County’s precipitation expected to be below normal for July-September

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June 29, 2021 — According to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS), Sweetwater County could see some much-needed rain beginning Wednesday (20% chance), Thursday (30%), and Friday (30%). But, if you were hoping for some additional moisture to help combat the area and state’s drought conditions, it looks like that is not going to happen over the next three months.

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According to the NWS-Riverton, July, August, and September will be drier than the last 30-year average, but not by much. Forecasters predict Southwest Wyoming will receive around 2.27” of moisture between July and September, equating to a below-normal total of about a quarter of an inch.

According to Drought.gov, all of Sweetwater County is experiencing drought conditions, with nearly 70% classified with severe drought conditions. The website also reports the county is .84 inches below normal precipitation for 2021.

Neighboring states Montana, Idaho, and Colorado can also expect drier than normal conditions from July through September.

See the complete June 29, seven-day local forecast here.

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