By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
If you were in Cheyenne over the summer, you may have thought the weather was hotter than usual.
Well, you weren’t wrong, because the National Weather Service has confirmed Cheyenne had its hottest summer ever recorded this year (because it’s 2020).
The NWS office in Cheyenne unveiled a chart tracking the city’s 10 hottest summers, which occurred from the 1930s to the present day.
The average temperature in Cheyenne from June through August this year was 70 degrees, the warmest period recorded since records started being kept. The second warmest period was 69.9 degrees in 2012.
Eight of the 10 warmest summers have occurred since 2000.
2013 saw a dip in its average temperature compared to the year prior, coming in at 68.8 degrees, the same as the summer of 1936.
2016 had the 10th hottest summer on record, averaging 68.5 degrees.