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

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MILEY MEMORIAL FIELD
IN BIG PINEY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

...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

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

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BIG PINEY IN APRIL WAS 40.0 DEGREES...
WHICH WAS 2.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT 3RD WARMEST APRIL
ON RECORD. THE WARMEST READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 71 DEGREES ON THE
22ND. THE COLDEST READING OF THE MONTH WAS 15 DEGREES...ON THE 1ST
AND 18TH. NO TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 1.07 INCHES...WHICH WAS 202
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE 2ND WETTEST APRIL ON RECORD.
THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS THE 19TH AND 20TH...WHEN
0.42 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL. A NEW RECORD WAS
SET ON THE 19TH...WHEN 0.38 OF AN INCH FELL...BREAKING THE
PREVIOUS RECORD OF 0.11 SET IN 2002. 0.08 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION
FELL ON THE 13TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 0.06...SET IN
2011. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 43 MPH ON THE 15TH.

...THE BIG PINEY  WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 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              77   04/23/2012
                        04/29/2007
 LOW               -5   04/23/2013
                        04/30/1984
                        04/11/1997
HIGHEST            71   04/22
LOWEST             15   04/18
                        04/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     54.5              52.4     2.1
AVG. MINIMUM     25.4              21.9     3.5
MEAN             40.0              37.1     2.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32     24
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.51   1999
 MINIMUM            T   1979
TOTALS           1.07              0.53    0.54
DAILY AVG.       0.04
DAYS >= .01        11
DAYS >= .10         3
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.42   04/19 TO 04/20

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     744               836     -92
 SINCE 7/1       8662              9531    -869
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/280    DATE  04/04
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    43/030    DATE  04/15

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           13
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         10

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     62

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                5     SLEET                      0
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
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 56 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS 23 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 65
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 33 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION IS 0.87 INCHES.

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