Early Saturday morning, just as the sun was rising, the low temperature was recorded for where I live in Wyoming. 01/13/24.

I was at -32f. in Casper.

The Wake Up Wyoming morning show covers a large area, so I decided to ask listeners what it was like where they were.

I popped on to FaceBook and asked people what the low was for where they were. As of 10:30 am Saturday I had received 166 replies. More replies are still coming in.

Here are a few of them, just to give you an idea. (No point in posting them all).

The first one that caught my attention was from Owen Miller, Saratoga Wyoming. He took a screenshot from his phone.

Besides the actual temperature, have a look at the "feels like," due to wind chill.

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The next was from Amy, who lives in Cheyenne.

Several people sent temperatures from Cheyenne, which varied depending on the time of morning they sent them to me.

Our newsman in Cheyenne, Doug Randal, reported -22 as did Scott Bennette, and Gwen VC.

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Marla Hall Strgar, Laura Leonard, Patrick Scott Azure, Eric Hamm, and DJ from Gillette showed temperatures close to each other.

DJ wins the Gillette prize with -37 as the lowest recorded in that area.

WAIT - I just saw a post from Patrick Watsabaugh, from Gillette - -38.

Sorry, DJ.

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Leslee Svensrud-Brewer lives in East Helena, Montana.

Janette Harvey reported -19 in Butte Montana.

The west side of Montana, for the most part, was much colder than this.

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Steven Speck from North Platte Nebraska was having a HEAT WAVE compared to everyone else.

However, that wind chill will still cause a lot of pain for him.

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LeAnn Cushman is in Huntley Wyoming. That's just below Torrington, on the east side of the state.

She must feel a lot warmer when she sees how Gillette is doing.

Randy Bartow reports -22 near Chugwater Wyoming.

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Vicki Heinrich
-12 Laramie.

Dennis Green
-27 in Lusk -52 windchill.

Barbara K. Cushman
-26/Wind Chill -54 — Niobrara County.

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You poor thing.

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Barbara Coutis Lee
-28 in Ten sleep.

David Haworth
We had-31 here at our house in Riverton.

Mike Shaw
-4 right now in Western Iowa. Supposed to get down to -20 tomorrow morning.

Glenna Hunter
-30 in Glenrock.

Zona Unruh
Also -31 in Sundance, WY so it is warming up!

Jason Kutsulis
Hllsdale Wy last night was -37.

Jerry Keith
-39 halfway between Ekalaka and Broadus MT.

Nina Webber
-29 Cody.

Many more people reported in, and I'm still getting numbers.

Thank you everyone.

Please stay inside and stay warm and safe.

How about some COLD WEATHER JOKES we all need to hear right now?

Sean Gallup, Getty Images
Sean Gallup, Getty Images

Some folks across the West and Midwest woke up to temperatures in the negative double digits.

That means that everybody you know is going to be commenting on the cold today. It would be a great idea to have someone lines to toss at them.

WARNING! - I never said these were good jokes.

I've made a list for you. You're welcome.

1. It’s so cold I chipped a tooth on my soup! - Okay that one sucks. off to a bad start. Sorry.

2. It’s so cold Jack Frost changed his name to Jack Froze. A little better. Just a little.

3. It’s so cold…I have to wave a blow torch in front of my nose just to have a sneeze.

4. It’s so cold…even the ATM shows minus.

5. It’s so cold . . .the dogs at the greyhound track have to put jumper cables on the rabbits just to get them running! Hmmm.. On second thought forget that joke. Too complicated and lame.


6. It’s so cold . . .Grandpa’s teeth are chattering – in the glass! - OKAY I like that one.

7. It’s so cold . . we had to stop eating with metal cutlery. Some people walked around for days with spoons or forks stuck to their tongues! -- Okay that one sucked. Forget I offered it.

8. It’s so cold…the anticipation of waiting for my ketchup to come out of the bottle lasted three months. - This one is only funny if you remember that TV commercial. 

9. It’s so cold…you could rob me with a bucket of water right now!!

10. It’s so cold . . .we pulled everything out of the freezer and huddled inside it to warm up!

11. It’s so cold…hitchhikers are holding up pictures of thumbs!

Give me credit for  #9 and #10. Those were good.


12. It’s so cold…we didn’t clean the house, we just defrosted it.

13. It’s so cold…that even the snowmen are wearing sweaters!

14. It’s so cold . . .Starbucks was serving coffee on a stick!

15. It’s so cold . . the dog sled team needed a jump start. - OH SLAM! YES I like that one. 

16. It’s so cold…chickens are rushing into Kentucky Fried Chicken and begging to use the pressure cooker!

17. It’s so cold… that optometrists are giving away free ice scrapers with eyeglasses.


18. It’s so cold . . .we had to chop up the piano for firewood. But we only got two chords. This one is so BAD it's funny.

19. It’s so cold…the police told a robber to freeze, and he really did.

20. It’s so cold…every kind of cereal in the cupboard is frosted – including the boxes!

21. It’s so cold . . .kids are using a new excuse to stay up late: “But Mom, my pajamas haven’t thawed out yet!”

22. It’s so cold . . .we have to carry around hammers and chisels so we can get out of our clothes!

23. It’s so cold…refrigerators are redundant. This one is good because it's quick and funny. Just drop that line every chance you get. Trust me it will work.

Sean Gallup, Getty Images
Sean Gallup, Getty Images

24. It’s so cold…our hats have turned into ice caps.

25. It’s so cold…that I’m breathing out snowflakes!

That should be enough to get you through the day. 

Again, you're welcome.

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