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Burgess Junction, Wyoming
Elevation 2,451 m (8,040 ft)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)

Burgess Junction (Arapaho: Howóh'oowú' or Kóx3i) is an unincorporated area and high mountain road pass in the Bighorn Mountains in Bighorn National Forest above 8000 ft in Sheridan County, Wyoming. It is located at the intersection of Route 14 and Route 14A and is part of the town of Dayton, Wyoming, although located about 25 miles away from the town center.

Several seasonal tourism venues are located in Burgess Junction, including the Burgess Junction Visitor Center for Bighorn National Forest, the Elk View Inn, and Bear Lodge Resort.

Climate

Burgess Junction experiences a subarctic climate (Köppen Dfc) with long, bitter and snowy winters and cool summers. It is the snowiest inhabited place in Wyoming.

Climate data for Burgess Junction, Wyoming (1960–2005 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 55
(12.8)
55
(12.8)
57
(13.9)
70
(21.1)
75
(23.9)
87
(30.6)
88
(31.1)
84
(28.9)
80
(26.7)
74
(23.3)
64
(17.8)
54
(12.2)
88
(-17.8)
Average high °F (°C) 27.6
(-2.44)
29.5
(-1.39)
33.9
(1.06)
40.5
(4.72)
50.8
(10.44)
60.4
(15.78)
69.3
(20.72)
68.5
(20.28)
58.0
(14.44)
47.1
(8.39)
34.7
(1.5)
28.4
(-2)
45.73
(7.625)
Average low °F (°C) 5.8
(-14.56)
6.1
(-14.39)
10.2
(-12.11)
17.8
(-7.89)
28.0
(-2.22)
34.9
(1.61)
40.5
(4.72)
38.7
(3.72)
31.4
(-0.33)
22.8
(-5.11)
12.6
(-10.78)
6.7
(-14.06)
21.29
(-5.949)
Record low °F (°C) -44
(-42.2)
-45
(-42.8)
-24
(-31.1)
-18
(-27.8)
0
(-17.8)
5
(-15)
21
(-6.1)
20
(-6.7)
2
(-16.7)
-22
(-30)
-28
(-33.3)
-48
(-44.4)
-48
(-17.8)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.35
(34.3)
1.33
(33.8)
1.98
(50.3)
2.66
(67.6)
2.36
(59.9)
2.14
(54.4)
1.45
(36.8)
1.29
(32.8)
1.83
(46.5)
1.86
(47.2)
1.4
(36)
1.37
(34.8)
22.02
(559.3)
Snowfall inches (cm) 30
(76)
29.7
(75.4)
39.2
(99.6)
36.2
(91.9)
15.2
(38.6)
4.1
(10.4)
0.1
(0.3)
0.2
(0.5)
8
(20)
21.8
(55.4)
27.3
(69.3)
31.2
(79.2)
258
(655)
Source: The Western Regional Climate Center
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