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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
1212 PM MST SUN MAR 1 2015

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...THE GREAT FALLS MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1886 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              70   02/27/1992
                        02/27/1932
                        02/22/1896
 LOW              -49   02/15/1936
HIGHEST            65   02/06        40      25       50
LOWEST             -7   02/01        14     -21      -34
AVG. MAXIMUM     41.5              38.3     3.2     24.5
AVG. MINIMUM     20.4              16.4     4.0      4.9
MEAN             31.0              27.3     3.7     14.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32      7               7.6    -0.6
DAYS MIN <= 32     20              24.7    -4.7
DAYS MIN <= 0       3               4.6    -1.6

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.16   1958
 MINIMUM         0.01   2005
                        1950
TOTALS           0.38              0.47   -0.09     1.12
DAYS >= .01        10               7.0     3.0
DAYS >= .10         0               1.6    -1.6
DAYS >= .50         0               0.0     0.0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.12   02/15 TO 02/16

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           32.6   2011
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
TOTALS            5.8               8.2    -2.4     15.5
SINCE 7/1        56.3              40.0    16.3     57.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= TRACE      12               6.8     5.2
DAYS >= 1.0         3               3.1    -0.1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         3   02/01
 24 HR TOTAL      1.5   02/25 TO 02/25

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     946              1054    -108     1403
 SINCE 7/1       5138              5505    -367     5654
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/240    DATE  02/06
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/240    DATE  02/06

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                       0
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW               12     SLEET                      0
FOG                      16     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      4

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

&&

A PERSISTENT UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE POSITIONED OVER THE
PACIFIC NORTHWEST COASTLINE RESULTED IN WARMER THAN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES FOR GREAT FALLS IN FEBRUARY 2015. TEMPERATURES WERE
WARMEST DURING THE SECOND WEEK OF THE MONTH. NEW DAILY RECORD HIGH
TEMPERATURES WERE SET ON THE 6TH AND TIED ON THE 13TH.  THE DAILY
RECORD HIGH OF 65 DEGREES ON THE 6TH IS THE 12TH WARMEST DAY OF
RECORD FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY. THE DAILY RECORD WARM MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE OF 47 DEGREES...ALSO SET ON THE 6TH...IS THE 9TH WARMEST
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR FEBRUARY. A SERIES OF ARCTIC COLD FRONTS
DURING THE LAST WEEK OF THE MONTH BROUGHT THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
TEMPERATURE DOWN TO 31.0 FAHRENHEIT...YIELDING THE 33RD WARMEST
FEBRUARY OF RECORD. MONTHLY TOTAL PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL WERE
SLIGHTLY LESS THAN AVERAGE.

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