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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
1135 AM MDT SAT AUG 1 2015

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...THE GREAT FALLS MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1886 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             107   07/25/1933
 LOW               35   07/04/1915
                        07/01/1894
HIGHEST            95   07/03        85      10       95
LOWEST             41   07/17        52     -11       46
AVG. MAXIMUM     82.8              83.4    -0.6     86.2
AVG. MINIMUM     52.0              51.4     0.6     54.7
MEAN             67.4              67.4     0.0     70.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      9               8.0     1.0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.45   1909
 MINIMUM         0.04   1959
TOTALS           1.43              1.50   -0.07     0.78
DAYS >= .01        10               7.5     2.5
DAYS >= .10         3               3.9    -0.9
DAYS >= .50         1               0.8     0.2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.2    -0.2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.74   07/27 TO 07/28

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            0.0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.0     0.0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   07/31 TO 07/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      47                50      -3        5
 SINCE 7/1         47                50      -3        5
COOLING TOTAL     129               124       5      179
 SINCE 1/1        223               163      60      179
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/220    DATE  07/21
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    43/350    DATE  07/04

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     51

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN               15     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       3     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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SUMMARY...JULY WAS GENERALLY CHARACTERIZED BY UPPER LEVEL TROUGHING
FROM WESTERN CANADA INTO MUCH OF THE WESTERN U.S. THIS LED TO A MORE
ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN ACROSS MONTANA. TEMPERATURES VARIED QUITE A
BIT THROUGH THE MONTH...BUT MANY LOCATIONS ENDED UP VERY CLOSE TO
NORMAL. WITH THE ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN...MANY LOCATIONS REPORTED
NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPIATION. AT GREAT
FALLS...PRECIPITATION FELL ON 15 OF 31 DAYS.

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