I don’t know anyone that moves to Laramie because of the weather. There are plenty of things to love about Laramie, but it usually does not include our 8-9 month winter.
Summer is the warmest time of the year, which is June-September with the average temperature around 70 degrees. The Average high being 80 degrees and a low of 51 degrees. Minimal humidity and generally dry year-round. Summertime is what many people love about Laramie.
Winter begins around November and lasts through March with average temperatures around 41 degrees with a low of 13 degrees. Laramie has snow anytime from the end of September – May. This can range from a dusting to a couple of feet. Because of this “spring-time” flowers are not usually planted until mid to late May.
Winter can feel like a long time. Fortunately, we have over 230 days a year where outside looks bright and sunny. Occasionally there are excessively cold spurts that might last a few days where temperatures will “feel like” -30 degrees.
Summer is the favored time of year because temperatures are neither too hot or too cold. Very few homes in Laramie have air conditioning units. Normally, there are only a couple of days that might feel excessively warm. Typically, a fan with the windows open will cool things down to a comfortable level.
Fall is experienced from September through October with the beautiful colors of the leaves seen throughout town.
Springtime and blossoming trees varies from year-to-year. Blossoms can be seen around the middle of April for a few weeks. Unless, we receive a late dump of heavy wet snow which can quickly take them out.
Laramie can be windy. A normal breeze even in the summer is 5-10mph. A windy day, not uncommon September through May might be 12-25 mph. This type of day probably occurs several times a week. It is not uncommon to receive a High Wind warning alert with wind gusts up to 60mph. This might occur a couple of times a month throughout the year.
If you have never lived in a cooler climate it might be more of an adjustment depending on the individual. I grew up in California where the average temperatures are in the 60-70-degree range. Then onto Colorado which is typically 10-15 degrees warmer than Laramie. It seems that the body and the mind can adjust and acclimate to the environment. However, summer is still my favorite time of year in Laramie.