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

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE JOHNSON COUNTY
AIRPORT NEAR BUFFALO 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/...

...BUFFALO HAD THE 2ND WARMEST ALONG WITH THE DRIEST OCTOBER ON RECORD
FOR THE BUFFALO AIRPORT SITE...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BUFFALO IN OCTOBER WAS 51.7
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 5.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE 2ND
WARMEST OCTOBER ON RECORD...WITH THE WARMEST OCTOBER COMING IN 2010
WHEN AND AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 53.1 DEGREES OCCURRED. THE WARMEST
DAILY HIGH WAS A RECORD 82 DEGREES ON THE 15TH...BREAKING THE
PREVIOUS DAILY RECORD HIGH FOR THE 15TH OF 80 DEGREES...WHICH WAS
LAST SET IN 2005. SEVERAL OTHER DAILY RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES
OCCURRED DURING THE MONTH. ON THE 8TH A RECORD HIGH OF 74 DEGREES
BROKE THE PREVIOUS HIGH OF 73 DEGREES...WHICH WAS LAST SET IN 2004.
ON THE 11TH A RECORD HIGH 73 DEGREES BROKE THE PREVIOUS HIGH OF 72
DEGREES...WHICH WAS LAST SET IN 1999. ON THE 14TH A RECORD HIGH OF
79 DEGREES BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 75 DEGREES...WHICH WAS LAST
SET IN 2010. ON THE 20TH A RECORD HIGH OF 79 DEGREES BROKE THE
PREVIOUS RECORD OF 75 DEGREES...WHICH WAS LAST SET IN 2003. AND ON
25TH A RECORD HIGH OF 80 DEGREES BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF
74...WHICH WAS LAST SET IN 2007.

THE COLDEST READING WAS A DAILY RECORD 22 DEGREES ON THE
3RD....BREAKING THE PREVIOUS DAILY RECORD LOW FOR THE 3RD OF 28
DEGREES...WHICH WAS LAST SET IN 2009. ONE OTHER RECORD LOW ALSO
OCCURRED DURING OCTOBER. ON THE 28TH A RECORD LOW OF 24 DEGREES
BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 25 DEGREES...WHICH WAS LAST SET IN 2013.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.21 INCHES...WHICH WAS 23
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE DRIEST OCTOBER ON RECORD FOR
THE BUFFALO AIRPORT SITE. THE PREVIOUS DRIEST OCTOBER WAS IN 2010
WHEN ONLY 0.23 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION OCCURRED. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR
PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS THE 9TH...WHEN 0.09 OF AN INCH FELL. THERE
WERE NO PRECIPITATION RECORDS SET DURING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER. THE
HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 57 MPH...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 11TH.

...THE BUFFALO WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 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              86   10/02/2011
 LOW                3   10/31/2002
HIGHEST            82   10/15
LOWEST             22   10/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     65.3              57.7     7.6
AVG. MINIMUM     38.2              34.2     4.0
MEAN             51.7              46.0     5.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      4
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.43   1998
 MINIMUM         0.22   2010
TOTALS           0.21R             0.93   -0.72
DAILY AVG.       0.01
DAYS >= .01         5
DAYS >= .10         0
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.09   10/01 TO 10/01

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     405               592    -187
 SINCE 7/1        702               906    -204
COOLING TOTAL       2                 1       1
 SINCE 1/1        387               492    -105
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    43/330    DATE  10/11
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    57/330    DATE  10/11

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           25
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              4
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     47

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      0
FOG                       3     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      2

-  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 IS 29
DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 38 DEGREES...
AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 17 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION IS 0.54 INCHES.

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