Hurricane Hilary Isn't Visiting Wyoming, But We'll Get A Lot Of Rain Out Of It

The worst of Hurricane Hilary is too far west to be of much concern to Wyoming, but meteorologist Don Day says remnants of the storm could give us a rainy week.

Andrew Rossi

August 21, 20232 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

Wyoming isn’t going to feel the full force of any hurricane (unless a bunch of states fall into the ocean). But the storm down-pouring on the American Southwest will hit a little closer to home this week.

Cowboy State meteorologist Don Day says rain from the now-tropical storm that is already falling in the western half of Wyoming will spread across the entire state this week. 

“The remains of the hurricane have already brought rain to far west Wyoming [Sunday], around Jackson and the western edges of Yellowstone National Park," Day said on Sunday.

"There will be showers and thunderstorms in far western Wyoming on Monday then slowly spreading east across the state Tuesday through Thursday,” he said. 

It’s already been an extremely wet summer for Wyoming. Cheyenne is experiencing the second-wettest year ever recorded, while several other communities are on-track to set their own rain records.

In any other year, Hurricane Hilary would’ve made a dramatic difference. In 2023, it’s a few more days of rain. 

“There might be some heavy rain with a few thunderstorms in spots, but nothing widespread. The worst is in the West,” Day said.

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