More Wind is Expected Tuesday, and Snow Showers will Join the Action

February 23rd, 2021
The southern half of Wyoming will continue to see powerful winds that could impact travel. Snow...
The southern half of Wyoming will continue to see powerful winds that could impact travel. Snow showers with a cold front will be possible as well, moving southeast throughout the day and evening.(KGWN)
Published: Feb. 23, 2021 at 7:44 AM CST
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Monday saw more than its fair share of headaches on the roadways because of wind, with I-80 not reopening until the overnight hours when the wind finally took a break in the southeastern part of the state. Unfortunately those winds will be making a return again on Tuesday, with snow showers moving in with a cold front during the afternoon and evening hours of Tuesday. Accumulations will be minimal, however combining the snow with the wind could lead to whiteout conditions on roadways leading to major travel hazards.

Plenty of High Wind Warnings remain in effect around the state with all but the one in Natrona County set to expire at 5:00 pm this evening. The one for Casper and Natrona County is set to expire at noon today as winds will shift directions from the southwest to the northwest as the cold front comes through during the lunchtime hours today. Northwestern Wyoming is seeing Winter Weather Advisories in effect until noon today, and places like Jackson and Yellowstone could see snow accumulations over 2 inches. The rest of the state should stay below 2 inches between both today and tomorrow.

As for the timing of snow showers, the northern part of the state will begin to see them during the morning and early lunchtime hours today. Casper and Douglas will begin to see the snow showers during the later lunchtime hours, or about 12-2 pm today. As for Cheyenne, it likely will snow heading into the overnight hours tonight, and maybe even into the early morning hours of our Wednesday. More showers are expected for southeastern Wyoming during the afternoon and evening hours of Wednesday, which is when most of the minimal accumulations can be expected. Again, Cheyenne could see at the most an inch, but will likely keep it under.

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