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CLIMATE REPORT...AMENDED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
251 AM MDT THU SEP 1 2016

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE JOHNSON COUNTY
AIRPORT NEAR BUFFALO FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2016...

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2016 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN OCTOBER 2016 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

...BUFFALO WAS DRIER THAN NORMAL FOR AUGUST...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BUFFALO IN AUGUST WAS 69.8
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 0.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST READING OF
THE MONTH WAS 99 DEGREES ON THE 2ND...SETTING A NEW RECORD. THIS
BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 97 DEGREES...SET IN 2001. A RECORD HIGH
OF 92 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE 17TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF
91...SET IN 2013. A RECORD MINIMUM HIGH OF 62 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE
19TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 70...SET IN 2009. THE COLDEST
READING WAS 44 ON THE 20TH...ALSO SETTING A NEW RECORD. THIS BROKE
THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 48...SET IN 2009.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.52 INCHES...WHICH WAS 64
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS THE
18TH AND 19TH...WHEN 0.40 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL. 0.27 OF
AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 18TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS
RECORD OF 0.23...SET IN 2015. 0.13 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL
ON THE 19TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 0.07...SET IN 2009.
THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 58 MPH ON THE 3RD.

...THE BUFFALO WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1998 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             103   08/03/2001
 LOW               36   08/23/2015
                        08/17/2002
                        08/26/1992
HIGHEST            99   08/02
LOWEST             44   08/20
AVG. MAXIMUM     83.7              83.9    -0.2
AVG. MINIMUM     55.9              55.5     0.4
MEAN             69.8              69.7     0.1
DAYS MAX >= 90     10
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.60   2014
 MINIMUM         0.02   2001
TOTALS           0.52              0.81   -0.29
DAILY AVG.       0.02
DAYS >= .01         6
DAYS >= .10         2
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.40   08/18 TO 08/19

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      38                40      -2
 SINCE 7/1         39                65     -26
COOLING TOTAL     193               185       8
 SINCE 1/1        594               446     148
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    45/250    DATE  08/03
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    58/240    DATE  08/03

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.10
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           27
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              4
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     40

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN               10     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       2     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 SEPTEMBER 2016...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON
THE FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 79 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW
TEMPERATURE IS 52 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH
IS 72 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 44. THE AVERAGE
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION IS 1.02 INCHES.

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