BILLINGS — It's now the first day of fall, and we thought we'd look back and see how things looked this summer. We will look at what we call meteorological summer from June 1 to Aug. 31, so we don't have to deal with partial months.
Here's what we found out: The average temperature this summer in Billings was 71 degrees, which was about 2.3 degrees warmer than normal. We had over 6 inches of rainfall, which is the sixth wettest on record. And that was about two inches greater than normal.
Other places like Livingston, Miles City and Sheridan all had temperatures that were into the mid-to upper 60s for average highs and just about everybody had above average precipitation. It was just a little bit cooler summer for Miles City and Sheridan.
Billings had hail on Aug. 11 and, according to the National Weather Service, again on Aug. 22 for the second round within a two-week period.