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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
611 PM MDT SAT APR 1 2017

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...THE GREAT FALLS MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1886 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              78   03/30/2004
                        03/29/1978
 LOW              -32   03/10/1932
HIGHEST            75   03/18        49      26       68
LOWEST              6   03/09        20     -14       10
AVG. MAXIMUM     50.2              45.9     4.3     52.9
AVG. MINIMUM     25.3              22.6     2.7     26.3
MEAN             37.7              34.2     3.5     39.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32      4               4.6    -0.6
DAYS MIN <= 32     22              25.2    -3.2
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               2.0    -2.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.27   1908
 MINIMUM         0.08   1916
TOTALS           0.41              0.91   -0.50     0.50
DAYS >= .01         8               9.3    -1.3
DAYS >= .10         1               3.0    -2.0
DAYS >= .50         0               0.2    -0.2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.21   03/09 TO 03/09

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           27.8   2005
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
TOTALS            5.6              11.9    -6.3      1.8
SINCE 7/1        43.4              51.9    -8.5     39.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       9               7.8     1.2
DAYS >= 1.0         2               3.5    -1.5
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         3   03/10
 24 HR TOTAL      2.4   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     839               953    -114      782
 SINCE 7/1       6537              6458      79     5720
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              12.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/230    DATE  03/18
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    52/230    DATE  03/18

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     56

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