Cheyenne Meteorological Summer Breaks Local Heat Records
If you think the months of June, July, and August in the Cheyenne area were unusually hot, you are right.
The Cheyenne Office of the National Weather Service says those three months were the hottest ever recorded in the Cheyenne area. The three months, comprising the ''Meteorological Summer" (as opposed to the calendar summer, which comes to an end later this month) had the highest average daily temperature on record for the area.
It's probably not too surprising that the period was also unusually dry, the 16th driest on record. The Cheyenne Office of the National Weather Service posted the following statement and graphics on its Facebook page:
If you thought the past three months were hot, you are correct. The average temperature in Cheyenne for the June through August period has been 70.0 degrees, making it the warmest such period ever recorded. The second warmest such period was 69.9 degrees in 2012. Interestingly, 8 of the 10 warmest June through August periods have occurred since 2000