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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
631 AM MDT WED OCT 1 2014

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...THE GREAT FALLS MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1886 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             100   09/04/1893
 LOW               10   09/24/1926
HIGHEST            91   09/25        76      15       93
LOWEST             32   09/14        40      -8       32
                        09/11
AVG. MAXIMUM     70.4              70.3     0.1     75.3
AVG. MINIMUM     43.5              42.0     1.5     48.5
MEAN             57.0              56.1     0.9     61.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               1.1    -0.1
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1
DAYS MIN <= 32      2               2.4    -0.4
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.56   1941
 MINIMUM            T   2012
                        1932
TOTALS           0.72              1.42   -0.70     0.84
DAYS >= .01         7               7.8    -0.8
DAYS >= .10         2               3.8    -1.8
DAYS >= .50         0               0.8    -0.8
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.34   09/27 TO 09/27

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           13.2   1934
 24 HR TOTAL     11.0   09/22/1934 TO 09/23/1934
TOTALS              T               1.2    -1.2        T
SINCE 7/1           T               1.5    -1.5      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       3               0.8     2.2
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.3    -0.3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0
 24 HR TOTAL        T   09/11 TO 09/11

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     255               286     -31      166
 SINCE 7/1        325               407     -82      190
COOLING TOTAL      25                21       4       80
 SINCE 1/1        349               297      52      449
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/260    DATE  09/19
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    38/260    DATE  09/19

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     59

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               1
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               10     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                3     SLEET                      0
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
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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SUMMARY...GREAT FALLS HAD NEAR AVERAGE TEMPERATURES THIS MONTH.
PRECIPITATION WAS 0.70 INCHES BELOW AVERAGE. A RECORD SNOWFALL
OF A TRACE WAS SET ON THE 9TH THIS TIES THE OLD RECORD OF A TRACE
SET IN 1989.

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