The Arctic Front is Cutting the State in Half

Tuesday, February 9
Published: Feb. 10, 2021 at 12:00 AM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -

The Arctic air mass is cutting the state in half with cold temperatures on the north side and slightly warmer temperatures on the south side. These frigid temperatures are heading all the way day to Texas! This frontal boundary is wrecking havoc across the county from ice storms in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky. These frigid temperatures will be sticking around for the rest of the week before another even colder blast comes through this weekend!

Arctic Airmass
Arctic Airmass(KGWN)

The western side of Wyoming, in the darker blue color, is under a Winter Storm Watch until Saturday at 5am because snow will be stagnant over this region. Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for the Sierra Madre and the Snowy Mountains until Wednesday at 5am. The areas in the lighter blue are under a Wind Chill Advisory until Monday, February 15, until 11am. This region will experience wind chills as low as 30 below this week, and this weekend the wind chills could be as low as 45 below. Frostbite and hypothermia will have to in minutes to any skin that is exposed. Prepare your livestock, pipes, bring pets indoors, and check on the elderly.

Watches and Warning over Wyoming
Watches and Warning over Wyoming(KGWN)

By this weekend temperatures will be in the single digits as day time high temperatures and will bottom out well below 0 degrees. Thursday night and into Friday anther disturbance will enter the state bringing in widespread moisture with a chance to see snowflakes in Casper and Cheyenne!

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