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Cold, Snow and Wind: It’s Wyoming

17 December 2021
Published: Dec. 17, 2021 at 11:08 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - After yesterday’s relatively calm weather day, today got to see a little more action. Temperatures dropped off even further with most areas not getting above freezing. Winds picked up once again with wind chills getting into the negatives. Snow also came across some of the cities as well rather than just staying in the high elevations and mountains. This is just typical winter weather in Wyoming, but it should be calming down by the time we go into the weekend. Tomorrow, skies will be mostly clear around the state with a slight chance for snow showers and cloud cover in the far northwestern regions. Other than that, temperatures will also begin warming up as well and winds will calm down slightly, but still be on the breezy side.

Tomorrow, much of the snow showers and cloud cover will move out of the state allowing...
Tomorrow, much of the snow showers and cloud cover will move out of the state allowing temperatures to warm up once again.(Jordan Frazier)

Today, the gusts were nowhere near the levels that we saw on Tuesday. Even the breezy conditions were enough to cause some partial closures in isolated areas where the gusts get high enough. In the northern areas, enough delays were in effect due to a decrease in visibility from blowing snow and patchy ice due to cold temperatures. The good news is that the breeze tomorrow will be only getting up to about 35 MPH and slowly moving towards the central areas of the state. Given that snow is not expected to fall and gusts will be calmer, delays and closures should be minimal.

Wind gusts are coming back tomorrow for the central regions with gusts getting up to 30-35 MPH....
Wind gusts are coming back tomorrow for the central regions with gusts getting up to 30-35 MPH. Nothing out of the ordinary, but enough to bring down the wind chill.(Jordan Frazier)

Overnight tonight, after seeing one of the coldest days of the week, we can see some of the coldest lows as well. Clouds will be moving out and the breeze will be blowing with wind chills in the negatives. Lows around the state will be anywhere from the negatives, to the teens. Tomorrow, mostly clear skies will be dominating the state with highs ranging from the 20s to the 30s. Highs will continue warming up to the 40s and 50s starting near the end of the weekend with the next cool down not coming up until around Christmas.

With clear skies, little precipitation, and warmer winds coming in from the southwest,...
With clear skies, little precipitation, and warmer winds coming in from the southwest, temperatures will be warming back up starting off your next work week.(Jordan Frazier)

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