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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
621 AM MST TUE FEB 2 2016

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

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2016 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN MARCH 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 MUCH WARMER AND MUCH DRIER THAN NORMAL FOR JANUARY...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BUFFALO IN JANUARY WAS 31.0 DEGREES...
WHICH WAS 3.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE 2ND WARMEST
JANUARY ON RECORD. THE WARMEST READING OF THE MONTH WAS 56 DEGREES ON
THE 28TH...SETTING A NEW RECORD. THIS BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 53
DEGREES...SET IN 2011. THE COLDEST READING WAS 12 DEGREES ON THE
1ST...16TH...AND 17TH.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.13 INCHES...WHICH WAS 31
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THIS TIES 2012 AS THE 5TH DRIEST JANUARY ON
RECORD. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS THE 16TH AND
17TH...WHEN 0.11 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL. 0.02 OF AN INCH
FELL ON THE 16TH...TYING THE PREVIOUS RECORD SET IN 2012. THE HIGHEST
WIND GUST WAS 45 MPH ON THE 20TH.

...THE BUFFALO WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 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              67   01/27/2015
                        01/26/2015
                        54/01/2206
 LOW              -18   01/05/2004
HIGHEST            56   01/28
LOWEST             12   01/17
                        01/16
                        01/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     40.3              38.3     2.0
AVG. MINIMUM     21.7              16.9     4.8
MEAN             31.0              27.6     3.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      5
DAYS MIN <= 32     31
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         0.55   2009
 MINIMUM         0.00   2004
TOTALS           0.13              0.42   -0.29
DAILY AVG.       0.00
DAYS >= .01         4
DAYS >= .10         0
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.11   01/16 TO 01/17

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1047              1160    -113
 SINCE 7/1       3586              4207    -621
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/350    DATE  01/14
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    45/340    DATE  01/20

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           18
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              6
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     59

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                0     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW               10     SLEET                      0
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
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 2016...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 33 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS
13 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 0.24 INCHES.

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