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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
800 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE NATRONA COUNTY
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NEAR CASPER 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/...

...CASPER WAS WARMER AND SLIGHTLY DRIER THAN AVERAGE FOR MARCH...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR CASPER IN MARCH WAS 39.9 DEGREES...WHICH
WAS 4.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST READING FOR THE MONTH WAS
76 DEGREES ON THE 31ST. SEVERAL RECORD HIGH TEMPS WERE SET DURING THE
MONTH: A RECORD HIGH OF 75 DEGREES OCCURRED ON THE 28TH...BREAKING
THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 74 DEGREES...SET IN 1986. A RECORD HIGH OF 73
DEGREES OCCURRED ON THE 15TH...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 70
DEGREES...SET IN 1994.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.64 INCHES...WHICH WAS 78
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE WETTEST DAY OF THE MONTH...WAS ON THE 2ND
WHEN 0.48 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL. THIS BREAKS THE OLD
RECORD OF 0.29 OF AN INCH THAT WAS SET BACK IN 1966. THE WETTEST 24
HOUR PERIOD WAS ON THE 2ND AND 3RD WHEN .53 OF AN INCH FELL. THE
TOTAL SNOW FOR THE MONTH WAS 9.3 INCHES...WHICH WAS 85 PERCENT OF
NORMAL. THE SNOWIEST DAY OCCURRED ON THE 2ND WHEN 5.1 INCHES FELL.
THE SNOWIEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 2ND AND 3RD WHEN 8.8
INCHES FELL.


...THE CASPER WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1939 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              77   03/31/2012
 LOW              -21   03/25/1965
HIGHEST            76   03/31
LOWEST            -13   03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     54.7              47.9     6.8
AVG. MINIMUM     25.1              22.4     2.7
MEAN             39.9              35.2     4.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3
DAYS MIN <= 32     26
DAYS MIN <= 0       2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.43   1954
 MINIMUM         0.12   2004
TOTALS           0.64              0.82   -0.18
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.03   -0.01
DAYS >= .01         4
DAYS >= .10         2
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.48   03/02 TO 03/02

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS            9.3              10.9    -1.6
SINCE 7/1        60.7              60.3     0.4
DAYS >= 1.0         2

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     769               925    -156
 SINCE 7/1       5820              6373    -553
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.2
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   7/241
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    43/280    DATE  03/28
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    56/240    DATE  03/28

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           23
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              6
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     54

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW                4     SLEET                      0
FOG                       7     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 APRIL 2015...THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE
FIRST OF THE MONTH IS 53...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 26.
THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 62 DEGREES...AND THE
AVERAGE LOW IS 32. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION IS 1.29 INCHES.
THE AVERAGE MONTHLY SNOWFALL IS 11.6 INCHES.

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