Last Good Chance for Snow this Week
November 11th, 2020
Snow showers are going to be scattered around the state this afternoon, especially along the I-80 corridor west of the Laramie Mountains and the western counties of the state. And with temperatures being a bit warmer today, the snow will likely be more of a wet snow than a dry snow. This is good for two reasons. For starters, wet snow doesn’t pile up like dry snow, so accumulations will be reduced. The other good news is in regards to drought conditions. The wetter snow will help with drought conditions more because there is more moisture. By comparison the massive system that passed through the southeastern part of Wyoming before Halloween did almost nothing for drought conditions around the state, even though there were 10+ inches in Laramie, the Medicine Bow, and Cheyenne. These showers today will be off and on for those that see them, with the exception of places like Cheyenne or Torrington. Neither of these locations are guaranteed to see snow, as most if not all of that activity will be west of the Laramie mountains.
After today snow chances around the state will remain quite low through the weekend. Warmer temperatures will slowly begin to grip the state. Tomorrow will be a very sunny day around the state, however it’ll also be cooler for a lot of us following the snow showers of today. Breezy conditions are also expected to go along with that sunshine. Come Friday wind will be the main thing to be concerned with, with the strongest winds beginning in the middle of the state during the afternoon. Friday night these winds will become more powerful and widespread, and by Saturday afternoon many locations across the state will be dealing with sustained tropical force wind speeds (37+mph) with the potential for hurricane force gusts (74+ mph). These will calm down by Sunday morning.
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