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

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE JOHNSON COUNTY
AIRPORT NEAR BUFFALO 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

...A FAIRLY NORMAL CLIMATE MONTH FOR BUFFALO...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BUFFALO IN MARCH WAS 35 DEGREES. THIS
WAS 0.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST READING OF THE MONTH WAS
67 DEGREES ON THE 22ND...AND THE COLDEST WAS 10 ON THE 31ST. THERE
WERE NO TEMPERATURE RECORDS BROKEN THIS MONTH.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.93 INCHES...WHICH WAS 101
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS ON
THE 25TH...WHEN 0.41 INCHES FELL. THIS WAS ALSO A NEW DAILY
RECORD...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 0.27 SET IN 2017.  THE
HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 55 MPH ON THE 9TH.

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

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1998 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              79   03/18/2017
 LOW              -12   03/01/2014
HIGHEST            67   03/22
LOWEST             10   03/31
AVG. MAXIMUM     45.5              45.8    -0.3
AVG. MINIMUM     24.4              22.9     1.5
MEAN             35.0              34.3     0.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      4
DAYS MIN <= 32     29
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.02   2017
 MINIMUM         0.06   2012
TOTALS           0.93              0.92    0.01
DAILY AVG.       0.03
DAYS >= .01         9
DAYS >= .10         4
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.41   03/25 TO 03/25

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     926               950     -24
 SINCE 7/1       6070              6190    -120
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    43/330    DATE  03/09
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    55/330    DATE  03/09

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           16
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                4     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       6
LIGHT SNOW               13     SLEET                      0
FOG                      18     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      9
HAZE                      6

-  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 50 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS 27 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 59
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 37 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION IS 1.30 INCHES.

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