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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
407 AM MDT WED APR 2 2014

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE JOHNSON COUNTY
AIRPORT NEAR BUFFALO FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2014...

..OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2014 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN MAY 2014 FROM THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC
DATA CENTER HTTP://WWW.NCDC.NOAA.GOV/OL/CLIMATEDATA.HTML).
UNOFFICIAL ASOS DAILY SUMMARIES ARE AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT
HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/RIW/CLIMATE/...

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

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BUFFALO IN MARCH WAS 32.6 DEGREES...WHICH
WAS 1.7 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 63
DEGREES ON THE 29TH. THE COLDEST READING WAS -12 ON THE 1ST. FOUR
RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES WERE SET:

-12 DEGREES ON MAR. 1ST  (OLD RECORD -7 IN 2002)
-11 DEGREES ON MAR. 2ND  (OLD RECORD -8 IN 2002)
 11 DEGREES ON MAR. 22ND (OLD RECORD 12 IN 2002)
 10 DEGREES ON MAR. 23RD (OLD RECORD 11 IN 2013)

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.61 INCHES...WHICH WAS 66
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS ON
THE 27TH...WHEN 0.29 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL. THE HIGHEST
WIND GUST WAS 59 MPH...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 20TH. THE AVERAGE
MONTHLY WIND SPEED WAS 10.9 MPH.

...THE BUFFALO WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1998 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              77   03/31/2012
                        03/31/2004
 LOW              -12   03/01/2014
HIGHEST            63   03/29
LOWEST            -12R  03/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     42.9              45.8    -2.9
AVG. MINIMUM     22.3              22.9    -0.6
MEAN             32.6              34.3    -1.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      6
DAYS MIN <= 32     28
DAYS MIN <= 0       2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         1.56   2007
 MINIMUM         0.06   2012
TOTALS           0.61              0.92   -0.31
DAILY AVG.       0.02
DAYS >= .01        11
DAYS >= .10         2
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.29   03/27 TO 03/27

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     996               950      46
 SINCE 7/1       6240              6190      50
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    48/320    DATE  03/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    59/320    DATE  03/20

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           13
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     63

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                1     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       7
LIGHT SNOW               16     SLEET                      0
FOG                      17     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      8

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO APRIL 2014...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. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION IS 1.30 INCHES.

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