The Saratoga Sun -

Cold enough for ya?


FW Broschart

A jackrabbit in Riverside stays warm in a snow cave during last week's record breaking cold snap.

After a somewhat mild December, winter rolled into the Valley during the first week of January, bringing a lot of snow and record-breaking temperatures, along with that famous Wyoming wind.

Thursday, the low temperature in Saratoga was -34 degrees according to, a temperature that shattered the previous Jan. 5 low temperature record for the town of -13 degrees that was set in 2014. The bitterly cold temperatures came on the heels of a snow storm that dumped over a foot of snow in the Valley between Monday and Thursday afternoon.

Other parts of the state also saw cold temperatures, with Laramie having a temperature of -40 degrees and windchills of -51 degrees on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Laramie's low temperature made it one of the coldest places on earth Thursday.


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