Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
458 AM MST SUN FEB 1 2015

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...THE MILES CITY MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1937 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            61   01/27
LOWEST            -19   01/09
AVG. MAXIMUM     32.4              30.0     2.4
AVG. MINIMUM     10.9               8.9     2.0
MEAN             21.6              19.5     2.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32     14
DAYS MIN <= 32     30
DAYS MIN <= 0       9

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           0.22              0.32   -0.10
DAYS >= .01         3
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.15   01/05 TO 01/05
                        01/05 TO 01/06

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1337              1412     -75
 SINCE 7/1       4368              4596    -228
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    45/320    DATE  01/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    54/320    DATE  01/24

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     75

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                1     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                9     SLEET                      0
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      5

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

&&

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

...JANUARY 2014 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR MILES CITY...

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

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

...MILES CITY MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      0.14     0.32       -0.18      TIED FOR THE 16TH DRIEST OUT OF 77 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS 0.01 IN 2008)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.10 IN 2009)

...MILES CITY JANUARY 2014 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   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      22.6      19.5      +3.1      25TH WARMEST OUT OF 77 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 34.3 IN 2006)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 26.2 IN 2012)

...MILES CITY AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      32.5      30.0      +2.5      TIED FOR THE 26TH WARMEST OUT OF 77 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 45.8 IN 1992)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 37.8 IN 2012)

...MILES CITY JANUARY 2014 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...MILES CITY JANUARY 2014 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...MILES CITY AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      12.6      8.9      +3.7      24TH WARMEST OUT OF 77 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 24.3 IN 2006)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 14.6 IN 2012)

...MILES CITY JANUARY 2014 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

36 ON JANUARY 24 (OLD RECORD 35 IN 1968)

...MILES CITY JANUARY 2014 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

-25 ON JANUARY  6 (OLD RECORD -24 IN 1996)

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