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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
108 PM MDT SAT NOV 1 2014

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE NATRONA COUNTY
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NEAR CASPER FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2014...

..OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2014 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN DECEMBER 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/...

...CASPER WAS MUCH WARMER THAN AVERAGE FOR OCTOBER...WITH NEAR
NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR CASPER IN OCTOBER WAS 50.1
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 4.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.  THE WARMEST READING
FOR THE MONTH WAS 77 DEGREES ON THE 25TH...WHICH BROKE THE PREVIOUS
DAILY RECORD HIGH FOR THE 25TH OF 72 DEGREES...LAST SET IN 2007.
THERE WAS ONE OTHER DAILY RECORD HIGH DURING THE MONTH. ON THE 31ST
A RECORD HIGH OF 70 DEGREES TIED THE PREVIOUS RECORD HIGH...WHICH
WAS LAST SET IN 2008. THE COLDEST READING WAS 20 DEGREES ON THE 30TH.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 1.05 INCHES...WHICH WAS 95
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH...WAS ON
THE 12TH...WHEN 0.47 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL. THIS SET A
NEW DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD FOR THE 12TH...BREAKING THE OLD
RECORD OF 0.26 INCHES...WHICH WAS LAST SET IN 1969. TOTAL SNOWFALL
FOR THE MONTH WAS 3.2 INCHES...WHICH WAS 43 PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE HIGHEST
WIND GUST WAS 48 MPH...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 15TH.

...THE CASPER WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1939 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              87   10/05/1993
                        10/01/1992
 LOW               -3   10/30/1971
HIGHEST            77   10/25
LOWEST             20   10/30
AVG. MAXIMUM     66.8              59.4     7.4
AVG. MINIMUM     33.5              31.0     2.5
MEAN             50.1              45.2     4.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32     13
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.62   1998
 MINIMUM            T   1956
TOTALS           1.05              1.11   -0.06
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.04   -0.01
DAYS >= .01         4
DAYS >= .10         3
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.47   10/12 TO 10/12
                        10/11 TO 10/12
                        10/12 TO 10/12

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            3.2               7.4    -4.2
SINCE 7/1         4.2               9.2    -5.0
DAYS >= 1.0         2

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     454               614    -160
 SINCE 7/1        691               899    -208
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1        357               422     -65
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.8
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   7/241
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/230    DATE  10/15
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/210    DATE  10/15

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.10
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           29
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              0
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     48

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

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO NOVEMBER 2014...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 53 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS  27 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 37
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW IS 16 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION IS 0.76 INCHES. THE AVERAGE SNOWFALL IS 10.3 INCHES.

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