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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
536 AM MDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...THE LIVINGSTON MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            68   03/05
LOWEST              9   03/19
AVG. MAXIMUM     51.5              47.5     4.0
AVG. MINIMUM     28.0              23.7     4.3
MEAN             39.7              35.6     4.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32     20
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           1.10              0.84    0.26
DAYS >= .01        13
DAYS >= .10         5
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.37   03/27 TO 03/28

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     777               911    -134
 SINCE 7/1       5380              6259    -879
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              15.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    54/220    DATE  03/10
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    67/210    DATE  03/10

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     55

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       5
LIGHT SNOW               15     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      4

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

&&

...MARCH 2016 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR LIVINGSTON...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION
STATISTICS FOR LIVINGSTON FOR MARCH 2016. 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 JULY 1948 AT OR NEAR THE LIVINGSTON AIRPORT.

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

... MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        1.10     0.84       +0.26      TIED FOR THE 17TH WETTEST OUT OF 68 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 2.21 IN 1967)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 1.98 IN 2014)

... MARCH 2016 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS...

0.31 ON MARCH 22 (TIED RECORD IN 1975)

NOTE: SINCE THE LATE 1990S...LIVINGSTON BECAME AN AUTOMATED AND UNATTENDED
WEATHER STATION. PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS IN THE WINTER MAY BE UNDERESTIMATED.

... AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        39.8      35.6      +4.2      TIED FOR THE 15TH WARMEST OUT OF 68 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 45.2 IN 2015)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 45.2 IN 2015)

... AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        51.5      47.5      +4.0      14TH WARMEST OUT OF 68 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 58.2 IN 2015)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 58.2 IN 2015)

... MARCH 2016 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

... MARCH 2016 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

... AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2016 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        28.0      23.7      +4.3      13TH WARMEST OUT OF 68 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 32.7 IN 1986)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 32.1 IN 2015)

... MARCH 2016 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

... MARCH 2016 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

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