Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Billings, MT

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
541 AM MDT SUN APR 1 2018

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...THE MILES CITY MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1937 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            53   03/30
LOWEST              3   03/06
AVG. MAXIMUM     35.7              46.5   -10.8
AVG. MINIMUM     17.4              22.8    -5.4
MEAN             26.5              34.7    -8.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32     10
DAYS MIN <= 32     31
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           0.63              0.60    0.03
DAYS >= .01         8
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.34   03/16 TO 03/16

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1186               941     245
 SINCE 7/1       7452              6675     777
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/310    DATE  03/30
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/310    DATE  03/30

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     83

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                9     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW               13     SLEET                      0
FOG                      23     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     10
HAZE                      3

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

&&

THIS IS AN AUTOMATED...UNATTENDED WEATHER STATION AND MAY
UNDERESTIMATE WINTER PRECIPITATION.

...MARCH 2018 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR MILES CITY...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION
STATISTICS FOR MILES CITY 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 AND TEMPERATURES USE A PERIOD OF RECORD
THAT STARTED IN FEBRUARY 1937 AT THE MILES CITY AIRPORT.

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

...MILES CITY MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...

 MONTH   2018 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        0.63     0.60       +0.03      TIED FOR THE 35TH WETTEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 1.83 IN 1950)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 1.31 IN 2014)

...MILES CITY MARCH 2018 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS...

0.34 ON MARCH 16 (OLD RECORD 0.16 IN 1965)

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

...MILES CITY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2018 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        26.6      34.7      -8.1      TIED FOR THE 13TH COLDEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 17.3 IN 1965)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 19.0 IN 2002)

...MILES CITY AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2018 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        35.7      46.5     -10.8      9TH COLDEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 27.5 IN 1965)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 29.9 IN 2002)

...MILES CITY MARCH 2018 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...MILES CITY MARCH 2018 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

20 ON MARCH 31 (OLD RECORD 26 IN 1975)

...MILES CITY AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2018 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        17.4      22.8      -5.4      18TH COLDEST OUT OF 82 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 7.1 IN 1965)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 8.1 IN 2002)

...MILES CITY MARCH 2018 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...MILES CITY MARCH 2018 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

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