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Wyoming – North America

by WCC on March 13, 2012

in North America

Wyoming is a U.S. state. You can find some places and beautiful objects there; Cheyenne – the capital, Buffalo, Dubois, Lander, Jackson, Rawlins, Sheridan, and Cody. And the recommended objects are Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. Wyoming is a plateau averaging 1,950 m altitude, on which various chains of the Rocky Mountains rise, which culminate in Mount Fremont (4203 m) in the Wind River chain. Ibid arise from the three main rivers of the state, of which however is not the only navigable: the Yellowstone, Snake River and Green River. The northern arm of the disk passes through the southeastern corner of the State and there receives the Laramie.

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The location of the state in the heart of the North American continent, far away any more of water that might have a balancing effect on the climate, creates a severe continental climate characterized by hot summers, cold winters and low rainfall stands. The relatively high location of large parts of the country (there are few areas that lie below 1000 m above sea level) coupled with a southern location (roughly between 41 and 45 of latitude, which is in Europe, about the level of central Italy, southern France and northern Spain) and dry air, provides strong temperature fluctuations between day and night. In addition, the effect Rocky Mountains from crucial: they provide on the one hand is a real barrier to shield the wet and rainy air masses from the Pacific and as for semi-arid conditions in their rain shadow of care. On the other hand, allows its unfolding in parallel in a north-south direction, a more or less free exchange of air masses. This means that it can occur throughout the year about to sudden polar cold waves. Third, the mountains but also allows the exact opposite effect: warm katabatic winds – known as Chinook (comparable to the Alpenföhn) – can provide, especially in the winter is unusually mild temperatures. Finally, condition the location near the jet stream , and large, undulating prairies and plateaus rather windy conditions.

The steppe climate of the prairies is characterized by extremely cold but very dry winter. The months of December, January and February are the driest of the year, temperatures drop at night, on average, at -13 to -8 ° C. during the daytime highs are located despite clashing morning frost usually around freezing or the tender plus range (typically -1 to +4 ° C). cold waves , which can freely come from the north make for occasional significant drops in temperature and severe frost: it can at night cooling below -30 ° C, and often also increase daytime temperatures not greater than -15 ° C. Blizzard may also sudden, heavy snowfalls begin, which could put the public life of lame. However, when the warm Chinook wind that penetrates into the basin and plains, it may well be happy to +15 ° C (even at night), on peak days, up to +20 ° C possible.

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wyoming grand teton national park

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wyoming grand tetons

In spring and early summer with temperatures rising and the humidity. It may fall to up to ten days per month of precipitation (which is 30-65 mm of rainfall, which is in large parts of Central Europe itself rarely achieved in the driest months!). In summer, the rain often falls in the form of violent thunderstorms, the discharge of the heated plains, and often bring devastating hail storm or lightning. In high summer it is dry again, and the temperatures rise to an average maximum of 27-33 ° C during the day. At night it cools down in most areas, however, sensitively on by altitude, drought and high-pressure zone (9-14 ° C), except in July and August can be anywhere morning frost. On the other hand, heat waves of over 35 ° C are not uncommon in many places, more than 40 ° C were measured, and so often go hand in hand dry periods, which may not occur in any precipitation for weeks. In the fall there is again a slight increase in moisture before prevailing with the frost in winter was again very dry conditions.

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wyoming jenny lake

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wyoming nature wallpaper

In the mountains it is generally cooler and wetter. In the mountains and high valleys, especially in mountainous and high altitude north-west of the state (including Yellowstone and Jackson Hole), there is from early December to late February permafrost (eg Jackson : Night -18, days -4 ° C to below -40 ° C possible). There it is in contrast to the plains in the winter half of the rainfall maximum, which is abundant and usually in the form of snow. Benefit from this snow-sure ski resorts in Jackson Hole and the surrounding area, the unsetting up to 8 meters of snow per year. This is due to frequent cloud storage, due to the West Wind Drift, the shovels from the Pacific moist air masses the Rocky Mountains, where they unload their cargo wet. Until late into May to fight the winter and spring in the mountainous regions blow, to rain, sun and snow storms. It was only in high summer, drier and warmer weather prevails. In principle, it can at elevations above 2000 m but snow all year round, even in July. The summers are generally very different: sometimes the mountain valleys, constantly plagued by severe thunderstorms, hail, windstorm, lightning and heavy rain included, then it is very dry and sunny, and in some years is the summer, very cool (in the village of Jackson’s it’s summer, which were never above 25 ° C measured), in others almost hot (for example, Jackson was measured up to 36 ° C). Morning frost, there is virtually every summer.

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