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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
1235 AM MDT THU APR 3 2014

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE NATRONA COUNTY
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NEAR CASPER FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2014...

..OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2014 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN MAY 2014 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.CRH.NOAA.GOV/RIW/CLIMATE/...

...CASPER WAS MILD AND WETTER THAN AVERAGE FOR MARCH...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR CASPER IN MARCH WAS 35.4 DEGREES...WHICH
WAS 0.2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST READING FOR THE MONTH WAS
64 DEGREES ON THE 30TH...AND THE COOLEST WAS 4 BELOW ON THE FIRST.
THERE WERE NO DAILY RECORDS SET DURING MARCH.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 1.64 INCHES...WHICH WAS 200
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE 5TH WETTEST MARCH SINCE RECORDS
BEGAN IN 1940. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS ON THE
7TH...WHEN 0.32 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL. TOTAL SNOWFALL
FOR THE MONTH WAS  18.7 INCHES...WHICH WAS 172 PERCENT OF NORMAL.
THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 56 MPH...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 17TH.

...THE CASPER WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1939 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              77   03/31/2012
 LOW              -21   03/25/1965
HIGHEST            64   03/30
LOWEST             -4   03/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     47.0              47.9    -0.9
AVG. MINIMUM     23.7              22.4     1.3
MEAN             35.4              35.2     0.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3
DAYS MIN <= 32     28
DAYS MIN <= 0       2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.43   1954
 MINIMUM         0.12   2004
TOTALS           1.64              0.82    0.82
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.03    0.02
DAYS >= .01        12
DAYS >= .10         7
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.32   03/07 TO 03/07

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS           18.7              10.9     7.8
SINCE 7/1        84.9              60.3    24.6
DAYS >= 1.0         8

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     912               925     -13
 SINCE 7/1       6676              6373     303
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              13.7
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   7/240
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    46/260    DATE  03/17
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    56/250    DATE  03/17

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           18
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     63

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

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO APRIL 2014...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 53 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS  26 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 62
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW IS 32 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION IS 1.29 INCHES. THE AVERAGE SNOWFALL IS 11.6
INCHES.

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