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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
331 PM MDT FRI APR 1 2016

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR ROCK SPRINGS FOR THE
MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN MAY 2016 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.WEATHER.GOV/CLIMATE/INDEX.PHP?WFO=RIW

...ROCK SPRINGS WAS WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL IN MARCH...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR ROCK SPRINGS IN MARCH WAS 35.5
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 2.0 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST READING OF
THE MONTH WAS 61 DEGREES ON THE 21ST...AND THE COLDEST WAS 13 ABOVE
ON THE 19TH. ONLY ONE DAILY RECORD WAS SET IN MARCH...A RECORD HIGH
OF 59 DEGREES ON THE 5TH...BREAKING 57 DEGREES FROM 1987.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.56 INCHES...WHICH WAS 82
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS THE
22ND AND 23RD...WHEN 0.24 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL. ONE
DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD WAS SET IN MARCH...WHEN 0.29 INCHES FELL
ON THE 29...EXCEEDING 0.22 INCHES THAT FELL BACK IN 1954. THE
HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 53 MPH ON THE 15TH.

...THE ROCK SPRINGS WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              72   03/31/2012
 LOW              -12   03/11/1969
HIGHEST            61   03/21
LOWEST             13   03/19
AVG. MAXIMUM     45.0              43.9     1.1
AVG. MINIMUM     26.1              23.1     3.0
MEAN             35.5              33.5     2.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1
DAYS MIN <= 32     26
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         1.97   1977
 MINIMUM            T   2013
TOTALS           0.56              0.68   -0.12
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.02    0.00
DAYS >= .01         8
DAYS >= .10         2
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.24   03/22 TO 03/23

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     907               977     -70
 SINCE 7/1       6424              6829    -405
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              12.3
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   7/244
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    43/260    DATE  03/15
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    53/260    DATE  03/15

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           12
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     59

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                4     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       8
LIGHT SNOW               14     SLEET                      0
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      8

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO APRIL 2016...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 49 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS 27 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 58
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 33 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION IS 0.91 INCHES.

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