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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Cheyenne WY
635 PM MST Thu Dec 1 2016

November 2016 enters the record books as one of the warmest and
driest months. Several locations ranked in the top 5 for warmest
November.

The following is a list of observed mean temperatures and
precipitation, departures from normal, ranking, and warmest/driest
year(s):

Cheyenne WY
Mean Temp 42.0 (+6.8) Ranks 3rd, Warmest 45.2 (1949)
Precip 0.38 (-0.21) Ranks 44th, Driest Trace (1965)

Laramie WY
Mean Temp 35.8 (+6.5) Ranks 6th, Warmest 40.7 (1949)
Precip 0.73 (+0.19) Ranks 50th, Driest Trace (1949)

Rawlins WY
Mean Temp 36.5 (+6.4) Ranks 7th, Warmest 42.8 (1999)
Precip 0.45 (-0.10) Ranks 32nd, Driest 0.03 (1976, 2007)

Douglas WY
Mean Temp 40.8 (+7.6) Ranks 2nd, Warmest 41.5 (1999)
Precip 0.49 (-0.16) Ranks 16th, Driest 0.02 (2009)

Torrington WY
Mean Temp 42.5 (+6.6), Ranks 2nd, Warmest 43.3 (1999)
Precip 0.15 (-0.29) Ranks 8th, Driest 0.01 (2006)

Alliance NE
Mean Temp 39.1 (+6.0) Ranks 2nd, Warmest 41.0 (1999)
Precip 0.04 (-0.41) Ranks 6th, Driest Trace (tied 1999, 2006)

Chadron NE
Mean Temp 42.5 (+8.5) Ranks 2nd, Warmest 44.1 (1949)
Precip 0.15 (-0.49) Ranks 9th (tied 2002), Driest Trace (2001)

Scottsbluff NE
Mean Temp 43.0 (+7.2) Ranks 4th, Warmest 44.3 (1949)
Precip 0.17 (-0.49) Ranks 31st, Driest 0.00 (tied 1901, 1939)

Sidney NE
Mean Temp 41.1 (+3.4) Ranks 6th, Warmest 43.3 (1999)
Precip 0.07 (-0.50) Ranks 6th, Driest Trace (2007)

According to the Climate Prediction Center, there is a 40 to 50%
chance of below normal temperatures and 40% chance of above normal
precipitation for December.

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