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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
1103 AM MST WED FEB 01 2023

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR BIG PINEY FOR THE MONTH
OF JANUARY 2023...

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2023 WILL BE
AVAILABLE IN APPROXIMATELY 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

...BIG PINEY WAS COLDER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL IN JANUARY...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BIG PINEY IN JANUARY WAS 5.7 DEGREES
WHICH WAS 6 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS WAS THE 4TH COLDEST JANUARY
ON RECORD. THE WARMEST READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 29 DEGREES ON THE
11TH. THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE WAS 34 DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 31ST
WHICH BROKE THE 2002 RECORD OF 18 BELOW. THE 29TH HIT 26 BELOW AND
BROKE THE 2002 RECORD OF 22 BELOW AND THE 30TH HIT 32 BELOW BREAKING
THE 2002 RECORD OF 31 BELOW.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.79 INCHES…WHICH IS 180 PERCENT OF
NORMAL...AND THE 3RD WETTEST JANUARY ON RECORD. THE WETTEST 24-HOUR
PERIOD WAS ON THE 10TH-11TH WITH 0.49 INCHES. THE 10TH HAD 0.44
INCHES WHICH BROKE THE 2005 RECORD OF 0.29. THE 1ST HAD 0.20 WHICH
BROKE THE 2005 RECORD OF 0.09. THE 15TH HAD 0.05 WHICH BROKE THE
2006 RECORD OF 0.02. THE 29TH PRECIP OF 0.01 INCHES TIED 2014, 2006
AND 2004. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 39 MPH FROM THE NORTH ON THE
26TH.

...THE BIG PINEY WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2023...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD: 1991 TO 2020
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD: 1976 TO 2023

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART   LAST YEAR`S
                VALUE   DATE(S)   VALUE   FROM     VALUE
                                          NORMAL
..............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             48   01/31/2003
 LOW             -47   01/18/1984
HIGHEST           29   01/11
LOWEST           -34   01/31
AVG. MAXIMUM    16.4               26.7   -10.3
AVG. MINIMUM    -4.9               -3.3    -1.6
MEAN             5.7               11.7    -6.0
DAYS MAX >= 90     0
DAYS MAX <= 32    31
DAYS MIN <= 32    31
DAYS MIN <= 0     19

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        0.99   2017
 MINIMUM           T   1994
TOTALS          0.79               0.44    0.35     0.08
DAILY AVG.      0.03               0.01    0.02
DAYS >= .01        7
DAYS >= .10        2
DAYS >= .50        0
DAYS >= 1.00       0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL   0.49   01/10 TO 01/11
 STORM TOTAL    0.44

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL   1832               1652     180
 SINCE 7/1      5963               6028     -65
COOLING TOTAL      0                  0       0
 SINCE 1/1         0                  0       0
..............................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.1
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   3/010
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/350    DATE  01/26
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    39/350    DATE  01/26

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.54
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           12
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         11

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     88

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                       3
LIGHT SNOW               16     SLEET                      0
FOG                      27     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     12
HAZE                      6

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO FEBRUARY 2023...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 27 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS -2 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 34
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 5 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION IS 0.37 INCHES.

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