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CLIMATE REPORT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
112 AM MDT THU APR 2 2015

...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR ROCK SPRINGS 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/...

...ROCK SPRINGS WAS MUCH WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL IN MARCH...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR ROCK SPRINGS IN MARCH WAS 39.0 DEGREES...
WHICH WAS 5.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT THE 3RD WARMEST
MARCH ON RECORD SINCE 1948. THE WARMEST READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 70
DEGREES ON THE 28TH AND 31ST...AND THE COLDEST READING OF THE MONTH
WAS 3 BELOW ON THE 4TH. THERE WERE FOUR DAILY RECORD HIGHS SET
DURING MARCH...INCLUDING 68 DEGREES ON THE 15TH...64 ON THE 16TH...
66 DEGREES ON THE 27TH...AND 70 ON THE 28TH.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.22 OF AN INCH...WHICH WAS 48
PERCENT OF NORMAL. THIS MAKES IT TIED AS THE 7TH DRIEST MARCH ON
RECORD SINCE 1948. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS ON
THE 2ND...WHEN 0.10 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL. NO
PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH. THE HIGHEST WIND
GUST WAS 55 MPH...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 28TH.

...THE ROCK SPRINGS WY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              72   03/31/2012
 LOW              -12   03/11/1969
HIGHEST            70   03/31
                        03/28
LOWEST             -3   03/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     52.1              43.9     8.2
AVG. MINIMUM     25.9              23.1     2.8
MEAN             39.0              33.5     5.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0
DAYS MAX <= 32      4
DAYS MIN <= 32     23
DAYS MIN <= 0       2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         1.97   1977
 MINIMUM            T   2013
TOTALS           0.22              0.68   -0.46
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.02   -0.01
DAYS >= .01         3
DAYS >= .10         1
DAYS >= .50         0
DAYS >= 1.00        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.10   03/02 TO 03/02

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     773               977    -204
 SINCE 7/1       5886              6829    -943
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
.................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.6
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   7/256
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    45/260    DATE  03/28
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    55/260    DATE  03/28

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           24
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              5
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     50

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                1     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                5     SLEET                      0
FOG                       5     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
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 49 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE
IS 27. THE AVERAGE HIGH BY THE END OF THE MONTH IS 58 DEGREES...AND
THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE IS 33. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION
IS 0.91 INCHES.

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