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CLMBPI

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
610 AM MST THU FEB 2 2017

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MILEY MEMORIAL FIELD
IN BIG PINEY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2017...

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 20176 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN MARCH 2017 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

...BIG PINEY HAD COLDER AND RECORD WET JANUARY...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BIG PINEY IN JANUARY WAS 2.7
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 8.3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE WARMEST READING
FOR THE MONTH WAS 37 DEGREES ON THE 31ST...AND THE COLDEST READING
WAS 39 DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 6TH. THERE A FEW DAILY RECORD
LOWS LAST MONTH...33 DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 5TH...BREAKING 25
BELOW SET BACK IN 1993. 39 BELOW ON THE 6TH BREAKS THE PREVIOUS
RECORD OF 26 BELOW SET IN 2004. 34 BELOW ON THE 7TH BREAKS THE
PREVIOUS RECORD OF 20 BELOW SET IN 2010. 27 BELOW ON THE 16TH
BREAKS THE RECORD OF 24 BELOW SET IN 1989. 23 BELOW ON THE 17TH
BREAKS THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 21 BELOW SET IN 2007.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.99 INCHES...WHICH WAS 0.68
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE MONTH AND 319 PERCENT OF THE NORMAL.
THIS MAKES IT THE WETTEST JANUARY ON RECORD SINCE 2005 WHEN 0.85
INCHES FELL.
THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS ON THE 22ND AND
23RD...WHEN 0.26 INCHES FELL. FOUR DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE
SET LAST MONTH...0.20 OF AN INCH SET ON THE 4TH...BREAKING 0.07 SET
BACK IN 1996...0.13 INCHES FELL ON THE 9TH...TYING THE RECORD SET IN
2005.
0.22 INCHES ON THE 23RD BREAKS THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 0.O2 SET IN
2009...AND 0.14 INCHES FELL ON THE 24TH BREAKING THE  1996 RECORD
OF 0.10 INCHES. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 39 MPH ON THE 31ST.

...THE BIG PINEY  WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1976 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              48   01/31/2003
 LOW              -47   01/18/1984
HIGHEST            37   01/31
LOWEST            -39   01/06
AVG. MAXIMUM     14.8              26.0   -11.2
AVG. MINIMUM     -9.5              -4.0    -5.5
MEAN              2.7              11.0    -8.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32     28
DAYS MIN <= 32     31
DAYS MIN <= 0      22

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         0.85   2005
 MINIMUM            T   1994
                        1983
TOTALS           0.99R             0.31    0.68
DAILY AVG.       0.03
DAYS >= .01        12
DAYS >= .10         4
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.26   01/22 TO 01/23

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1924              1674     250
 SINCE 7/1       6101              6113     -12
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/360    DATE  01/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    39/310    DATE  01/31

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           12
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          9

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     84

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                0     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       5
LIGHT SNOW               18     SLEET                      0
FOG                      24     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      5
HAZE                     10

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO FEBRUARY 2017...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 26 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS 3 DEGREES BELOW ZERO. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS
34 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 6 ABOVE. THE AVERAGE
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION IS 0.35 INCHES.
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