Category: Climate Summary

  • July 1-7, 2024 Summary

    July 1-7, 2024 Summary

    Temperature  This week featured below normal temperatures for the majority of the region (Figure 1). The coldest regions were northern Wyoming, central South Dakota, and central Nebraska with temperatures 6°F to 8°F below normal with some spots reaching 8°F to 10°F below normal. The warmest region was the northwestern corner of Wyoming reaching 2°F to…

  • June 24-30, 2024 Summary

    June 24-30, 2024 Summary

    Temperature  This week featured above normal temperatures for a majority of the region (Figure 1). The warmest region was the northwestern corner of Wyoming with temperatures of 9°F to 16°F above normal. The coldest region was northern North Dakota with temperatures of 6°F to 9°F below normal.  Maximum temperatures varied across the region. Northwestern Wyoming,…

  • June 17-23, 2024 Summary

    June 17-23, 2024 Summary

    Temperature  This week featured above normal temperatures for the southern half of the region and below normal temperatures for the northern half of the region (Figure 1). The warmest region was southeastern Kansas with temperatures 6°F to 8°F above normal. The coldest region was central North Dakota and northern South Dakota with temperatures of 5°F…

  • May 2024 Climate Summary

    May 2024 Climate Summary

    Foothills near Fort Collins, Colorado, Photo Courtesy of Gannon Rush Regional Breakdown May featured a steady stream of severe weather, with Kansas and Nebraska hit the hardest. More tornadoes struck Nebraska, while Kansas received large hail and exceptionally strong winds. Nearly all weather phenomena were experienced in the region this month, with parts of North…

  • June 10- 16, 2024 Summary

    June 10- 16, 2024 Summary

    Temperature  This week featured above normal temperatures for a majority of the region (Figure 1). The warmest region was Wyoming with temperatures 6°F to 11°F above normal. The coldest region was northern North Dakota and a spot in southcentral Kansas with temperatures of 0°F to 2°F below normal.  Maximum temperatures were 3°F to 6°F above…

  • June 3- 9, 2024 Summary

    June 3- 9, 2024 Summary

    Temperature  This week featured above normal temperatures for a majority of the region (Figure 1). The warmest regions included Colorado and Wyoming, with temperatures of 6°F to 8°F above normal.  The southeastern corner of Wyoming was exceptionally hot, with temperatures of 11°F above normal. The coldest region was a spot in eastern North Dakota with…

  • May 27 – June 2, 2024 Summary

    May 27 – June 2, 2024 Summary

    Temperature  This week featured below normal temperatures for a majority of the region (Figure 1). The coldest regions include a spot in eastern North Dakota, and a spot in central South Dakota with temperatures of 4°F to 8°F below. The warmest region was the southeastern corner of Wyoming with temperatures of 6°F to 10°F.  Maximum…

  • Spring 2024 Weather Recap

    Spring 2024 Weather Recap

    Overview Mid-March, Colorado experienced a major snowstorm that dropped 2 feet of snow and schools and offices were closed and traveling was discouraged. Northeastern Kansas had two EF-2 tornadoes that damaged trees and some buildings but no injuries. In late March, the region issued 9 total winter storm warnings before experiencing winter storm conditions and…

  • May 20-26, 2024 Summary

    May 20-26, 2024 Summary

    Temperature  This week featured below normal temperatures in most of the region (Figure 1). The coldest regions included nearly all of Wyoming, the northwestern corner of Colorado, a small part of central South Dakota, and northern North Dakota with temperatures of 4°F to 10°F below. The warmest regions were a majority of Kansas and the…

  • May 13-19, 2024 Summary

    May 13-19, 2024 Summary

    Temperature  The week featured near- or above-normal temperatures for most of the High Plains (Figure 1). The warmest places being the southwestern border of North and South Dakota, part of central Nebraska, and the southeastern corner of Wyoming being 6°F to 8°F above normal and some spots 8°F to 10°F above normal. Small parts of…