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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
1150 AM MST THU FEB 1 2018

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE JOHNSON COUNTY
AIRPORT NEAR BUFFALO FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2018...

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2018 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN 60 DAYS FROM THE NATIONAL CENTERS FOR
ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (HTTP://WWW.NCDC.NOAA.GOV/CDO-
WEB/DATASETS). UNOFFICIAL ASOS DAILY SUMMARIES ARE AVAILABLE ON THE
INTERNET AT HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/CLIMATE/INDEX.PHP?WFO=RIW

...A WARM AND DRY JANUARY FOR BUFFALO...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BUFFALO IN JANUARY WAS 30.1 DEGREES...
WHICH WAS 2.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS WAS THE 6TH WARMEST JANUARY
ON RECORD SINCE 1998. THE WARMEST READING OF THE MONTH WAS 63
DEGREES ON THE 18TH...AND THE COLDEST WAS 2 BELOW ON THE 1ST.

A NUMBER DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS FELL LAST MONTH
INCLUDING...56 DEGREES ON THE 9TH...63 DEGREES ON THE 18TH...54
DEGREES ON THE 29TH...AND 58 DEGREES ON THE 30TH.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.12 INCHES...WHICH WAS 29
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE 6TH DRIEST JANUARY ON RECORD
SINCE 1998. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS ON THE
20TH...WHEN 0.04 INCHES FELL. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 54 MPH ON
THE 30TH.

...THE BUFFALO WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1998 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              67   01/27/2015
                        01/26/2015
 LOW              -18   01/05/2004
HIGHEST            63   01/18
LOWEST             -2   01/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     41.1              38.3     2.8
AVG. MINIMUM     19.3              16.9     2.4
MEAN             30.1              27.6     2.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      6
DAYS MIN <= 32     27
DAYS MIN <= 0       2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         0.55   2009
 MINIMUM         0.00   2004
TOTALS           0.12              0.42   -0.30
DAILY AVG.       0.00
DAYS >= .01         6
DAYS >= .10         0
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.04   01/20 TO 01/20

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1006              1160    -154
 SINCE 7/1       3842              4207    -365
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    43/350    DATE  01/10
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    54/320    DATE  01/30

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           16
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     55

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                1     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW               10     SLEET                      0
FOG                       7     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      4

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO FEBRUARY 2018...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 37 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS 17 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 41
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 19 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION IS 0.35 INCHES.

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