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Significant Snowfall: Western Wyoming Today; Central & Southern Wyoming Late Tonight thru Saturday night

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...Highlights of 2017...

Notice: The Lander observations were not available from August 1st through September 23rd during the reconstruction of Lander's Hunt Field runway.  Data for this period is missing for the annual summary, but may be restored by the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) at a later date. 

  • Annual - 94.2 inches of snowfall was 103 percent of normal,  the peak wind gust for 2017 was 76 mph on June 12th.
  • Seasonal: Wettest January-April period on 126 years of record (1892-2017) with 10.29" of precipitation.  4th wettest Spring (March, April, May) on record.
  • Monthly Temperatures: 18th coldest January, 5th warmest March on record.
  • Monthly Precipitation: 4th wettest January (1.27" of precipitation), wettest March on record (4.65" of precipitation).
  • Monthly Snowfall: 8th snowiest January on record with18.3" of snowfall.
  • Daily Precipitation: 2.71" of precipitation on March 31st was the highest daily total ever recorded in March, and the 6th highest daily total on the entire period of record.

 

Temperature Banner

Element Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
 Average High  22.2 39.0 54.0 53.9 65.1 79.1 89.0 M M 58.1 49.4 33.8 M
 Mean High (1981-2010 Normals) 33.1 36.5 47.4 56.4 66.5 77.5 86.8 85.0 72.8 58.5 42.8 31.8 58.0
 Average Low 2.3 17.1 29.5 31.0 39.7 48.4 56.4 M M 29.4 25.1 10.2 M
 Mean Low (1981-2010 Normals) 10.2 13.9 23.6 31.3 40.1 48.4 55.6 54.3 44.4 32.7 19.7 9.6 32.1
 Average Temperature  12.2 28.1 41.8 42.4 52.4  63.8 72.7 M  M 43.8  37.3  22.0 M
 Mean Temp (1981-2010 Normals) 21.7 25.2 35.5 43.9 53.3 63.0 71.2 69.6 58.6 45.6 31.2 20.7 45.1
 Departure from Normal -9.5 2.9 6.3 -1.5 -0.9 0.8 1.5  M M -1.8 6.1 1.3 M
 Rank: Coldest         to          Warmest
 126 years of record (P.O.R 1892-2017)
18   91  122 59 61 89  103 M M 36 115 69 M
 
 Highest Daily Maximum 48 59 72 75 80 93 95 M M 75 68 56 95
 Date of Occurrence  9  9  18  13  12  20 5,20 M M 25 23 3  7/5,20
 Lowest Daily Minimum -25  -5  7  20  30  40 47 M M 17 15 -10 -25
 Date of Occurrence  6  3  1  5 19  24 1 M M 31 8 24 1/6
 Number of Days with:                          
    Maximum >= 90° 0  0 0 0 0 3 17 M M 0 0 0 20*
    Maximum <= 32°  25  9 1  0  0  0 0 0 M 0 1 11 47
    Minimum <= 32°  31  26  16  18  4  0 0 0 M 23 27  31 176*
    Minimum <= 0° 14  5 0  0 0  0 0 0 0 0 0 8  27
 Record High Maximums Set or Tied 0  0 1 0 0  0 0 M M 0 1 0 2
 Record Low Maximums Set or Tied 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 M M 0 0 0 1
 Record Low Minimums Set or Tied  0 0  0  0 0  0 0 M M 0 0 0 0
 Record High Minimums Set or Tied 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 M M 0 2 0 3
 * Number of Days is missing most of the data from August and September

Temperature Ranks and Records:
 

 Daily Records:

 
Record High Temperatures:

 

  March:  72 on the 18th.
 
November:  68* on the 23rd. (*Also a record high so late in the season)
 
Record Low Maximum Temperatures:  
 
  May: 37 on the 18th.
 
 

Record Low Temperatures:

  Month: -33 on the 6th.
 
Record High Minimum Temperatures:
 
  February: 37 on the 10th (tie).
  November: 36 on the 18th (tie), 31 on the 27th (tie).

 


 

    Warmest Months of March on Record
Rank Year Average Temperature °F
1 2012 44.2
2 1986 44.1
3 1910 43.0
4 2007 42.2
5 2017 41.8
6 1992, 1918 41.6
8 1972 40.9
9 2015 40.0
10 1934 39.4
 

 

   Top Ten Warmest Years on Record
Rank Year Average Temperature °F
1 2012 49.0
2 1988, 1981 47.7
4 1934 47.6
5 1994 47.5
6 2006 47.4
7 1954 47.2
8 1999 47.0
9 2015 46.9
10 2016, 2007, 1990 46.6
 
   Top Ten Coldest Years on Record
Rank Year Average Temperature °F
1 1912 39.9
2 1944 40.1
3 1920 40.2
4 1916, 1898 40.9
6 1895 41.0
7 1924 41.1
8 1913, 1899, 1923 41.2

 

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Element Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
 Total (inches) 1.27 1.11  4.65  3.26 2.20  0.26 0.43 M M 1.07 0.45 1.23 M
 Mean Precip (1981-2010 Normals) 0.41 0.58 1.16 1.87 2.20 1.27 0.78 0.61 1.05 1.29 0.86 0.58 12.66
 Departure from Normal 0.86  0.53 3.49 1.39 0.00 -1.01 -0.35 M M  -0.22 -0.41 0.65 M
 Percent of Normal 310 191  401 174 100 20 55 M M 83 52 212 M

 Rank -   Driest          to          Wettest
126 years (P.O.R 1892-2017)

123 102  126  103 69 27 54 M M 64 46 111 M
 
 Greatest 24-HR Total 0.81  0.66 2.71  0.94  1.38  0.17 0.24 M M 0.35 0.20 0.33 2.71
 Dates of Occurrence  23-24  23-24  31  28  18 11 20 M M 14 1 20  3/31
 Number of Days with:                          
    Precipitation >= 0.01  7  6  9  10  8 4 6 M M 6 8 7  71*
    Precipitation >= 0.10  4  2  5  7  5  1 2 M M 4 2 6  38*
    Precipitation >= 1.00 0  0 2 0 1 0 0 M M 0 0 0 3
 Days with Thunderstorms 0  0 1  1  6  7 11 3* M 2 0 0 31*
Daily Precipitation Records Set or Tied 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 M M 0 0 0 3
 
M - Extensive missing data for August and September; Annual Totals Cannot be Calculated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 



 

Precipitation Ranks and Records:
 

One Day Precipitation Records:

January: 0.46" on the 23rd.
March: 2.71" on the 31st (also an all-time daily record for March and 6th highest daily total for the entire period of record)

May: 1.38" on the 18th.


 

    Wettest Months of January on Record
Rank Year Precipitation (inches)
1 1910 2.06
2 1949 1.65
3 1962 1.34
4 2017 1.27
5 1963, 1922 1.13
7 1994 1.10
9 1972, 1920 1.08
 
    Wettest Months of March on Record
Rank Year Precipitation (inches)
1 2017 4.65
2 2016 4.59
3 1906 3.56
4 1998 3.44
5 1977 3.30
6 1894 3.29
7 1973 3.02
8 1898 2.73
9 1941 2.68
10 1896 2.63
 
    Wettest Springs (March, April, May) on Record
Rank Year Precipitation (inches)
1 2016 14.23
2 1957 12.57
3 1971 11.02
4 2017 10.11
5 1924 9.95
6 1898 9.83
7 1944 9.67
8 1995 9.40
9 1906 9.34
10 1935 9.33
 

 

   Top Ten Driest Years on Record
Rank Year Precpitation (inches)
1 2001 5.30
2 1954 5.37
3 2012 6.60
4 1902 7.25
5 2006 7.42
6 1988 7.63
7 1939 7.95
8 2002 8.09
9 1914 8.32
10 2000 8.61
 
   Top Ten Wettest Years on Record
Rank Year Precipitation (inches)
1 1957 21.89
2 1923 21.56
3 2016 21.29
4 1941 20.66
5 1912 20.00
6 1947 19.70
7 1995 19.68
8 1944 19.57
9 1973 19.30
10 1908 19.22

 

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  Snow Banner

Element Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
 Total (inches) 18.3 19.6 5.7 17.4 6.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 3.5 18.4 94.2
 Average Snowfall 7.6 10.3 16.1 16.8 4.8 0.1 0.0 0.0 2.7 9.8 13.1 10.1 91.4
 Departure from Normal 10.7 9.3 -10.4 0.6 2.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -2.7 -5.3 -9.6 8.3  2.8
 Percent of Normal 241 190 35 104 142 0 0 0 0 46 27 182 103
 Rank - Least            to           Most
 126 Years (P.O.R 1892-2017)
119 109 23 72  89 NA  NA NA 1* 59 28 114 82
 
 Greatest 24-HR Total 5.4  13.9 5.7 10.7 6.3  0.0  0.0 0.0 0.0  2.6 2.6 4.2  13.9
 Dates of Occurrence  23  23  31  4 18 NA NA NA NA  14 2 20  2/23
 Number of Days with:                          
    Snowfall >= 1.0 inch 4  4  1 2  1  0  0  0 0 2 1 7  22
Daily Snowfall Records Set or Tied 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

 * 63 months of September and 16 months of Octobers on record with no snowfall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Snowfall Ranks and Records:
 

One Day Snowfall Records (inches):

  January:  5.4" on the 23rd.
 
May: 6.3" on the 18th. 
 

 

    Snowiest Months of January on Record
Rank Year Snowfall (inches)
1 1962 26.5
2 1980 26.2
3 1973 25.7
4 1949 23.9
5 1910 20.6
6 1994 19.5
7 1972 18.7
8 2017 18.3
9 1984 18.0
10 1963 17.8
 

 

   Top Ten Snowiest Years on Record
Rank Year Snowfall (inches)
1 1973 199.9
2 1975 160.7
3 1983 159.6
4 1967 154.6
5 1959 150.4
6 1971 148.3
7 2013 138.0
8 1978 128.1
9 1920 127.9
10 1892 125.1
44 2017

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   Wind Banner

Element Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
 Average Speed (MPH) 4.0 6.7 8.3 7.2 6.9 7.5 6.5 M M 6.1 6.3 4.7 6.4
 Maximum 3-sec Gust  58 56 70 52 53 76 63 M M 44 59 49  76
 Direction (degrees)  230 260 200 250 240 220 270 M M 210 230 210   220
 Date of Occurrence  10 6 5 17 24 12 17 M M 20 16 3   6/12
              

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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