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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
911 AM MDT WED APR 1 2020

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...THE BILLINGS MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2020...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1934 TO 2020

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            70   03/06
LOWEST             11   03/15
AVG. MAXIMUM     47.1              48.6    -1.5
AVG. MINIMUM     26.1              26.9    -0.8
MEAN             36.6              37.7    -1.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      4
DAYS MIN <= 32     28
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           1.00              1.06   -0.06
DAYS >= .01        11
DAYS >= .10         6
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.21   03/31 TO 03/31

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS           10.7              10.2     0.5
SINCE 7/1        47.6              44.7     2.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE      13
DAYS >= 1.0         5
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   03/15
 24 HR TOTAL      2.6   03/15 TO 03/15

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     873               845      28
 SINCE 7/1       5802              5805      -3
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    49/280    DATE  03/04
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    63/280    DATE  03/04

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     60

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       6
LIGHT SNOW               13     SLEET                      1
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      7
HAZE                      1

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

&&

...MARCH 2020 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR BILLINGS...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE...PRECIPITATION...AND WIND
STATISTICS FOR BILLINGS FOR MARCH 2020. 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   2020 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        1.00     1.06       -0.06      38TH WETTEST OUT OF 86 YEARS
                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS 2.70 IN 1954)
                                            (WETTEST SINCE 2.22 IN 2017)

...BILLINGS MARCH 2020 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS MONTHLY SNOWFALL...

 MONTH   2020 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        10.7      10.2       +0.5      TIED FOR THE 32ND SNOWIEST OUT OF 86 YEARS
                                            (RECORD SNOWIEST WAS 27.6 IN 1935)
                                            (SNOWIEST SINCE 16.9 IN 2009)

...BILLINGS MARCH 2020 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS...

2.6 ON MARCH 15 (OLD RECORD 2.4 IN 1935)

...BILLINGS AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2020 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        36.6      37.7      -1.1      39TH WARMEST OUT OF 86 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 47.0 IN 2012)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 41.6 IN 2017)

...BILLINGS AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2020 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        47.1      48.6      -1.5      TIED FOR THE 36TH WARMEST OUT OF 86 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 59.8 IN 2012)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 51.7 IN 2017)

...BILLINGS MARCH 2020 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS MARCH 2020 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2020 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        26.1      26.9      -0.8      38TH WARMEST OUT OF 86 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 34.5 IN 1986)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 31.5 IN 2017)

...BILLINGS MARCH 2020 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS MARCH 2020 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...BILLINGS MONTHLY WIND AVERAGES...

 MONTH   2020 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        11.0      10.8       +0.2      TIED FOR THE 32ND LEAST WINDIEST OUT OF 71 YEARS
                                            (RECORD LEAST WINDIEST WAS 8.6 IN 2018)
                                            (LEAST WINDIEST SINCE 9.7 IN 2019)

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