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CLIMATE REPORT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
243 AM MDT THU APR 2 2015

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE HUNT FIELD IN LANDER
FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN MAY 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/...

...MARCH WAS MUCH WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL IN LANDER...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR LANDER IN MARCH WAS 40.0 DEGREES...
WHICH WAS 4.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE 7TH WARMEST
MARCH ON RECORD SINCE 1892. THE WARMEST READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 76
DEGREES ON THE 31ST...AND THE COLDEST READING WAS 7 BELOW ON THE 4TH.
THERE WERE THREE NEW DAILY RECORD HIGHS SET DURING THE MONTH...74
DEGREES ON THE 27TH...73 ON THE 28TH AND 76 DEGREES ON THE 31ST.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.55 OF AN INCH...WHICH WAS
47 PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD FOR THE MONTH WAS
ON THE 3RD...WHEN 0.34 OF AN INCH FELL. SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH
TOTALED 8.9 INCHES...WHICH WAS 55 PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE HIGHEST
WIND GUST WAS 71 MPH...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 28TH.

...THE LANDER WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1891 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              76   03/31/2015
                        03/31/2012
                        03/30/1966
 LOW              -16   03/02/1960
HIGHEST            76R  03/31
LOWEST             -7   03/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     53.4              47.4     6.0
AVG. MINIMUM     26.6              23.6     3.0
MEAN             40.0              35.5     4.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      5
DAYS MIN <= 32     18
DAYS MIN <= 0       2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.56   1906
 MINIMUM         0.03   2004
TOTALS           0.55              1.16   -0.61
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.04   -0.02
DAYS >= .01         3
DAYS >= .10         2
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.34   03/03 TO 03/03

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            8.9              16.1    -7.2
SINCE 7/1        62.8              69.7    -6.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2
DAYS >= 1.0         2

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     765               915    -150
 SINCE 7/1       5889              6619    -730
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.9
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   2/283
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    54/260    DATE  03/28
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    71/260    DATE  03/28

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           26
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              4
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          1

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     51

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                1     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                5     SLEET                      0
FOG                       6     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      5

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO APRIL 2015...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 52 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS 28 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 61
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 35. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION IS 1.87 INCHES. THE AVERAGE SNOWFALL IS 16.8 INCHES.

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