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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
440 AM MDT SAT NOV 1 2014

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...THE SHERIDAN WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1907 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            83   10/14
LOWEST             20   10/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     68.2              60.1     8.1
AVG. MINIMUM     32.3              30.9     1.4
MEAN             50.3              45.5     4.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32     17
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           0.16              1.41   -1.25
DAYS >= .01         3
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.12   10/12 TO 10/12
                        10/12 TO 10/13

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     449               605    -156
 SINCE 7/1        729               908    -179
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1
 SINCE 1/1        346               419     -73
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    48/310    DATE  10/11
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    60/310    DATE  10/11

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     54

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                1     SLEET                      0
FOG                       1     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
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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...OCTOBER 2014 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR SHERIDAN...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION
STATISTICS FOR SHERIDAN FOR OCTOBER 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 RANKINGS
FOR PRECIPITATION...SNOWFALL...AND TEMPERATURES USE A PERIOD
OF RECORD THAT STARTED IN MAY 1934 AT OR NEAR THE SHERIDAN AIRPORT.

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

...SHERIDAN MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

OCTOBER      0.16     1.41       -1.25      4TH DRIEST OUT OF 108 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS 0.02 IN 1965)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.02 IN 1965)

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

NONE

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

OCTOBER      50.3      45.5      +4.8      16TH WARMEST OUT OF 108 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 54.7 IN 1963)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 52.4 IN 2010)

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

OCTOBER      68.2      60.1      +8.1      4TH WARMEST OUT OF 108 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 71.0 IN 1944)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 70.1 IN 1965)

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

NONE

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

NONE

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

OCTOBER      32.3      30.9      +1.4      41ST WARMEST OUT OF 108 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 38.9 IN 1963)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 36.0 IN 2011)

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

NONE

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

20 ON OCTOBER  3 (OLD RECORD 23 IN 1999)

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