Dry Weather Expected to Continue
September 21st, 2020
Over the weekend clouds moved into Wyoming and with them came some scattered showers of light rain. The added moisture to the atmosphere cut into the smoky skies across Wyoming by a good bit. As we start the new week, there is still some haze to the Wyoming sky, however it is nowhere near as thick as it was to finish off last week. Additionally, some of the rain this weekend happened to fall on the Mullen Fire in the Medicine Bow National Forest. Despite this, the fire has expanded to 14,000 acres. A fire weather warning remains in the Medicine Bow region of Carbon and Albany counties until 7PM tonight.
Throughout this week rain chances will remain minimal, with the best chance for rain being tomorrow. We will have a mix of clouds and sun this week, however, so hopefully that will keep the amount of smoke in our skies a bit lower. More haze should be anticipated this week, however, and Wyoming will likely continue to have episodes of smoky skies until the fires in California, Oregon, Washington, and Colorado are contained. If the Mullen fire continues to grow, that will also contribute to the problem.
Temperatures are expected to remain above average through the rest of the month, however things will be more seasonable come this weekend. The autumnal equinox is tomorrow, which is the official first day of fall. It won’t start feeling like fall for much of the state until at least this weekend. Temperatures for much of the state this week will be in the 80s, but come this weekend that will drop into the lower 70s/upper 60s. That pattern will then stick with us through next week, which is still above average for this time of year. Rain chances are also expected to remain below average for the rest of the month. That will likely be the case for awhile, as a La Niña pattern will bring mild and dry conditions to the Western US this winter.
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