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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
149 AM MDT WED JUN 1 2016

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

NOTE...THERE WERE 2 DAYS OF MISSING DATA DURING MAY.

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2016 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN JULY 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 MAY...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BUFFALO IN MAY WAS 52.7 DEGREES...WHICH
WAS 0.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST READING OF THE MONTH WAS
83 DEGREES ON THE 5TH...SETTING A NEW RECORD. THIS BROKE THE
PREVIOUS RECORD OF 75 DEGREES...SET IN 2004. THE COLDEST READING WAS
32 ON THE 12TH AND 13TH.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 1.51 INCHES...WHICH WAS 60
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS THE
15TH AND 16TH...WHEN 0.53 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL. NO
PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH. THE HIGHEST WIND
GUST WAS 54 MPH ON THE 21ST.

...THE BUFFALO WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 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              91   05/13/2001
 LOW               17   05/02/2005
HIGHEST            83   05/05
LOWEST             32   05/13
                        05/12
AVG. MAXIMUM     63.7              63.4     0.3
AVG. MINIMUM     41.8              40.6     1.2
MEAN             52.7              52.0     0.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      2
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.74   2011
 MINIMUM         0.31   2009
TOTALS           1.51              2.53   -1.02
DAILY AVG.       0.05
DAYS >= .01        14
DAYS >= .10         6
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.53   05/15 TO 05/16

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     354               410     -56
 SINCE 7/1       5899              7254   -1355
COOLING TOTAL       4                 7      -3
 SINCE 1/1          5                 7      -2
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    44/190    DATE  05/21
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    54/170    DATE  05/21

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           17
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     59

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               16     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      0
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      4

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO JUNE 2016...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 69 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS 45 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 85
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 58. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION IS 1.76 INCHES.

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