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Casper saw fourth wettest October on record; average temps two degrees above normal

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City File)

CASPER, Wyo. — Most of central and western Wyoming experienced a warmer and wetter October than normal, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Riverton.

Two significant wet autumn storms brought mountain snow and abundant moisture to lower elevations in the form of snow and rain, especially east of the Continental Divide.

NWS Riverton

Casper and Worland both saw the fourth wettest October on record, with Casper getting 2.69’’ inches of moisture — 226% of normal.

“Temperatures were not as anomalous, but they did generally run a degree or two above normal for the month,” the NWS said.

Casper’s average temperature was 47.3 degrees, 2.0 degrees above normal.