Sheridan, Wyoming 

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Climate in Sheridan, Wyoming

Sheridan, Wyoming gets 13 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Sheridan averages 35 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 208 sunny days per year in Sheridan. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Sheridan gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 80 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 11
Rain: averages 13 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 35 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

6.8 / 10
June, August and September are the most pleasant months in Sheridan, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Sheridan, WyomingUnited States
  12.9 in.38.1 in.
  34.7 in.27.8 in.
  79.7 days106.2 days
  208 days205 days
  87.1°85.8°
  10.7°21.7°
  6.87
  3.74.3
  3743 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

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 Sheridan with an average high temperature of 87.1°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Wyoming. In Sheridan, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Sheridan are June, September and August.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Sheridan with an average of 9.7°. This is about average compared to other places in Wyoming.


In Sheridan, there are 28.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Wyoming.


In Sheridan, there are 189.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Wyoming.


In Sheridan, there are 20.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Wyoming.


June is the wettest month in Sheridan with 2.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 34% of yearly precipitation and 11% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 12.9 inches in Sheridan means that it is about average compared to other places in Wyoming.


May is the rainiest month in Sheridan with 9.8 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 4.8 rainy days. There are 79.7 rainy days annually in Sheridan, which is rainier 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 19% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 34.7 inches in Sheridan means that it is less snowy than most places in Wyoming. December is the snowiest month in Sheridan with 6.5 inches of snow, and 9 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Sheridan    19 Reviews
    Love it, but had to leave it - 5/30/2019
    Sheridan was a great place to be a kid--outdoor opportunities, very little crime, and a strong sense of community. The art community is everywhere in Sheridan, and... Read More

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    Intolerant Yuppie Town - 10/18/2018
    Rich yuppie town, a tourist trap, intolerant, people, the Police are the worst, as are the Judges. I am an RN taking my husband to the Mayo Clinic for treatment of... Read More

    Recent transplant. Good and bad stuff. - 10/31/2017
    Hoping that my point of view as a recent transplant to Sheridan, may help others. I came here from big cities having lived in Las Vegas and Orange County. I knew in... Read More


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