The Arctic Front Stretches Boundary Bringing More Cold to The State

Published: Feb. 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 10, 2021 at 6:04 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - High Wind Warning in effect for Elk Mountain until 5 p.m., Winter Storm Watch in Effect for NW Wyoming until Saturday 5 a.m. with a Wind Chill Advisory plaguing the NE until next Monday at 11 a.m.

Today, The boundary has stretched the cold air a bit further today as Cheyenne now looks to not be able to break past the mid teens along with lander being in the same boat. Thus making most of the state feeling frigid temperatures with wind chills in the single digits, or, sub-zero.

This afternoon, light snow flurries popped up in Cheyenne, we are expecting more sunshine today with some lingering cloud cover. Majority of cloud cover can be found in the North and looks to remain going into tonight. For the afternoon, we can expect more clear skies around the state but temperatures are going to remain brutal moving forward. Winds will be impactful for mainly Rawlins, Rock Springs, and Laramie today (across the I-80 corridor) however, they will also be on the breezy end from Cheyenne northbound of I-25.

Tonight, expect another frigid night with temperatures reaching into the negatives once more. Be sure to check your pipes, bring pets indoors and farmers take the proper precautions for new born calves and livestock. Make sure you have your gas tank filled or at least half full. This way, you won’t run into motor trouble as the lower your tank in these conditions. The likelihood of freezing is increased.

Long range: Snow is expected to make some noise Thursday and carry into late-Friday/early-Saturday. The snow accumulations will mostly be significant in the mountainous areas and where we have Winter Storm Watch. This system will begin in the north and pace itself south bound. Giving light snowfall for the southern areas of the state.

Then, a second wave of snow will come in on Sunday from the south and bring more snow accumulations to Southern Wyoming. This is where Cheyenne could see some of it’s more significant totals accumulate.

As it stands now, Cheyenne could see 2-5 inches of snow in total. Casper 4-7. Sierra Madre, Snowy Range, Jackson Hole could all see well above a foot of snow. Wheatland and Torrington could see significant totals once the event is over with between 7-10 inches in Wheatland. Prepare for road hazards and treacherous travel this weekend!


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