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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
345 AM MDT WED APR 1 2015

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...THE SHERIDAN WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1907 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            80R  03/28
LOWEST             -7   03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     57.5              48.4     9.1
AVG. MINIMUM     26.7              22.0     4.7
MEAN             42.1              35.2     6.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3
DAYS MIN <= 32     22
DAYS MIN <= 0       3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           0.40              0.98   -0.58
DAYS >= .01         9
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.10   03/02 TO 03/02

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     701               924    -223
 SINCE 7/1       5931              6459    -528
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    45/320    DATE  03/28
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    59/310    DATE  03/28

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     53

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                2     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                7     SLEET                      0
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      3

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

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...MARCH 2015 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR SHERIDAN...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION
STATISTICS FOR SHERIDAN FOR MARCH 2015. 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 MAY 1934 AT OR NEAR THE SHERIDAN AIRPORT.

NUMBERS DENOTED WITH AN * IS MISSING DATA IN THE CALCULATION.

...SHERIDAN MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...

 MONTH   2015 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        0.40     0.98       -0.58      TIED FOR THE 9TH DRIEST OUT OF 108 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS 0.14 IN 1978)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.27 IN 2013)

...SHERIDAN MARCH 2015 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS...

NONE

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2015 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        42.1      35.2      +6.9      5TH WARMEST OUT OF 108 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 45.5 IN 2012)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 45.5 IN 2012)

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2015 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        57.5      48.4      +9.1      3RD WARMEST OUT OF 108 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 61.8 IN 2012)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 61.8 IN 2012)

...SHERIDAN MARCH 2015 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

77 ON MARCH 14 (OLD RECORD 75 IN 1935)
76 ON MARCH 15 (OLD RECORD 70 IN 1996)
80 ON MARCH 28 (OLD RECORD 76 IN 1986)

...SHERIDAN MARCH 2015 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2015 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        26.7      22.0      +4.7      TIED FOR THE 7TH WARMEST OUT OF 108 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 30.7 IN 1986)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 29.2 IN 2012)

...SHERIDAN MARCH 2015 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

44 ON MARCH 12 (OLD RECORD 42 IN 2007)
47 ON MARCH 15 (OLD RECORD 40 IN 1934)

...SHERIDAN MARCH 2015 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

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