Posted: Jan 2, 2013 3:48 PM by Meteorologist Mike Heard
Updated: Jan 2, 2013 3:56 PM
Here is 2012's weather recap for southwest Montana, using data compiled by the National Weather Service office in Great Falls:
Bozeman's average temperature was 44.9 degrees, this is the third warmest on record.
Bozeman saw its fifth driest year on record with 9.35".
Hottest temperature record was 99 degrees on Aug. 8, coldest morning low was -10 on Nov. 10.
Bozeman MSU saw its 25th snowiest year on record with 88.8" of snow.
Bozeman area set 14 new record high temperatures.
Bozeman saw 33 days with temperatures at or higher than 90 degrees and 195 day with temperatures at or below 32 degrees.
Dillon's average temperature was 45.2 degrees and that is the warmest on record and the driest year on record with 6.19" of precipitation.
Hottest temperature for Dillon was 95 degrees on Aug. 28 and coldest temperature of -7 on Nov. 11.
Dillon saw 21 days with 90 degrees or higher heat and 190 days with temperatures falling to or below 32 degrees.
8 new record highs were set in Dillon during 2012.
West Yellowstone's average temperature for 2012 was 36 degrees and that is the 19th warmest on record and the 31st wettest year on record with 21.11".
Hottest high temperature was 86 on Aug. 8 and coldest low of -29 below zero on Dec. 19.
West Yellowstone snowfall for the year was up to 151.4" which is below normal by 9".
West Yellowstone set 2 new record highs and 4 new record lows in 2012.