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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
1255 PM MDT SUN APR 1 2018

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MILEY MEMORIAL FIELD
NEAR BIG PINEY 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

...FAIRLY DRY AND SLIGHTLY WARM MARCH FOR BIG PINEY...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BIG PINEY IN MARCH WAS 28.5
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 1.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST READING
FOR THE MONTH WAS 55 DEGREES ON THE 14TH...AND THE COLDEST WAS 1
BELOW ON THE 6TH AND 7TH. ONE HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS BROKEN ON
THE 8TH WITH 51 DEGREES...BREAKING THE 2015 RECORD OF 50 DEGREES.

BIG PINEY HAD A PRECIPITATION TOTAL OF 0.27 INCHES. THIS IS ONLY 61
PERCENT OF NORMAL. ONE DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD WAS BROKEN IN
MARCH WHICH WAS ALSO THE WETTEST DAY FOR THE MONTH. THE 14TH HAD
0.14 INCHES BREAKING 0.08 SET IN 2016. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 47
MPH ON THE 2ND.

...THE BIG PINEY  WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 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              69   03/31/2015
 LOW              -23   03/08/1998
                        03/04/1993
HIGHEST            55   03/14
LOWEST                  03/07
                        03/06
AVG. MAXIMUM     43.3              41.2     2.1
AVG. MINIMUM     13.7              13.2     0.5
MEAN             28.5              27.2     1.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3
DAYS MIN <= 32     31
DAYS MIN <= 0       2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.81   1983
 MINIMUM            T   1979
TOTALS           0.27              0.44   -0.17
DAILY AVG.       0.01
DAYS >= .01         5
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.14   03/14 TO 03/14

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1125              1172     -47
 SINCE 7/1       7622              8695   -1073
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/230    DATE  03/02
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/250    DATE  03/02

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           13
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             14
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          4

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     62

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                4     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW                9     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      1

-  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 48 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS 19 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 57
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 26. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION IS 0.53 INCHES.

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