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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
200 PM MST WED MAR 1 2017


..PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE HUNT FIELD IN LANDER
FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2017...

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2017 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN APRIL 2017 FROM THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR
ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (HTTP://WWW.NCEI.NOAA.GOV/OL/
CLIMATEDATA.HTML). UNOFFICIAL ASOS DAILY SUMMARIES ARE AVAILABLE ON
THE INTERNET AT HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/CLIMATE/INDEX.PHP?WFO=RIW

...LANDER WAS WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL IN FEBRUARY...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR LANDER IN FEBRUARY WAS 28.1 DEGREES...
WHICH WAS 2.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST READING OF THE MONTH
WAS 59 DEGREES ON THE 9TH...AND THE COLDEST WAS 5 DEGREES BELOW ZERO
ON THE 3RD. THERE WERE NO TEMPERATURE RECORDS BROKEN THIS MONTH.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 1.11 INCHES...WHICH WAS 0.53
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE MONTH...OR 191 PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE
WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD DURING THE MONTH WAS ON THE 23RD AND
24TH...WHEN 0.66 INCHES FELL. TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH WAS 19.6
INCHES...WHICH WAS 190 PERCENT OF NORMAL OR 9.3 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.
THE SNOWIEST DAY WAS THE 23RD WITH 13.9 INCHES OF SNOW.

THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 56 MPH ON THE 6TH.

...THE LANDER WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1891 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              68   02/10/1951
                        02/27/1932
 LOW              -40   02/08/1936
HIGHEST            59   02/09
LOWEST             -5   02/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     39.0              36.5     2.5
AVG. MINIMUM     17.1              13.9     3.2
MEAN             28.1              25.2     2.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      9
DAYS MIN <= 32     26
DAYS MIN <= 0       5

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.32   1911
 MINIMUM         0.00   1970
TOTALS           1.11              0.58    0.53
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.02    0.02
DAYS >= .01         6
DAYS >= .10         2
DAYS >= .50         1
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.66   02/23 TO 02/24

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS           19.6              10.3     9.3
SINCE 7/1        61.0              53.6     7.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      5
DAYS >= 1.0         4

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1028              1114     -86
 SINCE 7/1       5703              5704      -1
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.7
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   2/286
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    43/230    DATE  02/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    56/260    DATE  02/06

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           19
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              4
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     65

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                1     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                8     SLEET                      0
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      2

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO MARCH 2017...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 42 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS 19 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 52
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 28. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION IS 1.16 INCHES.
$$


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