Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
105 AM MDT THU APR 3 2014

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR RIVERTON REGIONAL AIRPORT
FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2014...

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2014 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN MAY 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/...

...MARCH WAS NEAR NORMAL FOR RIVERTON...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR RIVERTON IN MARCH WAS 35.2 DEGREES...
WHICH WAS 0.2 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE WARMEST READING FOR THE
MONTH WAS 65 DEGREES ON THE 10TH...AND THE COLDEST WAS 5 BELOW ON
THE 2ND. RECORD HIGHS FOR THE MONTH INCLUDED 65 DEGREES ON THE 10TH
WHICH BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 59 SET BACK IN 2012...AND A RECORD HIGH
OF 63 DEGREES ON THE THE 29TH...THAT TIED THE RECORD THAT WAS LAST
SET IN 2010. RECORD LOWS INCLUDED 5 BELOW ON THE 2ND...WHICH BROKE
THE OLD RECORD OF 2 BELOW SET BACK IN 2002. TWO RECORD LOWS WERE
ALSO TIED...THE FIRST SET ON THE 22ND...WITH A READING OF 16
DEGREES THAT TIED THE RECORD FIRST SET IN 2000. THE SECOND WAS SET ON
THE 23RD...WHEN THE LOW OF 12 DEGREES TIED THE RECORD FROM 1996.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR MARCH WAS 0.50 OF AN INCH. THIS WAS 91
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE WETTEST DAY OCCURRED ON THE 17TH...WHEN 0.19
OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL. TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH OF
MARCH WAS 3.4 INCHES. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 53 MPH...WHICH
OCCURRED ON THE 15TH.

...THE RIVERTON WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1995 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              76   03/31/2012
 LOW               -8   03/10/2009
HIGHEST            65   03/10
LOWEST             -5   03/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     48.1              47.4     0.7
AVG. MINIMUM     22.3              23.4    -1.1
MEAN             35.2              35.4    -0.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3
DAYS MIN <= 32     29
DAYS MIN <= 0       2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         0.87   2010
 MINIMUM            T   2004
TOTALS           0.50              0.55   -0.05
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.02    0.00
DAYS >= .01         8
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.19   03/17 TO 03/17
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            3.4                MM      MM
SINCE 7/1        52.6                MM      MM
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= 1.0         1

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     916               918      -2
 SINCE 7/1       6797              6772      25
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.7
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   3/306
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    45/260    DATE  03/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    53/280    DATE  03/15

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           22
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     56

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW                9     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      5
HAZE                      1

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO APRIL 2014...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 53 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS 28 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 62
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 35. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION IS 1.30 INCHES.

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