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

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...THE MILES CITY MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2020...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1937 TO 2020

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            73   03/07
LOWEST             10   03/17
AVG. MAXIMUM     47.9              46.5     1.4
AVG. MINIMUM     24.2              22.8     1.4
MEAN             36.0              34.7     1.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      4
DAYS MIN <= 32     30
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           0.25              0.60   -0.35
DAYS >= .01         5
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.11   03/31 TO 03/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     890               941     -51
 SINCE 7/1       6438              6668    -230
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    46/320    DATE  03/04
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    58/330    DATE  03/04

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     65

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

-  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 2020 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR MILES CITY...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION
STATISTICS FOR MILES CITY 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 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   2020 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        0.25     0.60       -0.35      TIED FOR THE 17TH DRIEST OUT OF 84 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS T IN 2008)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.23 IN 2019)

...MILES CITY MARCH 2020 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS...

NONE

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   2020 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        36.1      34.7      +1.4      TIED FOR THE 31ST WARMEST OUT OF 84 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 47.1 IN 2012)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 38.9 IN 2017)

...MILES CITY AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2020 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        47.9      46.5      +1.4      TIED FOR THE 28TH WARMEST OUT OF 84 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 62.3 IN 2012)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 49.1 IN 2017)

...MILES CITY MARCH 2020 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

73 ON MARCH  7 (OLD RECORD 66 IN 2007)

...MILES CITY MARCH 2020 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...MILES CITY AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2020 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        24.2      22.8      +1.4      32ND WARMEST OUT OF 84 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 32.4 IN 1986)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 28.7 IN 2017)

...MILES CITY MARCH 2020 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...MILES CITY MARCH 2020 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

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