NWS shows May as the 5th wettest period for Casper

(Casper, Wyo.) - After March and April being one of the wettest springs on record, May continued the wet streak with a very wet beginning to the month. The precipitation between March and May will be the wettest such period for Big Piney and Lander and the 5th wettest period for Casper. According to the National Weather Service in Riverton: MAY WAS COOLER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL IN CASPER. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR CASPER IN MAY WAS 49.8 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE WARMEST READING OF THE MONTH WAS 81 DEGREES ON THE 21ST. THE COLDEST READING WAS 27 DEGREES ON THE 12TH. A NEW RECORD LOW OF 30 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE 24TH...TYING THE PREVIOUS RECORD SET IN 1986. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 3.01 INCHES...WHICH WAS 149 PERCENT OF NORMAL. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD OF THE MONTH WAS THE 6TH AND 7TH...WHEN 1.13 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL. A NEW RECORD WAS SET ON THE 6TH...WHEN 0.92 OF AN INCH FELL...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 0.43 SET IN 1975. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST WAS 52 MPH ON THE 24TH. Click to see more from NWS ​*h/t National Weather Service/Pitchengine Communities * #oilcity #news