We Can All Agree: Wyoming Spring Weather SUCKS!
Monday, March 19th, is the first official day of SPRING!
This means that people in Wyoming get ready for the next big batch of wind and wild weather before things actually get nice.
Oh, and there is that one last storm before things settle down.
The transition period between seasons is always a tough one in Wyoming.
Warm and cold air begins to battle it out, right over the western states.
As warm tries to move in and cold pushes back there are long periods of windy weather.
The wind always blows when pressure systems are battling and the temperature is changing.
The reason those winds are so harsh in Wyoming is because of our uneven mountain chains.
Wyoming is part of the Rocky Mountain range.
But there are gaps in that range, and areas where other mountains have risen, like the Bighorns and the Laramie Range.
That forces the air pressure through small gaps.
Much like putting your finger over a garden hose, that pressure is going somewhere. So it speeds up as it squeezes through.
If you live in Wyoming then you live right in the middle of where this battle takes place every year.
The battle over warm and cold mixes with moisture from the Pacific.
As all of this comes together, at some point, Wyoming gets that last big storm we are all worried about, and all know is coming.
This is one of the reasons that not so many people live in Wyoming.
The state is beautiful when the weather settles down.
It's those transitions between seasons that beats the crap out of us.