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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
1029 AM MST THU JAN 1 2015

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...THE SHERIDAN WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1907 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             107   07/13/2005
                        07/14/2002
 LOW              -41   12/09/1919
HIGHEST           100   07/24
LOWEST            -28   02/06
AVG. MAXIMUM     58.4              59.5    -1.1
AVG. MINIMUM     30.2              30.9    -0.7
MEAN             44.3              45.2    -0.9
DAYS MAX >= 90     29                      -1.1
DAYS MAX <= 32     49                      10.4
DAYS MIN <= 32    187                       1.9
DAYS MIN <= 0      32                      12.1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        24.77   1944
 MINIMUM         8.23   1960
TOTALS          15.09             14.16    0.93
DAYS >= .01       123                      22.2
DAYS >= .10        51                      11.5
DAYS >= .50         4                      -2.2
DAYS >= 1.00        0                      -1.2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.01   09/10 TO 09/11
 STORM TOTAL     1.36
 (MM/DD(HH))  09/09(00) TO 09/11(23)

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    7739              7644      95
 SINCE 7/1       3055              3183    -128
COOLING TOTAL     346               420     -74

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     08/17/2002
 LATEST       06/24/1967
EARLIEST                        09/20
LATEST                          05/19
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.6
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   4/306
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    59/210    DATE  05/28
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    75/210    DATE  05/28


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             37     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               11     RAIN                      31
LIGHT RAIN               83     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW               11     SNOW                      30
LIGHT SNOW               80     SLEET                      0
FOG                     106     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     15
HAZE                     41

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

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...2014 YEAR IN REVIEW FOR SHERIDAN...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION STATISTICS
FOR SHERIDAN FOR 2014. ALL TEMPERATURES ARE IN DEGREES FAHRENHEIT
AND ALL PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS ARE IN INCHES. NORMALS ARE 30 YEAR
AVERAGES CALCULATED FROM 1981 TO 2010. MONTHLY AND ANNUAL RANKINGS
FOR PRECIPITATION...SNOWFALL...AND TEMPERATURES USE A PERIOD OF
RECORD THAT STARTED IN MAY 1907 AT OR NEAR THE SHERIDAN AIRPORT.

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

...SHERIDAN MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      0.64     0.56       +0.08      MEDIAN OUT OF 107 YEARS
                                          (WETTEST 2.21-1918/DRIEST
0.03-2004)

FEBRUARY     1.21     0.54       +0.67      10TH WETTEST OUT OF 107
YEARS                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS
2.68 IN 1955)                                            (WETTEST
SINCE 1.52 IN 1986)

MARCH        1.69     0.98       +0.71      18TH WETTEST OUT OF 107
YEARS                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS
3.32 IN 1918)                                            (WETTEST
SINCE 1.73 IN 2011)

APRIL        1.54     1.60       -0.06      47TH DRIEST OUT OF 107
YEARS                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS
0.18 IN 1980)                                            (DRIEST
SINCE 1.31 IN 2012)

MAY          1.73     2.35       -0.62      38TH DRIEST OUT OF 108
YEARS                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS
0.15 IN 1936)                                            (DRIEST
SINCE 0.22 IN 2009)

JUNE         2.20     2.12       +0.08      42ND WETTEST OUT OF 108
YEARS                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS
9.54 IN 1944)                                            (WETTEST
SINCE 2.68 IN 2010)

JULY         1.01     1.18       -0.17      TIED FOR THE 45TH
WETTEST OUT OF 108 YEARS
(RECORD WETTEST WAS 6.37 IN 1923)
        (WETTEST SINCE 1.54 IN 2010)

AUGUST       1.05     0.72       +0.33      TIED FOR THE 33RD
WETTEST OUT OF 108 YEARS
(RECORD WETTEST WAS 3.02 IN 1968)
        (WETTEST SINCE 1.12 IN 2009)

SEPTEMBER    1.63     1.43       +0.20      37TH WETTEST OUT OF 108
YEARS                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS
8.18 IN 1923)                                            (WETTEST
SINCE 4.26 IN 2013)

OCTOBER      0.16     1.41       -1.25      4TH DRIEST OUT OF 108
YEARS                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS
0.02 IN 1965)                                            (DRIEST
SINCE 0.02 IN 1965)

NOVEMBER     1.49     0.71       +0.78      8TH WETTEST OUT OF 108
YEARS                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS
2.41 IN 1991)                                            (WETTEST
SINCE 2.41 IN 1991)

DECEMBER     0.74     0.56       +0.18      TIED FOR THE 38TH
WETTEST OUT OF 108 YEARS
(RECORD WETTEST WAS 2.41 IN 1989)
        (WETTEST SINCE 1.12 IN 2013)

YEAR        15.09    14.16       +0.93      51ST DRIEST OUT OF 107
YEARS                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS
8.23 IN 1960)                                            (DRIEST
SINCE 9.53 IN 2012)

...SHERIDAN 2014 TOP 3 DAILY MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION...

1 - 0.85   APRIL 12 2 - 0.67   SEPTEMBER 11 3 - 0.63   SEPTEMBER 10

ALL TIME DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD...3.32 ON JUNE  3 1944

...SHERIDAN 2014 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS...

0.35 ON MARCH 11 (OLD RECORD 0.28 IN 1993) 0.48 ON JULY 21 (OLD
RECORD 0.45 IN 1978)

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      26.6      23.8      +2.8      23RD WARMEST OUT OF 107
YEARS                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS
35.5 IN 2006)                                           (WARMEST
SINCE 28.2 IN 2012)

FEBRUARY     16.5      26.6     -10.1      11TH COLDEST OUT OF 107
YEARS                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS
3.8 IN 1936)                                           (COLDEST
SINCE 16.0 IN 2001)

MARCH        32.9      35.2      -2.3      45TH COLDEST OUT OF 107
YEARS                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS
17.6 IN 1912)                                           (COLDEST
SINCE 31.6 IN 2009)

APRIL        43.8      43.6      +0.2      TIED FOR THE 50TH WARMEST
OUT OF 107 YEARS                                           (RECORD
WARMEST WAS 52.6 IN 1946)
(WARMEST SINCE 47.4 IN 2012)

MAY          53.6      52.5      +1.1      TIED FOR THE 42ND WARMEST
OUT OF 108 YEARS                                           (RECORD
WARMEST WAS 61.4 IN 1934)
(WARMEST SINCE 54.1 IN 2013)

JUNE         58.9      61.6      -2.7      19TH COLDEST OUT OF 108
YEARS                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS
55.1 IN 1998)                                           (COLDEST
SINCE 58.3 IN 2009)

JULY         70.2      70.0      +0.2      52ND COLDEST OUT OF 108
YEARS                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS
61.2 IN 1915)                                           (COLDEST
SINCE 68.7 IN 2010)

AUGUST       67.5      69.0      -1.5      TIED FOR THE 42ND COLDEST
OUT OF 108 YEARS                                           (RECORD
COLDEST WAS 62.4 IN 1927)
(COLDEST SINCE 66.4 IN 2009)

SEPTEMBER    58.1      57.9      +0.2      TIED FOR THE 52ND WARMEST
OUT OF 108 YEARS                                           (RECORD
WARMEST WAS 65.3 IN 1963)
(WARMEST SINCE 62.3 IN 2013)

OCTOBER      50.3      45.5      +4.8      16TH WARMEST OUT OF 108
YEARS                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS
54.7 IN 1963)                                           (WARMEST
SINCE 52.4 IN 2010)

NOVEMBER     28.2      32.7      -4.5      TIED FOR THE 15TH COLDEST
OUT OF 108 YEARS                                           (RECORD
COLDEST WAS 15.5 IN 1985)
(COLDEST SINCE 28.1 IN 2003)

DECEMBER     25.1      22.9      +2.2      TIED FOR THE 52ND WARMEST
OUT OF 108 YEARS                                           (RECORD
WARMEST WAS 35.0 IN 1957)
(WARMEST SINCE 25.6 IN 2011)

YEAR         44.5      45.2      -0.7      TIED FOR THE 42ND COLDEST
OUT OF 107 YEARS                                           (RECORD
COLDEST WAS 40.7 IN 1916)
(COLDEST SINCE 44.0 IN 2009)

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      38.9      36.2      +2.7      23RD WARMEST OUT OF 107
YEARS                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS
48.8 IN 2006)                                           (WARMEST
SINCE 41.5 IN 2012)

FEBRUARY     28.6      39.0     -10.4      10TH COLDEST OUT OF 107
YEARS                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS
16.2 IN 1936)                                           (COLDEST
SINCE 26.5 IN 2001)

MARCH        43.9      48.4      -4.5      34TH COLDEST OUT OF 107
YEARS                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS
30.5 IN 1912)                                           (COLDEST
SINCE 43.6 IN 2003)

APRIL        57.4      57.4       0.0      TIED FOR THE 44TH WARMEST
OUT OF 107 YEARS                                           (RECORD
WARMEST WAS 67.5 IN 1987)
(WARMEST SINCE 62.1 IN 2012)

MAY          66.9      66.7      +0.2      TIED FOR THE 44TH WARMEST
OUT OF 108 YEARS                                           (RECORD
WARMEST WAS 78.7 IN 1934)
(WARMEST SINCE 67.5 IN 2013)

JUNE         72.8      76.7      -3.9      22ND COLDEST OUT OF 108
YEARS                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS
67.1 IN 1945)                                           (COLDEST
SINCE 71.5 IN 2009)

JULY         88.3      87.1      +1.2      TIED FOR THE 38TH WARMEST
OUT OF 108 YEARS                                           (RECORD
WARMEST WAS 95.8 IN 1936)
(WARMEST SINCE 89.0 IN 2013)

AUGUST       83.1      86.3      -3.2      TIED FOR THE 36TH COLDEST
OUT OF 108 YEARS                                           (RECORD
COLDEST WAS 76.5 IN 1927)
(COLDEST SINCE 82.7 IN 2009)

SEPTEMBER    74.2      74.2       0.0      TIED FOR THE 51ST WARMEST
OUT OF 108 YEARS                                           (RECORD
WARMEST WAS 81.5 IN 1990)
(WARMEST SINCE 77.5 IN 2013)

OCTOBER      68.2      60.1      +8.1      4TH WARMEST OUT OF 108
YEARS                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS
71.0 IN 1944)                                           (WARMEST
SINCE 70.1 IN 1965)

NOVEMBER     42.2      45.9      -3.7      26TH COLDEST OUT OF 108
YEARS                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS
24.9 IN 1985)                                           (COLDEST
SINCE 41.9 IN 2010)

DECEMBER     36.2      35.2      +1.0      TIED FOR THE 50TH COLDEST
OUT OF 108 YEARS                                           (RECORD
COLDEST WAS 17.5 IN 1983)
(COLDEST SINCE 32.3 IN 2013)

YEAR         58.6      59.6      -1.0      TIED FOR THE 48TH COLDEST
OUT OF 107 YEARS                                           (RECORD
COLDEST WAS 54.6 IN 1912)
(COLDEST SINCE 58.0 IN 2009)

...SHERIDAN 2014 TOP 3 WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES...

1 - 100   JULY 24 2 - 98   JULY  5 3 - 97   AUGUST 12

ALL TIME RECORD WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE...107 ON JULY 14 2002

...SHERIDAN 2014 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE
RECORDS...

93 ON MAY 28 (TIED RECORD IN 1934) 93 ON SEPTEMBER 25 (OLD RECORD 92
IN 2011) 94 ON SEPTEMBER 26 (OLD RECORD 93 IN 2010) 63 ON NOVEMBER
28 (TIED RECORD IN 2002)

...SHERIDAN 2014 TOP 3 COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES...

1 - -7   FEBRUARY  5 2 - 1   DECEMBER 30 3 - 1   MARCH  2

ALL TIME RECORD COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE...-19 ON FEBRUARY  2
1989

...SHERIDAN 2014 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE
RECORDS...

1 ON MARCH  1 (OLD RECORD 4 IN 1960) 37 ON SEPTEMBER 11 (OLD RECORD
46 IN 1988)

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      14.3      11.4      +2.9      24TH WARMEST OUT OF 107
YEARS                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS
22.1 IN 2006)                                           (WARMEST
SINCE 14.9 IN 2012)

FEBRUARY      4.4      14.2      -9.8      13TH COLDEST OUT OF 107
YEARS                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS -
8.7 IN 1936)                                           (COLDEST
SINCE 4.1 IN 1989)

MARCH        21.8      22.0      -0.2      TIED FOR THE 52ND WARMEST
OUT OF 107 YEARS                                           (RECORD
WARMEST WAS 30.7 IN 1986)
(WARMEST SINCE 29.2 IN 2012)

APRIL        30.2      29.8      +0.4      TIED FOR THE 47TH COLDEST
OUT OF 107 YEARS                                           (RECORD
COLDEST WAS 24.4 IN 2008)
(COLDEST SINCE 24.7 IN 2013)

MAY          40.3      38.2      +2.1      TIED FOR THE 38TH WARMEST
OUT OF 108 YEARS                                           (RECORD
WARMEST WAS 45.5 IN 1958)
(WARMEST SINCE 40.7 IN 2013)

JUNE         45.0      46.4      -1.4      TIED FOR THE 12TH COLDEST
OUT OF 108 YEARS                                           (RECORD
COLDEST WAS 42.7 TIED IN 1998)
    (COLDEST SINCE 45.0 IN 2009)

JULY         52.0      53.0      -1.0      TIED FOR THE 19TH COLDEST
OUT OF 108 YEARS                                           (RECORD
COLDEST WAS 46.8 IN 1911)
(COLDEST SINCE 50.7 IN 2009)

AUGUST       51.9      51.6      +0.3      TIED FOR THE 52ND WARMEST
OUT OF 108 YEARS                                           (RECORD
WARMEST WAS 60.5 IN 1983)
(WARMEST SINCE 54.9 IN 2013)

SEPTEMBER    42.0      41.6      +0.4      TIED FOR THE 52ND COLDEST
OUT OF 108 YEARS                                           (RECORD
COLDEST WAS 35.4 IN 1965)
(COLDEST SINCE 40.5 IN 2010)

OCTOBER      32.3      30.9      +1.4      41ST WARMEST OUT OF 108
YEARS                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS
38.9 IN 1963)                                           (WARMEST
SINCE 36.0 IN 2011)

NOVEMBER     14.2      19.4      -5.2      10TH COLDEST OUT OF 108
YEARS                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS
6.0 IN 1985)                                           (COLDEST
SINCE 10.5 IN 2000)

DECEMBER     13.9      10.6      +3.3      47TH WARMEST OUT OF 108
YEARS                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS
21.5 IN 1957)                                           (WARMEST
SINCE 14.7 IN 2006)

YEAR         30.4      30.9      -0.5      TIED FOR THE 38TH COLDEST
OUT OF 107 YEARS                                           (RECORD
COLDEST WAS 26.7 IN 1916)
(COLDEST SINCE 30.0 IN 2009)

...SHERIDAN 2014 TOP 3 WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURES...

1 - 62   AUGUST 13 2 - 60   JULY 23 3 - 59   AUGUST  5

ALL TIME RECORD WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE...76 ON JULY 28 1935

...SHERIDAN 2014 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE
RECORDS...

38 ON MARCH  9 (OLD RECORD 35 IN 1986) 44 ON APRIL  9 (OLD RECORD 42
IN 1986) 43 ON NOVEMBER 28 (OLD RECORD 34 IN 1940)

...SHERIDAN 2014 TOP 3 COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURES...

1 - -28   FEBRUARY  6 2 - -25   FEBRUARY  5 3 - -22   FEBRUARY  7

ALL TIME RECORD COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE...-41 ON DECEMBER  9
1919

...SHERIDAN 2014 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE
RECORDS...

-25 ON FEBRUARY  5 (OLD RECORD -23 IN 1914)
-28 ON FEBRUARY  6 (OLD RECORD -27 IN 1914) 45 ON JULY 27 (TIED
RECORD IN 1911) 18 ON SEPTEMBER 12 (OLD RECORD 30 IN 1975) 20 ON
OCTOBER  3 (OLD RECORD 23 IN 1999)

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