CHEYENNE, Wyo. — August’s weather created an environment of historic proportions in Cheyenne, according to local meteorologists.
The National Weather Service in Cheyenne reported Thursday that this past month in Cheyenne was the city’s second-hottest August ever measured dating back to when weather records were first kept in the city in 1873.
The average air temperature in Cheyenne for the entirety of the month was 71.8 degrees, which was noted by the station as being 3.7 degrees above normal. The warmest temperature of the month was measured at 98 on Aug. 5, which ended up tying a 2008 record for the all-time highest August temperature in the city.
In total, Cheyenne’s high temperature broke the 80-degree barrier for 28 of August’s 31 days, per station records.
Cheyenne’s lowest air temperature was measured at 51 on Aug. 30, continuing a two-month streak in the city in which the temperature never dropped below 50 at any point. The station noted that this was the first year in its history of keeping weather records in Wyoming’s capital that the temperature never dropped below 50 in July or August.
Precipitation levels closed out at .66 inches, listed as being .86 inches below normal for Cheyenne. A total of .37 of that amount was dropped on the city during its rainiest day of the month, Aug. 7.
High temperatures are still expected to be balmy in Cheyenne going into the holiday weekend, with mid- to high 80s temps eventually projected to cross into the low 90s by Labor Day, per current station forecasts.
Real-time weather conditions are available from the National Weather Service in Cheyenne.