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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
625 AM MST THU FEB 2 2017


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

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2017 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN MARCH 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

...JANUARY WAS A MUCH COLDER AND DRIER MONTH FOR BUFFALO...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BUFFALO IN JANUARY WAS 22 DEGREES...
WHICH WAS 5.6 DEGREES BLOW NORMAL AND MAKES IT THE COLDEST JANUARY
ON RECORD. THE WARMEST READING OF THE MONTH WAS 55 DEGREES ON THE
18TH...AND THE COLDEST WAS 11 DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 3RD.
THERE WERE TWO DAILY RECORD LOWS...7 DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE
2ND...BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 3 ABOVE SET IN 2002...AND 11
BELOW ZERO ON THE 3RD BREAKS THE 2015 RECORD OF 4 BELOW. THERE WERE
ALSO TWO DAILY RECORD HIGHS...54 DEGREES ON THE 9TH TIED THE 2013
RECORD...AND 53 DEGREES ON THE 30TH TIED TIED THE 2012 RECORD.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.10 INCHES...WHICH WAS .32
INCHES BELOW NORMAL FOR THE MONTH OR ONLY 24 PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE
WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS ON THE 20TH...WHEN 0.05
INCHES FELL. THE ONLY RECORD OCCURRED ON THE 5TH WHEN A TRACE OF
PRECIP TIED THE 2010 RECORD. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 54 MPH
ON THE 9TH.

...THE BUFFALO WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 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              67   01/27/2015
                        01/26/2015
                        54/01/2206
 LOW              -18   01/05/2004
HIGHEST            55   01/18
LOWEST            -11   01/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     31.5              38.3    -6.8
AVG. MINIMUM     12.5              16.9    -4.4
MEAN             22.0              27.6    -5.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32     13
DAYS MIN <= 32     31
DAYS MIN <= 0       6

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         0.55   2009
 MINIMUM         0.00   2004
TOTALS           0.10              0.42   -0.32
DAILY AVG.       0.00
DAYS >= .01         3
DAYS >= .10         0
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.05   01/20 TO 01/20

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1324              1160     164
 SINCE 7/1       3927              4207    -280
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    45/250    DATE  01/09
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    54/250    DATE  01/09

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           20
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          3

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     55

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                0     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW               11     SLEET                      0
FOG                       5     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      6

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO FEBRUARY 2017...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 37 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS 17 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 41
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 19 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION IS 0.35 INCHES.
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