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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
242 PM MDT SAT APR 1 2017

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR WORLAND MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017...

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN MAY 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...

...WORLAND WAS MUCH WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL IN MARCH...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR WORLAND IN MARCH WAS 43.1 DEGREES...
WHICH WAS 6.6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE 4TH WARMEST
MARCH ON RECORD. THE WARMEST READING OF THE MONTH WAS 72 DEGREES ON
THE 15TH AND 18TH. THE COLDEST READING WAS 13 DEGREES ON THE 1ST. NO
NEW TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.98 OF AN INCH...WHICH WAS
213 PERCENT OF NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE 4TH WETTEST MARCH ON
RECORD. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD WAS THE 23RD...WHEN 0.49 INCHES
FELL...AND SET A NEW RECORD. THIS BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF
0.20...SET IN 1994. 0.24 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE
31ST...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 0.16...SET IN 2007. THE
HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 43 MPH ON THE 5TH.

...THE WORLAND WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1947 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              81   03/28/1986
 LOW              -28   03/04/1989
HIGHEST            72   03/18
                        03/15
LOWEST             13   03/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     56.6              50.5     6.1
AVG. MINIMUM     29.7              22.4     7.3
MEAN             43.1              36.5     6.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32     17
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.19   MM
 MINIMUM         0.00   2004
TOTALS           0.98              0.46    0.52
DAILY AVG.       0.03
DAYS >= .01         6
DAYS >= .10         2
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.49   03/23 TO 03/23

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     670               885    -215
 SINCE 7/1       6545              6886    -341
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.5
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   1/165
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/190    DATE  03/05
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    43/200    DATE  03/05

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           19
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          3

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                1     SLEET                      0
FOG                       6     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 APRIL 2017...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 56 DEGREES... AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS 27 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 65
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 36 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION IS 0.86 INCHES.

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