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

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...THE MILES CITY MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1937 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             111   06/26/2012
 LOW              -38   12/24/1983
HIGHEST           102   07/24
LOWEST            -25   01/06
AVG. MAXIMUM     56.8              58.5    -1.7
AVG. MINIMUM     33.0              33.6    -0.6
MEAN             44.9              46.1    -1.2
DAYS MAX >= 90     30                      -5.8
DAYS MAX <= 32     64                      13.4
DAYS MIN <= 32    170                       0.8
DAYS MIN <= 0      34                       9.6

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        20.28   1978
 MINIMUM         5.27   1988
TOTALS          13.29             12.44    0.85
DAYS >= .01        91                       7.4
DAYS >= .10        28                      -4.0
DAYS >= .50         7                       1.0
DAYS >= 1.00        2                       0.7
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.08   06/26 TO 06/27
 STORM TOTAL     2.65
 (MM/DD(HH))  06/25(00) TO 06/28(23)

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    7814              7639     175
 SINCE 7/1       3031              3184    -153
COOLING TOTAL     648               731     -83

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     09/02/1974
 LATEST       06/08/1950
EARLIEST                        09/29
LATEST                          05/09
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.1
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   2/313
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    51/300    DATE  01/03
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    64/290    DATE  01/03


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             28     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               14     RAIN                      20
LIGHT RAIN               89     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       9
LIGHT SNOW               57     SLEET                      0
FOG                      92     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     13
HAZE                     47

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

$$

THIS IS AN AUTOMATED...UNATTENDED WEATHER STATION AND MAY
UNDERESTIMATE WINTER PRECIPITATION.

...2014 YEAR IN REVIEW FOR MILES CITY...

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION STATISTICS
FOR MILES CITY 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 RANKINGS FOR
PRECIPITATION...SNOWFALL...AND TEMPERATURES USE A PERIOD OF RECORD
THAT STARTED IN FEBRUARY 1937 AT THE MILES CITY AIRPORT. ANNUAL
RANKINGS FOR PRECIPITATION...SNOWFALL...AND TEMPERATURES USE A
PERIOD OF RECORD THAT STARTED IN 1938.

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

...MILES CITY MONTHLY PRECIPITATION...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS    DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      0.14     0.32       -0.18      TIED FOR THE 16TH DRIEST
OUT OF 77 YEARS                                            (RECORD
DRIEST WAS 0.01 IN 2008)
(DRIEST SINCE 0.10 IN 2009)

FEBRUARY     0.11     0.23       -0.12      17TH DRIEST OUT OF 78
YEARS                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS
T IN 2005)                                            (DRIEST SINCE
0.01 IN 2013)

MARCH        1.31     0.60       +0.71      7TH WETTEST OUT OF 78
YEARS                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS
1.83 IN 1950)                                            (WETTEST
SINCE 1.34 IN 2007)

APRIL        0.33     1.37       -1.04      12TH DRIEST OUT OF 78
YEARS                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS
0.02 IN 1983)                                            (DRIEST
SINCE 0.05 IN 2008)

MAY          3.50     2.18       +1.32      14TH WETTEST OUT OF 78
YEARS                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS
9.36 IN 2011)                                            (WETTEST
SINCE 6.69 IN 2013)

JUNE         4.29     2.51       +1.78      15TH WETTEST OUT OF 78
YEARS                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS
9.78 IN 1944)                                            (WETTEST
SINCE 5.20 IN 2005)

JULY         0.09     1.64       -1.55      2ND DRIEST OUT OF 78
YEARS                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS
T IN 1988)                                            (DRIEST SINCE
T IN 1988)

AUGUST       2.22     0.91       +1.31      8TH WETTEST OUT OF 78
YEARS                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS
4.00 IN 1951)                                            (WETTEST
SINCE 2.26 IN 1977)

SEPTEMBER    0.29     1.08       -0.79      16TH DRIEST OUT OF 78
YEARS                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS
T IN 1960)                                            (DRIEST SINCE
0.02 IN 2012)

OCTOBER      0.43     0.92       -0.49      23RD DRIEST OUT OF 78
YEARS                                            (RECORD DRIEST WAS
T TIED IN 1965)                                            (DRIEST
SINCE 0.29 IN 2007)

NOVEMBER     0.40     0.39       +0.01      36TH WETTEST OUT OF 78
YEARS                                            (RECORD WETTEST WAS
2.17 IN 1978)                                            (WETTEST
SINCE 0.49 IN 2010)

DECEMBER     0.18     0.29       -0.11      TIED FOR THE 21ST DRIEST
OUT OF 77 YEARS                                            (RECORD
DRIEST WAS 0.02 TIED IN 2001)
    (DRIEST SINCE 0.07 IN 2010)

YEAR        13.29    12.44       +0.85      MEDIAN OUT OF 77 YEARS
                                         (WETTEST 20.28-1978/DRIEST
5.27-1988)

...MILES CITY 2014 TOP 3 DAILY MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION...

1 - 2.08   JUNE 26 2 - 1.13   AUGUST 23 3 - 0.99   MAY 31

ALL TIME DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD...2.71 ON JUNE 18 1964

...MILES CITY 2014 BROKEN OR TIED DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS...

0.34 ON MARCH 10 (OLD RECORD 0.16 IN 1965) 0.99 ON MAY 31 (OLD
RECORD 0.96 IN 1951) 2.08 ON JUNE 26 (OLD RECORD 0.97 IN 1969)

NOTE: SINCE THE LATE 1990S...MILES CITY BECAME AN AUTOMATED AND
UNATTENDED WEATHER STATION. PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS IN THE WINTER MAY
BE UNDERESTIMATED.

...MILES CITY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      22.6      19.5      +3.1      25TH WARMEST OUT OF 77
YEARS                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS
34.3 IN 2006)                                           (WARMEST
SINCE 26.2 IN 2012)

FEBRUARY     14.2      24.4     -10.2      TIED FOR THE 11TH COLDEST
OUT OF 78 YEARS                                           (RECORD
COLDEST WAS 7.2 IN 1949)
(COLDEST SINCE 13.5 IN 1994)

MARCH        30.7      34.7      -4.0      26TH COLDEST OUT OF 78
YEARS                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS
17.3 IN 1965)                                           (COLDEST
SINCE 28.7 IN 2011)

APRIL        44.6      46.0      -1.4      TIED FOR THE 28TH COLDEST
OUT OF 78 YEARS                                           (RECORD
COLDEST WAS 38.8 IN 1975)
(COLDEST SINCE 40.9 IN 2013)

MAY          55.9      55.9       0.0      28TH COLDEST OUT OF 78
YEARS                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS
50.9 IN 1953)                                           (COLDEST
SINCE 51.6 IN 2011)

JUNE         62.9      65.6      -2.7      TIED FOR THE 16TH COLDEST
OUT OF 78 YEARS                                           (RECORD
COLDEST WAS 58.5 IN 1945)
(COLDEST SINCE 62.6 IN 2011)

JULY         73.9      73.9       0.0      TIED FOR THE 30TH COLDEST
OUT OF 78 YEARS                                           (RECORD
COLDEST WAS 64.2 IN 1993)
(COLDEST SINCE 72.1 IN 2010)

AUGUST       71.4      72.6      -1.2      25TH COLDEST OUT OF 78
YEARS                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS
65.8 IN 1977)                                           (COLDEST
SINCE 70.5 IN 2009)

SEPTEMBER    60.1      60.1       0.0      38TH COLDEST OUT OF 78
YEARS                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS
48.0 IN 1965)                                           (COLDEST
SINCE 58.5 IN 2010)

OCTOBER      51.0      46.5      +4.5      TIED FOR THE 16TH WARMEST
OUT OF 78 YEARS                                           (RECORD
WARMEST WAS 55.7 IN 1963)
(WARMEST SINCE 51.7 IN 2011)

NOVEMBER     25.4      32.0      -6.6      7TH COLDEST OUT OF 78
YEARS                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS
14.4 IN 1985)                                           (COLDEST
SINCE 18.3 IN 2000)

DECEMBER     26.1      20.3      +5.8      TIED FOR THE 25TH WARMEST
OUT OF 77 YEARS                                           (RECORD
WARMEST WAS 33.3 IN 1957)
(WARMEST SINCE 29.2 IN 2011)

YEAR         45.1      46.1      -1.0      TIED FOR THE 23RD COLDEST
OUT OF 77 YEARS                                           (RECORD
COLDEST WAS 41.2 IN 1950)
(COLDEST SINCE 44.6 IN 2010)

...MILES CITY AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      32.5      30.0      +2.5      TIED FOR THE 26TH WARMEST
OUT OF 77 YEARS                                           (RECORD
WARMEST WAS 45.8 IN 1992)
(WARMEST SINCE 37.8 IN 2012)

FEBRUARY     23.9      35.5     -11.6      8TH COLDEST OUT OF 78
YEARS                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS
15.8 IN 1989)                                           (COLDEST
SINCE 23.8 IN 2001)

MARCH        41.3      46.5      -5.2      TIED FOR THE 28TH COLDEST
OUT OF 78 YEARS                                           (RECORD
COLDEST WAS 27.5 IN 1965)
(COLDEST SINCE 38.1 IN 2011)

APRIL        57.8      58.8      -1.0      38TH COLDEST OUT OF 78
YEARS                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS
48.2 IN 1975)                                           (COLDEST
SINCE 52.8 IN 2013)

MAY          68.1      68.6      -0.5      37TH COLDEST OUT OF 78
YEARS                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS
60.2 IN 2011)                                           (COLDEST
SINCE 60.2 IN 2011)

JUNE         74.6      78.6      -4.0      15TH COLDEST OUT OF 78
YEARS                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS
69.1 IN 1945)                                           (COLDEST
SINCE 74.2 IN 2011)

JULY         89.0      88.3      +0.7      38TH COLDEST OUT OF 78
YEARS                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS
74.5 IN 1993)                                           (COLDEST
SINCE 88.8 IN 2013)

AUGUST       83.5      87.2      -3.7      TIED FOR THE 15TH COLDEST
OUT OF 78 YEARS                                           (RECORD
COLDEST WAS 78.5 IN 1977)
(COLDEST SINCE 83.1 IN 2004)

SEPTEMBER    74.1      74.2      -0.1      TIED FOR THE 34TH COLDEST
OUT OF 78 YEARS                                           (RECORD
COLDEST WAS 58.6 IN 1965)
(COLDEST SINCE 71.2 IN 2010)

OCTOBER      65.3      59.2      +6.1      TIED FOR THE 13TH WARMEST
OUT OF 78 YEARS                                           (RECORD
WARMEST WAS 69.4 TIED IN 1963)
    (WARMEST SINCE 65.3 IN 2010)

NOVEMBER     36.3      43.2      -6.9      8TH COLDEST OUT OF 78
YEARS                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS
23.1 IN 1985)                                           (COLDEST
SINCE 27.5 IN 2000)

DECEMBER     34.7      30.9      +3.8      33RD WARMEST OUT OF 77
YEARS                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS
45.0 IN 1957)                                           (WARMEST
SINCE 40.3 IN 2011)

YEAR         57.0      58.5      -1.5      TIED FOR THE 19TH COLDEST
OUT OF 77 YEARS                                           (RECORD
COLDEST WAS 52.7 IN 1978)
(COLDEST SINCE 56.1 IN 2010)

...MILES CITY 2014 TOP 3 WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES...

1 - 102   JULY 24 2 - 98   AUGUST 12 3 - 97   SEPTEMBER 25

ALL TIME RECORD WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE...111 ON JUNE 26 2012

...MILES CITY 2014 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE
RECORDS...

97 ON SEPTEMBER 25 (OLD RECORD 92 IN 2011) 54 ON DECEMBER 13 (TIED
RECORD IN 1988)

...MILES CITY 2014 TOP 3 COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES...

1 - -7   FEBRUARY  6 2 - -6   FEBRUARY  5 3 - -3   MARCH  1

ALL TIME RECORD COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE...-25 ON DECEMBER 24
1983

...MILES CITY 2014 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE
RECORDS...

-6 ON FEBRUARY  5 (OLD RECORD -3 IN 1982)
-7 ON FEBRUARY  6 (OLD RECORD 1 IN 2004)
-3 ON MARCH  1 (OLD RECORD 2 IN 1989) 55 ON AUGUST 24 (OLD RECORD 58
IN 1992) 59 ON AUGUST 25 (OLD RECORD 61 IN 1987) 57 ON SEPTEMBER  9
(TIED RECORD IN 1946) 43 ON SEPTEMBER 10 (OLD RECORD 51 IN 1989) 48
ON SEPTEMBER 11 (OLD RECORD 49 IN 1949)

...MILES CITY AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES...

 MONTH   2014 VALUES  NORMALS   DEPARTURE  RANKING

JANUARY      12.6      8.9      +3.7      24TH WARMEST OUT OF 77
YEARS                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS
24.3 IN 2006)                                           (WARMEST
SINCE 14.6 IN 2012)

FEBRUARY      4.4      13.2      -8.8      15TH COLDEST OUT OF 78
YEARS                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS -
5.8 IN 1949)                                           (COLDEST
SINCE 4.3 IN 2011)

MARCH        20.1      22.8      -2.7      28TH COLDEST OUT OF 78
YEARS                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS
7.1 IN 1965)                                           (COLDEST
SINCE 19.3 IN 2011)

APRIL        31.3      33.2      -1.9      22ND COLDEST OUT OF 78
YEARS                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS
27.0 IN 1951)                                           (COLDEST
SINCE 29.0 IN 2013)

MAY          43.7      43.1      +0.6      TIED FOR THE 32ND COLDEST
OUT OF 78 YEARS                                           (RECORD
COLDEST WAS 38.7 IN 1950)
(COLDEST SINCE 42.2 IN 2012)

JUNE         51.2      52.6      -1.4      TIED FOR THE 17TH COLDEST
OUT OF 78 YEARS                                           (RECORD
COLDEST WAS 47.3 IN 1951)
(COLDEST SINCE 50.9 IN 2011)

JULY         58.8      59.5      -0.7      23RD COLDEST OUT OF 78
YEARS                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS
53.8 IN 1993)                                           (COLDEST
SINCE 58.2 IN 2009)

AUGUST       59.3      58.0      +1.3      TIED FOR THE 27TH WARMEST
OUT OF 78 YEARS                                           (RECORD
WARMEST WAS 65.8 IN 1983)
(WARMEST SINCE 60.8 IN 2013)

SEPTEMBER    46.1      46.1       0.0      32ND COLDEST OUT OF 78
YEARS                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS
37.3 IN 1965)                                           (COLDEST
SINCE 45.8 IN 2010)

OCTOBER      36.6      33.8      +2.8      TIED FOR THE 28TH WARMEST
OUT OF 78 YEARS                                           (RECORD
WARMEST WAS 42.0 IN 1963)
(WARMEST SINCE 38.4 IN 2011)

NOVEMBER     14.5      20.9      -6.4      7TH COLDEST OUT OF 78
YEARS                                           (RECORD COLDEST WAS
5.6 IN 1985)                                           (COLDEST
SINCE 9.1 IN 2000)

DECEMBER     17.4      9.7      +7.7      10TH WARMEST OUT OF 77
YEARS                                           (RECORD WARMEST WAS
22.4 IN 1999)                                           (WARMEST
SINCE 18.0 IN 2011)

YEAR         33.2      33.6      -0.4      TIED FOR THE 28TH COLDEST
OUT OF 77 YEARS                                           (RECORD
COLDEST WAS 29.3 TIED IN 1951)
    (COLDEST SINCE 33.0 IN 2010)

...MILES CITY 2014 TOP 3 WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURES...

1 - 68   AUGUST  3 2 - 67   AUGUST 13 3 - 67   JULY  5

ALL TIME RECORD WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE...79 ON JULY 24 2007

...MILES CITY 2014 BROKEN OR TIED WARMEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE
RECORDS...

36 ON JANUARY 24 (OLD RECORD 35 IN 1968) 35 ON MARCH  9 (OLD RECORD
34 IN 1942) 61 ON SEPTEMBER 25 (OLD RECORD 55 IN 1938) 60 ON
SEPTEMBER 26 (OLD RECORD 56 IN 1990) 32 ON DECEMBER 13 (OLD RECORD
31 IN 1969)

...MILES CITY 2014 TOP 3 COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURES...

1 - -25   JANUARY  6 2 - -24   FEBRUARY  6 3 - -23   FEBRUARY  5

ALL TIME RECORD COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE...-38 ON DECEMBER 24
1983

...MILES CITY 2014 BROKEN OR TIED COLDEST DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE
RECORDS...

-25 ON JANUARY  6 (OLD RECORD -24 IN 1996)
-19 ON MARCH  2 (OLD RECORD -17 IN 1960) 4 ON APRIL  1 (OLD RECORD
10 IN 1967) 29 ON SEPTEMBER 12 (TIED RECORD IN 1970)
-17 ON NOVEMBER 14 (OLD RECORD -11 IN 1959)

$$




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