Are you ready for warmer weather?

After last week's snow, I'm ready for some sunny skies and flip-flops weather. The second April arrives, I start dreaming of days spent enjoying golden sunshine, hanging out on a picnic blanket with a nice, cold glass of iced tea. You know - the kind of weather where you need sunscreen and a sunhat.

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We're not quite in SPF 50 weather yet here in Laramie. This week's forecast shows signs of a warmup heading to Laramie. According to the National Weather Service, the Gem City may hit the mid-60s early next week.

Naturally, I had to wonder - when will we start seeing 70+ temps here? AKA, when can I pull out my shorts and knock off Birkenstocks?

When Will Laramie's First 70-Degree Temp Day of 2023 Arrive?

Next week's forecast currently shows the highest temperature at 66-ish degrees on Wednesday, April 12. That's close to 70, sure, but after Wednesday, it starts cooling off back to the 40s and 50s (I'll still take that over a blizzard.)

Unfortunately for my Birkenstocks, chances are we won't be getting 70-degree days until late May. According to WeatherSpark's compilation of data, Laramie averages around 61 degrees in May. However, last year, WeatherSpark recorded that Laramie hit the mid-70s by mid-May. The first 70-degree day last year occurred around May 6, 2022.

Considering we are seeing warmer-than-average temperatures this week, it wouldn't surprise me if May sees a few 70+ degree days.

Credit: Weather / CanvaPro
Credit: Weather / CanvaPro

That said, WeatherSpark does note that Laramie's average June temps hit around 73 degrees. So, if not May, the Gem City should start enjoying much warmer weather by June.

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Credit: Pro

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