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Latitude 45 32 N - Longitude 102 28 W - Elevation 2780 Feet
Station Record Begins 05/01/1916

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30 Year Normals (1981-2010)

JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDECAnnual
Max (F)30.434.044.258.368.878.086.586.475.360.242.831.158.1
Min (F)10.313.522.032.243.352.458.757.046.634.922.011.533.8
Mean (F)20.323.733.145.256.165.272.671.761.047.632.421.346.0
Precip (inches)0.460.421.201.843.092.912.371.621.271.470.580.4317.66
Snowfall (inches)3.55.98.34.70.30.00.00.00.01.14.43.631.8
HDD1384115598959429586142118354597813547598
CDD0002189224922861400654

Yearly Top 10 Information

Yearly Rainfall

Yearly Snowfall

Wettest

Driest

Most Snow

Least Snow

AmountYearAmountYear
Rank
AmountYearAmountYear
25.8620134.911936
1
87.92008-091.51980-81
24.5519828.051990
2
77.71943-4411.51959-60
23.7919898.771988
3
71.02013-1412.02006-07
23.69199610.581952
4
67.32010-1113.21960-61
23.57197010.781980
5
66.61996-9714.31933-34
22.60199311.181959
6
55.91981-8214.71954-55
22.31198612.091955
7
54.51985-8614.71982-83
22.02199912.111979
8
54.01993-9415.01979-80
21.68197712.251938
9
51.61970-7117.91967-68
21.57201113.471950
10
47.62009-1018.21973-74

Top 30 Information

Rainfall

Snowfall

Amount (inches)Date
Rank
Amount (inches)Date
3.669/8/2013
1
23.01/27/1944
3.328/12/1999
2
18.22/20/2011
3.244/30/1967
3
18.010/5/2013
3.216/18/2014
4
13.011/6/2008
3.205/23/1933
5
12.012/14/1996
3.008/12/1966
6
12.04/26/1994
2.906/25/1969
7
12.04/29/1989
2.845/28/1941
8
10.03/24/2009
2.804/28/1975
9
10.02/26/2009
2.786/17/1944
10
10.04/30/1967
2.706/6/1999
11
10.03/18/1943
2.557/16/1993
12
9.53/29/1977
2.477/11/1989
13
9.03/14/1989
2.403/27/1950
14
8.14/9/1935
2.396/6/1941
15
8.012/25/2009
2.346/21/1947
16
8.03/8/2000
2.336/30/1992
17
8.04/1/1999
2.326/8/1964
18
8.04/5/1997
2.303/14/1973
19
8.01/4/1997
2.275/24/2010
20
8.012/10/1970
2.255/19/1938
21
8.01/2/1943
2.208/22/1933
22
8.05/17/1942
2.156/14/1943
23
8.010/20/1932
2.136/5/2008
24
8.04/7/1919
2.107/22/2005
25
7.04/19/2011
2.1010/29/2004
26
7.012/26/2009
2.105/20/1982
27
7.04/4/2009
2.106/5/1937
28
7.03/30/2009
2.065/25/1960
29
7.010/1/1999
2.046/15/1953
30
7.02/26/1998

Top Ten Information for January

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
32.82006
1
-2.61950
31.31992
2
0.01937
28.41944
3
1.61979
28.11919
4
3.01978
27.61987
5
3.51982
27.51934
6
4.51969
27.21990
7
4.61940
26.71981
8
5.01943
26.42012
9
5.61977
26.12001
10
5.91936

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
2.30 in 19442.00 on 1/27/1944
1
TR1987
1.55 in 19971.13 on 1/4/1997
2
TR1974
1.50 in 19430.67 on 1/3/1943
3
TR1961
1.10 in 19170.66 on 1/2/1986
4
TR1934
1.03 in 19940.60 on 1/1/2006
5
0.021942
0.94 in 19710.60 on 1/21/1917
6
0.041946
0.91 in 20030.49 on 1/14/2001
7
0.052008
0.87 in 19960.46 on 1/15/2003
8
0.051992
0.83 in 19770.45 on 1/6/1967
9
0.061957
0.81 in 19860.40 on 1/28/2004
10
0.071985

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
25.7 in 194423.0 on 1/27/1944
1
0.02006
21.5 in 19758.0 on 1/4/1997
2
TR2012
21.5 in 19438.0 on 1/2/1943
3
TR2007
17.5 in 20116.0 on 1/9/2011
4
TR1995
14.7 in 19966.0 on 1/15/2003
5
TR1987
13.6 in 20036.0 on 1/18/1996
6
TR1974
13.0 in 19776.0 on 1/25/1954
7
TR1961
13.0 in 19716.0 on 1/20/1945
8
TR1934
11.3 in 19945.0 on 1/22/2011
9
0.41946
10.7 in 19375.0 on 1/28/2004
10
0.52008

Top Ten Information for February

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
38.01954
1
-6.41936
34.11999
2
8.01979
33.61991
3
8.01939
33.51992
4
10.11978
32.61998
5
10.71994
32.51935
6
11.51989
31.92005
7
12.52001
31.61984
8
13.42014
30.81983
9
13.81993
29.71987
10
14.21948

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
2.35 in 19981.12 on 2/20/2011
1
0.001996
1.72 in 20090.80 on 2/26/1998
2
0.001985
1.54 in 19790.64 on 2/1/1939
3
TR1981
1.39 in 20110.62 on 2/26/2009
4
TR1964
1.12 in 19520.60 on 2/21/1975
5
0.021995
0.98 in 19590.53 on 2/25/1998
6
0.041956
0.97 in 19630.52 on 2/14/1959
7
0.062013
0.96 in 19500.52 on 2/26/1958
8
0.061960
0.90 in 19670.50 on 2/13/1973
9
0.072002
0.89 in 19690.50 on 2/19/1952
10
0.071997

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
22.1 in 200918.2 on 2/20/2011
1
0.01996
21.8 in 201110.0 on 2/26/2009
2
0.01995
17.0 in 19527.0 on 2/26/1998
3
0.01985
16.5 in 19797.0 on 2/14/1959
4
0.01964
16.0 in 19987.0 on 2/9/1944
5
TR1984
14.2 in 19406.0 on 2/29/2012
6
TR1981
13.9 in 19596.0 on 2/27/2009
7
TR1956
12.8 in 19506.0 on 2/7/2001
8
0.61960
11.5 in 19786.0 on 2/9/1966
9
0.71992
10.5 in 20126.0 on 2/19/1952
10
0.71983

Top Ten Information for March

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
47.52012
1
14.21973
42.72007
2
14.71965
40.51986
3
17.71944
40.51946
4
18.51952
39.71992
5
20.31950
38.61999
6
20.81960
38.22000
7
21.82002
37.61963
8
23.31996
37.61968
9
23.41969
37.32004
10
23.51954

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
3.96 in 19892.40 on 3/27/1950
1
0.001981
3.88 in 19751.90 on 3/21/1987
2
TR1948
2.72 in 19501.50 on 3/14/1989
3
TR1936
2.61 in 20031.31 on 3/21/1953
4
0.051955
2.60 in 19821.30 on 3/8/2000
5
0.151959
2.32 in 20091.20 on 3/17/2003
6
0.191999
2.32 in 19871.18 on 3/29/1977
7
0.201964
2.26 in 19401.16 on 3/24/2009
8
0.231965
2.25 in 20061.15 on 3/26/1945
9
0.242013
1.98 in 19531.12 on 3/23/1975
10
0.251935

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
24.0 in 198210.0 on 3/24/2009
1
0.02004
22.5 in 19449.5 on 3/29/1977
2
0.01992
21.0 in 20099.0 on 3/14/1989
3
0.01981
20.0 in 19408.0 on 3/8/2000
4
0.01979
18.5 in 19897.0 on 3/30/2009
5
TR2007
17.0 in 20067.0 on 3/2/1985
6
TR1963
15.0 in 19967.0 on 3/19/1982
7
TR1948
15.0 in 19667.0 on 3/2/1967
8
0.12012
14.4 in 19757.0 on 3/4/1966
9
0.11955
13.5 in 19537.0 on 3/3/1966
10
0.71938

Top Ten Information for April

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
52.52002
1
34.01950
51.91987
2
36.21953
51.12006
3
37.11975
50.81942
4
38.31956
50.32012
5
38.51983
50.11981
6
38.62013
49.71980
7
38.71970
49.21977
8
38.71982
49.12003
9
38.81997
49.11955
10
38.81935

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
6.15 in 19703.24 on 4/30/1967
1
0.001952
5.30 in 19862.80 on 4/28/1975
2
0.251987
5.17 in 19672.00 on 4/5/1997
3
0.251960
4.82 in 19751.69 on 4/28/1989
4
0.301981
4.78 in 19971.62 on 4/19/1970
5
0.301934
4.10 in 19891.32 on 4/14/1967
6
0.351954
3.55 in 19841.32 on 4/29/1932
7
0.451951
3.32 in 19781.30 on 4/27/1989
8
0.491977
3.08 in 19321.26 on 4/28/2014
9
0.521939
3.04 in 19991.18 on 4/19/1973
10
0.581998

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
17.1 in 197012.0 on 4/26/1994
1
0.0MANY
16.0 in 200912.0 on 4/29/1989
2
14.0 in 199410.0 on 4/30/1967
3
14.0 in 19828.1 on 4/9/1935
4
13.5 in 19898.0 on 4/1/1999
5
13.2 in 19357.0 on 4/19/2011
6
12.0 in 19997.0 on 4/4/2009
7
10.3 in 19676.0 on 4/2/2010
8
10.0 in 20066.0 on 4/18/2006
9
10.0 in 19846.0 on 4/12/1991
10

Top Ten Information for May

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
65.51934
1
46.61945
62.91939
2
48.41967
62.61936
3
49.01935
61.81977
4
49.71942
60.51941
5
49.91950
60.21987
6
50.01953
60.11994
7
50.81996
59.81980
8
51.01979
59.71988
9
51.61968
59.52006
10
51.61983

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
8.65 in 19623.20 on 5/23/1933
1
0.091994
7.28 in 19962.84 on 5/28/1941
2
0.251980
7.27 in 19822.27 on 5/24/2010
3
0.401936
6.73 in 20072.25 on 5/19/1938
4
0.481934
5.87 in 20132.10 on 5/20/1982
5
0.591958
5.58 in 20102.06 on 5/25/1960
6
0.601984
5.31 in 19951.84 on 5/5/2007
7
0.621939
5.08 in 20051.80 on 5/25/2007
8
0.631963
4.97 in 19331.80 on 5/26/1973
9
0.692006
4.95 in 19871.76 on 5/21/1962
10
0.931944

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
09.6 in 19508.0 on 5/17/1942
1
0.0MANY
8.0 in 19426.0 on 5/3/1991
2
6.0 in 19915.0 on 5/11/1943
3
5.0 in 19433.8 on 5/7/1950
4
2.5 in 19453.8 on 5/4/1950
5
2.0 in 19962.5 on 5/14/1945
6
2.0 in 19482.0 on 5/3/1996
7
0.8 in 19672.0 on 5/8/1950
8
0.4 in 20102.0 on 5/9/1948
9
TR in 20080.5 on 5/11/1967
10

Top Ten Information for June

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
75.61988
1
54.91945
74.01933
2
57.01951
71.41956
3
58.11958
71.01936
4
58.71985
69.61961
5
59.31969
69.32012
6
60.12014
69.22006
7
60.11967
69.01977
8
60.21993
69.02002
9
60.31955
68.81986
10
60.31998

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
09.88 in 19443.21 on 6/18/2014
1
0.191936
8.07 in 20142.90 on 6/25/1969
2
0.481949
6.93 in 19432.78 on 6/17/1944
3
0.502012
6.87 in 19472.70 on 6/6/1999
4
0.521933
6.82 in 19572.39 on 6/6/1941
5
1.142006
6.22 in 19412.34 on 6/21/1947
6
1.151974
6.04 in 19692.33 on 6/30/1992
7
1.201956
5.83 in 19642.32 on 6/8/1964
8
1.261950
5.81 in 19932.15 on 6/14/1943
9
1.301972
5.55 in 19532.13 on 6/5/2008
10
1.372002

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
8.0 in 19514.0 on 6/2/1951
1
0.0MANY
TR in 19434.0 on 6/1/1951
2
0.0 in MANYTR on 6/3/1943
3
0.0 on MANY
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Top Ten Information for July

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
83.51936
1
63.41992
78.72006
2
63.81993
78.42007
3
64.61958
78.21933
4
67.01962
78.02012
5
67.91950
77.21935
6
68.11971
76.82002
7
68.11972
76.61939
8
68.32009
76.11989
9
68.31953
76.11934
10
68.71969

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
09.31 in 19932.55 on 7/16/1993
1
0.021947
5.25 in 19922.47 on 7/11/1989
2
0.231975
5.00 in 20012.10 on 7/22/2005
3
0.321967
4.83 in 19561.92 on 7/17/1968
4
0.431988
4.64 in 19691.75 on 7/29/1992
5
0.441936
4.32 in 19891.56 on 7/21/2010
6
0.451939
4.21 in 19771.38 on 7/19/1948
7
0.462006
3.92 in 19661.37 on 7/18/2000
8
0.521984
3.72 in 19861.36 on 7/20/2002
9
0.571932
3.57 in 19481.36 on 7/8/1999
10
0.611934

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
NEVER
1
NEVER
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Top Ten Information for August

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
77.51947
1
64.71977
76.72003
2
65.11992
76.31937
3
65.71974
75.41943
4
66.11966
75.21955
5
66.21951
75.21969
6
66.41987
75.11983
7
66.71964
75.01961
8
66.91993
75.01973
9
67.12004
74.81971
10
67.11950

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
4.91 in 19573.32 on 8/12/1999
1
0.001945
4.88 in 19663.00 on 8/12/1966
2
TR1934
4.46 in 19992.20 on 8/22/1933
3
0.062003
4.19 in 20111.74 on 8/29/1951
4
0.101937
4.09 in 19511.55 on 8/19/1949
5
0.111990
3.97 in 19811.42 on 8/8/1957
6
0.122000
3.26 in 20141.37 on 8/27/1954
7
0.181969
3.20 in 19801.32 on 8/23/2014
8
0.201967
2.97 in 19531.30 on 8/28/2013
9
0.232001
2.93 in 20131.26 on 8/25/1995
10
0.241971

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
NEVER
1
NEVER
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Top Ten Information for September

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
68.31998
1
47.11965
65.81990
2
52.61984
65.31948
3
53.91961
65.12013
4
54.11986
64.71963
5
54.21951
64.72009
6
55.31985
64.32012
7
55.91993
64.32009
8
56.01957
64.22005
9
56.21964
64.21936
10
56.51973

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
5.29 in 20133.66 on 9/8/2013
1
0.001952
4.18 in 19771.94 on 9/22/2006
2
TR2012
4.02 in 19461.94 on 9/18/1996
3
TR2011
3.72 in 19961.90 on 9/23/1977
4
TR1969
3.37 in 19411.85 on 9/10/2003
5
TR1935
3.28 in 19411.60 on 9/12/1961
6
0.101979
3.17 in 19711.23 on 9/20/1989
7
0.172007
2.91 in 19611.22 on 9/4/1971
8
0.171980
2.81 in 20101.15 on 9/5/1971
9
0.191990
2.62 in 20031.12 on 9/6/2010
10
0.191964

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
8.0 in 19655.0 on 9/16/1965
1
0.0MANY
1.5 in 19413.0 on 9/29/1965
2
TR in 19701.5 on 9/27/1941
3
TR in 1957TR on 9/14/1970
4
TR in 1939TR on 9/13/1970
5
0.0 in MANYTR on 9/19/1957
6
TR on 9/18/1957
7
TR on 9/25/1939
8
0.0 on MANY
9
10

Top Ten Information for October

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
54.31947
1
38.62009
54.11940
2
39.12002
53.22003
3
39.71959
53.01938
4
40.81969
52.72010
5
41.61932
52.61953
6
42.32013
52.11965
7
42.31984
51.32011
8
42.41946
50.41950
9
43.21976
50.22005
10
43.71939

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
5.82 in 20132.10 on 10/29/2004
1
0.001978
5.48 in 19821.99 on 10/6/1994
2
0.001968
4.55 in 19981.98 on 10/5/2013
3
0.001952
4.09 in 19941.82 on 10/5/2005
4
TR1993
4.03 in 19461.60 on 10/4/1998
5
TR1988
2.92 in 20091.60 on 10/9/1982
6
TR1945
2.82 in 19711.59 on 10/28/1991
7
0.031965
2.80 in 19951.53 on 10/12/1947
8
0.041962
2.68 in 19471.52 on 10/5/1972
9
0.101976
2.55 in 20081.25 on 10/5/2009
10
0.101955

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
22.0 in 201318.0 on 10/5/2013
1
0.0MANY
13.2 in 19328.0 on 10/20/1932
2
10.2 in 19467.0 on 10/1/1999
3
8.0 in 19996.0 on 10/5/2005
4
8.0 in 19546.0 on 10/28/1991
5
7.0 in 19916.0 on 10/25/1954
6
6.0 in 20095.0 on 10/11/1973
7
6.0 in 20055.0 on 10/2/1950
8
5.0 in 19734.0 on 10/15/1992
9
5.0 in 19503.0 on 10/5/2009
10

Top Ten Information for November

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
43.61999
1
16.11985
42.91949
2
17.81955
40.72009
3
19.61996
40.52001
4
23.62000
38.71987
5
23.61959
37.51962
6
24.61940
37.51969
7
24.72003
37.21990
8
26.31978
37.01981
9
26.51947
36.92002
10
26.61982

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
2.36 in 20081.43 on 11/6/2008
1
0.002009
2.29 in 19701.18 on 11/8/1944
2
TR2004
2.09 in 19441.00 on 11/20/1977
3
TR2002
1.65 in 19770.72 on 11/1/2000
4
TR1999
1.50 in 19960.60 on 11/20/2011
5
TR1952
1.35 in 20000.60 on 11/5/1996
6
TR1951
1.12 in 19780.60 on 11/1/1992
7
TR1949
1.12 in 19980.60 on 11/27/1989
8
TR1939
1.10 in 19850.60 on 11/15/1957
9
0.011932
1.07 in 19890.59 on 11/16/1996
10
0.021972

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
18.0 in 200813.0 on 11/6/2008
1
0.0MANY
15.5 in 19856.0 on 11/23/2003
2
15.0 in 19966.0 on 11/16/1996
3
15.0 in 19706.0 on 11/20/1977
4
13.5 in 19786.0 on 11/8/1966
5
12.5 in 19435.5 on 11/7/1986
6
12.0 in 20035.0 on 11/4/2003
7
12.0 in 19555.0 on 11/7/1998
8
11.5 in 19775.0 on 11/5/1996
9
10.0 in 19445.0 on 11/9/1978
10

Top Ten Information for December

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
31.41957
1
1.11983
31.21999
2
10.31984
29.81962
3
10.51951
29.41979
4
11.12009
29.41991
5
11.31968
29.21954
6
11.31968
29.11959
7
11.51964
29.11997
8
11.52000
28.62002
9
12.41978
28.61965
10
13.02008

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
1.89 in 19720.86 on 12/7/1971
1
0.001991
1.88 in 19960.82 on 12/10/1970
2
TR2006
1.53 in 20090.80 on 12/29/2005
3
TR2001
1.18 in 19850.75 on 12/14/1996
4
TR1997
1.16 in 20050.58 on 12/23/1972
5
TR1995
1.14 in 19710.54 on 12/17/1993
6
TR1986
1.12 in 19930.54 on 12/4/1983
7
TR1957
1.05 in 19770.48 on 12/30/1972
8
TR1947
1.01 in 19830.48 on 12/29/1972
9
0.011952
0.92 in 19510.47 on 12/25/2009
10
0.021963

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
26.0 in 199612.0 on 12/14/1996
1
0.01997
21.3 in 20098.0 on 12/25/2009
2
0.01991
17.0 in 19518.0 on 12/10/1970
3
0.01986
16.3 in 20147.0 on 12/26/2009
4
0.01979
15.5 in 19856.0 on 12/29/2005
5
0.01953
12.0 in 19836.0 on 12/1/1996
6
TRMANY
11.0 in 19776.0 on 12/17/1993
7
11.0 in 19696.0 on 12/4/1983
8
10.1 in 19686.0 on 12/13/1951
9
10.0 in 20055.1 on 12/19/2014
10


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