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Wyoming Extreme Heat

Heat wave days in Wyoming are projected to increase five-fold by 2050, from about 10 to about 50 days a year, on average. However, the state has taken almost no action to address its future heat risks.

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For more information on how prepared Wyoming is for its growing extreme heat threat, read the detailed state summary.

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Is Wyoming Taking Action?

  • The Wyoming State Climate Office collects temperature data, but the state has not conducted a detailed climate change vulnerability assessment, and it has not developed a statewide adaptation plan
  • Wyoming has extensive communication materials for its residents on extreme heat preparation and its current heat risks are addressed in the Wyoming Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

Did you know...

  • Wyoming is warming faster than the U.S. on average, based on annual average temperatures since 1970
  • The state currently averages fewer than 5 dangerous heat days a year; by 2050, Wyoming is projected to see nearly 10 such days a year