In astronomical terms, the start of summer begins on the summer solstice, which occurs on June 20 or 21 in the Northern Hemisphere.

It begins on December 21 or 22 in the Southern Hemisphere.

In 2024 summer officially begins on Thursday, Jun 20, 2024, at 2:50 PM.

It's been a great spring.

Lots of rain and cool temperatures.

Long-term forecasts are hard, but let's look at what we know from past trends.

The longer-term forecast for Wyoming shows a few hot days, as to be expected.

Maybe a scorcher or two when those inevitable high-pressure systems park over our region.


But cool fronts keep pushing down from the north, giving us occasional temperature drops.

Those will not be huge drops in temperature, but enough to get us out of the 90s and into the 80s for a few days.

Those hit-and-miss afternoon thunderstorms will be common as moisture moves up from the Gulf Of Mexico and, occasionally, the Pacific.

Wyoming and the region will enter summer almost drought-free.

Most of the snow for the middle and eastern parts of Wyoming came at us this spring, which will provide a good amount of water for this summer.


There are a few dryer areas that will probably get worse this summer as we switch from La Nina to El Nino, which is that Pacific Ocean heating pattern that is mostly controlled by cycles of the sun. La Nina to El Nino greatly affects Westen weather.

So we can call this summer's forecast, "AVERAGE!"

There is nothing in the current trends that show anything above or below recorded averages over the years that humans have been keeping records.

Tour Wyoming's Greatest Ice Cream Shops

Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods

Douglas Wyoming's Best Car Show Ever

Each year Douglas Wyoming hosts Jackalope Days.

Food, music, arts and crafts, and one of the best car shows in the state.

Their 2024 car show was the largest ever with some of the best show cars seen in the state.

They even had a category for semi-trucks.

There were many more cars in the show then were were able to show here.

Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods

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