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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
1154 AM MST SUN FEB 1 2015

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

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN MARCH 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 DRIER THAN NORMAL IN JANUARY...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BUFFALO IN JANUARY WAS 30.2
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 2.6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE 2ND
WARMEST JANUARY ON RECORD. THE WARMEST DAILY HIGH WAS 67 DEGREES ON
THE 26TH AND 27TH...WHICH ALSO BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORDS OF 57 AND
53 DEGREES...BOTH SET IN 2008. THIS ALSO SET THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE
IN JANUARY. THE COLDEST READING WAS -4 DEGREES ON THE 3RD...WHICH
TIED THE PREVIOUS RECORD SET IN 2004. A NEW RECORD LOW OF -3 DEGREES
OCCURRED ON THE 9TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF -2...SET IN
2011. A NEW RECORD LOW OF 2 DEGREES OCCURRED ON THE 8TH...BREAKING
THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 5...SET IN 2010.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.16 INCHES...WHICH WAS 38
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE 6TH DRIEST JANUARY ON RECORD.
THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS THE 24TH...WHEN 0.11 OF
AN INCH FELL. THIS SET A NEW RECORD...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD
OF 0.01 OF AN INCH...SET IN 2010. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 59
MPH...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 8TH.

...THE BUFFALO WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 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              67   01/27/2015
                        01/26/2015
 LOW              -18   01/05/2004
HIGHEST            67R  01/27
                        01/26
LOWEST             -4   01/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     42.4              38.3     4.1
AVG. MINIMUM     18.1              16.9     1.2
MEAN             30.2              27.6     2.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      5
DAYS MIN <= 32     29
DAYS MIN <= 0       3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         0.55   2009
 MINIMUM         0.00   2004
TOTALS           0.16              0.42   -0.26
DAILY AVG.       0.01
DAYS >= .01         4
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.11   01/24 TO 01/24

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1071              1160     -89
 SINCE 7/1       3741              4207    -466
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    47/360    DATE  01/03
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    59/350    DATE  01/08

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           15
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          3

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     61

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW               12     SLEET                      0
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      4

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO FEBRUARY 2015...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 34 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW IS 14
DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 41 DEGREES...
AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 20. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION IS 0.22 INCHES.

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