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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
137 PM MDT FRI APR 1 2016

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE JOHNSON COUNTY
AIRPORT NEAR BUFFALO FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

NOTE...THERE WERE 3 DAYS MISSING DATA DURING MARCH.

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

...BUFFALO WAS WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL FOR MARCH...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BUFFALO IN MARH WAS 40.7 DEGREES...
WHICH WAS 6.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST READING OF THE MONTH
WAS 70 DEGREES ON THE 5TH...6TH AND 21ST. THE COOLEST READING WAS 11
ABOVE ON THE 19TH...WHICH WAS A NEW RECORD LOW BREAKING 12 DEGREES
FROM 2002. FOUR NEW RECORD DAILY HIGHS INCLUDE...
64 DEGREES ON THE 3RD... OLD 63 FROM 2009
70 DEGREES ON THE 5TH... OLD 63 FROM 2000
70 DEGREES ON THE 6TH... OLD 63 FROM 2006
67 DEGREES ON THE 10TH...TIED FROM 2012

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.65 INCHES...WHICH WAS 71
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS THE
22ND...WHEN 0.52 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL...WHICH SET A NEW
DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 0.18
INCHES...LAST SET IN 2009. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 51 MPH ON THE
14TH.

...THE BUFFALO WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1998 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              77   03/28/2015
                        03/31/2012
                        03/31/2004
 LOW              -12   03/01/2014
HIGHEST            70   03/21
                        03/06
                        03/05
LOWEST             11   03/19
AVG. MAXIMUM     52.4              45.8     6.6
AVG. MINIMUM     29.0              22.9     6.1
MEAN             40.7              34.3     6.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1
DAYS MIN <= 32     18
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         1.56   2007
 MINIMUM         0.06   2012
TOTALS           0.65              0.92   -0.27
DAILY AVG.       0.02
DAYS >= .01         5
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         1
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.52   03/22 TO 03/22

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     674               950    -276
 SINCE 7/1       5065              6190   -1125
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              12.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/350    DATE  03/14
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/340    DATE  03/14

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           22
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              4
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     49

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                1     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW               10     SLEET                      0
FOG                       9     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      0

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO APRIL 2016...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 50 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS 27 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 59
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 37. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION IS 1.30 INCHES.

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