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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
205 PM MDT SUN APR 1 2018


...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE HUNT FIELD IN LANDER
FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2018...

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2018 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN 60 DAYS FROM THE NATIONAL CENTERS FOR
ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (HTTP://WWW.NCDC.NOAA.GOV/CDO-
WEB/DATASETS). UNOFFICIAL ASOS DAILY SUMMARIES ARE AVAILABLE ON THE
INTERNET AT HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/CLIMATE/INDEX.PHP?WFO=RIW

...MARCH CLIMATE IN LANDER WAS FAIRLY NORMAL...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR LANDER IN FEBRUARY WAS 36.3 DEGREES...
WHICH WAS ONLY 0.8 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST READING OF THE
MONTH WAS 64 DEGREES ON THE 22ND...AND COLDEST WAS 12 DEGREES ON THE
1ST. NO TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 1.09 INCHES...WHICH WAS 94
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD DURING THE MONTH WAS
ON THE 26TH...WHEN 0.67 INCHES FELL. THIS TIED THE PREVIOUS DAILY
RECORD SET IN 2009. THE TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR FEBRUARY WAS 8.1
INCHES...50 PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE SNOWIEST DAY WAS ON THE 26TH WHEN
6.5 INCHES FELL. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 56 MPH ON THE 24TH.

...THE LANDER WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1891 TO 2018

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            64   03/22
LOWEST             12   03/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     48.7              47.4     1.3
AVG. MINIMUM     23.8              23.6     0.2
MEAN             36.3              35.5     0.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1
DAYS MIN <= 32     29
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.65   2017
 MINIMUM         0.03   2004
TOTALS           1.09              1.16   -0.07
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.04    0.00
DAYS >= .01         4
DAYS >= .10         3
DAYS >= .50         1
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.67   03/26 TO 03/26

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            8.1              16.1    -8.0
SINCE 7/1        55.3              69.7   -14.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= 1.0         2

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     881               915     -34
 SINCE 7/1       6331              6619    -288
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.1
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   2/262
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    43/230    DATE  03/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    56/210    DATE  03/24

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           22
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     54

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

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO APRIL 2018...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 WITH 16.8 INCHES OF SNOWFALL.

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