weather http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Funnel Cloud Prompts Cheyenne Tornado Warning http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/funnel-cloud-prompts-cheyenne-tornado-warning <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A funnel cloud prompted a brief tornado warning in Cheyenne on Wednesday.</span></div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The National Weather Service sounded the alarm at about 2 p.m., soon after the funnel dropped down from a small thunderstorm in the high country west of town.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Minutes later, the funnel dissipated without touching down - though not before several people snapped photos of the twister and posted the images online.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1 Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:48:02 +0000 Associated Press 60411 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Funnel Cloud Prompts Cheyenne Tornado Warning Reception/Frequencies, Weather and Road Conditions http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/receptionfrequencies-weather-and-road-conditions <div><p><strong>7/10/14</strong></p><p>Due to tower maintenance, Wyoming Public Radio's Rawlins station (KUWI) will be off the air for a short time Friday afternoon (July 11).</p><p><span class="rssHeadline">If you have any questions or are experiencing a signal issue not listed here, please contact us at 307-766-2439&nbsp;or e-mail <a href="mailto:fletcher@uwyo.edu">fletcher@uwyo.edu</a></span></p></div><p><span class="rssHeadline">Thanks,<br />--<br />Wyoming Public Media Engineering</span><br /><br /><strong>Weather</strong>:</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 16:38:53 +0000 Shane Toven 14537 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Reception/Frequencies, Weather and Road Conditions Snowy Winter Brings Record Snowpack http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/snowy-winter-brings-record-snowpack <p>Snowpack around the state is above average this year. Tony Bergantino, a climatologist with the Wyoming State Climate Office, says it’s the highest snowpack on record in five of Wyoming's basins.&nbsp;</p><p>“They’re all above normal, and up in the upper northwest and southwest and in the central part of the state, they’re at the lowest,” se says. “And that’s still about 114-115 percent of normal.”</p><p>Bergantino&nbsp;says the snowy winter has brought most of the state out of drought conditions. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:10:35 +0000 Irina Zhorov 55789 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Snowy Winter Brings Record Snowpack Floods could cause hay prices to spike http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/floods-could-cause-hay-prices-spike <p>The floods in Colorado could cause a spike in hay prices, which could be good and bad news for Wyoming ranchers.<br><br>Many Colorado ranchers lost their season’s hay supply in the deluges that swept across the eastern plains.&nbsp; And that means many Colorado ranchers will likely turn to Wyoming hay producers to feed their livestock through the winter, <em>if</em> they have livestock left to feed.<br><br>Brett Moline with the Wyoming Farm Bureau says this might cause the price of hay to rise on the market.<br> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 00:19:01 +0000 Melodie Edwards 47194 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Floods could cause hay prices to spike Early autumn storms heighten flash flood risk in Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/early-autumn-storms-heighten-flash-flood-risk-wyoming <p></p><p></p> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:18:12 +0000 Melodie Edwards 46908 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Early autumn storms heighten flash flood risk in Wyoming Crop recovery is good news for cattle ranchers http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/crop-recovery-good-news-cattle-ranchers <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After last year’s crushing drought, wetter weather is helping crops recover, and prices are dropping.</span><br>&nbsp;</p><p>US corn yields are up, according to IHS, Inc., a company that publishes stock market industry data. The company expects corn and soybean prices to drop by 10 percent in the third-quarter of this year.<br><br><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Brett Moline of the Wyoming Farm Bureau says that means it’s cheaper for feed lots to finish more cattle, which is good news for cattle ranchers.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 00:52:27 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 46763 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Crop recovery is good news for cattle ranchers Despite storms, Wyoming could still face summer water shortages http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/despite-storms-wyoming-could-still-face-summer-water-shortages <p></p><p></p><p>Last year’s drought could impact the Wyoming water supply this summer.<br><br>The National Weather Service says that, although recent storms have helped replenish mountain snowpack, there might not be enough to get back to normal levels of runoff, which is state’s most common water source for crops and municipalities.<br><br>NWS Hydrologist Jim Fahey says that’s because the upper soil levels were parched by the drought and will likely absorb much of the runoff. Fahey says this could become especially problematic for some people during the summer months.</p><p></p> Wed, 08 May 2013 23:41:52 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 40476 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Despite storms, Wyoming could still face summer water shortages Unseasonable weather equally likely to stay or go http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/unseasonable-weather-equally-likely-stay-or-go <p>This year has been unusually dry so far, and the National Weather Service says it’s not clear if – or when – that trend will change.</p><p>Meteorologist Trevor LaVoie says it’s equally likely that the next few months will be wetter than usual, drier than usual, or just average.</p><p>“There’s no el niño or there’s no la niña phase that’s currently in the outlook,” LaVoie said. “So there’s no signal to say one way or the other that we’re going to be above or below average.”</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 01:17:04 +0000 Willow Belden 35652 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Unseasonable weather equally likely to stay or go Hogadon Ski Area postpones opening day http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/hogadon-ski-area-postpones-opening-day <p>Warm weather has caused Casper’s Hogadon Ski Area to postpone its opening day. The slopes were set to open this Saturday, but Anna Wyttenback of Casper’s Leisure Services Department says they’ll push it back more than a week in hopes of some 15° or colder days, when they can start making snow. Wyttenback says Hogadon isn’t worried about its ski season yet.</p><p>“I think we’ll cross that bridge as we get there, but we’re definitely hoping for a snowfall like we had last winter. And we’ll just have to wait a little further into December and see how that goes.”</p> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 00:11:47 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 33147 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Hogadon Ski Area postpones opening day Dry weather to continue, but temps could drop http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/dry-weather-continue-temps-could-drop <p>Wyoming has experienced record high temperatures this month &ndash; in some cases more than 20 degrees above average. The National Weather Service says that&rsquo;s because winter storms coming in from the west have been following slightly different tracks than usual.</p><p>&ldquo;The lows that have developed have either gone way to our south or have gone to our north,&rdquo; said Chuck Baker, a lead forecaster in Riverton.</p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 14:45:00 +0000 Willow Belden 21839 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Dry weather to continue, but temps could drop