Mother Nature Keeps Lower Elevations Frigid While Warming Mountains

Snow covered basins and valleys of central and western Wyoming remained in the deep freeze while the mountains and some adjacent foothills were relatively warm due to an extremely steep temperature inversion at the surface.  Click on the images below to enlarge them.  Click here for highs across western and central Wyoming Friday, January 4th showing the extreme temperature differences between the very cold basins and valleys and the warmer higher elevations. 


High Temperatures - Friday January 4th

Temperature Profile over Riverton Friday Morning

 High temperatures for Friday, January 4, 2013 showing the basins and valleys across central and western Wyoming were much colder than surrounding Mountains.  Riverton's morning sounding for January 4th showing a steep temperature inversion


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