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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
125 PM MDT TUE SEP 1 2015

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE JOHNSON COUNTY
AIRPORT NEAR BUFFALO FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2015...

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2015 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN OCTOBER 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.WEATHER.GOV/CLIMATE/INDEX.PHP?WFO=RIW

...BUFFALO WAS SLIGHTLY WARMER THAN NORMAL WITH ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION IN AUGUST...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BUFFALO IN AUGUST WAS 70.4
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 0.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST READING OF
THE MONTH WAS 98 DEGREES ON THE 14TH AND 15TH. THIS SET NEW RECORD
DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES EACH DAY...BEATING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 93
DEGREES SET IN 2003 ON THE 14TH...AND THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 97 SET
IN 2003 ON THE 15TH. THE COLDEST READING OF THE MONTH WAS 36 DEGREES
ON THE 23RD...SETTING A NEW RECORD. THIS BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD
OF 47 DEGREES...SET IN 2008. THIS WAS ALSO THE COLDEST RECORD
TEMPERATURE AT THE BUFFALO SITE FOR AUGUST...TYING THE PREVIOUS
COLDEST OF 36 DEGREES SET ON AUGUST 17TH 2002. SEVERAL OTHER RECORD
LOW TEMPERATURES WERE SET IN AUGUST. A RECORD LOW OF 53 DEGREES WAS
SET ON THE 6TH...TYING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 53 DEGREES...SET IN
1998. A RECORD LOW OF 52 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE 7TH...BREAKING THE
PREVIOUS RECORD OF 54 DEGREES...SET IN 2009. A RECORD LOW OF 52
DEGREES WAS SET ON THE 7TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 54
DEGREES...SET IN 2009. A RECORD LOW OF 43 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE
18TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 46 DEGREES...SET IN 2009. A
RECORD LOW OF 41 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE 19TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS
RECORD OF 48 DEGREES...SET IN 2004. A RECORD LOW OF 40 DEGREES WAS
SET ON THE 22ND...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 44 DEGREES...SET
IN 2008.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 1.15 INCHES...WHICH WAS 142
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS THE
5TH AND 6TH...WHEN 0.58 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL. 0.58 OF AN
INCH OF PRECIPITATION OCCURRED ON THE 5TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS
RECORD OF 0.36 SET IN 2014. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 59 MPH ON THE
17TH.



...THE BUFFALO WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1998 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             103   08/03/2001
 LOW               36   08/23/2015
                        08/17/2002
                        08/26/1992
HIGHEST            98   08/15
                        08/14
LOWEST             36R  08/23
AVG. MAXIMUM     84.9              83.9     1.0
AVG. MINIMUM     56.0              55.5     0.5
MEAN             70.4              69.7     0.7
DAYS MAX >= 90     12
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.60   2014
 MINIMUM         0.02   2001
TOTALS           1.15              0.81    0.34
DAILY AVG.       0.04
DAYS >= .01         9
DAYS >= .10         3
DAYS >= .50         1
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.58   08/05 TO 08/05
                        08/05 TO 08/06

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      49                40       9
 SINCE 7/1         79                65      14
COOLING TOTAL     225               185      40
 SINCE 1/1        443               446      -3
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    45/320    DATE  08/17
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    59/330    DATE  08/17

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.10
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           27
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              3
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          1

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     43

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       3     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      8

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO SEPTEMBER 2015...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON
THE FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 79 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW
TEMPERATURE IS 51 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH
IS 64 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 39 DEGREES. THE
AVERAGE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION IS 1.31 INCHES.

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