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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
1210 PM MST THU JAN 1 2015

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE JOHNSON COUNTY
AIRPORT NEAR BUFFALO FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2014...

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2014 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN FEBRUARY 2015 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/...

...BUFFALO WAS WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL IN DECEMBER...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BUFFALO IN DECEMBER WAS 28.3 DEGREES
WHICH WAS 2.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST DAILY HIGH WAS 59
DEGREES ON THE 4TH...AND THE COLDEST READING WAS 13 BELOW ON THE
30TH. THERE WAS ONE RECORD DAILY HIGH BROKEN DURING THE MONTH AND THAT
WAS 58 DEGREES ON THE 10TH. THERE WERE TWO RECORD LOWS SET IN
DECEMBER...3 ABOVE SET ON THE 27TH...AND 13 BELOW ON THE 30TH.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.08 OF AN INCH...WHICH WAS 20
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS ON
THE 25TH...WHEN 0.07 OF AN INCH FELL. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 69
MPH...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 22ND.

...THE BUFFALO WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1998 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              70   12/12/2005
 LOW              -24   12/21/1998
HIGHEST            59   12/04
LOWEST            -13   12/30
AVG. MAXIMUM     38.6              36.5     2.1
AVG. MINIMUM     18.6              15.2     3.4
MEAN             28.3              25.9     2.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      7
DAYS MIN <= 32     22
DAYS MIN <= 0       3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         0.54   1999
 MINIMUM         0.00   2009
TOTALS           0.08              0.40   -0.32
DAILY AVG.       0.00
DAYS >= .01         2
DAYS >= .10         0
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.07   12/25 TO 12/25

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     914              1213    -299
 SINCE 7/1       2670              3047    -377
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1        387               492    -105
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    46/320    DATE  12/21
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    69/320    DATE  12/22

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           19
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              6
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     60

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                1     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                9     SLEET                      0
FOG                       7     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      5

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO JANUARY 2015...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 38 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW IS 16
DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 37 DEGREES...
AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 17. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION IS 0.42 INCHES.

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