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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
108 PM MDT SAT NOV 1 2014

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE HUNT FIELD IN LANDER
FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2014...

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2014 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN DECEMBER 2014 FROM THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC
DATA CENTER (HTTP://WWW.NCDC.NOAA.GOV/OL/CLIMATEDATA.HTML).
UNOFFICIAL ASOS DAILY SUMMARIES ARE AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT
HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/RIW/CLIMATE/...

...OCTOBER WAS THE 8TH WARMEST ON RECORD...AND HAD BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION...FOR LANDER...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR LANDER IN OCTOBER WAS 51.0
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 5.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE 8TH
WARMEST OCTOBER ON RECORD. THE WARMEST OCTOBER ON RECORD FOR LANDER
OCCURRED IN 1988 AND 1963...WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 53.6
DEGREES. THE WARMEST READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 76 DEGREES ON THE 7TH
AND 25TH. THE 76 DEGREES READING ON THE 25TH SET A NEW DAILY RECORD
HIGH TEMPERATURE...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS HIGH OF 73 DEGREES...WHICH
WAS LAST SET IN 1922. ON THE 24TH A DAILY RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE
WAS ALSO SET WHEN A RECORD HIGH OF 75 DEGREES BROKE THE PREVIOUS
RECORD OF 74 DEGREES...WHICH WAS LAST SET IN 2003. THE COLDEST
READING WAS 27 DEGREES ON THE 27TH AND THE 28TH.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.50 INCHES...WHICH WAS 39
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD FOR THE MONTH WAS ON
THE 12TH...WHEN  0.30 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL. ONLY A TRACE OF
SNOW FELL DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER...WHICH IS 9.8 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. NO PRECIPITATION RECORD WERE SET DURING THE MONTH OF
OCTOBER. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 49 MPH...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE
26TH.

...THE LANDER WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1891 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              86   10/03/2010
 LOW              -14   10/29/1917
HIGHEST            76   10/25
                        10/07
LOWEST             27   10/28
                        10/27
AVG. MAXIMUM     65.6              58.5     7.1
AVG. MINIMUM     36.3              32.7     3.6
MEAN             51.0              45.6     5.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      9
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.90   1994
 MINIMUM         0.00   1988
TOTALS           0.50              1.29   -0.79
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.04   -0.02
DAYS >= .01         4
DAYS >= .10         2
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.30   10/12 TO 10/12

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS              T               9.8    -9.8
SINCE 7/1           T              12.5   -12.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= 1.0         0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     425               602    -177
 SINCE 7/1        622               861    -239
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1        445               472     -27
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.4
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   2/242
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/220    DATE  10/26
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/250    DATE  10/26

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.10
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           28
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              2
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          1

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     46

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       4     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      4

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

LOOKING AHEAD TO NOVEMBER 2014...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 52 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS 27 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 35
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 13. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION IS 0.86 INCHES. THE AVERAGE SNOWFALL IS 13.1 INCHES.

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