Snow is Possible Once Again this Weekend
March 19th, 2021
Once again the work week is ending on a pleasant note, with clear skies above the majority of Wyoming accompanied by temperatures climbing into the 50s, and for some locations along the Montana border, the mid 60s. The southeastern part of the state continues to work to dig out of the mess brought on by the historic snowstorm last weekend, and the conditions today and into tomorrow are allowing for the most melting we have seen so far this week, allowing for more cleanup to be done.
As we go through the first weekend of spring, however, snow is possible for many parts of the Cowboy State once again. There is no need to panic, however, as the snow expected this weekend should not reverse any cleanup efforts seen so far this week. In fact, it likely won’t make much of a difference at all. The setup for this weekend’s system is completely different from last weekend. This time around, a low pressure has set up in southern Canada, and a cold front associated with it will move southeast through the state throughout the day on Saturday, cooling temperatures a bit and bringing snow showers with it during the evening and overnight hours into Sunday. By comparison, the system last week was a powerful low that setup over Eastern Colorado, allowing for heavy snowfall in the Eastern and Central parts of Wyoming.
On Sunday, the cold front will have passed, and temperatures outside will be a bit cooler. Showers will linger over Central Wyoming, while Southeastern Wyoming may get licked by a bit of snow from a system similar to last weekend’s. The difference is that system is centered over the Texas Panhandle, not Eastern Colorado, meaning that while Colorado will see their fair share of snow on Sunday and into Monday, Cheyenne will likely just see trace amounts.
Forecast snow totals for this weekend are expected to remain below three inches everywhere except the northwestern corner of the state. Most places will not even record 2 inches of snow, so this isn’t doing much damage to any cleanup efforts from last weeks historic storm. More showers will be possible in the coming week along with mild temperatures, meaning the snow will still be wet which should continue to help relieve drought conditions.
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