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CLIMATE REPORT...AMENDED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
244 PM MDT FRI APR 1 2016

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE HUNT FIELD IN LANDER
FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN MAY 2016 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

...LANDER WAS WARMER AND RECORD BREAKING WETTER THAN NORMAL IN
MARCH...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR LANDER IN MARCH WAS 38.4 DEGREES...
WHICH WAS 2.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST READING OF THE MONTH
WAS 67 DEGREES ON THE 21ST. THE COLDEST READING OF THE MONTH WAS 15
DEGREES ON THE 19TH. NO TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE
MONTH.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 4.59 INCHES...WHICH WAS 396
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE WETTEST MARCH SINCE RECORDS
BEGAN IN 1891. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS ON THE
28TH AND 29TH...WHEN 1.81 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL. TOTAL
SNOWFALL DURING THE MONTH WAS 33.3 INCHES...WHICH WAS 207 PERCENT OF
NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE 8TH SNOWIEST MARCH ON RECORD. THE HIGHEST
WIND GUST WAS 50 MPH ON THE 2ND.

PRECIPITATION AND SNOW RECORDS BROKEN IN MARCH INCLUDE...
 0.50 OF PRECIP ON THE 7TH...  OLD 0.44 FROM 1909
 1.74 OF PRECIP ON THE 29TH... OLD 0.99 FROM 1998
 0.85 OF PRECIP ON THE 30TH... OLD 0.80 FROM 1897
 15.3 INCHES OF SNOW ON THE 29TH... OLD 13.7 FROM 2007
 7.1 INCHES OF SNOW ON THE 30TH... OLD 6.9 FROM 1970

...THE LANDER WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1891 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              76   03/31/2015
                        03/31/2012
                        03/30/1966
 LOW              -16   03/02/1960
HIGHEST            67   03/21
LOWEST             15   03/19
AVG. MAXIMUM     49.9              47.4     2.5
AVG. MINIMUM     26.8              23.6     3.2
MEAN             38.4              35.5     2.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32     28
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.59   2016
 MINIMUM         0.03   2004
TOTALS           4.59              1.16    3.43
DAILY AVG.       0.15              0.04    0.11
DAYS >= .01        10
DAYS >= .10         6
DAYS >= .50         4
DAYS >= 1.00        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.81   03/28 TO 03/29

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS           33.3              16.1    17.2
SINCE 7/1        70.3              69.7     0.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2
DAYS >= 1.0         7

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     821               915     -94
 SINCE 7/1       5972              6619    -647
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.4
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   3/267
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/260    DATE  03/14
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/300    DATE  03/02

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           20
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              5
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     53

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                4     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       7
LIGHT SNOW               11     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     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 APRIL 2016...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 52 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS 28 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 61
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 48 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION IS 1.87 INCHES WITH 16.8 INCHES OF SNOWFALL.

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