23 December 2021
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Hope you enjoyed the warm weather while it lasted because it won’t be returning. There is double trouble ahead as back to back cold fronts will begin dropping off temperatures big time starting off next week. The snow is also back in the picture. While it is unlikely large cities like Casper and Cheyenne will have any significant accumulation by Christmas, the same cannot be said about after Christmas. Before the holidays, snow will still take place, but it’ll melt when it hits the ground as low will not hit the freezing point until after Christmas. Afterwards, that’s when snow will accumulate enough that it can cause a number of travel delays. The northwestern regions of the state are already going through this as a number of cities can expect to see about half a foot of snow just overnight tonight.
Wind gusts were also significant across the state with the central areas getting the strongest. Preliminary results were showing gusts anywhere from 50-60 MPH. Enough that it prompted a number of highway delays and partial closures in the Casper and Riverton area. Gusts are expected to continue staying strong throughout the Cowboy State for a number of days as this winter weather comes through. Be sure to use caution as whiteout conditions and blowing snow are expected to significantly reduce visibility.
Overnight tonight, the wind will still stay strong, you will be likely hearing it howl as you try to go to sleep. Temperatures are still going to stay above average so any kind of snow flurries will not be sticking around. Tomorrow, mostly cloudy skies are going to be the story with temperatures a little bit cooler than the last few days, but still hotter than normal. The chance for snow and precipitation remains in the southern central regions and the northwestern regions. Christmas will be on the warm side but we will still keep you updated if anything changes.
Copyright 2021 Wyoming News Now. All rights reserved.