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Latitude 44 04 N - Longitude 103 12 W - Elevation 3379 Feet
Station Record Begins 01/01/1888

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30 Year Normals (1981-2010)

JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDECAnnual
Max (F)37.438.646.555.866.376.084.383.672.559.145.836.658.7
Min (F)16.418.124.934.045.054.261.759.850.037.627.518.137.4
Mean (F)26.928.435.744.955.765.173.071.761.348.336.627.348.0
Precip (inches)0.290.480.992.104.193.162.501.971.541.650.600.3219.79
Snowfall (inches)5.57.411.88.82.00.00.00.00.12.36.25.249.3
HDD1181102690860430688121817952085111676860
CDD0001179126022666400664

Yearly Top 10 Information

Yearly Rainfall

Yearly Snowfall

Wettest

Driest

Most Snow

Least Snow

AmountYearAmountYear
Rank
AmountYearAmountYear
28.8919627.511936
1
90.22008-0910.11940-41
27.1419159.311931
2
80.31969-7013.71907-08
27.0619059.731893
3
79.31949-5014.11900-01
25.86192710.291961
4
73.52013-1415.31910-11
25.23199810.291934
5
73.02012-1317.91913-14
25.10192310.551911
6
67.11970-7119.81945-46
24.44192910.981898
7
66.61919-2020.21903-04
24.39200811.021939
8
66.51926-2720.71930-31
23.86192011.271940
9
66.41928-2921.01901-02
23.55201111.402012
10
64.12000-0121.71898-99

Top 30 Information

Rainfall

Snowfall

Amount (inches)Date
Rank
Amount (inches)Date
5.575/27/1926
1
20.04/18/1970
4.2405/20/1899
2
19.24/22/2001
3.454/13/1941
3
19.010/4/2013
3.106/24/1962
4
16.03/16/1963
3.076/10/1909
5
15.33/31/1927
3.035/22/2008
6
15.04/9/2013
2.925/11/1920
7
13.94/4/2009
2.906/18/1946
8
13.43/5/1999
2.806/21/1947
9
13.04/19/1959
2.777/22/1910
10
12.54/19/2000
2.769/16/1913
11
12.05/2/2008
2.715/14/1965
12
12.04/23/1958
2.655/25/1997
13
12.04/28/1950
2.589/29/2014
14
11.33/30/2009
2.555/24/1907
15
11.04/12/1927
2.487/18/1946
16
10.82/7/2001
2.4806/03/1895
17
10.85/7/1950
2.426/12/1970
18
10.611/6/1998
2.366/2/1949
19
10.22/29/2004
2.355/20/1957
20
10.23/24/1937
2.336/2/1997
21
10.03/9/1970
2.337/14/1962
22
10.03/1/1953
2.3106/06/1896
23
10.002/14/1889
2.255/29/2013
24
10.005/17/1888
2.257/17/1901
25
9.910/19/1919
2.239/27/1923
26
9.811/21/2003
2.195/19/2011
27
9.84/14/1927
2.175/24/2009
28
9.32/20/2011
2.146/19/1953
29
9.34/15/1917
2.136/15/1901
30
9.23/20/2006

Top Ten Information for January

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
38.42006
1
6.01937
35.21953
2
8.71930
34.91919
3
9.61916
34.21931
4
10.21929
33.61934
5
10.41888
33.61914
6
10.71949
33.41958
7
11.21950
32.91900
8
12.41907
32.32001
9
12.81890
32.31939
10
13.21918

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
1.64 in 19440.66 on 1/27/1944
1
0.011914
1.44 in 19490.62 on 1/24/1921
2
0.041942
1.25 in 19180.59 on 1/25/1918
3
0.041919
1.15 in 19150.58 on 1/4/1949
4
0.062002
1.14 in 19710.54 on 1/30/1971
5
0.061933
1.13 in 19260.47 on 1/20/1917
6
0.061906
1.00 in 19700.43 on 01/31/1892
7
0.072006
0.99 in 19530.40 on 1/28/1944
8
0.071901
0.97 in 19220.40 on 1/3/1922
9
0.081952
0.89 in 19100.38 on 1/3/1926
10
0.101909

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
22.1 in 19498.0 on 1/30/1971
1
0.01914
20.3 in 19448.0 on 1/27/1944
2
T2006
15.4 in 19717.5 on 1/4/1949
3
0.41919
13.0 in 19186.4 on 1/24/1921
4
0.52007
12.2 in 19266.2 on 1/4/2005
5
0.51942
11.0 in 20056.0 on 1/28/1944
6
0.61906
10.8 in 20035.8 on 01/31/1892
7
0.71903
10.6 in 19154.5 on 1/5/1949
8
0.71901
10.4 in 20094.4 on 1/26/1918
9
0.81934
10.0 in 19224.1 on 1/25/1918
10
0.91952

Top Ten Information for February

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
42.61954
1
1.41936
38.31999
2
9.31899
37.91930
3
12.41891
36.31931
4
14.81922
35.51961
5
14.91929
35.41998
6
16.71913
34.91935
7
16.91939
34.81926
8
17.01893
34.41946
9
17.61914
34.42005
10
17.82001

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
1.99 in 19530.86 on 02/14/1889
1
0.021905
1.62 in 18880.85 on 2/12/1915
2
0.031999
1.39 in 18890.82 on 2/28/1904
3
0.081941
1.16 in 20110.71 on 2/3/1997
4
0.121996
1.00 in 19660.71 on 2/9/1953
5
0.121908
1.00 in 19040.59 on 2/19/1953
6
0.131931
0.99 in 19550.55 on 2/2/1912
7
0.141946
0.98 in 19630.54 on 2/29/2004
8
0.141923
0.96 in 19240.53 on 2/22/1914
9
0.141910
0.95 in 19150.51 on 2/20/2011
10
0.141902

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
22.0 in 200110.8 on 2/7/2001
1
0.21905
21.5 in 201110.2 on 2/29/2004
2
0.31999
18.5 in 195310.0 on 02/14/1889
3
0.61931
16.2 in 18889.3 on 2/20/2011
4
0.71950
13.6 in 19638.9 on 2/3/1997
5
0.81941
13.6 in 18898.2 on 2/28/1904
6
0.81908
13.5 in 20047.1 on 2/9/1953
7
1.11946
13.5 in 19716.0 on 2/9/1960
8
1.11898
12.6 in 19556.0 on 2/9/1955
9
1.41998
12.2 in 18915.9 on 2/19/1953
10
1.41923

Top Ten Information for March

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
49.52012
1
20.71899
48.91910
2
22.11912
44.12007
3
22.21965
43.41918
4
23.02002
43.21946
5
23.21906
42.11911
6
24.51888
42.01968
7
24.61944
41.21961
8
24.71924
41.12004
9
25.11891
41.11963
10
25.41915

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
3.34 in 19021.98 on 3/31/1927
1
0.092012
2.69 in 19291.96 on 3/26/1902
2
0.091909
2.65 in 19501.80 on 3/16/1963
3
0.101922
2.54 in 19451.72 on 3/25/1945
4
0.141907
2.23 in 19271.04 on 2/12/1929
5
0.161921
2.22 in 19981.00 on 3/22/1966
6
0.181997
2.04 in 19661.00 on 3/1/1953
7
0.212010
1.99 in 19630.98 on 3/23/1937
8
0.221926
1.99 in 19540.91 on 3/28/1998
9
0.261948
1.96 in 18910.82 on 3/8/2000
10
0.281968

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
33.5 in 195016.0 on 3/16/1963
1
TR2012
24.1 in 200915.3 on 3/31/1927
2
TR1904
24.1 in 199813.4 on 3/5/1999
3
0.51921
24.1 in 192911.3 on 3/30/2009
4
0.71968
23.5 in 200210.2 on 3/24/1937
5
1.11922
22.3 in 199910.0 on 3/9/1970
6
1.11907
18.2 in 196310.0 on 3/1/1953
7
1.41997
18.2 in 19549.2 on 3/20/2006
8
1.41938
17.6 in 19249.0 on 3/22/1966
9
1.81902
16.5 in 19668.6 on 3/29/1936
10
1.91889

Top Ten Information for April

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
54.11946
1
34.61920
52.81915
2
37.82013
52.61930
3
38.41953
51.71910
4
38.41907
51.52012
5
38.61950
51.51943
6
38.81997
51.21952
7
38.81909
50.71969
8
39.61917
50.71925
9
40.11893
50.71895
10
40.21918

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
6.47 in 19413.45 on 4/13/1941
1
0.301954
5.12 in 19631.90 on 4/18/1903
2
0.321926
4.80 in 19701.87 on 4/18/1970
3
0.341924
4.71 in 20001.87 on 4/27/1963
4
0.361931
4.71 in 19711.87 on 04/18/1894
5
0.361921
4.49 in 19271.63 on 4/23/1932
6
0.391913
4.27 in 19201.63 on 04/19/1891
7
0.411888
4.24 in 18941.40 on 4/23/1958
8
0.431904
4.22 in 18891.39 on 4/15/1938
9
0.431899
4.21 in 19421.38 on 4/25/1999
10
0.441952

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
39.5 in 201320.0 on 4/18/1970
1
0.01930
38.5 in 192719.2 on 4/22/2001
2
0.01925
37.7 in 197015.0 on 4/9/2013
3
0.01915
30.4 in 200913.9 on 4/4/2009
4
0.01910
24.7 in 192013.0 on 4/19/1959
5
0.01908
22.6 in 191712.5 on 4/19/2000
6
0.01906
20.4 in 200112.0 on 4/23/1958
7
0.01901
20.2 in 195712.0 on 4/28/1950
8
TR2012
19.3 in 192911.0 on 4/12/1927
9
TR 2005
19.2 in 19509.8 on 4/14/1927
10
TR1998

Top Ten Information for May

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
66.61934
1
47.31907
62.51939
2
47.31892
62.51936
3
48.51935
62.31958
4
48.61917
61.71900
5
49.51905
61.01941
6
49.91996
60.81901
7
50.11888
60.01969
8
50.21915
59.91928
9
50.62011
59.71897
10
50.61908

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
09.71 in 20085.57 on 5/27/1926
1
0.091936
09.21 in 19624.24 on 05/20/1899
2
0.421940
8.24 in 20113.03 on 5/22/2008
3
0.441934
8.15 in 19202.92 on 5/11/1920
4
0.461966
8.12 in 19962.71 on 5/14/1965
5
0.501911
8.09 in 19072.65 on 5/25/1997
6
0.531924
8.07 in 19262.55 on 5/24/1907
7
0.531900
7.98 in 19572.35 on 5/20/1957
8
0.601896
7.30 in 19652.25 on 5/29/2013
9
0.721894
6.77 in 19462.19 on 5/19/2011
10
0.921930

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
19.2 in 189212.0 on 5/2/2008
1
0.0MANY
14.6 in 190510.8 on 5/7/1950
2
13.3 in 200810.0 on 05/17/1888
3
12.8 in 19509.0 on 5/3/1905
4
10.0 in 18888.0 on 5/9/1965
5
09.6 in 20058.0 on 05/08/1892
6
8.0 in 19657.3 on 5/11/2005
7
8.0 in 19425.8 on 5/5/1942
8
6.4 in 19675.6 on 5/4/1905
9
4.3 in 20104.0 on 5/1/1967
10

Top Ten Information for June

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
72.61933
1
57.71928
72.51956
2
57.81945
72.51931
3
59.11915
71.71961
4
59.21998
71.32012
5
60.11916
71.01911
6
60.51902
70.71936
7
60.51895
70.51959
8
60.62009
70.01952
9
60.81908
69.92006
10
60.91905

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
09.07 in 19473.10 on 6/24/1962
1
0.501898
7.60 in 19683.07 on 6/10/1909
2
0.731911
7.54 in 19092.90 on 6/18/1946
3
0.831961
7.53 in 19012.80 on 6/21/1947
4
0.921910
7.48 in 19622.48 on 06/03/1895
5
0.931912
6.86 in 19672.42 on 6/12/1970
6
1.032006
6.22 in 18952.36 on 6/2/1949
7
1.061956
6.15 in 19282.33 on 6/2/1997
8
1.141933
6.13 in 19992.31 on 06/06/1896
9
1.211936
6.05 in 20142.14 on 6/19/1953
10
1.211893

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
3.0 in 19983.0 on 6/13/1969
1
0.0MANY
3.0 in 19692.8 on 6/3/1998
2
TR in 19540.2 on 6/2/1998
3
TR on 6/2/1954
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Top Ten Information for July

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
82.41936
1
63.71915
79.22012
2
66.71905
78.22006
3
67.41950
77.81966
4
67.41907
77.52003
5
67.51958
77.21960
6
67.51922
77.21939
7
68.31927
77.21935
8
68.41891
77.12002
9
68.51904
77.01964
10
68.82009

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
09.66 in 19052.77 on 7/22/1910
1
0.131890
6.64 in 19122.48 on 7/18/1946
2
0.271936
6.11 in 19662.33 on 7/14/1962
3
0.391895
5.76 in 19102.25 on 7/17/1901
4
0.442003
5.66 in 19622.08 on 7/4/1912
5
0.541960
4.92 in 19992.04 on 7/27/1901
6
0.571947
4.83 in 19012.00 on 7/27/1966
7
0.591934
4.62 in 19152.00 on 7/1/1966
8
0.621913
4.52 in 18891.96 on 7/31/1999
9
0.671892
4.33 in 19221.90 on 7/13/1902
10
0.681911

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
77.31961
1
65.01927
76.71937
2
65.51915
76.21955
3
65.51911
76.02003
4
66.11888
75.91959
5
66.91910
75.61969
6
67.01923
75.51947
7
67.01908
75.41970
8
67.11917
75.01936
9
67.31906
74.81971
10
67.61966

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
5.67 in 19062.01 on 8/13/1997
1
0.091944
4.76 in 18881.88 on 8/7/1906
2
0.111889
4.75 in 20141.87 on 8/5/2014
3
0.131896
4.23 in 19511.73 on 8/14/1948
4
0.191935
4.19 in 19451.67 on 8/7/2006
5
0.311969
3.94 in 19971.63 on 08/15/1888
6
0.351919
3.78 in 19321.53 on 8/16/1949
7
0.351894
3.50 in 19231.37 on 8/26/1933
8
0.361943
3.35 in 19151.30 on 8/19/1915
9
0.382012
3.18 in 19271.28 on 8/31/1951
10
0.421928

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
68.81897
1
50.51965
67.81998
2
52.81912
67.71931
3
54.21929
67.61952
4
55.01903
67.31963
5
55.61934
66.62013
6
55.91961
66.51940
7
56.61907
66.42012
8
56.71918
66.11969
9
56.71896
66.11948
10
56.81926

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
5.07 in 19132.76 on 9/16/1913
1
0.021888
4.90 in 19232.58 on 9/29/2014
2
0.032012
4.82 in 20142.23 on 9/27/1923
3
0.061893
2.86 in 19592.08 on 9/15/1913
4
0.071958
2.79 in 19031.72 on 9/28/1923
5
0.071954
2.67 in 19081.62 on 9/13/1998
6
0.071916
2.66 in 19661.57 on 9/13/1966
7
0.081897
2.58 in 18961.56 on 9/21/1910
8
0.111933
2.57 in 20021.22 on 9/30/2014
9
0.121952
2.55 in 19981.20 on 9/12/2009
10
0.121935

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
4.8 in 19272.8 on 9/15/1903
1
0.0MANY
2.8 in 19032.6 on 9/16/1965
2
2.6 in 19652.5 on 9/25/1927
3
1.6 in 20142.3 on 9/26/1927
4
1.6 in 18951.6 on 9/11/2014
5
1.0 in 19551.6 on 09/22/1895
6
0.9 in 20001.0 on 9/25/1955
7
0.7 in 19700.7 on 9/22/2000
8
0.5 in 19420.7 on 9/13/1970
9
0.4 in 19340.5 on 9/18/1942
10

Top Ten Information for October

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
60.81963
1
35.11925
56.41953
2
37.51919
56.41947
3
38.72009
56.11940
4
39.52002
55.41938
5
42.81905
55.31965
6
42.81898
54.62010
7
42.91969
54.51956
8
43.21932
54.51934
9
43.31917
54.22003
10
43.91913

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
5.87 in 19981.96 on 10/4/1998
1
Trace1921
5.44 in 20131.83 on 10/4/2013
2
0.021907
4.68 in 19961.67 on 10/29/1996
3
0.021895
3.58 in 19301.48 on 10/26/1996
4
0.051945
3.26 in 19191.47 on 10/1/1930
5
0.061960
2.62 in 19241.20 on 10/6/1962
6
0.071999
2.56 in 20091.18 on 10/19/1919
7
0.071968
2.53 in 19461.16 on 10/16/1998
8
0.071952
2.29 in 18921.10 on 10/5/1946
9
0.141937
2.10 in 19711.01 on 10/8/1924
10
0.151917

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
25.5 in 201319.0 on 10/4/2013
1
0.0MANY
15.1 in 19199.9 on 10/19/1919
2
09.5 in 19327.0 on 10/20/1906
3
09.1 in 19256.0 on 10/28/1971
4
8.8 in 19295.6 on 10/31/1920
5
7.8 in 20095.0 on 10/12/1969
6
7.8 in 19715.0 on 10/25/1954
7
7.7 in 20024.3 on 10/9/1932
8
7.2 in 19544.1 on 10/24/1898
9
7.0 in 19064.0 on 10/26/1996
10

Top Ten Information for November

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
47.61949
1
20.91896
46.01999
2
24.71996
45.71917
3
26.71955
44.41953
4
28.31911
43.91954
5
28.41919
43.81939
6
28.62000
43.41904
7
30.61897
43.32001
8
30.91947
43.31899
9
31.31898
43.02009
10
31.71926

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
3.24 in 19221.80 on 11/4/1922
1
TR1939
1.81 in 19560.81 on 11/1/2000
2
TR1903
1.51 in 19980.79 on 11/5/1922
3
0.011917
1.40 in 19440.76 on 11/8/1944
4
0.011912
1.40 in 19110.69 on 11/3/1956
5
0.011908
1.16 in 18970.67 on 11/14/1956
6
0.031907
1.09 in 20030.67 on 11/30/1954
7
0.041914
1.09 in 18960.60 on 11/18/1930
8
0.052004
1.04 in 19270.60 on 11/7/1926
9
0.061932
1.03 in 18950.57 on 11/6/2008
10
0.061923

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
22.4 in 200310.6 on 11/6/1998
1
0.01939
21.3 in 19989.8 on 11/21/2003
2
TR MANY
11.8 in 19118.6 on 11/12/1959
3
11.4 in 19278.0 on 11/30/1954
4
11.0 in 19567.8 on 11/6/2008
5
11.0 in 18957.1 on 11/14/1927
6
10.7 in 19096.9 on 11/28/1929
7
10.6 in 20086.2 on 11/5/1922
8
10.6 in 18965.9 on 11/19/2011
9
10.1 in 19295.6 on 11/10/2006
10

Top Ten Information for December

Warmest

Coldest

Temp (F)Year
Rank
Temp (F)Year
37.91896
1
13.51927
36.91957
2
14.71909
36.61939
3
15.11916
36.21959
4
15.51924
35.81999
5
18.32009
35.31965
6
18.32000
35.31889
7
19.42008
34.72002
8
19.51917
34.41954
9
19.61996
33.91900
10
19.81914

Wettest

Driest

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
1.00 in 19090.60 on 12/4/1960
1
0.011896
0.97 in 19640.54 on 12/5/1906
2
0.021905
0.95 in 19240.49 on 12/12/1937
3
0.042001
0.93 in 19060.39 on 12/2/1902
4
0.041998
0.85 in 19600.36 on 12/18/1970
5
0.041947
0.84 in 19670.36 on 12/6/1956
6
0.041926
0.82 in 19550.36 on 12/7/1924
7
0.052004
0.81 in 18990.36 on 12/20/1911
8
0.051936
0.80 in 19020.34 on 12/12/1899
9
0.051894
0.79 in 19370.33 on 12/19/2013
10
0.051891

Most Snow

Least Snow

Inches in YearInches on Day
Rank
InchesYear
14.5 in 20099.0 on 12/5/1906
1
0.11896
12.4 in 19967.6 on 12/18/1970
2
0.21905
11.1 in 19706.8 on 12/6/1934
3
0.31891
11.1 in 19246.2 on 12/7/1924
4
0.41965
11.0 in 19555.2 on 12/19/2013
5
0.41947
10.2 in 19084.4 on 12/21/1911
6
0.41926
10.1 in 19064.1 on 12/14/1996
7
0.51957
09.6 in 19674.0 on 12/22/1966
8
0.61936
09.6 in 19094.0 on 12/4/1960
9
0.72001
09.2 in 20133.9 on 12/2/1902
10
0.71959


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