Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
000
CXUS55 KRIW 012006
CLMCPR

CXUS55 KRIW DDHHMM
CLMCPR

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
125 PM MDT TUE SEP 1 2015

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE NATRONA COUNTY
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NEAR CASPER FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2015...

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2015 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN OCTOBER 2015 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 SLIGHTLY COOLER AND SLIGHTLY DRIER THAN NORMAL IN
CASPER...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR CASPER IN AUGUST WAS 68.3
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 0.7 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE WARMEST READING OF
THE MONTH WAS 97 DEGREES ON THE 14TH. A RECORD HIGH OF 95 DEGREES
OCCURRED ON THE 15TH...TYING THE PREVIOUS RECORD SET IN 1994. THE
COLDEST READING OF THE MONTH WAS 29 DEGREES ON THE 23RD...SETTING A
NEW RECORD. THIS BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 41 DEGREES...SET IN
1966. THIS WAS ALSO THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED AT THE
CASPER SITE DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS
COLDEST TEMPERATURE OF 33 DEGREES SET ON AUGUST 31ST IN 1977. THIS
WAS ALSO THE EARLIEST FREEZE RECORDED AT THE CASPER SITE...BREAKING
THE PREVIOUS EARLIEST DATE OF SEPTEMBER 1ST IN 1965.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.83 INCHES...WHICH WAS 98
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS THE
3RD...WHEN 0.73 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL. NO PRECIPITATION
RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 59 MPH
ON THE 17TH.

...THE CASPER WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1939 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             102   08/05/1979
 LOW               29   08/23/2015
HIGHEST            97   08/14
LOWEST             29R  08/23
AVG. MAXIMUM     86.2              86.4    -0.2
AVG. MINIMUM     50.3              51.5    -1.2
MEAN             68.3              69.0    -0.7
DAYS MAX >= 90     13
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      1
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.79   1941
 MINIMUM         0.02   1950
TOTALS           0.83              0.85   -0.02
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.03    0.00
DAYS >= .01         4
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         1
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.73   08/03 TO 08/03
                        08/02 TO 08/03
                        08/03 TO 08/03

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0
DAYS >= 1.0         0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      44                30      14
 SINCE 7/1         60                46      14
COOLING TOTAL     152               152       0
 SINCE 1/1        358               397     -39
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.1
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   3/242
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    45/010    DATE  08/17
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    59/010    DATE  08/17

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           27
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              4
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     44

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

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO SEPTEMBER 2015...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON
THE FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 82 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW
TEMPERATURE IS 47 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH
IS 66 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 36 DEGREES. THE
AVERAGE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION IS 1.08 INCHES. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
SNOWFALL IS 1.8 INCHES.

$$


USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.