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2010-2011 Snow Season Comes to an End

2010-2011 Snow Season Comes to an End

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
632 AM MDT SAT JUL 2 2011

..2010-2011 SNOW SEASON COMES TO AN END IN BILLINGS...

THE 2010-2011 SNOW SEASON...WHICH BEGAN ON JULY 1
2010...OFFICIALLY ENDED ON JUNE 30 2011 FOR BILLINGS. HERE IS A
LOOK AT THE SNOW STATISTICS FOR THE 2010-2011 SNOW SEASON. ALL
SNOW AMOUNTS ARE IN INCHES. NORMALS ARE 30 YEAR AVERAGES
CALCULATED FROM 1971 TO 2000. RECORDS BEGAN FOR THE BILLINGS
AIRPORT IN 1934 AND ARE ONLY LISTED IF THEY ARE IN THE TOP 20.
HAIL REPORTED DURING THE WARM MONTHS IS CONSIDERED SNOWFALL FOR
OFFICIAL RECORDS.


 MONTH           NORMALS    10-11 VALUES       RECORD

JULY 10             0.0         TRACE
AUGUST 10          TRACE        TRACE
SEPTEMBER 10        1.3          0.0
OCTOBER 10          4.2         TRACE      6TH LEAST SNOWIEST+
NOVEMBER 10         7.5         23.3          2ND SNOWIEST
DECEMBER 10         8.9         15.8         11TH SNOWIEST+
JANUARY 11         10.9          3.3      14TH LEAST SNOWIEST+
FEBRUARY 11         6.5         13.8         10TH SNOWIEST+
MARCH 11           10.3          5.9
APRIL 11            7.6          9.8
MAY 11              1.8          0.3
JUNE 11            TRACE         0.0
YEAR               59.0         72.2          14TH SNOWIEST

+RECORD TIED


BILLINGS HAD A SIMILAR SNOW SEASON YEAR IN 2008-2009. DURING THAT
STRETCH... BILLINGS RECEIVED 75.6 INCHES OF SNOW. BEFORE THE
2008-2009 SNOW SEASON...BILLINGS HAS NOT RECEIVED THIS MUCH SNOW
DURING AN ENTIRE SNOW SEASON SINCE 1996-1997 WHEN 98.7 INCHES
FELL. THAT SEASON WAS THE SNOWIEST SNOW SEASON ON RECORD.


.2010-2011 SNOW SEASON SNOWIEST DAYS...

8.4  NOVEMBER 28 2010
6.4  NOVEMBER 20 2010
6.3  FEBRUARY 7 2011
4.7  DECEMBER 30 2010
4.1  DECEMBER 29 2010

ALL TIME RECORD...23.7 ON APRIL 4 1955


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