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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
1145 AM MST THU JAN 1 2015

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MILEY MEMORIAL FIELD
NEAR BIG PINEY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2014...

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2014 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN FEBRUARY 2015 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/...

...BIG PINEY WAS WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL FOR DECEMBER...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BIG PINEY IN DECEMBER WAS 20.0 DEGREES
WHICH WAS 7.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AND THE 2ND WARMEST DECEMBER IN
THE RECORD BOOK SINCE 1976. THE WARMEST DAILY HIGH FOR THE MONTH WAS
49 DEGREES ON THE 10TH...AND THE LOWEST WAS 35 BELOW ON THE 31ST.
THERE WERE 4 RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES BROKEN DURING THE MONTH...45
DEGREES ON THE 5TH...46 DEGREES ON THE 9TH...49 DEGREES ON THE
10TH...AND 42 ON THE 23TH. THERE WAS ALSO 2 RECORD BREAKING COLD
DAYS IN DECEMBER...30 BELOW ON THE 30TH...AND 35 BELOW ON THE 31ST.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.12 OF AN INCH...WHICH WAS 40
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE WETTEST 24 PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS THE
21ST...WHEN 0.11 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION OCCURRED. THE HIGHEST
WIND GUST WAS 50 MPH...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 21ST.

...THE BIG PINEY WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1976 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              52   12/02/2005
 LOW              -50   12/23/1983
HIGHEST            49   12/10
LOWEST            -35   12/31
AVG. MAXIMUM     31.7              26.5     5.2
AVG. MINIMUM      8.3              -1.3     9.6
MEAN             20.0              12.6     7.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32     12
DAYS MIN <= 32     31
DAYS MIN <= 0       5

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         1.39   1983
 MINIMUM            T   2009
                        1989
TOTALS           0.12              0.30   -0.18
DAILY AVG.       0.00
DAYS >= .01         2
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.11   12/21 TO 12/21

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1384              1624    -240
 SINCE 7/1       3612              4439    -827
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1         26                35      -9
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/350    DATE  12/21
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/350    DATE  12/21

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           13
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         10

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     74

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                1     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW               12     SLEET                      0
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      7

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO JANUARY 2015...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 26 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS -3 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 25
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS -5 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION IS 0.31 INCHES.

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