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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
348 AM MDT FRI APR 1 2016

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MILEY MEMORIAL FIELD
IN BIG PINEY 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

...MARCH WAS MUCH WARMER AND MUCH WETTER THAN NORMAL FOR BIG PINEY...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BIG PINEY IN MARCH WAS 30.4 DEGREES...
WHICH WAS 3.2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT 6TH WARMEST MARCH
ON RECORD. THE WARMEST READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 57 DEGREES ON THE
10TH AND 11TH. THESE BOTH SETTING NEW RECORDS...BREAKING THE
PREVIOUS RECORDS OF 56 DEGREES IN 2015 AND 53 DEGREES IN
2012...RESPECTIVELY. THE COLDEST READING WAS -2 DEGREES ON THE 18TH
AND 19TH. THE LOW ON THE 19TH TIED THE PREVIOUS RECORD SET IN 1980.
A NEW RECORD HIGH OF 55 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE 4TH...TYING THE
PREVIOUS RECORD...SET IN 1994. A NEW RECORD HIGH OF 53 DEGREES WAS
SET ON THE 5TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 49...SET IN 1983.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.82 INCHES...WHICH WAS 186
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE 2ND WETTEST MARCH ON RECORD.
THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS THE 29TH AND 30TH...WHEN
0.43 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL. NEW RECORDS WERE SET BOTH
DAYS...WITH 0.33 OF AN INCH ON THE 29TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS
RECORD OF 0.12 SET IN 1989...AND 0.12 OF AN INCH ON THE
30TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 0.08 SET IN 2008. 0.08 OF AN
INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 14TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS
RECORD OF 0.07...SET IN 1997. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 41 MPH ON
THE 21ST.

...THE BIG PINEY  WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1976 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              69   03/31/2015
 LOW              -23   03/08/1998
                        03/04/1993
HIGHEST            57   03/11
                        03/10
LOWEST             -2   03/19
                        03/18
AVG. MAXIMUM     44.3              41.2     3.1
AVG. MINIMUM     16.5              13.2     3.3
MEAN             30.4              27.2     3.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3
DAYS MIN <= 32     31
DAYS MIN <= 0       2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.81   1983
 MINIMUM            T   1979
TOTALS           0.82              0.44    0.38
DAILY AVG.       0.03
DAYS >= .01         9
DAYS >= .10         3
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.43   03/29 TO 03/30

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1064              1172    -108
 SINCE 7/1       7918              8695    -777
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/280    DATE  03/21
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/290    DATE  03/21

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           13
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             16
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       7
LIGHT SNOW               15     SLEET                      0
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      6

-  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 46 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS 21 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 56
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 26 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION IS 0.64 INCHES.

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