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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT                              
435 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015


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...THE HELENA MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 1 2015...
VALID TODAY AS OF 0400 PM LOCAL TIME.

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1866 TO 2015


WEATHER ITEM   OBSERVED TIME   RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST     
                VALUE   (LST)  VALUE       VALUE  FROM      YEAR     
                                                  NORMAL             
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TEMPERATURE (F)                                                     
 TODAY                                                               
  MAXIMUM         51    208 PM  75    1966  54     -3       47       
  MINIMUM         35    559 AM -10    1936  29      6       26       
  AVERAGE         43                        41      2       37      
                                                                     
PRECIPITATION (IN)                                                   
  TODAY            0.00          0.59 2004   0.03  -0.03     0.00    
  MONTH TO DATE    0.00                      0.03  -0.03     0.00    
  SINCE OCT 1      3.45                      2.85   0.60     4.33    
  SINCE JAN 1      1.17                      1.28  -0.11     3.33    
                                                                     
SNOWFALL (IN)                                                        
  TODAY            0.0           6.0  1913   0.2   -0.2      0.0     
  MONTH TO DATE    0.0                       0.2   -0.2      0.0     
  SINCE MAR 1      T                         6.4   -6.4      3.8     
  SINCE JUL 1     24.3                      33.7   -9.4     41.8     
  SNOW DEPTH       0                                                 
                                                                     
DEGREE DAYS                                                          
 HEATING                                                             
  TODAY           22                        24     -2       28       
  MONTH TO DATE   22                        24     -2       28       
  SINCE MAR 1    643                       915   -272      956       
  SINCE JUL 1   5651                      6476   -825     6472       
                                                                     
 COOLING                                                             
  TODAY            0                         0      0        0       
  MONTH TO DATE    0                         0      0        0       
  SINCE MAR 1      0                         0      0        0       
  SINCE JAN 1      0                         0      0        0       
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WIND (MPH)                                                           
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    35   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION     W (260)      
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    50   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION     W (250)      
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    16.6                                         

                                                                     
SKY COVER                                                            
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.3                                              

                                                                     
WEATHER CONDITIONS                                                  
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.                            
  NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER WAS OBSERVED.                               

                                                                     
RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)                                          
 HIGHEST    56           600 AM                                     
 LOWEST     21           200 PM                                     
 AVERAGE    39                                                       

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THE HELENA MT CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR                    
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   54        76      1990                    
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   29        -5      1936                    

                                                                     
SUNRISE AND SUNSET                                                   
APRIL  1 2015.........SUNRISE   708 AM MDT   SUNSET   757 PM MDT   
APRIL  2 2015.........SUNRISE   706 AM MDT   SUNSET   758 PM MDT   

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




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