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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GLASGOW MT
532 PM MDT SUN APR 1 2018

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...THE GLASGOW CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              81   03/22/1928
 LOW              -45   03/12/1897
HIGHEST            48   03/27                         69  03/18
LOWEST             -1   03/08                         -5  03/11
                        03/07
AVG. MAXIMUM     31.8              42.4   -10.6     45.2
AVG. MINIMUM     16.1              20.9    -4.8     22.8
MEAN             23.9              31.7    -7.8     34.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                                  0
DAYS MAX <= 32     16                                  9
DAYS MIN <= 32     31                                 25
DAYS MIN <= 0       2                                  3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.25   1898
 MINIMUM            T   1901
TOTALS           1.27              0.42    0.85     0.49
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.01    0.03     0.02
DAYS >= .01         9                                  5
DAYS >= .10         3                                  3
DAYS >= .50         0                                  0
DAYS >= 1.00        0                                  0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.45   03/04 TO 03/04

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           25.0   1897
 SNOW DEPTH        21   03/04/2004
                        03/03/2004
TOTALS           19.7               4.7    15.0      6.2
 LIQUID EQUIV    1.97              0.50    1.47     0.62
SINCE 7/1        58.3              31.7    26.6     37.7
 LIQUID 7/1      5.83              3.20    2.63     3.77
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      5                                  1
DAYS >= TRACE      12                                  7
DAYS >= 1.0         4                                  3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        11   03/06                          3  03/13
                                                          03/12
 24 HR TOTAL     13.0   03/04 TO 03/04

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1265              1034     231      955
 SINCE 7/1       8131              7404     727     7062
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.8
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   4/081
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/100    DATE  03/22
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/100    DATE  03/22

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           12
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         11

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     82

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                4     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW               12     SLEET                      1
FOG                      24     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     13
HAZE                     11

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

&&

MARCH 2018 WILL BE REMEMBERED AS A COLD AND WET MONTH. A MAJOR SNOW
EVENT THAT OCCURRED BETWEEN THE 3RD AND THE 5TH OF MARCH DUMPED 13
INCHES OF SNOW IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD, WHICH WAS THE SECOND HEAVIEST 24
HOUR SNOW TOTAL ON RECORD. IT ALSO SET THE STAGE FOR THE SECOND
SNOWIEST MARCH ON RECORD IN GLASGOW.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 23.9 DEGREES, WHICH WAS
7.8 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH
WAS 31.8 DEGREES, WITH AN AVERAGE LOW OF 16.1. THE WARMEST DAY SAW A
HIGH OF 48 DEGREES ON THE 27TH. THE COLDEST READING FOR THE MONTH
WAS 1 BELOW ON THE 7TH AND 8TH.

GLASGOW RECEIVED 19.7 INCHES OF SNOW DURING THE MONTH, WHICH WAS THE
SECOND SNOWIEST MARCH ON RECORD. THE SNOWIEST MARCH RECORD WAS 1897
WHICH SAW 25 INCHES OF SNOWFALL. THE MONTHLY TOTAL WAS 15 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. MOST OF THE SNOW FELL DURING A THREE DAY SNOW EVENT
WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 3RD THROUGH THE 5TH (15 INCHES).

GLASGOW HAD 1.27 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION DURING THE MONTH, WHICH WAS
0.85 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

THE STRONGEST WIND IN MARCH OCCURRED ON THE 22ND WITH A GUST OF 48
MPH.

LOOKING AHEAD TO APRIL, NORMAL HIGH AND LOW TEMPERATURES AT THE
BEGINNING OF THE MONTH ARE 51 AND 27 DEGREES.  BY MONTH`S END, THE
NORMAL HIGHS AND LOWS ARE 53 AND 36 DEGREES. THE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION FOR MARCH IS 0.81 INCHES.

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