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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
242 PM MDT SAT APR 1 2017

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE JOHNSON COUNTY
AIRPORT NEAR BUFFALO FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017...

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

...MARCH WAS MUCH WARMER AND WETTER FOR BUFFALO...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BUFFALO IN MARCH WAS 42.5 DEGREES...
WHICH WAS 8.2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL...MAKING IT THE 3RD WARMEST MARCH
ON RECORD. THE WARMEST READING OF THE MONTH WAS 79 DEGREES ON THE
18TH...SETTING A NEW RECORD HIGH FOR THE DAY AND THE MONTH. THIS
BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 65 DEGREES ON THE 18TH...SET IN 2007. A
RECORD HIGH OF 69 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE 19TH...BREAKING THE
PRECIOUS RECORD OF 68...ALSO SET IN 2007. THE COLDEST READING WAS 15
DEGREES ON THE 1ST.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 2.02 INCHES...WHICH WAS 220
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE WETTEST MARCH ON RECORD. THE
WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS ON THE 31ST...WHEN 0.53 OF
AN INCH FELL. THIS BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 0.39...SET IN 2010.
SEVERAL RECORDS FOR DAILY PRECIPITATION WERE BROKEN DURING THE
MONTH...

0.02 INCHES ON THE 2ND...     OLD RECORD WAS A TRACE IN 2012.
0.01 INCHES ON THE 12TH...    OLD RECORD WAS 0.01 INCHES IN 2006.
0.26 INCHES ON THE 20TH...    OLD RECORD WAS 0.15 INCHES IN 2001.
0.27 INCHES ON THE 25TH...    OLD RECORD WAS 0.13 INCHES IN 2009.
0.18 INCHES ON THE 30TH...    OLD RECORD WAS 0.14 INCHES IN 2002.

THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 57 MPH ON THE 6TH.

...THE BUFFALO WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1998 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              79   03/18/2017
 LOW              -12   03/01/2014
HIGHEST            79R  03/18
LOWEST             15   03/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     53.5              45.8     7.7
AVG. MINIMUM     31.5              22.9     8.6
MEAN             42.5              34.3     8.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32     13
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         1.56   2007
 MINIMUM         0.06   2012
TOTALS           2.02R             0.92    1.10
DAILY AVG.       0.07
DAYS >= .01        14
DAYS >= .10         6
DAYS >= .50         1
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.53   03/31 TO 03/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     690               950    -260
 SINCE 7/1       5532              6190    -658
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    44/310    DATE  03/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    57/340    DATE  03/06

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             14
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     57

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                7     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      2

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO APRIL 2017...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 50 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS 27 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 59
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 37 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION IS 1.30 INCHES.

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