Record High Temperatures Set at Several Locations on Monday

Much above normal temperatures were found across western and central Wyoming on Sunday and Monday.  Readings were in many cases 15-25F above normal.  Record high temperatures were set at Big Piney, Casper, Lake Yellowstone, Rock Springs, the Riverton Airport, and downtown Riverton, while Lander tied their record.    Our Regional Temperature and Precipitation Table has a complete listing of high temperatures from around the region on Monday.

The very warm temperatures melted much of the snowpack below about 9000 ft causing a rise on many area rivers and streams.  The most notable rises were in the Shoshone and Snake river drainages of northwest Wyoming.  You can click here to keep up-to-date on current snowpack and drought information.  Also, our Rivers & Lakes link can assist you in monitoring area rivers and streams.

Included below are the actual high temperatures from Sunday and Monday along with comparisons to daily records.

Sunday, May 12, 2013
Location Actual High Temperature °F Record Temperature °F / Year
Casper - Natrona County International Airport 81 87 / 1960
Lander - Hunt Field 82 86 / 1960
Riverton - Downtown 85 89 / 1962
Rock Springs - Sweetwater County Airport 79 82 / 1960
Worland - Municipal Airport 84 92 / 1960

Monday, May 13, 2013
**New Record / *Tied Record

Location Actual High Temperature °F
Current Record Temperature °F / Year
Casper - Natrona County International Airport 88** 87 / 2001
Lander - Hunt Field 86* 86 / 2001, 1988
Riverton - Downtown 89** 88 / 2007
Rock Springs - Sweetwater County Airport 81** 80 / 1996
Worland - Municipal Airport 91 92 / 2001


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