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Thanks to a combination of large wildfires in Idaho and Oregon, the Bighorn Basin is likely to be covered in a dense smoke plume for the discernible future. The skies of the Bighorn Basin continue to be hazy and full of smoke. With only one minor wildfire in Wyoming, it means the smoke is blowing…

Several factors are contributing to the hazardous atmosphere surrounding Cody, which means residents need to be extra careful to stay safe and avoid wildfires. The National Weather Service (N.W.S) has two Hazardous Weather Outlooks in effect for Cody and northwest Wyoming on Friday, July 9. Normal summer conditions mix with abnormal phenomena in the current…

Last month was the second driest and tied for the third warmest June in Cody on record. There was 0.06 inch of precipitation in June, while the average temperature was 68.9 degrees, according to Tim Troutman, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Riverton. Troutman was the guest Thursday morning on KODI’s “Speak…

The Robertson Draw Fire in Custer Gallatin National Forest is over 20,000 acres and 0% contained, and the smoke is making the skies of Cody hazy and hazardous. Efforts to fight the ongoing Robertson Draw Fire continue. In three days since it was first reported, the wildfire has consumed 20,000 acres, and the results of…

Cody had back-to-back record-high temperatures this week. It reached 100 degrees on Monday, June 14 (old record, 98 degrees in 1918), and 99 on Tuesday, June 15 (93 in 1931), according to Tim Troutman, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Riverton. Troutman was the guest Wednesday morning on KODI’s “Speak Your Piece…

The strongest winds recorded during the state’s High Wind Warning were in Park County, causing traffic accidents, collapsing trees, and cutting power. The National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning for most of central and northwestern Wyoming on Thursday, June 10. Winds between 30 to 60 mph were anticipated between 3 p.m. and 11…

Windstorms up to 65 mph are expected Thursday afternoon across much of central and northern Wyoming and the entire Bighorn Basin, especially on highways. The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warming between 3 and 11 p.m. Thursday, June 10. Cities across Wyoming, including the entire Bighorn Basin, will be affected. According to…

Ready for a record-breaking weekend? According to the National Weather Service, locales all over Wyoming could break their previous high-temperature records. The National Weather Service in Riverton is following the weekend weather and predicts things are going to get hot. As warm weather moves into Wyoming, nearly every part of the state will likely be…

The snowstorm that is crippling southern Wyoming isn’t your ordinary end-of-the-winter blizzards – it’s breaking records. According to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne, their noon snow observation showed a snowfall total of 25.8 inches since the blizzard began. That’s not just a record-breaking amount of snow for March – it’s a record-breaking amount of…

The winds blowing all over Cody were more than just strong – they were some of the highest recorded in the entire state. According to the Iowa Environmental Mesonet at Iowa State University, winds of over 50 mph were reported across Wyoming – but Cody witnessed the worst of it. At 11:27 p.m. Sunday evening,…


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