Contact Us
Make My Homepage

There’s One Town in Wyoming That’s Hotter Than Arizona

 Scott Olson, Getty Images
Scott Olson, Getty Images

Aside from our daily chance for thunderstorms, summertime in Wyoming is awesome. Temperatures are relatively mild, the wind keeps us cool and there isn’t much humidity.

However, there is one place in the Cowboy State that can get really hot.

Basin, Wyoming, is a tiny town in the Bighorn Basin, north of Worland. Its location acts as a natural shelter from wind and rain, creating a warm, dry desert climate.

117 years ago today, on July 12, 1900, the mercury hit 114. It was a state record that stood for nearly a century.  Amazingly, that record was broken on August 8, 1983, when the temperature in Basin reached 115 sweltering degrees.

Annually, the town of Basin will have 51 days with temperatures over 90. Incredibly, they average just over 11 snowy days each year.

 

 

 

Best of KING FM

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kingfm.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Rockstar Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Rockstar Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.