Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
450 AM MST SAT DEC 1 2018

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...THE BILLINGS MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 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            60   11/14
LOWEST              6   11/09
AVG. MAXIMUM     44.4              45.3    -0.9
AVG. MINIMUM     27.1              26.3     0.8
MEAN             35.8              35.8     0.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3
DAYS MIN <= 32     20
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           0.46              0.63   -0.17
DAYS >= .01         9
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.14   11/16 TO 11/16

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            2.3               6.5    -4.2
SINCE 7/1         6.3              11.7    -5.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE      10
DAYS >= 1.0         0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   11/08
 24 HR TOTAL      0.7   11/07 TO 11/07

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     870               876      -6
 SINCE 7/1       1742              1628     114
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1        554               636     -82
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              12.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/280    DATE  11/02
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/270    DATE  11/02

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     62

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                6     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW               10     SLEET                      1
FOG                       9     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      1

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

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...NOVEMBER 2018 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR BILLINGS...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE...PRECIPITATION...AND WIND
STATISTICS FOR BILLINGS FOR NOVEMBER 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

NOVEMBER     0.46     0.63       -0.17      TIED FOR THE 30TH DRIEST OUT OF 85 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS T TIED IN 1954)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.38 IN 2016)

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

NONE

...BILLINGS MONTHLY SNOWFALL...

 MONTH   2018 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

NOVEMBER      2.3       6.5       -4.2      TIED FOR THE 19TH LEAST SNOWIEST OUT OF 85 YEARS
                                            (RECORD LEAST SNOWIEST WAS 0.0 TIED IN 1999)
                                            (LEAST SNOWIEST SINCE 2.3 IN 2016)

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

NONE

...BILLINGS AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2018 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

NOVEMBER     35.8      35.8       0.0      TIED FOR THE 41ST COLDEST OUT OF 85 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 15.2 IN 1985)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 34.5 IN 2015)

...BILLINGS AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2018 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

NOVEMBER     44.4      45.3      -0.9      35TH COLDEST OUT OF 85 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 23.0 IN 1985)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 43.5 IN 2015)

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

NONE

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

NONE

...BILLINGS AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2018 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

NOVEMBER     27.1      26.3      +0.8      TIED FOR THE 38TH WARMEST OUT OF 85 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 36.3 IN 1949)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 27.3 IN 2017)

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

NONE

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

NONE

...BILLINGS MONTHLY WIND AVERAGES...

 MONTH   2018 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

NOVEMBER     12.9      11.8       +1.1      TIED FOR THE 18TH WINDIEST OUT OF 70 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WINDIEST WAS 15.5 IN 2002)
                                            (WINDIEST SINCE 13.2 IN 2011)

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