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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
1137 AM MDT FRI SEP 1 2017

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE JOHNSON COUNTY
AIRPORT NEAR BUFFALO FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2017...

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2017 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN OCTOBER 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

...AUGUST WAS DRIER THAN NORMAL IN BUFFALO...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BUFFALO IN AUGUST WAS 69.0
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 0.7 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE 7TH
COLDEST AUGUST ON RECORD. THE WARMEST READING OF THE MONTH WAS 94
DEGREES ON THE 28TH. THE COLDEST READING WAS 48 DEGREES ON THE 4TH
AND 7TH. THE READING ON THE 7TH SET A NEW RECORD...BREAKING THE
PREVIOUS RECORD OF 52 DEGREES...SET IN 2015. A NEW RECORD LOW OF 53
DEGREES WAS ALSO SET ON THE 6TH...TYING THE PREVIOUS RECORD ALSO SET
IN 2015.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.51 INCHES...WHICH WAS 63
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE 11TH DRIEST AUGUST ON RECORD.
THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS ON THE 1ST AND 13...WHEN
0.12 INCHES FELL ON BOTH DAYS. THIS SET A NEW RECORD ON BOTH DAYS AS
WELL...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORDS OF 0.11 INCHES SET IN
2010...AND 0.10 INCHES SET IN 2005. 0.07 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION
FELL ON THE 25TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 0.04 SET IN 2006.
THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 53 MPH ON THE 1ST.

...THE BUFFALO WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 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             103   08/03/2001
 LOW               36   08/23/2015
                        08/17/2002
                        08/26/1992
HIGHEST            94   08/28
LOWEST             48   08/07
                        08/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     82.4              83.9    -1.5
AVG. MINIMUM     55.7              55.5     0.2
MEAN             69.0              69.7    -0.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      6
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.60   2014
 MINIMUM         0.02   2001
TOTALS           0.51              0.81   -0.30
DAILY AVG.       0.02
DAYS >= .01         9
DAYS >= .10         2
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.12   08/13 TO 08/13
                        08/01 TO 08/01

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      22                40     -18
 SINCE 7/1         22                65     -43
COOLING TOTAL     156               185     -29
 SINCE 1/1        532               446      86
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/270    DATE  08/01
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    53/280    DATE  08/01

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           24
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              6
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          1

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     39

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       2     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      2

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO SEPTEMBER 2017...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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