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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
1200 PM MST WED MAR 1 2017

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE JOHNSON COUNTY
AIRPORT NEAR BUFFALO 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 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

...FEBRUARY WAS A WARMER MONTH FOR BUFFALO...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BUFFALO IN FEBRUARY WAS 32.1 DEGREES...
WHICH WAS 4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL...MAKING IT THE 4TH WARMEST
FEBRUARY ON RECORD. THE WARMEST READING OF THE MONTH WAS 64 DEGREES
ON THE 19TH...AND THE COLDEST WAS 5 DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE
3RD...WHICH WAS ALSO A DAILY RECORD...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD
OF 3 DEGREES ABOVE SET IN 2014. THERE WERE SIX NEW DAILY RECORD
HIGHS...62 DEGREES ON THE 15TH...BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 57
DEGREES SET IN 2011...63 DEGREES ON THE 16TH...BREAKS THE PREVIOUS
RECORD OF 57 SET IN 2014...57 DEGREES ON THE 17TH...BREAKS 56
DEGREES IN 2016...64 DEGREES ON THE 19TH...BREAKS 56 DEGREES SET IN
2016...62 DEGREES ON THE 20TH...BREAKS 52 DEGREES SET IN 2000...AND
62 DEGREES ON THE 21ST...BREAKS 60 DEGREES SET IN 2000.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.33 INCHES...WHICH WAS 0.02
INCHES BELOW NORMAL FOR THE MONTH OR 94 PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE
WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS ON THE 22ND AND 23RD...WHEN
0.11 INCHES FELL. TWO RECORDS FOR DAILY PRECIPITATION WERE
BROKEN..0.1 INCHES FELL ON THE 7TH...BROKE 0.05 INCHES SET IN
2005...AND THE 23RD WHEN 0.1 INCHES FELL...BREAKING 0.03 INCHES SET
IN 2007. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 59 MPH ON THE 20TH.

...THE BUFFALO WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1998 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              69   02/06/2015
 LOW              -22   02/06/2014
HIGHEST            64   02/19
LOWEST             -5   02/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     43.2              38.2     5.0
AVG. MINIMUM     20.9              18.0     2.9
MEAN             32.1              28.1     4.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      9
DAYS MIN <= 32     21
DAYS MIN <= 0       3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         0.73   2004
 MINIMUM         0.01   1999
TOTALS           0.33              0.35   -0.02
DAILY AVG.       0.01
DAYS >= .01         5
DAYS >= .10         2
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.11   02/22 TO 02/23
                        02/23 TO 02/24

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     915              1033    -118
 SINCE 7/1       4842              5240    -398
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    46/240    DATE  02/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    59/240    DATE  02/20

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           20
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              2
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     57

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                       3
LIGHT SNOW                9     SLEET                      0
FOG                       7     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      8

-  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 41 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS 20 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 50
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 27 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION IS 0.92 INCHES.

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