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

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...THE MILES CITY MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1937 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
HIGHEST            83R  03/28
LOWEST             -4   03/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     58.5              46.5    12.0
AVG. MINIMUM     28.1              22.8     5.3
MEAN             43.3              34.7     8.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3
DAYS MIN <= 32     19
DAYS MIN <= 0       1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           0.10              0.60   -0.50
DAYS >= .01         3
DAYS >= .10         0
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.08   03/28 TO 03/28

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     665               941    -276
 SINCE 7/1       6135              6675    -540
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    53/290    DATE  03/28
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    68/300    DATE  03/28

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     54

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      0
FOG                       2     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      5

-  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 2015 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR MILES CITY...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION
STATISTICS FOR MILES CITY 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 FEBRUARY 1937 AT THE MILES CITY AIRPORT.

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

...MILES CITY MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...

 MONTH   2015 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        0.10     0.60       -0.50      8TH DRIEST OUT OF 79 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS T IN 2008)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 0.01 IN 2012)

...MILES CITY MARCH 2015 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   2015 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        43.3      34.7      +8.6      3RD WARMEST OUT OF 79 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 47.1 IN 2012)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 47.1 IN 2012)

...MILES CITY AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2015 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        58.5      46.5     +12.0      2ND WARMEST OUT OF 79 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 62.3 IN 2012)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 62.3 IN 2012)

...MILES CITY MARCH 2015 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

75 ON MARCH 14 (OLD RECORD 72 IN 1999)
83 ON MARCH 28 (OLD RECORD 80 IN 1986)

...MILES CITY MARCH 2015 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

...MILES CITY AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2015 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

MARCH        28.1      22.8      +5.3      TIED FOR THE 9TH WARMEST OUT OF 79 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 32.4 IN 1986)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 31.8 IN 2012)

...MILES CITY MARCH 2015 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

40 ON MARCH 15 (OLD RECORD 37 IN 1999)

...MILES CITY MARCH 2015 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS...

NONE

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