Wyoming Due for Record High Temperatures on Easter 2021
Written by Andrew-Rossi on April 1, 2021
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 feeling the heat.
Temperatures on April 3 and 4 could be the highest of the last two decades in some parts of Wyoming.
Take Cody, for instance – Saturday’s high temperature could be 72°F. The last time it was that hot in Cody on April 3 was 1992.
Sunday’s high of 72°F is even more extreme. It’s only two degrees short of the record set in Cody on April 4, 1944.
That might be the most significant jump in time, but most Wyoming communities will experience close-to or record-breaking highs.
Worland’s high temperature will be in the high 70s. The records for April 3 and 4 are 79°F, set in 1992 and 2000, respectively.
It was only a few weeks ago that Wyoming was enduring record low temperatures. The mid-February polar vortex saw temperatures well below zero across the state.
The recorded low in Cody on Feb. 13 of 1936 was 26 below zero. On Feb. 13, 2021, the low was only 13 below zero. For the record, the average high and low temperatures in Cody in mid-February are 37 and 18, respectively.
While that might make a pleasant weekend for Wyomingites, it’s not all good news. The weekend won’t just be hot – it’ll be windy too.
Low humidity and gusty winds are raising the chance of wildfires, particularly in central Wyoming. Natrona County and the southern portions of Fremont and Johnson Counties were under a fire danger watch Thursday afternoon.
Whatever the weather, there’s a good chance it won’t last. The National Weather Service is calling for snow showers in Cody on Sunday and Monday nights, with temperatures in the mid to high 50s.