News April 19, 2019

Wyoming Has Weather Records

by Jackson Hole Radio News

A standing joke in Wyoming is that if you don’t like the weather, just wait an hour and it will change. But in reality, Earth Networks reports that Wyoming has the second highest temperature swings in the country. The hottest day in Wyoming history was recorded in 1983 when the town of Basin saw a high of 115 degrees. That’s 178 degrees warmer than Wyoming’s coldest day: -63 in Moran back in 1933.

One of the wildest Wyoming weather fluctuations on record took place November 29th, 2014, when the temperature in Douglas fell 36 degrees in a single hour; dropping from 52 degrees at 7:00 pm to 16 degrees at 8:00 pm. Casper dropped from 72 degrees early in the same month to a bone-chilling -27 later in the month. Only Montana has recorded more dramatic temperate swings than Wyoming.