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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
621 AM MST TUE FEB 2 2016

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

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2016 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN MARCH 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

...JANUARY WAS MUCH WARMER AND MUCH DRIER THAN NORMAL FOR BIG
PINEY...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BIG PINEY IN JANUARY WAS 14.1
DEGREES... WHICH WAS 3.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT 10TH
WARMEST JANUARY ON RECORD. THE WARMEST READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 42
DEGREES ON THE 27TH. THE COLDEST READING WAS -24 DEGREES ON THE 1ST.
A NEW RECORD LOW OF -23 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE 2ND...BREAKING THE
PREVIOUS RECORD OF -22...SET IN 2011.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.04 INCHES...WHICH WAS 13
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE 5TH DRIEST JANUARY ON RECORD.
THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS THE 7TH...WHEN 0.03 OF
AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL. NO PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET
DURING THE MONTH. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 32 MPH ON THE 20TH.

...THE BIG PINEY WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 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              48   01/31/2003
 LOW              -47   01/18/1984
HIGHEST            42   01/27
LOWEST            -24   01/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     27.7              26.0     1.7
AVG. MINIMUM      0.5              -4.0     4.5
MEAN             14.1              11.0     3.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32     26
DAYS MIN <= 32     31
DAYS MIN <= 0      17

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         0.85   2005
 MINIMUM            T   1994
                        1983
TOTALS           0.04              0.31   -0.27
DAILY AVG.       0.00
DAYS >= .01         2
DAYS >= .10         0
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.03   01/07 TO 01/07

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1572              1674    -102
 SINCE 7/1       5725              6113    -388
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              4.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    26/330    DATE  01/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    32/330    DATE  01/20

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           16
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     76

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                0     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW               13     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      2

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO FEBRUARY 2016...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 26 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS
-6 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 34
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS -1 DEGREE. THE AVERAGE
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION IS 0.22 INCHES.

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