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December weather was varied in the Bighorn Basin, with several areas reporting varying amounts of precipitation and some of the warmest temperatures on record. Throughout December, the Bighorn Basin and the entirety of Wyoming were subjected to erratic winter weather. Record highs in early December gave way to near record lows by the end –in…

Snowy weather is exactly what Wyoming’s snowpack needs, as the snow in the state’s western basins starts to average out after a concerningly dry fall. Every aspect of Wyoming relies on its winter snowpack. The melted snow fills the state’s aquifers and reservoirs, sustaining the state’s agriculture, animals, and people. The Wyoming Natural Resources Conservation…

While it’s too early to say how much moisture Wyoming will receive this winter, below-average snowpack across the state is already a worrisome sign for 2022. November might have been enjoyably warm in Wyoming, but it’s not great news for the state. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, November’s average temperature was about…


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