Wyoming Has The Second Wildest Weather Swings In The Country
Welcome to springtime in Wyoming, where it's 70 degrees one day and we're shoveling snow the next. The Cowboy State has the second highest temperature range in the country, according to Earth Networks.
Only Montana has more dramatic temperate swings than Wyoming. The hottest day in Wyoming history was recorded in 1983 when the town of Basin hit 115 degrees. That's 178 degrees warmer than our coldest day, when Moran, Wyo. hit -63 in 1933.
One of the wildest Wyoming weather swings on record occurred on November 29, 2014, when the temperature in Douglas fell 36 degrees in one hour, dropping from 52 degrees at 7 p.m. to 16 degrees at 8 p.m.
That same month, Casper's 99-degree temperature swing was the highest in the country, falling from a high of 72 degrees in early November to a low of -27 later in the month. Lander was second with an 89-degree dropoff.
A 2016 study ranked Greybull, Wyo. third for the most volatile temperature fluctuations nationwide. The average high temperature in Greybull during the month of August is 89.8 degrees. That's 88.3 degrees warmer than the average low temperature in January, 1.5 degrees.