Weather Service Report


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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT                              
430 PM MDT FRI APR 29 2016


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...THE HELENA MT CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 29 2016...
VALID TODAY AS OF 0400 PM LOCAL TIME.

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1866 TO 2016


WEATHER ITEM   OBSERVED TIME   RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST     
                VALUE   (LST)  VALUE       VALUE  FROM      YEAR     
                                                  NORMAL             
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TEMPERATURE (F)                                                     
 TODAY                                                               
  MAXIMUM         56    139 PM  86    1992  62     -6       78       
  MINIMUM         37    537 AM  14    1954  36      1       42       
  AVERAGE         47                        49     -2       60      
                                                                     
PRECIPITATION (IN)                                                   
  TODAY            0.00          0.46 1933   0.04  -0.04     0.00    
  MONTH TO DATE    1.00                      0.94   0.06     0.53    
  SINCE OCT 1      3.36                      3.76  -0.40     3.98    
  SINCE JAN 1      1.66                      2.19  -0.53     1.70    
                                                                     
SNOWFALL (IN)                                                        
  TODAY            0.0           4.0  1999   0.1   -0.1      0.0     
  MONTH TO DATE    T                         3.6   -3.6       T      
  SINCE MAR 1      T                         9.8   -9.8       T      
  SINCE JUL 1     14.8                      37.1  -22.3     24.3     
                                                                     
DEGREE DAYS                                                          
 HEATING                                                             
  TODAY           18                        16      2        5       
  MONTH TO DATE  432                       586   -154      555       
  SINCE MAR 1   1191                      1477   -286     1176       
  SINCE JUL 1   6131                      7038   -907     6184       
                                                                     
 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    14   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION     E (90)       
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    19   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION     E (100)      
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED     4.5                                         

                                                                     
SKY COVER                                                            
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 1.0                                              

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

                                                                     
RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)                                          
 HIGHEST    82           600 AM                                     
 LOWEST     35           200 PM                                     
 AVERAGE    59                                                       

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THE HELENA MT CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR                    
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   62        83      1987                    
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   36        13      1909                    

                                                                     
SUNRISE AND SUNSET                                                   
APRIL 29 2016.........SUNRISE   616 AM MDT   SUNSET   836 PM MDT   
APRIL 30 2016.........SUNRISE   614 AM MDT   SUNSET   837 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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