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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
220 PM MST WED MAR 1 2017


...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SWEETWATER COUNTY
AIRPORT NEAR ROCK SPRINGS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2017...

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2017 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN APRIL 2017 FROM THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR
ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (HTTP://WWW.NCEI.NOAA.GOV/OL/
CLIMATEDATA.HTML). UNOFFICIAL ASOS DAILY SUMMARIES ARE AVAILABLE ON
THE INTERNET AT HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/CLIMATE/INDEX.PHP?WFO=RIW

...ROCK SPRINGS WAS WARMER THAN NORMAL IN FEBRUARY...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR ROCK SPRINGS IN FEBRUARY WAS 27
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST READING OF
THE MONTH WAS 53 DEGREES ON THE 21ST...AND THE COLDEST WAS 3 DEGREES
ON BOTH THE 25TH AND 26TH. NO TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE BROKEN.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.41 INCHES...WHICH WAS 0.07
INCHES BELOW NORMAL...OR 85 PERCENT OF NORMAL FOR THE MONTH. THE
WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD WAS THE 22ND AND 23RD WHEN 0.22 INCHES FELL.
THE 23RD SET A NEW PRECIPITATION RECORD WITH 0.2 INCHES...BREAKING
THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 0.17 SET IN 1961.

THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 60 MPH ON THE 7TH.

...THE ROCK SPRINGS WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY
2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              60   02/20/1977
 LOW              -29   02/07/1989
HIGHEST            53   02/21
LOWEST              3   02/26
                        02/25
AVG. MAXIMUM     35.5              33.2     2.3
AVG. MINIMUM     18.5              14.8     3.7
MEAN             27.0              24.0     3.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32     11
DAYS MIN <= 32     26
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         1.45   1959
 MINIMUM            T   2013
TOTALS           0.41              0.48   -0.07
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.02   -0.01
DAYS >= .01         8
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.22   02/22 TO 02/23

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1055              1148     -93
 SINCE 7/1       5738              5852    -114
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.4
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   8/243
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    49/250    DATE  02/07
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    60/260    DATE  02/07

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          4

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

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                       6
LIGHT SNOW               14     SLEET                      0
FOG                      17     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      9

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO MARCH 2017...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 38 DEGREES... AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS 19 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 49
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 26 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION IS 0.68 INCHES.

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