Record-Setting Cold Temps Recorded This Weekend
Written by wendycorr on June 10, 2019
The cold weather that blew in over the weekend did more than just put a damper on outdoor activities.
The cold front produced record and near-record low temperatures across the Bighorn Basin yesterday morning, according to the National Weather Service Riverton office. Record low temps were recorded in Greybull and Worland, as well as in Buffalo, Casper, and Lander.
Greybull reached a low of 36 degrees yesterday, although the normal low temp for June 9th averages 50 degrees. A previous record of 39 degrees was set in 2008.
Worland’s normal low temperature for this time of year is 48 degrees, with a previous record low of 36 degrees set in 1982. Yesterday morning a 33-degree reading was recorded, with one resident reporting 24 degrees six miles south of Worland.
Additionally, the weather system closed the Beartooth Pass from the intersection with the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway to the Montana state line, as of Saturday morning. The estimated opening time is unknown. Snow, ice and heavy drifting on the Wyoming side have caused slick, dangerous road conditions.