Connecting Ag to Climate: Recent and Current Conditions
Wyoming experienced its 47th warmest and 43rd wettest July out of 129 years, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Information database, retrieved Aug. 19.
Scaling to the county level, the adjacent tables include temperature and precipitation rankings of select counties for the month of July.
The U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) map for Wyoming, released Aug. 17, classifies 0.20 percent of the state – western Teton County – as abnormally dry (D0).
The remaining 99.8 percent of the state is classified as none. In other words, these areas are not experiencing abnormally dry or drought conditions.
To view the current USDM map, visit bit.ly/2S28VTA. Consider submitting a Condition Monitoring Observer Report at bit.ly/3c4WRLR.
Eight- to 14-day
and one-month forecasts
NOAA’s eight- to 14-day forecast for Aug. 26 to Sept. 1, issued Aug. 18, shows near normal temperatures for all of Wyoming.
For the same timeframe, the forecast shows a 33 to 50 percent probability for above normal precipitation for all of Wyoming.
The September forecast, issued Aug. 17, indicates a 33 to 60 percent probability for above normal temperatures for nearly all of Wyoming.
For the same timeframe, the forecast shows an equal chance for below, near or above normal precipitation for the entire state.
For additional information and NOAA forecasts, visit cpc.ncep.noaa.gov.
Windy K. Kelley is the regional Extension program coordinator and state specialist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Northern Plains Climate Hub, the University of Wyoming Extension and WAFERx. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 307-367-4380.