Wyoming Winds to Return Tomorrow
November 24th, 2020
During the overnight hours heading into this morning a little bit of snow fell in Southeast Wyoming, but it wasn’t cold enough to accumulate on the roadways in Cheyenne. As the cold front passed through the Capital City there were some decent breezes from the north, however these weren’t so much strong as much as they were cold. Today is a calm day across Wyoming, with most of the state seeing sunshine and the southeastern portion seeing clouds clear out from the overnight hours as the day goes on.
The break from the wind ends tonight however, with strong breezes expected to pickup in the middle of the state. High Wind Warnings are in effect until 5:00 PM MST Wednesday for parts of Southeastern Wyoming, however some of the strongest winds may actually be in places like Casper, where sustained speeds are expected to reach over 30 mph tomorrow afternoon. Rawlins and Gillette will also see some strong winds, as will Laramie. Cheyenne is kind of the oddball, where weather models are expecting things to remain calm. However, the last time that happened Cheyenne did end up seeing some strong winds move in around lunchtime. Expect things to get a little breezy in Cheyenne tomorrow, but not quite to the level that Casper and Rawlins will be seeing.
Come Thanksgiving day the strongest winds will shift off to the southeast, making places like Cheyenne the windiest around the state. Forecast sustained speeds for Cheyenne on Thursday are between 25 and 30 mph, but don’t be surprised if the Cheyenne winds surpass that. Also the middle of the state will have a chance for some snow showers early on Thanksgiving morning in the form of snow showers. Impacts should be minimal given that high temperatures for Wednesday are going to be in the 50s and upper 40s around the state, allowing the ground to warm back up before that snow arrives. The snow also is not expected to hang around long, and sunny skies are expected on Thanksgiving to go with the strong breezes.
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