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CLIMATE REPORT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
306 AM MDT TUE AUG 2 2016

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SWEETWATER
COUNTY AIRPORT NEAR ROCK SPRINGS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2016...

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2016 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN SEPTEMBER 2016 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

...ROCK SPRINGS WAS WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL IN JULY...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR ROCK SPRINGS IN JULY WAS 70.0 DEGREES...
WHICH WAS 1.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST READING OF THE MONTH
WAS 92 DEGREES ON THE 27TH...AND THE COOLEST READING WAS 43 DEGREES
ON THE 11TH AND 12TH. A NEW RECORD HIGH OF 92 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE
27TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 91...SET BACK IN
2008...1978...1960 AND 1948.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.30 INCHES...WHICH WAS 47
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS THE
19TH...WHEN 0.14 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL. NO PRECIPITATION
RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 54 MPH
ON THE 15TH.

...THE ROCK SPRINGS WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              98   07/13/2002
 LOW               35   07/04/1972
HIGHEST            92   07/27
LOWEST             43   07/12
                        07/11
AVG. MAXIMUM     85.6              83.8     1.8
AVG. MINIMUM     54.3              54.0     0.3
MEAN             70.0              68.9     1.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      7
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.67   1973
 MINIMUM            T   2008
TOTALS           0.30              0.64   -0.34
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.02   -0.01
DAYS >= .01         5
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.14   07/19 TO 07/19

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      13                24     -11
 SINCE 7/1         13                24     -11
COOLING TOTAL     174               144      30
 SINCE 1/1        255               180      75
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.3
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   5/241
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/260    DATE  07/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    54/200    DATE  07/15

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.10
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           31
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              0
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     31

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              8     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN                9     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                      1

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO AUGUST 2016...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 85 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS 55 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 77
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 49 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION IS 0.62 INCHES.

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