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Wyoming Weather setting records

Morky of the NWS talks about the records Wyoming has set this present year and last year.
Morky of the NWS talks about the records Wyoming has set this present year and last year.(Rachel Saurer)
Published: Sep. 8, 2021 at 6:36 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Weather in Wyoming is expected to break a record in this coming week, like it broke a record at the same time last year, just not in the same way.

Currently, Wyoming has been experiencing some pretty hot temperatures for this month.

“Normally, we don’t see as many as we do this year,” said William Morky of the National Weather Service. “But for this upcoming Thursday, looking into the all-time record temperature for the month itself with our forecasted high of 95.”

These hot, smoky and dry conditions are quite the opposite of what we saw last year. Many Wyomingites remember the early snowfall that knocked down branches and ruined chances of continuing home gardens. According to the NWS, this also, was a record for Wyoming.

“Definitely is an extreme case for us,” Morky said. “It does tie for the earliest reported snowfall in our history for our site here in Cheyenne. So, it is a little bit of an anomaly. Generally speaking, we will see our first snowfall on average the last week of September to the first week of October.”

As far as snowfall goes for this year, the NWS said to expect it in early October.

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