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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GLASGOW MT
933 PM MST FRI APR 4 2015


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...THE GLASGOW CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              81   03/22/1928
 LOW              -45   03/12/1897
HIGHEST            75   03/28                         64  03/16
                        03/14
LOWEST             -5   03/04                        -21  03/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     53.3              42.4    10.9     37.8
AVG. MINIMUM     26.5              20.9     5.6     17.1
MEAN             39.9              31.7     8.2     27.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                                  0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3                                 11
DAYS MIN <= 32     21                                 31
DAYS MIN <= 0       1                                  2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.25   1898
 MINIMUM            T   1901
TOTALS           0.75              0.42    0.33     0.71
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.01    0.01     0.02
DAYS >= .01         7                                 14
DAYS >= .10         4                                  0
DAYS >= .50         0                                  0
DAYS >= 1.00        0                                  0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.24   03/18 TO 03/18

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           25.0   1897
 SNOW DEPTH        21   03/04/2004
                        03/03/2004
TOTALS            2.8               4.7    -1.9      6.6
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.28              0.50   -0.22     0.66
SINCE 7/1        37.9              31.7     6.2     30.4
 LIQUID 7/1      3.79              3.20    0.59     3.04
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                                  0
DAYS >= TRACE       7                                 16
DAYS >= 1.0         1                                  3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   03/18                          2  03/05
                                                          03/04
                                                          03/03
 24 HR TOTAL      2.5   03/18 TO 03/18

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     771              1034    -263     1154
 SINCE 7/1       6855              7404    -549     7802
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.3
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   1/012
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/330    DATE  03/28
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/280    DATE  03/28

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           18
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     59

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                6     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                8     SLEET                      1
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      2

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

&&

THE MONTH OF MARCH WAS WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL. THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE WAS 39.9...WHICH WAS 8.2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. TOTAL
MOISTURE RECORDED WAS 0.75 INCHES...0.33 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 53.3 DEGREES...WHILE
THE AVERAGE LOW WAS 26.5 DEGREES. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 75 WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 14TH AND THE 28TH...WHILE THE
COOLEST READING WAS -5 ON THE 4TH. THIS WAS THE 4TH WARMEST MARCH ON
RECORD IN GLASGOW. ONLY 2012...1986 AND 1946 WERE WARMER.

MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION FELL ON SEVEN DAYS IN MARCH. THE HIGHEST
AMOUNT WAS 0.24 INCHES ON THE 18TH. ONLY 2.8 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN
MARCH...WHICH IS 1.9 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

THE WIND GUSTED TO 30 MPH OR GREATER ON 14 DAYS. THE PEAK GUST FOR
THE MONTH WAS 51 MPH ON THE 28TH.

FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL...NORMAL HIGHS FOR THE MONTH START IN THE LOW
50S AND END IN THE LOW 60S. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE MONTH START IN THE
UPPER 20S AND END IN THE UPPER 30S. AVERAGE PRECIPITATION FOR THE
MONTH IS 0.85 INCHES...WHILE THE AVERAGE SNOWFALL IS 1.9 INCHES.

$$

TFJ




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