The First of Two Winter Weather Systems to Pass through Wyoming Tomorrow

October 21st, 2020
Forecast snow totals for Thursday's winter weather from the EURO weather model. Warmer...
Forecast snow totals for Thursday's winter weather from the EURO weather model. Warmer conditions on Wednesday are limiting accumulations for Thursday, especially in the southern half of the state.(KGWN)
Published: Oct. 21, 2020 at 12:43 PM CDT
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For anyone who is sick of the warmer conditions and ready for winter, this story is for you. Temperatures are going to plummet as the week finishes thanks to a pair of cold fronts that will both be bringing snow to large chunks of Wyoming. The second one will likely bring more snow than the first and will also be more widespread, however a large reason for that is the first storm cooling things off ahead of the second one, allowing accumulations to begin a lot sooner. This first system will pass through tomorrow, with a select few seeing snow begin overnight tonight. Snow totals for this first system are very underwhelming, most locations will see either a dusting or trace amounts in terms of accumulations. Sheridan looks to be the heavy spot; 4″-6″ are possible there. There is a winter storm warning in effect for Sheridan county; it’s the only place in the state under one.

Temperatures will plummet with highs in the 30s and 40s on Thursday and they won’t go back up before the weekend. In fact the second system will be bringing absolutely frigid conditions with some places potentially seeing sub-zero temperatures heading into Monday morning. Now it is still a bit far out to guess at exactly how much snow the second system will bring, however it is looking like the northern part of the state will see more than the southern half. Neither one of these systems is going to be burying anywhere in Wyoming in over a feet of snow, so anyone waiting for the “big one” is going to have to wait a bit longer. Regardless these two systems, especially the latter, can do some real damage to the Mullen Fire and help firefighters that much more with containing the blaze. Neither of these systems is expected to bring enough snow to put out the blaze, however firefighters should see containment continue to increase over the weekend and into next week as the cold temperatures continue.

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