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

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE JOHNSON COUNTY
AIRPORT NEAR BUFFALO 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/...

...BUFFALO WAS WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL IN FEBRUARY...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR BUFFALO IN MARCH WAS 43 DEGREES...WHICH
WAS 8.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE 2ND WARMEST MARCH ON
RECORD. THE WARMEST DAILY HIGH WAS 77 DEGREES ON THE 28TH...WHICH
BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORDS OF 67 DEGREES...LAST SET IN 2012. THIS
ALSO TIES WARMEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH AT THIS BUFFALO
SITE...TYING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OR 77 DEGREES...SET IN 2004 AND IN
2012. THERE WERE SEVERAL OTHER RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES SET DURING
THE MONTH OF MARCH. ON THE 27TH...A RECORD HIGH OF 70 DEGREES BROKE
THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 67...LAST SET IN 2007. ON THE 15TH...A RECORD
HIGH OF 74 BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 67...LAST SET IN 2012. ON
THE 14TH...A RECORD HIGH OF 73 DEGREES BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF
65...LAST SET IN 2013. THE COLDEST READING WAS ZERO DEGREES ON THE
3RD AND ON THE 4TH. THE LOW OF ZERO ON THE 4TH BROKE THE PREVIOUS
RECORD OF 2...LAST SET IN 2003.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.08 INCHES...WHICH WAS 9
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THIS TIES THE 2ND DRIEST MARCH SINCE RECORDS
BEGAN IN 1998. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS SET IN 2013. THE HIGHEST WIND
GUST WAS 60 MPH.


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

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1998 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              77   03/28/2015
                        03/31/2012
                        03/31/2004
 LOW              -12   03/01/2014
HIGHEST            77R  03/28
LOWEST              0   03/04
                        03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     55.1              45.8     9.3
AVG. MINIMUM     30.9              22.9     8.0
MEAN             43.0              34.3     8.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3
DAYS MIN <= 32     13
DAYS MIN <= 0       2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         1.56   2007
 MINIMUM         0.06   2012
TOTALS           0.08              0.92   -0.84
DAILY AVG.       0.00
DAYS >= .01         3
DAYS >= .10         0
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.05   03/25 TO 03/25

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     673               950    -277
 SINCE 7/1       5369              6190    -821
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    44/330    DATE  03/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    60/MM     DATE   MM

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           25
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              4
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     49

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                2     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      0
FOG                       4     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      7

-  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 50 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW 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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