Laramie Sets Back-to-Back Temperature Records in April
Last month's weather in Laramie was reminiscent of the Sea Dragon ride at Elitch Gardens, with temperatures swinging to and fro.
Laramie saw a 69-degree temperature swing between April 5 and April 11, with April 11 and April 12 setting daily record highs of 71 degrees.
But the record-breaking warmth was short-lived. Just two days later, on April 14, Laramie recorded a high of 33 degrees.
The wild temperature swings took the month to an average of 36.7 degrees, just 1.2 degrees below normal.
Precipitation was also below normal last month, with Laramie picking up 0.41 inches.
6PM 5/1/23 - April 2023 was a volatile month across our area. While temperatures averaged mostly just slightly below normal, we had our fair share of both record heat and record cold. Cheyenne rose from 10F to 80F in just 6 days, with April 11th earning the spot for earliest 80F day on record. The wild temperature swings took the month to an average of just 0.6F below normal. Precipitation and snowfall were slightly below normal last month. On the bright side, the wind was fairly mild last month. Cheyenne's maximum wind gust was 59 MPH on April 1st. Last year had 7 days with wind gusts over 60 MPH so this was a pleasant change! Scottsbluff had a similar month with wild temperature swings averaging to just 0.4F below normal. The 92F reading on April 11th was also the second earliest 90F day on record. Precipitation and snowfall were well below normal in Scottsbluff, and across most of the Nebraska panhandle as most of the precip stayed further north and west. Elsewhere, the story was similar, with wild temperature swings averaging to near normal and precipitation mostly slightly below normal. All of our climate sites broke at least one record high or record low last month. Additionally, Sidney set a daily rainfall record on April 14th.