The Snow isn’t Going Away Just Yet
December 14th, 2020
This past snowstorm definitely lived up to expectations bringing 5 inches to Cheyenne and almost 6 to Laramie between both Friday and even more so Saturday night when the second wave came through. Heavy snow persisted for hours in southeast Wyoming, however Interstate 80 managed to remain open through the whole thing. Sunday was a nice break as the sun came out and allowed a little bit of snow to melt along with a nice improvement on the main roads. But more snow is expected across Wyoming today and into tonight thanks to another system that has moved in from the northwest.
Scattered on and off showers are expected throughout the day today and a few will linger into the overnight hours before things clear up again tomorrow. Up through lunchtime most of the activity will be in the middle of the state, affecting places like Casper, Buffalo, and Riverton. Later on in the evening a few showers may persist for these locations, however the bulk of the action will be over the I-80 corridor in the Medicine Bow region, affecting Laramie and Rawlins. Places east of the Laramie Mountain Range such as Cheyenne or Wheatland may see a little snowfall, however the mountains will keep most of that to the west.
Come Tuesday morning the snow should be done however clouds will likely linger until at least lunchtime, maybe later for places in Southeast Wyoming like Cheyenne. Strong winds look to make a return Tuesday during the overnight hours and could persist through much of Wednesday, especially in Southeast Wyoming. Wind speeds in excess of 25 mph with gusts over 40 mph will be possible in Cheyenne, Laramie, and Wheatland. Things will likely get pretty breezy in Casper as well, however the strongest winds should remain to the south.
More snow looks to be possible much later in the week when another system moves into the state from the northwest Thursday into Friday ahead of a weekend warmup.
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