Information & Facts
The Wyoming climate is semi-arid and as the second highest state
in the country, conditions tend to be dry. The lower lying areas
tend to receive very little rain, usually about five inches
(127mm), while the Grand Tetons and other mountains in the state
receive 60 inches or more (152cm). Statewide, summers are usually
warm to hot, with cooler mornings, and winters can be cold with
heavy snowfall, particularly in the mountains. Springtime is
usually mild, while autumns are cool with occasional snow at higher
altitudes. Summer temperatures average about 61°F (16°C) and winter
temperatures around 21°F (-6°C).
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.
GMT -7 (GMT -6 from March to November).