FOR MILES CITY FOR APRIL 2016. 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   2016 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

APRIL        4.36     1.37       +2.99      RECORD WETTEST OUT OF 80 YEARS
                                            (OLD RECORD WETTEST WAS 4.22 IN 1973)

...MILES CITY APRIL 2016 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS...

2.91 ON APRIL 24 (OLD RECORD 1.29 IN 1990)

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   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

APRIL        48.9      46.0      +2.9      17TH WARMEST OUT OF 80 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 53.3 TIED IN 1987)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 50.9 IN 2012)

...MILES CITY AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

APRIL        60.8      58.8      +2.0      TIED FOR THE 27TH WARMEST OUT OF 80 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 68.5 IN 1987)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 61.6 IN 2015)

...MILES CITY APRIL 2016 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...MILES CITY APRIL 2016 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...MILES CITY AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

APRIL        37.0      33.2      +3.8      TIED FOR THE 13TH WARMEST OUT OF 80 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 39.3 IN 1980)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 37.2 IN 2012)

...MILES CITY APRIL 2016 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...MILES CITY APRIL 2016 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

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