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Elevation: 3162 feet     Latitude: 44 03N     Longitude: 103 04W

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MONTHLY - ALL WEATHER AVERAGES   [ Show Summary ]
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TEMPERATURE 
Average Temperature
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
F47.12527.435.4455564.572.671.560.847.734.524.9

Average High Temperature
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
F60.437.139.647.958.367.877.887.186.475.661.44736.9

Average Low Temperature
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
F33.912.915.122.931.842.151.258.156.64634.122.113

Highest Recorded Temperature
Years on Record: 70  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
F1117675839398109111107104968375

Lowest Recorded Temperature
Years on Record: 70  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
F-31-27-31-2111831393818-2-19-30

Average Heat Index Temperature
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
F47.324.927.735.445.555.565.272.871.560.647.734.625.1

Average Wind Chill Temperature
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
F43.216.519.628.74153.764.872.771.459.644.228.216.8

Average Number of Days Above 100F/38C
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days4.5---------------0.52.51.30.2---------

Average Number of Days Above 90F/32C
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days30.9---------0.10.53.411.811.23.70.4------

Average Number of Days Above 80F/26C
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days82.4------0.11.74.512.724.724.311.82.60.1---

Average Number of Days Above 70F/21C
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days137.10.10.325.913.624.229.829.820.591.8---

Average Number of Days Above 65F/18C
Years on Record: 47  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days164---13920273130241531

Average Number of Days Above 60F/15C
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days189.21.72.76.913.323.228.63130.826.716.76.31.3

Average Number of Days Above 50F/10C
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days244.76.27.714.721.629.429.93130.929.324.813.16.1

Average Number of Days Above 40F/4C
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days295.915.214.721.627.330.930313129.829.120.914.5

Average Number of Days Below 70F/21C
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days364.431283130313030.630.930313031

Average Number of Days Below 60F/15C
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days339.63128313030.927.518.521.829313031

Average Number of Days Below 50F/10C
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days278.431283129.526.912.92.94.420.230.63031

Average Number of Days Below 40F/4C
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days218.1312830.525.311.71.5---0.26.523.229.231

Average Number of Days Below 32F/0C
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days168.53026.72615.12.9---------1.511.224.730.2

Average Number of Days Below 20F/-6C
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days83.420.416.710.21.9------------0.11.911.121.2

Average Number of Days Below 10F/-12C
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days37.811.58.13.20.2---------------0.33.610.9

Average Number of Days Below 5F/-15C
Years on Record: 47  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days301173---------------------27

Average Number of Days Below 0F/-17C
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days 16.15.63.71.1---------------------1.14.5



PRECIPITATION 
Average Precipitation
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
in.16.30.30.40.91.83.22.51.91.61.31.40.50.4

Average Number of Days With Precipitation
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days 94.35.45.77.69.511.712.39.57.777.25.35.4

Most Reported Precipitation in a Month
Years on Record: 17  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
in 9.80.80.92.84.49.87.75.3444.92.11.3

Least Reported Precipitation in a Month
Years on Record: 17  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
in ---------0.10.61.20.40.70.50.50.1------

Most Precipitation Reported in a Day
Years on Record: 17  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
in 3.80.30.81.23.33.82.422.32.21.71.80.4

Avg. No. of Days w/Precip. Above 0.1in/2.5mm
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days39.50.81.52.64.66.36.44.23.83.23.11.71.3

Avg. No. of Days w/Precip. Above 0.2in/5mm
Years on Record: 17  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days 43123666643411

Avg. # of Days w/Precip. Above 0.4in/10mm
Years on Record: 17  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days 13------12322111------

Avg. No. of Days w/Precip. Above 0.5in/13mm
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days8.2---0.10.30.92.21.21.10.90.60.70.10.1

Avg. No. of Days w/Precip. Above 1in/25mm
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days 1.9---------0.20.60.30.30.20.10.2------

Average Precipitable Water
Years on Record: 20  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
in.0.50.30.30.30.40.60.80.90.90.70.50.30.3



PRECIPITATION - RAIN 
Average Number of Rainy Days
Years on Record: 51  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days9677991212986566

Average Number of Days With Thunderstorms
Years on Record: 47  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days40---------16101283---------

Most Rain Reported in a Month
Years on Record: 47  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
in.261.72.52.75.2776.14.83.13.82.21.6

Least Recorded Rainfall
Years on Record: 47  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
in.9.1---0.10.1---0.30.60.40.3------0.1---



PRECIPITATION - SNOW 
Average Snowfall
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
in.41.14.45.88.77.91.1---------0.21.665.4

Average Number of Days With Snow
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days33.15.45.85.34.40.4---------0.41.54.15.8

Most Snow Reported in a Month
Years on Record: 17  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
in 321714322713.53------6181620

Avg. No. of Days w/Snow Above 1in/2.5cm
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days12.91.32.12.42.30.2------------0.61.82.2

Avg. No. of Days w/Snow Above 3in/7.5cm
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days3.90.30.40.90.90.2------------0.20.60.4

Avg. No. of Days w/Snow Above 5in/12.7cm
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days1.30.10.10.40.4------------------0.3---

Avg. No. of Days w/Snowfall Above 10in/25cm
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days0.2------0.10.1------------------------

Avg. # of Days w/Snow Depth Above 1in/2.5cm
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days49.210.59.67.53.50.2------------0.85.112

Avg. # of Days w/Snow Depth Above 3in/7.5cm
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days22.43.64.141.40.2------------0.33.15.7

Avg. # of Days w/Snow Depth Above 5in/12.7cm
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days9.11.212.10.80.1---------------1.82.1

Avg. # of Days w/Snow Depth Above 10in/25cm
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days1.60.50.10.50.2------------------0.20.1



HUMIDITY 
Average Relative Humidity
Years on Record: 20  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
%61.364.864.863.161.764.165.258.155.655.159.161.563.8

Average Morning Relative Humidity
Years on Record: 21  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
%71697376727374706969687170

Average Evening Relative Humidity
Years on Record: 21  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
%45545349424547383335384956

Average Dew Point
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
F32.513.916.122.729.941.450.653.951.841.831.621.614



DEGREE DAYS 
Heating Degree Days
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days7152124010549186013259915221875389131241

Cooling Degree Days
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days636---------21384250223613------

Growing Degree Days
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days2525---111581984387006663459413---



BAROMETER 
Average Sea Level Pressure
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
InHg3030.130.13029.929.929.929.929.930303030.1



SKY CONDITIONS 
Average Length of Day
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Hours12.79.91112.51415.41615.714.412.911.410.19.5

Average Number of Days With Fog
Years on Record: 47  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days41355543222244

Average Number of Clear Days
Years on Record: 51  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days1118676791314131289

Average Possibility of Sunshine
Years on Record: 51  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
%63566063626065727469665555

Average Number of Cloudy Days
Years on Record: 51  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days139151415151310558111414

Average Number of Partly Cloudy Days
Years on Record: 51  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
Days1158899111113129888

Average Percent Chance - Clear Skies
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
%42.340.737.635.534.834.739.54851.751.84542.944.8

Average Percent Chance - Scattered Clouds
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
%6.45.45.55.56.67.68.47.97.85.95.85.15.3

Average Percent Chance - Few Clouds
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
%11.91110.510.410.912.315.11614.811.310.69.410.3

Average Percent Chance - Broken Clouds
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
%14.513.414.414.416.217.117.515.714.612.313.412.812.5

Average Percent Chance - Overcast Skies
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
%24.929.63234.331.428.319.512.511.118.725.229.827.1

Average Total Sky Cover
Years on Record: 20  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
%42.447.349.750.651.747.741.131.127.530.342.344.543.2

Average Opaque Sky Cover
Years on Record: 20  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
%36.541.342.844.945.441.835.125.722.426.337.239.137.5



WIND 
Average Wind Speed
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
mph10.810.510.911.912.611.910.49.89.810.410.910.410.3

Highest Reported Hourly Wind Speed
Years on Record: 29  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
mph69595964615754695452586258

Average Percent Chance - Calm Winds
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
%6.69.88.66.24.63.94.755.35.96.68.910.1

Average Primary Wind Direction
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
°219248.8213192.3189.4193.4203.8208234.1210.5231.7250.6251.2

Average Secondary Wind Direction
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
°143.2128137.1151.3163.5163139149.6151.3149.3147.8120.1118.1

Average Wind Vector Direction
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
°269.1338.2322.2267.5290.1217.3185.2178.8192.5245324.5335.4336.9



SOLAR RADIATION 
Average Daily Solar Radiation - Global
Years on Record: 22  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
kWh/m24.11.72.63.64.95.96.66.65.84.53.11.91.5

Average Daily Solar Radiation - Diffuse
Years on Record: 22  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
kWh/m21.40.60.91.41.82.22.32.11.81.410.70.5

Average Daily Solar Radiation - Reflected
Years on Record: 22  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
kWh/m24.73.44.14.65.15.45.75.95.85.44.63.53

Average Daily Solar Radiation - Direct
Years on Record: 22  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
kWh/m25.23.54.24.65.36.16.87.26.764.93.73.4

Maximum Daily Solar Radiation - Global
Years on Record: 22  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
kWh/m24.11.72.63.64.95.96.66.65.84.53.11.91.5

Maximum Daily Solar Radiation - Diffuse
Years on Record: 22  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
kWh/m21.50.711.41.92.32.42.41.91.61.10.80.6

Maximum Daily Solar Radiation - Reflected
Years on Record: 22  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
kWh/m25.54.34.85.56.46.26.46.56.465.34.54

Maximum Daily Solar Radiation - Direct
Years on Record: 22  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
kWh/m26.74.75.46.27.97.78.68.88.17.15.95.15

Minimum Daily Solar Radiation - Global
Years on Record: 22  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
kWh/m23.31.41.934.14.15.95.55.43.52.61.51.1

Minimum Daily Solar Radiation - Diffuse
Years on Record: 22  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
kWh/m21.20.60.81.21.51.921.81.61.30.90.60.4

Minimum Daily Solar Radiation - Reflected
Years on Record: 22  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
kWh/m23.72.62.73.64.23.85.14.95.33.93.72.51.9

Minimum Daily Solar Radiation - Direct
Years on Record: 22  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC 
kWh/m23.52.42.33.23.835.555.83.63.62.21.9




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