Is This The Hottest Wyoming Summer Ever?
According to regional meteorologist Don Day, of Day Weather, the summer of 2022, so far, is a typical summer.
This is about what modern humans have come to expect. Though we should understand that the climate is always changing and that number will not stand as the summer average forever.
The average maximum temperature at Basin in July is 92°F. For most of the state, the mean maximum temperatures in July range between 85°F and 95°F
The highest recorded Wyoming temperature was 116°F on July 12, 1900, at Bitter Creek in Sweetwater County.
The reason I say, 'what modern humans have come to expect,' is because there is no such thing as a "normal" high or low.
We can tell by studying evidence left behind that what we now call Wyoming, as well as the planet as a whole, has been much warmer as well as much cooler than it is now.
Evidence of glaciers have been left behind here in Wyoming as well as times when this area was a sandy desert that was much hotter than anything humans have ever experienced.
The coldest winter that we have records of began as a storm in Russia that swept across the western United States. Wyoming dropped down to -66 Fahrenheit in Yellowstone National Park. That was January 2, 1949.
But that is just when humans were around. How cold do you think it was when Wyoming was under a mile of ice?
According to Don Day, we have settled into a typical summer pattern for the next few months. Good cool sleeping weather. You'll love the mornings. It will be a bit uncomfortable in the middle of the day.