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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
230 AM MDT SAT APR 3 2020

..PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE JOHNSON COUNTY AIRPORT
NEAR BUFFALO FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2020...

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2020 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 WAS WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL IN BUFFALO...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BUFFALO IN MARCH WAS 35.9 DEGREES...
WHICH WAS 1.6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST READING OF THE MONTH
WAS 64 DEGREES ON THE 7TH...WHICH BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 60
SET IN 2007. THE COLDEST READING OF THE MONTH WAS 15 DEGREES ON THE
2ND. NO OTHER TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE BROKEN.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.37 INCHES...WHICH WAS 40
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE 8TH DRIEST MARCH SINCE RECORDS
BEGAN IN 1998. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS 0.09
INCHES WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 13TH. TWO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS
WERE BROKEN...THE 11TH WITH 0.03 TYING THE 2013 RECORD...AND THE
12TH WITH 0.03 INCHES...BREAKING THE 2006 RECORD OF 0.01 INCHES. THE
HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 59 MPH ON THE 3RD.

...THE BUFFALO WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2020...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1998 TO 2020

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              79   03/18/2017
 LOW              -15   03/03/2019
HIGHEST            64   03/07
LOWEST             15   03/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     46.2              45.8     0.4
AVG. MINIMUM     25.7              22.9     2.8
MEAN             35.9              34.3     1.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      5
DAYS MIN <= 32     27
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.02   2017
 MINIMUM         0.06   2012
TOTALS           0.37              0.92   -0.55
DAILY AVG.       0.01
DAYS >= .01         8
DAYS >= .10         0
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.09   03/13 TO 03/13

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     891               950     -59
 SINCE 7/1       6219              6190      29
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/320    DATE  03/03
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    59/320    DATE  03/03

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           10
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             15
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     60

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP                0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                        0
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN               0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                        0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                        3
LIGHT SNOW               12     SLEET                       0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       6
HAZE                      7

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO APRIL 2020...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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