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Slight Pattern Shift Ahead of the Weekend

September 30th, 2020
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Published: Sep. 30, 2020 at 11:55 AM CDT
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So far this week the temperatures have fluctuated with each day, but there’s been plenty of sunshine to go with that. Additionally parts of Wyoming have had breezy winds of at least 20 mph sustained coming from the northwest all week along as well. The clear conditions will continue through tonight, which works out well for anybody who wants to see the first Full Moon of October. This is the Full Harvest Moon as it is the closest full moon to the Fall Equinox. Typically that moon is in September however due to there being two Full Moons in October it isn’t this year. Those who wish to see it tomorrow night may not be able to.

Clouds will be moving into Wyoming from the north tomorrow in the afternoon hours, blanketing the state as we head into the overnight hours towards Friday. The arrival of these clouds will also bring a very slight chance for some isolated showers in the Cowboy State. Friday night through Saturday look to be the only two days where rain is even a possibility. And given the fact that they will only be isolated showers of light rain, most of us likely will not see any. There is still time for the forecast to change before the weekend, but as of now dry conditions look to dominate and will limit rainfall across Wyoming.

Next week the sunshine returns and temperatures will remain in the mid to upper 70s for much of Eastern Wyoming. Temperatures all around will remain at least 10 degrees above the average for this time of year, which will continue to make the battle with wildfires that much more difficult. Anticipate warmer than average conditions to carry into the winter months. 2020 is a La Niña year, and those typically bring mild and dry winters to the desert west of the United States.

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