143 Days and Counting: Cheyenne Seeing Longest Streak of 40+ Degree Days on Record
Cheyenne is amid its longest streak of 40-plus degree days on record.
According to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne, the temperature at the official observing station at the airport hasn't dropped below 40 degrees since May 7, 2023.
"As of Monday, this is now a record-long streak for days without dropping into the 30s at 143 days and counting," the NWS posted on its Facebook page and website Wednesday.
The NWS says the streak, which is expected to last through at least the weekend, is partially due to the rainfall and moisture this year, which has led to warmer-than-average overnight lows.
Cheyenne has been at or above 40F every day since May 7! As of Monday, this is now a record long streak for days without dropping into the 30s at 143 days and counting. This is partially due to the rainfall and moisture this year, which has lead to warmer than average overnight lows, particularly in May when sub-40F temperatures are most likely. While September has been fairly dry for Cheyenne so far, soil moisture is still above average. Expect to add several more days to this streak at the minimum, with lows expected to be in the 40s or warmer through the weekend. Note: This record is at the official observing station in Cheyenne which is at the airport. The relatively elevated location of the airport makes it more susceptible to modest breezes overnight, which can keep the temperature slightly warmer than nearby low spots where cold air pools. Some neighborhoods in Cheyenne have seen the temperature drop below 40F in the last few days, but this has yet to occur at the airport.