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NWS: Casper tied for driest May on record

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CASPER, Wyo. – The National Weather Service in Riverton released moisture and temperature data showing the month of May as warmer and drier than normal.

According to the NWS, Casper tied a record set in 1966 for May moisture, with only 0.30 inches recorded, which is minus 1.72 inches of normal.

Lander also tied in first place for driest May with a record set in 2006. Other dry areas were Big Piney, Greybull, Riverton and Rock Springs.

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Only Lake Yellowstone recored higher than normal moisture.

The average May temperature in Casper was 53 degrees, about 0.8 degrees higher than average.

“Every location had some type of temperature record broken in May with the exception of Riverton airport,” said the NWS. “A majority of the new high temperature records were set on the 29th, 30th and 31st when the Cowboy State had a nice heat wave.”

The full report can be read here.