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

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE NATRONA COUNTY
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NEAR CASPER 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/...

...CASPER WAS SLIGHTLY WARMER THAN AVERAGE FOR JANUARY...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR CASPER IN JANUARY WAS 26.6
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 1.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST READING
FOR THE MONTH WAS 58 DEGREES ON THE 27TH...WHICH ALSO BROKE THE
PREVIOUS RECORD OF 56 DEGREES...SET IN 2003. THE COLDEST READING OF
THE MONTH WAS -20 DEGREES ON THE 3RD.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.52 INCHES...WHICH WAS 102
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH...WAS ON
THE 3RD...WHEN 0.22 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL. NO
PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET THIS MONTH. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS
50 MPH...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 16TH.

...THE CASPER WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1939 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              60   01/31/1971
                        01/30/1971
 LOW              -40   01/14/1972
                        01/13/1972
                        01/24/1949
HIGHEST            58   01/27
LOWEST            -20   01/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     37.5              35.2     2.3
AVG. MINIMUM     15.8              14.3     1.5
MEAN             26.6              24.7     1.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      9
DAYS MIN <= 32     27
DAYS MIN <= 0       7

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         1.42   1987
 MINIMUM         0.03   2004
TOTALS           0.52              0.51    0.01
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.02    0.00
DAYS >= .01         6
DAYS >= .10         2
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.22   01/03 TO 01/03

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            6.4               9.1    -2.7
SINCE 7/1        39.0              39.6    -0.6
DAYS >= 1.0         2

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1183              1248     -65
 SINCE 7/1       4082              4377    -295
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              13.5
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION  11/229
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    43/220    DATE  01/16
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/210    DATE  01/16

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           18
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          3

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                1     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                8     SLEET                      0
FOG                       9     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      7

-  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 TEMPERATURE
IS 12 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 42
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW IS 19 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION IS 0.55 INCHES. THE AVERAGE SNOWFALL IS 9.8 INCHES.

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