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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
441 AM MDT FRI MAY 1 2015

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...THE SHERIDAN WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 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            80   04/14
LOWEST             15   04/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     59.0              57.4     1.6
AVG. MINIMUM     29.4              29.8    -0.4
MEAN             44.2              43.6     0.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32     20
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS           1.43              1.60   -0.17
DAYS >= .01         6
DAYS >= .10         3
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.47   04/15 TO 04/16

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     618               642     -24
 SINCE 7/1       6549              7101    -552
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    47/300    DATE  04/14
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    56/300    DATE  04/14

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     58

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

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

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...APRIL 2015 MONTH IN REVIEW FOR SHERIDAN...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION
STATISTICS FOR SHERIDAN FOR APRIL 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

APRIL        1.43     1.60       -0.17      TIED FOR THE 44TH DRIEST OUT OF 108 YEARS
                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS 0.18 IN 1980)
                                            (DRIEST SINCE 1.31 IN 2012)

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

NONE

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2015 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

APRIL        44.2      43.6      +0.6      47TH WARMEST OUT OF 108 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 52.6 IN 1946)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 47.4 IN 2012)

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2015 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

APRIL        59.0      57.4      +1.6      30TH WARMEST OUT OF 108 YEARS
                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS 67.5 IN 1987)
                                           (WARMEST SINCE 62.1 IN 2012)

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

NONE

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

NONE

...SHERIDAN AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2015 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

APRIL        29.4      29.8      -0.4      TIED FOR THE 36TH COLDEST OUT OF 108 YEARS
                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS 24.4 IN 2008)
                                           (COLDEST SINCE 24.7 IN 2013)

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

NONE

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

NONE

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