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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
304 AM MDT WED APR 1 2015

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MILEY MEMORIAL FIELD
IN BIG PINEY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

...OFFICIAL CLIMATE DATA FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015 WILL BE
AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY IN MAY 2015 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/...

...MARCH WAS THE WARMEST ON RECORD AND THE FOURTH DRIEST ON RECORD
IN BIG PINEY...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BIG PINEY IN MARCH WAS 34.8
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 7.6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE
WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD. THE WARMEST DAILY HIGH FOR THE MONTH WAS 69
DEGREES ON THE 31ST...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 68
DEGREES...WHICH WAS SET IN 2012. THIS 69 DEGREES WAS ALSO THE
WARMEST HIGH TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED AT THE BIG PINEY SITE FOR THE
MONTH OF MARCH. IT BROKE THE PREVIOUS WARMEST TEMPERATURE OF 68
DEGREES...LAST SET IN 2012. SEVERAL OTHER RECORD HIGHS DURING THE
MONTH OF MARCH: A TIED RECORD HIGH OF 63 DEGREES OCCURRED ON THE
30TH...TYING THE PREVIOUS RECORD SET IN 2004. A RECORD HIGH OF 60
DEGREES OCCURRED ON THE 29TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 58
DEGREES...SET IN 2004. A RECORD HIGH OF 64 DEGREES OCCURRED ON THE
28TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 57 DEGREES...SET IN 2012. A
RECORD HIGH OF 66 DEGREES OCCURRED ON THE 27TH...BREAKING THE
PREVIOUS RECORD OF 59 DEGREES...SET IN 2000. A RECORD HIGH OF 63
DEGREES OCCURRED ON THE 21ST...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 61
DEGREES...SET IN 2004. A RECORD HIGH OF 64 DEGREES OCCURRED ON THE
16TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 61 DEGREES...SET IN 1994. A
RECORD HIGH OF 63 DEGREES OCCURRED ON THE 15TH...BREAKING THE
PREVIOUS RECORD OF 62 DEGREES...SET IN 1994. A RECORD HIGH OF 56
DEGREES OCCURRED ON THE 10TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 53
DEGREES...SET IN 1989. A RECORD HIGH OF 53 DEGREES OCCURRED ON THE
9TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 50 IN 1977. A RECORD HIGH OF
50 TIED THE PREVIOUS RECORD SET IN 2001...AND A RECORD HIGH OF 53
DEGREES WAS SET ON THE 7TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 52
DEGREES SET IN 2007. THE COLDEST READING WAS -1 DEGREES ON THE 4TH.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.06 INCHES...WHICH WAS 14
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS ON
THE 23RD...WHEN 0.05 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION OCCURRED. NO
PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH. THE HIGHEST WIND
GUST WAS 55 MPH...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 28TH.

...THE BIG PINEY  WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1976 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              69   03/31/2015
 LOW              -23   03/08/1998
                        03/04/1993
HIGHEST            69R  03/31
LOWEST                  03/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     51.7              41.2    10.5
AVG. MINIMUM     17.8              13.2     4.6
MEAN             34.8              27.2     7.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      4
DAYS MIN <= 32     31
DAYS MIN <= 0       1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.81   1983
 MINIMUM            T   1979
TOTALS           0.06              0.44   -0.38
DAILY AVG.       0.00
DAYS >= .01         2
DAYS >= .10         0
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.05   03/23 TO 03/23

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     930              1172    -242
 SINCE 7/1       7030              8695   -1665
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    43/270    DATE  03/28
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    55/290    DATE  03/28

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.10
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           25
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              6
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     54

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                1     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                4     SLEET                      0
FOG                       2     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
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 2015...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 48 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS 19 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 57
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 25 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION IS 0.53 INCHES.

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