The climate of Wyoming (United
States of America)
The state of Wyoming mainly has a mountainous landscape. The Rocky
Mountains, with peaks higher than 4,000 meters mainly determine the
landscape in Wyoming. Gannett Peak is the highest point in the state
with an altitude of 4,207 meters above sea level. The northeastern and
eastern parts of Wyoming consist of the flat region ‘The Great
Plains’, this region consists of steppe and grasslands. The largest
part of the state of Wyoming has a cold steppe climate. Places with
higher precipitation figures have a moderate continental climate.
Several mountainous regions where annual precipitation figures are
higher than 500 millimeters have this climate type. Most places in
Wyoming can only record 200-300 millimeters of annual precipitation.
This makes Wyoming one of the driest states in the United States. Some
regions even have a desert climate. The lowest situated regions in
Bighorn Basin have a cold desert climate (type BWk) with only 130-200
millimeters of annual precipitation. Winters in Wyoming are cold with
wintry conditions. Several winter sports regions with excellent snow
conditions are situated in Wyoming. The eastern part of Wyoming is
located in Tornado Alley, a large region in the United States with a
risk of tornadoes.
Climate information of places in Wyoming
The climate information given on this page is only brief. Specific
information on weather and climate can be found on the pages per
region or city. The following climate information is available for
Throughout Wyoming several climate figures and temperatures can be
recorded. The figures below are for Cheyenne and cannot be seen as an
average for this state. For climate figures for other places and
regions in Wyoming please, visit the individual climate pages.
More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of
the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time.
How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can
often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate
information per month. The figures below apply to Cheyenne. For
climate figures on specific regions and places please, visit the
relevant individual climate pages.
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