Dry air contributes to warm Sheridan temperatures

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — It's 62 degrees in Sheridan today. Yep — it's Dec. 9, and warmer than some April and May days in Wyoming. According to Wright Dobbs, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Billings, the region is seeing such high temperatures because of the moisture in the air traveling across the Western part of the U.S. has wrung itself out over the mountainous areas in Washington, Idaho and Montana, and the air is warming as it settles into Eastern Montana and Wyoming. "When the air looses its moisture, that allows it to warm," Dobbs said. The record high for Sheridan was 69 degrees in 1957, according to Weather Underground. It's a little to far away to predict a white Christmas, Dobbs said, but temperatures should return to normal seasonal levels by next week. The region may seen snow and colder weather before Christmas, he said. #dally #news