RIVERTON — After a record hot summer in Wyoming, central parts of the state have gotten their first freeze of the season.
A very dry air mass and light winds allowed temperatures to drop below 32 degrees in many low-lying areas of central Wyoming Thursday morning. The temperature dropped to 30 degrees in Lander, Hudson and Green River and as low as 25 along Interstate 80.
However, nearby areas that were slightly higher didn’t dip that low. The National Weather Service’s Riverton office is on a hill and didn’t have a freeze but forecaster Paul Skrbac (Skir-back) said some lower spots in the city did.
There was no freeze in the Casper area but temperatures have been dropping into the 20s and 30s for the past few days near the Jackson wildfire.