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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
243 PM MST MON MAR 2 2020

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SOUTHWEST WYOMING
REGIONAL AIRPORT NEAR ROCK SPRINGS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2020...

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 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

...FEBRUARY WAS COLDER AND RECORD DRY IN ROCK SPRINGS...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR ROCK SPRINGS IN FEBRUARY WAS 20.9
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 3.1 DEGREE BELOW NORMAL. THE WARMEST READING OF
THE MONTH WAS 47 DEGREES ON THE 29TH. THE COLDEST READING WAS 7
BELOW ON THE 19TH. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.03 INCHES...WHICH IS JUST 6
PERCENT OF NORMAL...AND MAKES IT THE 3RD DRIEST FEBRUARY SINCE 1948.
THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD WAS ON THE 3RD WHEN 0.02 INCHES FELL. NO
DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 59
MPH ON THE 6TH.

...THE ROCK SPRINGS WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY
2020...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 TO 2020

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              60   02/20/1977
 LOW              -29   02/07/1989
HIGHEST            47   02/29
LOWEST             -7   02/19
AVG. MAXIMUM     30.5              33.2    -2.7
AVG. MINIMUM     11.3              14.8    -3.5
MEAN             20.9              24.0    -3.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32     17
DAYS MIN <= 32     29
DAYS MIN <= 0       4

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         1.45   1959
 MINIMUM            T   2013
TOTALS           0.03              0.48   -0.45
DAILY AVG.       0.00                MM      MM
DAYS >= .01         2
DAYS >= .10         0
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.02   02/03 TO 02/03

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1273              1148     125
 SINCE 7/1       6149              5889     260
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              14.2
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   9/260
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    45/040    DATE  02/03
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    59/280    DATE  02/06

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           16
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          3

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO MARCH 2020...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 38 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS 19 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 49
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 26 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION IS 0.68 INCHES.

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