March 2014 Monthly Climate Summaries for Western and Central Wyoming

The March 2014 climate summaries for Big Piney, Buffalo, Casper, Greybull, Lake Yellowstone, Lander, Riverton, Rock Springs, and Worland are now available online.

Overall, March was colder than normal for many locations, except over southern and southwestern portions (which were warmer and drier than normal). The Wind River Basin was near normal, while the Big Horn Basin and Johnson County were colder and drier thean normal. The month started with the last arctic outbreak of the season, with many locations setting new record lows. This also prolonged the start of the spring thaw, because by end of the first week of March, ice jam flooding began to occur across mainly across the Big Horn Basin. Minor flooding also occurred across Star Valley and Jackson Hole, due to existing high snow depth. Special attention will have to be paid to these locations (including the Upper Green River Basin) going into April, as there remains 1 to 4 feet of snow on the ground. See the links below for details!

If you would like additional/more in-depth climate information, please refer to our Climate Page. Under the Observed Weather tab, you can find the Daily Climate Report (CLI), the Preliminary Monthly Climate Data (CF6), the Monthly Weather Summary (CLM), the Regional and State Summary (RTP/STP). The Daily Climate Report will have the weather data for the day (from midnight to 1159 pm). The Monthly Climate Data will have this data for each day of the month, compilying all the daily data into one form. The Regional and State Summaries will have temperature and precipitation data for various locations across the state, updated 4 times a day.


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Lake Yellowstone



Rock Springs


Chunks of ice flowing along the Big Horn River near Greybull on the afternoon of March 9th. Picture courtesy of Katie Warriner. 

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