After a week of record heat and smoky conditions across the state, this rain was welcomed as the drought conditions continued to get worse. Not too much in terms of severe weather, however, lots of rain and very little movement within these storms means that there are flash flood watches all around Wyoming.
Today was one of the first days in a while that we did not see oppressive heat or record breaking temperatures. However, the smoky conditions have still remained, today moving out to the eastern side of the state as the west was mostly rained out. Going into this weekend, despite the increase in rain chances, we can see a lot of the heavy smoke to the north move toward the southern and eastern regions of the state including the capital city and the Nebraska panhandle.
Another record breaking day here in the cowboy state. Luckily, we only broke about 3 records today compared to the over 6 records broken yesterday. One of those records was here in the capital city. Cheyenne reached 96 degrees today beating out the old record of 93 degrees from 1959.
Today was a hot day all across the state. Most, if not all major cities hit above 80 degrees with some places forecasted for triple digit temperatures. Clear skies around much of Wyoming today, in terms of rain and cloud cover, but lots of haze and smoke from the wildfires. This has prompted the National Weather Service to extend their air quality warnings and even expand them to the northern regions of the state as well.
Starting off today with hot temperatures all around. Most places saw above 80 degrees with others hitting those upper 90s and getting close to triple digits. Smoke is another issue happening around the state. A number of air quality warnings are becoming more significant as the smoke from the wildfires is causing a thick haze to be seen even in areas not affected by the warnings.
Starting off today, we saw warm temperatures all around, but nothing like the heat we witnessed a few days ago. New today is another air quality alert for the western side of the state including cities like Riverton and Rock Springs until tomorrow afternoon.
Hot temperatures all around today with most places seeing those 90′s and even getting close to those triple digits. In terms of warnings, there is still the excessive heat warning in effect for the northernmost cities of the state like Sheridan until later this evening. There is also the air quality warning at the southern border until tomorrow morning. Smoke will continue to linger throughout the state despite the lack of air quality warnings.
Temperatures today were definitely on the warmer side, but the cloudy skies and scattered showers today toward the eastern part of the state helped to keep things from getting too hot. Upper 80′s and mid 90′s were common as that is about the average this time of year. Our fire weather warnings from yesterday have come and gone, but the air quality warnings are back as the western wildfires are not getting better.
Scattered showers and storms began making their way through the state today from that system off to the west. Despite the rain, the fire weather warnings covering much of the northern and western regions of the state are still in effect until later this evening. The air quality warning to the southern border is also in effect until tomorrow morning.
After a week of nothing but showers and thunderstorms every afternoon, it is nice to see that we will be dry over the next couple of days. However, with that lack of cloud cover and precipitation, hot temperatures will take over. Today, we saw lots of 90′s around many of the cities with some of the ones to the north hitting the triple digits. As a result of those hot and dry conditions, our Fire Weather Watches and Warnings are back on the map with our fire outlook up to a critical risk for those northern cities like Sheridan and Gillette.
Today started off a good bit warmer than the past few days. It was one of the first days in a while that we hit above average temperatures according to almanac data. The fire weather warnings out to the northwestern portions of the state are still in effect and I expect it to be expanded.
We saw much warmer temperatures today across the cowboy state when compared to yesterday. Although, these are the temperatures we are supposed to see this time of year according to almanac data. To the northwest region of the state, fire weather warnings and air quality alerts remain in effect until tomorrow afternoon, however, I expect these to be extended. Lots of dry conditions out to the north west are fueling these fire risks and the lack of rain isn’t helping out the current wildfire situation either. The new drought monitor came out today and while I don’t typically talk about it, I wanted to bring it up today considering all the rain we had over the last few weeks.
Today was very cool across much of the state. Highs didn’t even get the chance to break the 90 degree mark. To the northern regions of the state, an air quality alert is in effect until tomorrow for the western portions extending almost to Riverton. We can see lots of smoke and haze in the skies throughout the day and will remain the case overnight and into tomorrow as the wildfires are not getting any better.
Thanks to the showers and storms, it was actually a relatively cool day outside. Highs around the state stayed in the 80s with only a few places seeing the low 90s. Still fire weather warnings and air quality warnings in effect for the western and southern border of the state. These shouldn’t last very long considering the rain should help calm down the smoke and wildfires. Severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the eastern portion of the state with a few warnings for those areas being impacted by these strong storms. Just like last week, these storms are strong and fast moving. SPC has dropped the risk down to slight risk for the northeast corner for the overnight hours. There is still the chance that these storms can have damaging winds, large hail, lightning, heavy rain, and even an isolated tornado.
We started off the day with lots of hazy and smokey conditions across the state. This is caused by the different wildfires near Yellowstone and northern Colorado. It is has sparked lots of fire weather warnings as well as air quality alerts throughout various regions.
It is turning out to be a calm day in Wyoming in terms of weather. Still a little on the warmer side with the northern regions of the state hitting the mid 90s in terms of highs. There is still an air quality warning out for the western part of the state and that is due to the continued burning of the wildfire out in Yellowstone.
Wyoming has seen weather of all kinds today. Starting off with the heat. Highs today were around the 90s for much of the state. Luckily, it wasn’t as hot as yesterday and there were some strong winds and storms all around to help keep those temperatures in a more comfortable range.
It has been one of the hottest days in Wyoming that we have seen in a while. Temperatures of 100+ were commonplace with upper 90s throughout much of the state. These hot temperatures combined with the dry conditions have prompted the fire weather warnings from yesterday to be extended until late tomorrow evening. In terms of relief from the heat, the southern portions of the state have been seeing some isolated showers and thunderstorms but nothing on the severe side. Winds were the big story today as the northern portion of the state had sustained winds at about 30 MPH and gusts over 40 MPH and we can still expect more tomorrow.
After the nice day we had across the state yesterday, somebody decided to turn on the heater. Mid and upper 90′s were commonplace across much of Wyoming today. With the dry conditions sticking around for much of the southern regions of the state, the fire weather watches from yesterday have now turned into fire weather warnings. Expect these to stay in place until we see a cool down on Friday.
Today was one of the best days in terms of weather for Wyoming. Well below average temperatures across the state and dry conditions all around. The dry conditions, however, have prompted a fire weather watch for the central and southern portions of the state. This will only be exaggerated by the increasing temperatures in the days ahead.
We started off the day on the hot side with much of the eastern regions of Wyoming reaching the 90s with some places just a degree away from triple digits. That did not last long as the trough associated with a cold front moving through brought lots of thunderstorm activity, especially to northeast Wyoming. The Storm Prediction Center has Marginal and Slight warnings in place for much of the state, even through the evening hours. This means that there still is a chance for heavy rain, gusty winds, and some hail.
Sunday afternoon we saw plenty of isolated showers and scattered storms around the state which were relatively brief but still held a presence throughout Wyoming. The good news is, as we head into tonight, along with temperatures dropping we will also begin to see those rain showers and storm chances diminish. Leaving the nighttime being optimal conditions for our Fireworks festivities.
For the rest of the evening, isolated showers and thunderstorms will remain in the state but look to die out and move on into the early evening hours. Some of these storms could be severe and have a possibility of having moderate to heavy rainfall, large hail and strong severe winds. This will lead to clearing of the night sky in Wyoming and some cooler temperatures but they will remain into the 60s and upper 50s throughout the state. The stationary frontal boundary is acting as a catalyst for theses storms to pop up, however, they are short lived. Throughout the night, expect it to be more quiet especially as winds look to remain on the lighter side throughout the night.
Rain should clear out by midnight tonight but the chances for showers and storms still stay high for tomorrow. Southern Wyoming can expect to see showers early in the morning around 9am and they will be sticking around for much of the day.
Expect a similar pattern of showers and storms tomorrow as we saw today. By lunch time, the storms will pop up and last into the late afternoon and early evening hours. These storms will be capable of producing heavy rain, gusty winds, small hail, and even some localized flooding.