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CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GLASGOW MT

218 AM MST FRI FEB 2 2018

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...THE GLASGOW CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 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              62   01/17/1919
 LOW              -56   01/12/1916
HIGHEST            44   01/30                         44  01/29
LOWEST            -31   01/02                        -29  01/11
                        01/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     21.5              23.4    -1.9     19.0
AVG. MINIMUM      0.2               4.2    -4.0      2.4
MEAN             10.9              13.8    -2.9     10.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                                  0
DAYS MAX <= 32     24                                 23
DAYS MIN <= 32     31                                 31
DAYS MIN <= 0      13                                 15

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.52   1916
 MINIMUM            T   1973
TOTALS           0.37              0.37    0.00     0.47
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.01    0.00     0.02
DAYS >= .01         4                                  8
DAYS >= .10         1                                  1
DAYS >= .50         0                                  0
DAYS >= 1.00        0                                  0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.31   01/10 TO 01/10

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           41.6   2011
 SNOW DEPTH        25   01/30/2004
TOTALS            7.2               8.0    -0.8     12.7
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.72              0.80   -0.08       MM
SINCE 7/1        21.9              22.6    -0.7     22.3
 LIQUID 7/1      2.19              2.30   -0.11     0.96
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      4                                  4
DAYS >= TRACE       9                                 13
DAYS >= 1.0         1                                  3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         6   01/14                          8  01/10
                        01/13
                        01/12
 24 HR TOTAL      5.7   01/10 TO 01/10

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1669              1587      82     1677
 SINCE 7/1       5081              5089      -8     4933
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.7
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   2/057
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/290    DATE  01/30
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/280    DATE  01/30

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           22
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     78

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                9     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      6

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

&&

THE NEW YEAR 2018 STARTED COLD, WITH THE TEMPERATURES OVERALL 2.9
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL FOR JANUARY. THE DAILY COLD MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE
RECORD WAS BROKEN ON THE 1ST WHEN THE MERCURY ONLY ROSE TO -19,
FOLLOWING A LOW TEMPERATURE OF -31. THE REMAINDER OF THE MONTH
FEATURED TEMPERATURE SWINGS FORM BELOW ZERO TO ABOVE FREEZING.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH FINISHED AT EXACTLY THE NORMAL OF 0.37
INCHES WITH A SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL SNOWFALL OF 7.2 INCHES. MOST OF
THE SNOW OCCURRED ON THE 10TH, WHEN 5.7 INCHES FELL BREAKING A
RECORD FOR THE DAY.

WINDS WERE NOT ESPECIALLY STRONG THROUGH THE MONTH, WITH THE PEAK
WIND FOR MOST DAYS REMAINING BELOW 20 MPH. THE EXCEPTIONS WERE ON
THE 10TH WHEN THE WIND GUSTED TO 37 MPH, AND THE 30TH WITH A PEAK
GUST OF 44 MPH.

LOOKING AHEAD TO THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY, NORMAL HIGH TEMPERATURES
START THE MONTH IN THE MID 20S AND REACH THE LOWER 30S BY THE END OF
THE MONTH. NORMAL LOW TEMPERATURES RISE FROM THE MID SINGLE DIGITS
TO THE MID TEENS. NORMAL PRECIPITATION IS 0.25 INCHES WITH 4.4
INCHES OF SNOW.

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