Cold, Snow and Wind: It’s Wyoming
17 December 2021
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.
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.
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.
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