Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
335 AM MDT SAT APR 4 2020

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR RIVERTON REGIONAL AIRPORT
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

...RIVERTON WAS COLDER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL IN MARCH...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR RIVERTON IN MARCH WAS 34.7 DEGREES...
WHICH WAS 0.7 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL...AND MAKES IT THE 7TH COLDEST
MARCH SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1996. THE WARMEST READING OF THE MONTH
WAS 60 DEGREES ON THE 31ST...AND THE COLDEST READING WAS 4 DEGREES
ON THE 2ND. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.27 INCHES...WHICH WAS 49
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE WETTEST DAY WAS ON THE 1ST...WHEN 0.17 INCHES
FELL. ONE DAILY PRECIP RECORD FELL ON THE 12TH...WHEN 0.06 INCHES
BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 0.02 INCHES FROM 2006. SNOWFALL FOR MARCH
WAS 2.9 INCHES. THE SNOWIEST DAY WAS ON THE 1ST...WHEN 2.2 INCHES
FELL. NO OTHER SNOW OR PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE BROKEN. THE
HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 59 MPH ON THE 3RD.

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

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1995 TO 2020

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              76   03/31/2012
 LOW               -9   03/04/2015
HIGHEST            60   03/31
LOWEST              6   03/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     46.7              47.4    -0.7
AVG. MINIMUM     22.6              23.4    -0.8
MEAN             34.7              35.4    -0.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1
DAYS MIN <= 32     31
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.71   2017
 MINIMUM            T   2004
TOTALS           0.27              0.55   -0.28
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.02   -0.01
DAYS >= .01         4
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.17   03/01 TO 03/01
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            2.9                MM      MM
SINCE 7/1        35.9                MM      MM
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1
DAYS >= 1.0         1

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     932               918      14
 SINCE 7/1       7471              6772     699
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.9
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   3/290
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    45/310    DATE  03/03
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    59/310    DATE  03/03

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           21
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          3

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     62

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                        1
LIGHT SNOW                5     SLEET                       0
FOG                       7     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       3
HAZE                      0

-  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 53 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS 28 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 62
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 35. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION IS 1.30 INCHES.

$$



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