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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
126 PM MDT MON SEP 1 2014

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR RIVERTON REGIONAL AIRPORT
FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2014...

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

...AUGUST WAS SLIGHTLY COOLER AND MUCH WETTER THAN NORMAL IN
RIVERTON....

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR RIVERTON IN AUGUST WAS 67.3
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 2.4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE WARMEST READING
FOR THE MONTH WAS 93 DEGREES ON THE 12TH. A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE
OF 42 DEGREES OCCURRED ON THE 24TH...TYING THE PREVIOUS RECORD SET
IN 2010. NEW RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES OF 45 AND 46 DEGREES...OCCURRED
ON THE 23RD AND 25TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 47 DEGREES
SET IN 2008 AND 2007....RESPECTIVELY.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 1.15 OF AN INCH...WHICH WAS
202 PERCENT OF NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE WETTEST AUGUST ON RECORD.
THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 5TH...WHEN 0.58 OF AN
INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL. THIS SET A NEW RECORD...BREAKING THE
PREVIOUS RECORD OF 0.13 INCHES SET IN 2007. 0.02 OF AN INCH OF
PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 7TH...TYING THE PREVIOUS RECORD SET IN
2011. 0.01 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 13TH...BREAKING
THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF A TRACE SET IN 2012. 0.07 OF AN INCH OF
PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 27TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF
0.06 INCHES SET IN 2004.  THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 47 MPH...WHICH
OCCURRED ON THE 30TH.

...THE RIVERTON WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1995 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              99   08/14/2003
                        08/06/2001
 LOW               40   08/31/2010
                        08/31/2005
HIGHEST            93   08/12
LOWEST             42   08/24
AVG. MAXIMUM     80.5              85.2    -4.7
AVG. MINIMUM     54.0              54.3    -0.3
MEAN             67.3              69.7    -2.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      2
DAYS MAX <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         1.01   2003
 MINIMUM         0.03   2013
TOTALS           1.15R             0.57    0.58
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.02    0.02
DAYS >= .01        11
DAYS >= .10         3
DAYS >= .50         1
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.58   08/05 TO 08/05
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            0.0                MM      MM
SINCE 7/1         0.0                MM      MM
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0
DAYS >= 1.0         0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      46                26      20
 SINCE 7/1         50                38      12
COOLING TOTAL     124               173     -49
 SINCE 1/1        400               468     -68
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.9
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   2/328
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/240    DATE  08/30
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/240    DATE  08/30

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           24
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     51

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             13     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               12     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       4     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      0

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

LOOKING AHEAD TO SEPTEMBER 2014...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON
THE FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 81 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW
TEMPERATURE IS 51 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH
IS 71 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 43. THE AVERAGE
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION IS 0.68 INCHES.

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