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Major Storm Arriving Into The Western U.S.

A major Pacific storm system will arrive into the Pacific Northwest and produce locally heavy rain, heavy mountain snow, gusty winds and a slew of marine hazards. This significant storm will dig down the West Coast over the weekend into the Southwestern U.S. For Saturday and Sunday, expect heavy to excessive rainfall along the California coast and widespread heavy mountain snow across the West. Read More >

Tuesday, April 14th was a very warm and windy day ahead of a major spring storm. A few record highs were set April 14th as temperatures in a few locations reached the upper 70s to 80 degrees. The 80 degree high at Buffalo marked the first 80 degree day in Buffalo since October 25th.  This is also Casper's warmest day since September 20th when the mercury reached 79 degrees.  Windy conditions were observed ahead of, and in wake of a strong cold front that swept through Tuesday night. Most locations measured wind gusts between 45 and 55 mph.  A gust of 63 mph occurred at the Casper Airport at 233 PM on April 14th.

The table below shows high temperatures, 24-hour diurnal change, and peak wind gusts for selected cities on April 14th (Midnight to Midnight MST).  New record highs are highlighted in red with the old records in parenthesis.

April 14th High Temperatures and Strongest Wind Gusts at Selected Cities
High Temp (F) Diurnal Change
(Low to High)
Peak Wind
Gust (MPH)
Afton 63 35 38
Big Piney 67 48 56
Buffalo 80 (79 in 2008) 37 54
Casper 78 (77 in 2002) 41 63
Cody 73 39 28
Greybull 82 47 54
Jackson 61 33 26
Lake Yellowstone 54 (54 in 2008) 30 28
Lander 74 35 54
Pinedale 63 42 53
Riverton 75 39 47
Rock Springs 67 38 56
Worland 81 46 43