Area Weather History for January 8-14

Jan.   8:  On this day in 1875, it was a very cold day in Cheyenne. The high temperature
                only reached 16 degrees below zero while the low for the day was 37 degrees
                below zero.  It still stands as the coldest day in recorded history for Cheyenne
                with an average temperature for the day of 26 degrees below zero!

                On this day in 1990 a peak wind gust of 77 mph was recorded in Cheyenne.

Jan.   9:  Cheyenne's coldest temperature ever recorded occurred on this day in 1875
                with a low of 38 degrees below zero.

Jan. 10: Today is also a historically cold day for Cheyenne, with lows of 20 degrees
                below zero in 1962 and 21 degrees below zero a year later, in 1963.

Jan. 11: The coldest high temperature ever recorded in Cheyenne occurred on this day
                in 1963 with the high for the day only reaching 21 degrees below zero.

                Very high winds blew across the area on this day in 1972, with Cheyenne
                recording a peak gust of 81 mph.   

Jan. 12: On this date in 1963 Laramie, WY. reached its coldest temperature ever,
bottoming out at a bitter cold 50 degrees below zero!

On this date in 1974 Scottsbluff recorded a low of -16.  It was the last of 15
consecutive days with a low temperature below zero, equaling the previous
longest streak with lows below zero, set on January 30 – February 13, 1899.

Jan. 13: Today is the least likely day for precipitation in Cheyenne, with measurable
precipitation recorded on this day only 11 times since 1871.

Jan. 14: On this day in 1887 the temperature in Cheyenne fell to 27 degrees below zero.



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