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Wyoming Weekend Temperatures – How Low Did It Go?

Written by on January 31, 2023

Overnight temperatures across Wyoming were extremely low during the last weekend of January, with some areas reporting overnight temperatures of nearly 50 degrees below zero.

The National Weather Service Riverton Office released the lowest temperatures recorded across Wyoming during Sunday night’s storm. Overall, it got a bit chilly in the Equality State during the night of Jan. 29-30.

NWS Riverton low temperatures 01/29-30

Courtesy NWS Riverton

Yellowstone National Park had the lowest recorded temperature, with thermometers at Grant Village reaching as low as 47 below zero.

Temperatures at Old Faithful weren’t much higher – the overnight low was 40 below zero.

The coldest temperature in the Bighorn Basin was recorded at Worland Municipal Airport: 36 below zero. Yellowstone Regional Airport recorded a low of 21 below zero.

None of this is surprising, at least not to the Old Farmer’s Almanac. In September 2022, the Old Farmer’s Almanac anticipated that the  Texas-Oklahoma and High Plains regions – the two regions covering Wyoming – would experience a colder than normal winter, “with the coldest periods in early to mid-January and early to mid-February.”

Thankfully, the cold spell will break this week. Temperatures across Wyoming should be back in the 20s and 30s by Wednesday, Feb. 1.

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