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The February 2016 climate summaries for Big Piney, Buffalo, Casper, Greybull, Lake Yellowstone, Lander, Riverton, Rock Springs, and Worland are now available online.

Overall, February saw well above normal temperatures, with mainly below normal precipitation. All sites, except Capser, were in the top 10 warmest Februarys. Big Piney, Buffalo, Greybull, Lake Yellowstone, Riverton, and Worland were in the top 5 warmest February's, with Buffalo, Greybull, and Riverton setting new records for the warmest February. Most sites saw below normal precipitation, except Buffalo, Lake Yellowstone, and Riverton. In fact, Buffalo had its wettest February on record! The other story for February, it was windy. All sites except Lake Yellowstone recorded a gust of over 50 MPH. Big Piney, Casper, Greybull, and Rock Springs had gusts over 60 MPH, and Buffalo had a peak wind gust of 72 MPH. See the links below for details for individual sites or click here for Water Year Precipitation summaries for more locations.

If you would like additional/more in-depth climate information, please refer to our Climate Page. Under the Observed Weather tab, you can find the Daily Climate Report (CLI), the Preliminary Monthly Climate Data (CF6), the Monthly Weather Summary (CLM), the Regional and State Summary (RTP/STP). The Daily Climate Report will have the weather data for the day (from midnight to 1159 pm). The Monthly Climate Data will have this data for each day of the month, compilying all the daily data into one form. The Regional and State Summaries will have temperature and precipitation data for various locations across the state, updated 4 times a day.

 

Big Piney

Buffalo

Casper

Greybull

Lake Yellowstone

Lander

Riverton

Rock Springs

Worland

 
A breakdown of where February 2016 ranks in the warmest, and driest (or for some sites wettest) category. Peak winds are also shown. Photo is of a graupel shower in Casper on the 29th, courtesy of Rick Swavely.