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Here Comes the Snow

11 October 2021
Updated: Oct. 11, 2021 at 7:00 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Alright everyone, like it or not, our first snow for the season is on the way. This cold front is very powerful and cooling off cities by about 20-30 degrees. It’s also stalling out over the state resulting in the snow lasting until about Thursday night and into Friday morning. Temperatures are already dropping off where the cold front has reached. Many places in the northwest are getting anywhere from 2-10 inches of snow according to the National Weather Service. On our warning map, we have a variety of winter storm watches and warnings as well as winter weather advisories.

Lots of winter storm watches and warnings on our map including some winter weather advisories...
Lots of winter storm watches and warnings on our map including some winter weather advisories as heavy snowfall and gusty winds are expected.(Jordan Frazier)

This is due to the large snowfall accumulation expected and very gusty winds over 45 MPH. The models are slowly starting to get in agreement on totals, the worst of which taking place in the northern central regions of the state where over a foot of snow is expected. The places with the least amount of projected snowfall is in the southern and southeastern regions of the state with amounts of less than an inch to about 3 inches. My biggest concern is the rain coming in beforehand, then freezing over during the night hours. On top of that and the high wind speeds, I do expect some road closures so please be careful and weather aware. In terms of when and where to expect snow, the northwest is getting a lot right now. The central regions of the state can expect it overnight tonight going into tomorrow. The southeastern regions can expect it tomorrow night going into Wednesday.

The northern and central regions of the state are expecting a lot of snow with some places...
The northern and central regions of the state are expecting a lot of snow with some places getting more than a foot of snow over the next 36 hours.(Jordan Frazier)

Wednesday should be relatively clear for the most part with another dusting expected on Thursday. Overnight tonight will cool down a lot more than the last few nights with lows ranging from the 10s to the 40s. Tomorrow, the highs won’t be too much different, but the southeast will still see some 50s and 60s. We will continue posting updates on social media regarding the snow models, forecasts, accumulations and predictions.

Highs tomorrow will not get too far above what we are expecting overnight tonight with some...
Highs tomorrow will not get too far above what we are expecting overnight tonight with some places not getting above the freezing line.(Jordan Frazier)

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