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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
1121 AM MST THU FEB 1 2018

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MILEY MEMORIAL FIELD
NEAR BIG PINEY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2018...

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 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

...RECORD WARM AND DRY JANUARY FOR BIG PINEY...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BIG PINEY IN JANUARY WAS 21.6
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 10.6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE
WARMEST JANUARY ON RECORD SINCE 1998. HE WARMEST READING FOR THE
MONTH WAS 47 DEGREES ON THE 30TH...AND THE COLDEST WAS 8 BELOW ON
THE 2ND.

A NUMBER OF DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS FELL LAST MONTH
INCLUDING...45 DEGREES (TIED) ON THE 5TH...44 DEGREES ON THE
28TH...AND 43 DEGREES ON THE 30TH.

BIG PINEY HAD A PRECIPITATION TOTAL OF 0.05 INCHES LAST MONTH. THIS
IS ONLY 16 PERCENT OF THE NORMAL AMOUNT OF 0.31 INCHES. THIS TIED
FOR THE 6TH DRIEST JANUARY ON RECORD SINCE 1998. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR
PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS ON THE 12TH...WHEN 0.04 INCHES FELL. THE
HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 50 MPH ON THE 30TH.

...THE BIG PINEY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1976 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              48   01/31/2003
 LOW              -47   01/18/1984
HIGHEST            47   01/30
LOWEST             -8   01/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     35.9              26.0     9.9
AVG. MINIMUM      7.4              -4.0    11.4
MEAN             21.6              11.0    10.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32     10
DAYS MIN <= 32     31
DAYS MIN <= 0       6

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         0.99   2017
 MINIMUM            T   1994
                        1983
TOTALS           0.05              0.31   -0.26
DAILY AVG.       0.00
DAYS >= .01         2
DAYS >= .10         0
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.04   01/12 TO 01/12

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1338              1674    -336
 SINCE 7/1       5218              6113    -895
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/280    DATE  01/30
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/280    DATE  01/30

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)     69

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                0     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                8     SLEET                      0
FOG                       9     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      3

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO FEBRUARY 2018...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 27 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS -3 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 34
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 6. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION IS 0.35 INCHES.

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