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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
243 AM MDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE JOHNSON COUNTY
AIRPORT NEAR BUFFALO FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

NOTE...THERE WERE 3 DAYS OF MISSING DATA DURING APRIL.

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN JUNE 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

...BUFFALO WAS MUCH WARMER AND MUCH WETTER THAN NORMAL FOR APRIL...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BUFFALO IN APRIL WAS 47.1 DEGREES...WHICH
WAS 3.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE 3RD WARMEST APRIL
ON RECORD. THE WARMEST READING OF THE MONTH WAS 80 DEGREES ON THE
22ND...SETTING A NEW RECORD. THIS BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 77
DEGREES...SET IN 2009. THE COLDEST READING WAS 29 ON THE 28TH.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 2.17 INCHES...WHICH WAS 167
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE 2ND WETTEST APRIL ON RECORD. THE
WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS THE 23RD AND 24TH...WHEN 1.47
OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL. A NEW RECORD WAS SET ON THE
24TH...WHEN 1.42 OF AN INCH FELL...EASILY BREAKING THE PREVIOUS
RECORD OF 0.22 SET IN 2003. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 65 MPH ON THE
24TH.

...THE BUFFALO WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1998 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              82   04/23/2012
 LOW                5   04/02/2002
HIGHEST            80   04/22
LOWEST             29   04/28
AVG. MAXIMUM     57.8              54.1     3.7
AVG. MINIMUM     36.3              32.3     4.0
MEAN             47.1              43.2     3.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      7
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.38   1999
 MINIMUM         0.21   2007
TOTALS           2.17              1.30    0.87
DAILY AVG.       0.08
DAYS >= .01         9
DAYS >= .10         3
DAYS >= .50         1
DAYS >= 1.00        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.47   04/23 TO 04/24

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     480               654    -174
 SINCE 7/1       5545              6844   -1299
COOLING TOTAL       1                 0       1
 SINCE 1/1          1                 0       1
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              13.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    55/310    DATE  04/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    65/320    DATE  04/24

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           15
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              6
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          9

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     58

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                9     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                7     SLEET                      0
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      2

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO MAY 2016...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 55 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS 33 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 67
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 44. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION IS 2.97 INCHES.

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