Snow Sticking Around
10 December 2021
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Today starting off differently in terms of weather. The cold front moved out of the state overnight and brought a lot of snow to the capital city and eastern side of the state in the early hours overnight. Because it took until then for temperatures to drop below the freezing point, the snow that fell actually began accumulating in the southeast. When the cold front moved through, highs actually took place during the overnight hours as much of the state saw temperatures dropping throughout much of the day. Essentially, any snow that fell last night or early this morning will be sticking around until tomorrow afternoon when temperatures get up into the upper 30s and even the lower 40s out in the Nebraska panhandle. Good news is that we are done with the snow falling throughout much of the state. Tomorrow, the northwestern areas like Jackson and Yellowstone can expect some isolated snow showers throughout the day, but nothing more than that. the rest of the state can expect mostly clear skies.
Winds are expected to come back tomorrow in full force. Winds gusts will really be picking up in the central regions with gusts expected to reach between 60 - 75 MPH. Unfortunately, most of the snow that accumulated, will be blowing around everywhere causing whiteout and blizzard conditions in isolated areas. Because of that, I expect a number of road closures, partial closures, and even delays throughout the day.
Tonight, temperatures will continue dropping with most places being in the ones and tens. Breezy conditions will continue into the overnight hours with wind chills being at or below zero. Tomorrow, partly cloudy skies with temperatures warming back up into the 30s and 40s for most regions. Really windy conditions will be the main concern, so I suggest limiting time on the road or outside. Bringing a windbreaker wouldn’t hurt either. It looks like the winds will be calming down a little bit and temperatures will be warming back up to start off the next work week.
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