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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
223 AM MDT SUN APR 1 2018

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

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1866 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              78   03/30/2004
 LOW              -30   03/25/1955
HIGHEST            58   03/30        52       6       76  03/18
LOWEST              8   03/07        19     -11       15  03/10
                                                          03/09
AVG. MAXIMUM     42.9              48.2    -5.3     52.6
AVG. MINIMUM     22.5              24.3    -1.8     30.9
MEAN             32.7              36.3    -3.6     41.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      4               2.8     1.2        1
DAYS MIN <= 32     27              25.4     1.6       15
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.9    -0.9        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.39   1898
 MINIMUM            T   1881
TOTALS           1.18              0.59    0.59     0.42
DAYS >= .01         9               7.7     1.3
DAYS >= .10         5               2.0     3.0
DAYS >= .50         0               0.0     0.0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.38   03/15 TO 03/15

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           26.6   1888
 24 HR TOTAL     10.5   03/28/1888 TO 03/28/1888
TOTALS           10.7               6.2     4.5      2.9
SINCE 7/1        58.6              33.5    25.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2
DAYS >= TRACE      11               5.0     6.0
DAYS >= 1.0         5               1.9     3.1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         7   03/05
 24 HR TOTAL      5.7   03/04 TO 03/04

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     993               891     102      713
 SINCE 7/1       7000              6452     548     6513
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/280    DATE  03/30
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    54/280    DATE  03/30

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     68

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                2     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW               11     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      9

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

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