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Casper saw only 26% of its normal July precipitation, National Weather Service states


CASPER, Wyo. — Central and western Wyoming saw an unusually hot, dry July, which resulted in many temperature records being set in the regions, wrote the National Weather Service in Riverton in its July 2022 Climate Summary.

The Casper area normally gets 1.19 inches of precipitation in July, according to NWS data. This July, only 0.31 inches fell, the vast majority of that falling on July 1. Only trace amounts fell on other days.

“High pressure dominated the weather pattern for much of the month, resulting in several days of above-normal temperatures and dry weather overall,” the NWS wrote.

Additionally, some random days of the month saw heavier rain showers, “with monsoonal moisture coming in from the southwest,” wrote the weather service. More of this moisture is expected in coming weeks, and is likely to help remedy drought conditions in the state.

National Weather Service in Riverton’s July 2022 Summary graphic, published 8/2/2022. (NWS Riverton/Website)