Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
541 AM MDT SUN APR 1 2018

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...THE BILLINGS MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1934 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            61   03/30
LOWEST              9   03/31
AVG. MAXIMUM     41.8              48.6    -6.8
AVG. MINIMUM     24.4              26.9    -2.5
MEAN             33.1              37.7    -4.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      5
DAYS MIN <= 32     27
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           0.70              1.06   -0.36
DAYS >= .01        10
DAYS >= .10         2
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.30   03/04 TO 03/04

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            9.8              10.2    -0.4
SINCE 7/1        86.7              44.7    42.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2
DAYS >= TRACE      11
DAYS >= 1.0         4
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        11   03/05
 24 HR TOTAL      5.2   03/04 TO 03/04

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     980               845     135
 SINCE 7/1       6377              5810     567
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/360    DATE  03/30
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/320    DATE  03/30

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       7
LIGHT SNOW               11     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      2

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

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...MARCH 2018 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR BILLINGS...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE...PRECIPITATION...AND WIND
STATISTICS FOR BILLINGS FOR MARCH 2018. 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 AUGUST 1934 AT THE BILLINGS AIRPORT. MONTHLY RANKINGS
FOR WIND USE A PERIOD OF RECORD THAT STARTED IN 1984.

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

...BILLINGS MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...

 MONTH   2018 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        0.70     1.06       -0.36      TIED FOR THE 28TH DRIEST OUT OF 84 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS 0.11 IN 2004)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.37 IN 2015)

...BILLINGS MARCH 2018 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS...

0.30 ON MARCH  4 (OLD RECORD 0.28 IN 1957)

...BILLINGS MONTHLY SNOWFALL...

 MONTH   2018 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH         9.8      10.2       0.4      TIED FOR THE 37TH SNOWIEST OUT OF 84 YEARS
                                            (RECORD SNOWIEST WAS 27.6 IN 1935)
                                            (SNOWIEST SINCE 10.4 IN 2017)

...BILLINGS MARCH 2018 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2018 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        33.1      37.7      -4.6      TIED FOR THE 24TH COLDEST OUT OF 84 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 21.4 IN 1965)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 24.7 IN 2002)

...BILLINGS AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2018 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        41.8      48.6      -6.8      20TH COLDEST OUT OF 84 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 31.0 IN 1965)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 34.8 IN 2002)

...BILLINGS MARCH 2018 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS MARCH 2018 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2018 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        24.4      26.9      -2.5      36TH COLDEST OUT OF 84 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 11.7 IN 1965)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 24.3 IN 2014)

...BILLINGS MARCH 2018 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS MARCH 2018 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS MONTHLY WIND AVERAGES...

 MONTH   2018 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH         8.6      10.8       -2.2      RECORD LEAST WINDIEST OUT OF 69 YEARS
                                            (OLD RECORD LEAST WINDIEST WAS 8.7 IN 1983)

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