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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
153 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015

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...THE HAVRE MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1880 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              79   03/30/2004
 LOW              -41   03/13/1897
HIGHEST            78   03/31        52      26       60
LOWEST             -4   03/04        15     -19      -18
AVG. MAXIMUM     56.2              44.6    11.6     36.9
AVG. MINIMUM     26.2              21.0     5.2     17.6
MEAN             41.2              32.8     8.4     27.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               5.5    -4.5       12
DAYS MIN <= 32     24              27.3    -3.3       28
DAYS MIN <= 0       2               2.0     0.0        5

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.03   1977
 MINIMUM         0.03   1973
TOTALS           0.53              0.54   -0.01     1.14
DAYS >= .01         6               6.9    -0.9
DAYS >= .10         3               1.8     1.2
DAYS >= .50         0               0.1    -0.1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.14   03/28 TO 03/28

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           30.1   1977
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
 SNOW DEPTH        13   03/05/2010
                        03/04/2010
                        03/03/2010
TOTALS              T               6.3    -6.3      7.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE       4               5.4    -1.4
DAYS >= 1.0         0               2.1    -2.1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         T   03/16                          3
 24 HR TOTAL       MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     732               998    -266     1162
 SINCE 7/1       6400              7118    -718     7403
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    45/280    DATE  03/28
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    54/290    DATE  03/28

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     61

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

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

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SUMMARY...MARCH STARTED OUT BELOW NORMAL DUE TO AN UPPER LEVEL
TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE OVER THE WESTERN US. HOWEVER...THE GENERAL
THEME FOR MUCH OF THE MONTH WAS ABOVE TO WELL-ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AS A SEMI-PERSISTENT UPPER LEVEL HIGH DOMINATED THE
WEATHER ACROSS THE WESTERN US. SEVERAL DAILY RECORD HIGHS WERE
BROKEN. THE HIGHEST RECORD OCCURRED ON THE 31ST WHEN THE TEMPERATURE
REACHED 78 DEGREES. MARCH 2015 ENDED UP BEING THE 3RD WARMEST MARCH
ON RECORD. SNOWFALL WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL AS WELL. THE TRACE OF SNOW
RECORDED WAS THE 4TH LOWEST ON RECORD FOR MARCH.

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