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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
131 PM MDT WED NOV 1 2017

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE JOHNSON COUNTY
AIRPORT NEAR BUFFALO FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2017...

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2017 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN DECEMBER 2017 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

...OCTOBER WAS DRIER THAN NORMAL IN BUFFALO...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BUFFALO IN OCTOBER WAS 46.4
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 0.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST READING OF
THE MONTH WAS 82 DEGREES ON THE 19TH...WHICH ALSO TIED THE PREVIOUS
RECORD SET IN 2003. A NEW RECORD HIGH OF 72 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE
16TH...TYING THE PREVIOUS RECORD SET IN 2005. THE COLDEST READING
WAS 16 DEGREES ON THE 31ST. A NEW RECORD LOW OF 18 DEGREES WAS SET
ON THE 27TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 20...SET IN 2008.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.27 INCHES...WHICH WAS 29
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE 3RD DRIEST OCTOBER ON RECORD.
THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS ON THE 1ST...WHEN 0.19
INCHES FELL. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 58 MPH ON THE 26TH.

...THE BUFFALO WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1998 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              88   10/10/2015
 LOW                3   10/31/2002
HIGHEST            82   10/19
LOWEST             16   10/31
AVG. MAXIMUM     59.8              57.7     2.1
AVG. MINIMUM     33.1              34.2    -1.1
MEAN             46.4              46.0     0.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32     14
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.43   1998
 MINIMUM         0.21   2014
TOTALS           0.27              0.93   -0.66
DAILY AVG.       0.01
DAYS >= .01         3
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.19   10/01 TO 10/01

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     525               592     -67
 SINCE 7/1        824               906     -82
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1
 SINCE 1/1        622               492     130
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    48/350    DATE  10/26
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    58/350    DATE  10/26

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           20
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     43

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                5     SLEET                      0
FOG                       4     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      0

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO NOVEMBER 2017...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 52 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS 29 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 38
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 17 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION IS 0.54 INCHES.

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