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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
345 AM MDT SAT APR 4 2020

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SOUTHWEST WYOMING
REGIONAL AIRPORT NEAR ROCK SPRINGS 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 IN ROCK SPRINGS...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR ROCK SPRINGS IN MARCH WAS 34.2
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 0.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST READING OF
THE MONTH WAS 55 DEGREES ON THE 17TH. THE COLDEST READING WAS 9
DEGREES ON THE 2ND. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.25 INCHES...WHICH IS 37
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD WAS ON THE 13TH WHEN
0.13 INCHES FELL. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET. THE
HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 57 MPH ON THE 19TH.

...THE ROCK SPRINGS WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 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              72   03/31/2012
 LOW              -12   03/11/1969
HIGHEST            55   03/17
LOWEST              9   03/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     44.0              43.9     0.1
AVG. MINIMUM     24.4              23.1     1.3
MEAN             34.2              33.5     0.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2
DAYS MIN <= 32     29
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         1.97   1977
 MINIMUM            T   2013
TOTALS           0.25              0.68   -0.43
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    0.13   03/13 TO 03/13

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     945               977     -32
 SINCE 7/1       7094              6829     265
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              12.7
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   8/250
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/260    DATE  03/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    57/060    DATE  03/19

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          4

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     62

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP                0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                        0
LIGHT RAIN                2     FREEZING RAIN               0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                        0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                        3
LIGHT SNOW                8     SLEET                       0
FOG                       9     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       5
HAZE                      2

-  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 49 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS 27 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 58
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 33 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION IS 0.91 INCHES.

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