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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
1139 AM MST SUN MAR 1 2015

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE JOHNSON COUNTY
AIRPORT NEAR BUFFALO FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2015...

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2015 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN APRIL 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.CRH.NOAA.GOV/RIW/CLIMATE/...

...BUFFALO WAS WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL IN FEBRUARY...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BUFFALO IN FEBRUARY WAS 30.6
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 2.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE 4TH
WARMEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD. THE WARMEST DAILY HIGH WAS 69 DEGREES ON
THE 6TH..WHICH ALSO BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORDS OF 53 DEGREES...LAST
SET IN 2009. THIS WAS ALSO THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF
FEBRUARY AT THIS BUFFALO SITE...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OR 67
DEGREES...LAST SET IN 2005. THERE WERE SEVERAL OTHER RECORD HIGH
TEMPERATURES SET DURING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY. ON THE 5TH...A RECORD
HIGH OF 59 DEGREES BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 54 DEGREES...LAST
SET IN 2007. ON THE 7TH...A RECORD HIGH OF 54 DEGREES BROKE THE
PREVIOUS RECORD OF 52 DEGREES...LAST SET IN 2009. ON THE 8TH...A
RECORD HIGH OF 60 DEGREES BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 59
DEGREES...LAST SET IN 2006. ON THE 9TH...A RECORD HIGH OF 65 DEGREES
BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 57 DEGREES...LAST SET IN 1998. ON THE
12TH...A RECORD HIGH OF 58 DEGREES BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 52
DEGREES...LAST SET IN 2011. ON THE 13TH...A RECORD HIGH OF 58
DEGREES BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 55 DEGREES...LAST SET IN 2005.
ON THE 14TH...A RECORD HIGH OF 61 DEGREES BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD
OF 51 DEGREES...LAST SET IN 2011. AND ON THE 19TH...A RECORD HIGH OF
50 DEGREES BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 48 DEGREES...LAST SET IN
2014. THE COLDEST READING WAS -3 DEGREES ON THE 27TH...WITH BROKE
THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 4 DEGREES...LAST SET IN 2009. ON THE 22ND...A
RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF -1 DEGREES TIED THE PREVIOUS LOW...LAST
SET IN 2003. A RECORD WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE DID OCCUR ON THE
7TH...WHEN A RECORD WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF 43 DEGREES BROKE THE
PREVIOUS RECORD OF 31 DEGREES...LAST SET IN 2002.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.48 INCHES...WHICH WAS 137
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE WETTEST FEBRUARY SINCE RECORDS
BEGAN IN 1998. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS IN 2003...WHEN 0.26 INCHES
FELL. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS THE 20TH THROUGH
THE 21ST...WHEN 0.16 OF AN INCH FELL. SEVERAL PRECIPITATION RECORDS
WERE SET DURING THE MONTH. ON THE 15TH...A RECORD 0.08 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL...TYING THE OLD RECORD LAST SET IN 2000. ON THE
16TH...A RECORD 0.09 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL...BREAKING THE OLD
RECORD OF 0.08 INCHES...LAST SET IN 2008. ON THE 20TH...A RECORD
0.15 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 0.04
INCHES...LAST SET IN 2011. ON THE 21ST...A RECORD 0.02 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 0.01 INCHES...LAST
SET IN 2011. ON THE 25TH...A RECORD 0.03 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION
FELL...TYING THE OLD RECORD...LAST SET IN 2010. AND ON THE 26TH...A
RECORD 0.07 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD
OF 0.01 INCHES...LAST SET IN 2009. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 62
MPH...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 25TH.

...THE BUFFALO WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1998 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              69   02/06/2015
 LOW              -22   02/06/2014
HIGHEST            69R  02/06
LOWEST             -3   02/27
AVG. MAXIMUM     41.3              38.2     3.1
AVG. MINIMUM     20.0              18.0     2.0
MEAN             30.6              28.1     2.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      8
DAYS MIN <= 32     23
DAYS MIN <= 0       4

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         0.73   2004
 MINIMUM         0.01   1999
TOTALS           0.48              0.35    0.13
DAILY AVG.       0.02
DAYS >= .01         8
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.16   02/20 TO 02/21

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     955              1033     -78
 SINCE 7/1       4696              5240    -544
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    51/340    DATE  02/25
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    62/340    DATE  02/25

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           14
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     63

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                3     SNOW                       6
LIGHT SNOW               12     SLEET                      0
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      5

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO MARCH 2015...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 41 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW IS 20
DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 50 DEGREES...
AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 27. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION IS 0.92 INCHES.

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