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One Last Snowstorm Before 2021

December 28th, 2020
These are the forecast snow totals for our final snowstorm of 2020 as per the GFS, or the...
These are the forecast snow totals for our final snowstorm of 2020 as per the GFS, or the American Model. Cheyenne looks to be the heavy spot receiving a little more than 4 inches, with Casper being the light spot at just over an inch.(KGWN)
Published: Dec. 28, 2020 at 11:54 AM CST
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The long awaited end of 2020 is just around the corner with the final day of the year being this Thursday. However many of us in Wyoming will have to deal with one last bout of winter weather before that arrives. Snow is kicking off the final week of the year, beginning around lunchtime for cities in the southeastern part of the state and slowly creeping north through the rest of the day.

For Cheyenne, as mentioned above this will begin around lunchtime, or sometime between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm this afternoon. This will likely begin around the same time in Laramie as well as Pine Bluffs. Once the snow begins, it likely will not stop until around lunchtime tomorrow. However the heaviest amounts will fall late this afternoon and through the evening hours, lightening up a bit during the overnight hours. Forecast accumulations for Cheyenne are between 3 and 5 inches, with about 2-4 inches expected in Laramie. Winds will be blowing from the southeast for Cheyenne as well, which may add a bit of moisture to the storm. For today not much wind is expected for either locations in regards to the system, however they will pick up a bit in Cheyenne overnight. Come tomorrow, the winds will shift to out of the northwest in Cheyenne and will likely be strong enough to blow some of the freshly fallen snow around, reducing visibility.

For Casper, not a whole lot is expected. The snow likely will not arrive until after the dinnertime hours this evening, only sticking around overnight before clearing out tomorrow morning. Accumulations of only 1-2 inches are expected, and a bit less will be possible as well. Wind is also not much of a concern for us in Casper, with the stronger breezes holding off until the sunshine is back in full force on Wednesday. Douglas will share a similar experience to Casper, while Riverton may be lucky to see a few flurries out of this and that’s about it. Scottsbluff Nebraska on the other hand will likely have a similar experience to Laramie, with about 2-4 inches of fresh snow expected.

Through the rest of the week, things will gradually warm up, with a slight chance for some isolated snow showers on New Year’s Eve. Temperatures should be in the 40s for Cheyenne for the first weekend of 2021.

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