Lander, Wyoming 

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Climate in Lander, Wyoming

Lander, Wyoming gets 11 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Lander averages 58 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 239 sunny days per year in Lander. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Lander gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 53 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 87 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 7
Rain: averages 11 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 58 inches of snow a year


The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Lander is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Wyoming.

8.9 / 4.8

Summer   /   Winter
June, August and July are the most pleasant months in Lander, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Lander, WyomingUnited States
  11.3 in.38.1 in.
  58.4 in.27.8 in.
  53.2 days106.2 days
  239 days205 days
  5354 ft.2443 ft.


Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.

July is the hottest month for Lander with an average high temperature of 86.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Wyoming. In Lander, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Lander are June, September and August.

In Lander, there are 22.0 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Wyoming.

January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Lander with an average of 6.8°. This is colder than most places in Wyoming.

In Lander, there are 195.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Wyoming.

In Lander, there are 25.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Wyoming.

Humidity is low in Lander, and some people might find the dryness to be uncomfortable. Days with noticeable humidity are rare throughout the year. A very dry climate can lead to cracked, itchy skin and dry eyes.

May is the wettest month in Lander with 2.0 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 39% of yearly precipitation and 12% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 11.3 inches in Lander means that it is drier than most places in Wyoming.

May is the rainiest month in Lander with 6.9 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 2.7 rainy days. There are 53.2 rainy days annually in Lander, which is less rainy than most places in Wyoming. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 33% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.

An annual snowfall of 58.4 inches in Lander means that it is snowier than most places in Wyoming. April is the snowiest month in Lander with 10.3 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.

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    Reviews for Lander    10 Reviews
    Perfect for the right people - 2/5/2022
    I lived in Florida for 21 years and decided to get a life and moved to Lander, Wyoming. For me, this place is exactly what I’d been wanting. I don’t like the crowds and... Read More

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    No - 10/31/2021
    Lander, WY, is noisy. First responder agencies in town run sirens on almost every call. Multiple tornado sirens around town are used to notify firefighters of fire... Read More

    Beautiful place to visit but not to live - 9/30/2021
    Have lived and worked full time here for past 3.5 yrs, in WY for 18. It is a beautiful area to visit for outdoor recreation--hiking, climbing, mtn biking, xc skiing,... Read More

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