Winter Storm Xylia concludes Sunday Night in Wyoming, but it’s affects will impact the week ahead

Published: Mar. 15, 2021 at 12:15 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Well Wyoming, we did it. We weathered Winter Storm Xylia in strong Wyoming fashion. With record setting snow totals in Cheyenne hitting 31″ and well over 2 feet in most areas that were affected by Xylia. It’s going to be a headache to travel on Monday, but look at the bright side. All that wet snow will help Wyoming with its drought issue!

The Low pressure system that brought us Xylia with its abundance in moisture is moving eastward and looks to give some severe weather to the Midwest and SE regions of the United States.

Blizzard Warnings for SE Wyoming into the NE panhandle will remain through the early Monday morning hours. Warnings around Wyoming look to be lifted after 6 a.m. Monday. Next, is the snow. Tall snow drifts will be a headache and cause many travel hazards for Monday. It is recommended that you stay home until the road conditions improve to a more appropriate level that will ensure driver safety.

Monday has a chance of seeing some light snow showers along SE Wyoming and around Casper. These showers will not amount to much and will be more of a decorative snow.

Keep in mind, this snow is not only just heavy, but since there is so much water within the snow, these frigid temperatures tonight and the freezing temperatures that look to be in the forecast on Monday will create icy conditions around the affected areas.

Be careful, stay warm and safe. Don’t be involved in unnecessary travel until road conditions improve. Thank you all for tuning in this weekend.

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