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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTION TO HEADER
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
155 PM MST TUE MAR 10 2015

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MILEY MEMORIAL FIELD
IN BIG PINEY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2015...

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

...FEBRUARY WAS MUCH WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL IN BIG PINEY...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BIG PINEY IN FEBRUARY WAS 26.9
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 12.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE 2ND
WARMEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD...WITH THE WARMEST OCCURRING IN 1963 WHEN
AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 27.1 DEGREES WAS RECORDED. THE WARMEST
DAILY HIGH FOR THE MONTH WAS 57 DEGREES ON THE 13TH...BREAKING THE
PREVIOUS RECORD OF 49 DEGREES...WHICH WAS SET IN 1996. THIS 57
DEGREES WAS ALSO THE WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE EVER RECORD AT THE BIG
PINEY SITE FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY. IT BROKE THE PREVIOUS WARMEST
TEMPERATURE OF 54 DEGREES...LAST SET IN 1988. SEVERAL OTHER RECORD
HIGHS DURING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY: A RECORD HIGH OF 41 DEGREES
OCCURRED ON THE 2ND...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 40
DEGREES...SET IN 2009. A RECORD HIGH OF 52 DEGREES OCCURRED ON THE
7TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 45 DEGREES...SET IN 2000. A
RECORD HIGH OF 48 DEGREES OCCURRED ON THE 8TH...BREAKING THE
PREVIOUS RECORD OF 46 DEGREES...SET IN 1996. A RECORD HIGH OF 42
DEGREES OCCURRED ON THE 11TH...TYING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 42
DEGREES...SET IN 2000. A RECORD HIGH OF 51 DEGREES OCCURRED ON THE
12TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 42 DEGREES...SET IN 1977. A
RECORD HIGH OF 54 DEGREES OCCURRED ON THE 14TH...BREAKING THE
PREVIOUS RECORD OF 49 DEGREES...SET IN 1996. A RECORD HIGH OF 48
DEGREES OCCURRED ON THE 18TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 44
DEGREES...SET IN 1996. AND...A RECORD HIGH OF 52 DEGREES OCCURRED ON
THE 19TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 50 DEGREES...SET IN 1977.
 THE COLDEST READING WAS -22 DEGREES ON THE 23RD... BREAKING THE
PREVIOUS RECORD OF -19 DEGREES...LAST SET IN 1993. TWO RECORD
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURES ALSO OCCURRED DURING THE MONTH. ON THE 7TH A
RECORD WARM LOW OF 26 DEGREES BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 23
DEGREES...LAST SET IN 1999. AND ON THE 8TH...A RECORD WARM LOW OF 28
DEGREES BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 24 DEGREES...LAST SET IN 1996.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.05 INCHES...WHICH WAS 14
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS ON
THE 21ST...WHEN 0.03 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION OCCURRED. NO
PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH. THE HIGHEST WIND
GUST WAS 41 MPH...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 7TH.


...THE BIG PINEY WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1976 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              57   02/13/2015
 LOW              -43   02/06/1989
HIGHEST            57R  02/13
LOWEST            -22   02/23
AVG. MAXIMUM     40.4              29.0    11.4
AVG. MINIMUM     13.5               0.3    13.2
MEAN             26.9              14.6    12.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      6
DAYS MIN <= 32     28
DAYS MIN <= 0       3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         0.99   1995
 MINIMUM            T   2010
                        1988
                        1983
TOTALS           0.05              0.35   -0.30
DAILY AVG.       0.00
DAYS >= .01         3
DAYS >= .10         0
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.03   02/21 TO 02/21
                        02/20 TO 02/21
                        02/21 TO 02/21

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1061              1410    -349
 SINCE 7/1       6100              7523   -1423
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/260    DATE  02/07
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/280    DATE  02/07

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           19
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              5
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          4

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

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                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                9     SLEET                      0
FOG                       9     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      5

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO MARCH 2015...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 34 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS 6 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 48
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 19 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION IS 0.44 INCHES.

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