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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
1154 AM MST SUN FEB 1 2015

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MILEY MEMORIAL FIELD
IN BIG PINEY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015...

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN MARCH 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/...

...JANUARY WAS MUCH WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL IN BIG PINEY...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BIG PINEY IN JANUARY WAS 18.7
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 7.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE 3RD
WARMEST JANUARY ON RECORD. THE WARMEST DAILY HIGH FOR THE MONTH WAS
46 DEGREES ON THE 25TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 42
DEGREES...WHICH WAS SET IN 2014. A RECORD HIGH OF 42 DEGREES
OCCURRED ON THE 28TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 39
DEGREES...SET IN 1981. A RECORD HIGH OF 44 DEGREES OCCURRED ON THE
26TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 41 DEGREES...SET IN 1994. THE
COLDEST READING WAS -24 DEGREES ON THE 1ST.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.01 INCHES...WHICH WAS 3
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THIS TIES 2001 AS THE DRIEST JANUARY ON RECORD.
THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS THE 3RD...WHEN 0.01 OF
AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION OCCURRED. NO PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET
DURING THE MONTH. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 35 MPH...WHICH OCCURRED
ON THE 31ST.

...THE BIG PINEY WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1976 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              48   01/31/2003
 LOW              -47   01/18/1984
HIGHEST            46   01/25
LOWEST            -24   01/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     32.7              26.0     6.7
AVG. MINIMUM      4.7              -4.0     8.7
MEAN             18.7              11.0     7.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32     14
DAYS MIN <= 32     31
DAYS MIN <= 0      10

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         0.85   2005
 MINIMUM            T   1994
                        1983
TOTALS           0.01              0.31   -0.30
DAILY AVG.       0.00
DAYS >= .01         1
DAYS >= .10         0
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.01   01/03 TO 01/03
                        01/02 TO 01/03
                        01/03 TO 01/03

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1427              1674    -247
 SINCE 7/1       5039              6113   -1074
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/280    DATE  01/16
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    35/340    DATE  01/31

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           19
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          4

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     74

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                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      0
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      2

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO FEBRUARY 2015...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 25 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS -5 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 33
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 5 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION IS 0.33 INCHES.

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