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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
126 PM MDT MON SEP 1 2014

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE JOHNSON COUNTY
AIRPORT NEAR BUFFALO FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2014...

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2014 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN OCTOBER 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 WAS SLIGHTLY COOLER AND MUCH WETTER THAN NORMAL IN
AUGUST...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BUFFALO IN AUGUST WAS 67.3
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 2.4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE WARMEST DAILY HIGH
WAS 94 DEGREES ON THE 12TH. THE COLDEST READING WAS 44 DEGREES ON
THE 24TH. A RECORD LOW OF 45 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE 25TH...WHICH
BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 46 DEGREES THAT WAS SET IN 2012.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 2.60 INCHES...WHICH WAS 321
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT WETTEST AUGUST ON RECORD. THE
WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS THE 22ND AND 23RD...WHEN
0.72 OF AN INCH FELL. 2 NEW RECORDS FOR PRECIPITATION WERE SET EACH
DAY. 0.46 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 22ND...BREAKING
THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 0.11 SET IN 2007. 0.71 OF AN INCH OF
PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 23RD...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF
0.53 SET IN 2005. OTHER RECORDS OCCURRED AS FOLLOWS. 0.36 OF AN INCH
OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 5TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF
0.06 SET IN 2011. 0.12 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE
21ST...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 0.06 SET IN 2002. 0.25 OF AN
INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 30TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS
RECORD OF 0.15 SET IN 2003. 0.08 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON
THE 31ST...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF A TRACE LAST SET IN 2012.
THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 43 MPH...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 29TH.

...THE BUFFALO WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 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             103   08/03/2001
 LOW               36   08/17/2002
HIGHEST            94   08/12
LOWEST             44   08/24
AVG. MAXIMUM     79.4              83.9    -4.5
AVG. MINIMUM     55.3              55.5    -0.2
MEAN             67.3              69.7    -2.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      1
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.18   2002
 MINIMUM         0.02   2001
TOTALS           2.60R             0.81    1.79
DAILY AVG.       0.08
DAYS >= .01        13
DAYS >= .10         8
DAYS >= .50         1
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.72   08/22 TO 08/23

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      48                40       8
 SINCE 7/1         59                65      -6
COOLING TOTAL     129               185     -56
 SINCE 1/1        334               446    -112
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/330    DATE  08/30
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    43/310    DATE  08/29

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           20
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          3

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     55

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             10     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                6     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               19     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       6     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 SEPTEMBER 2014...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON
THE FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 79 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW IS 52
DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 72 DEGREES...
AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 44. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION IS 1.07 INCHES.

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