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Winter Storm Warning

4 January 2022
Published: Jan. 4, 2022 at 10:46 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - That winter storm is coming and as a result, much of the southeast has winter storm warnings in effect. New updates to the models have come out and the news certainly isn’t the best. The cold front moving through is expected to stall out over the middle of the state. It’s not anything new but this time, it is going to stall out over the Laramie mountain range for longer than originally predicted. As the snow is expected to come from the northwest, it was likely that it could be a bust. With the system planning to stall out, that means more snow just being dumped on the southeast for a longer period of time. Because of that, models are predicting as high as a foot for the capital city. While I believe half a foot is more likely, it doesn’t hurt to prepare for the worst.

Heavy snowfall is expected for much of the state with large snowfall amounts as the frontal...
Heavy snowfall is expected for much of the state with large snowfall amounts as the frontal system plans to stall out and dump snow for over a day.(Jordan Frazier)

Good news is that the winds will be calming down for the areas that will be impacted the most from the snow. Still, the southern regions along the I80 corridor can expect gusts over 40 MPH. On top of the widespread snowfall expected tomorrow, this can lead to a drastic increase in road delays and closures.

At least the winds will be calming down for much of the snow affected regions, but still expect...
At least the winds will be calming down for much of the snow affected regions, but still expect strong gusts along the southern region by I80 likely causing delays.(Jordan Frazier)

Overnight tonight, expected scattered snow showers and mostly cloudy skies with the temperatures continually dropping. Tomorrow, highs won’t be much different from the lows as the front and snow move through. Expect the heaviest snowfall to begin in the early afternoon hours and continue into the late evening. Snow chances have now increased going into Thursday morning as well. At least we can look forward to a calm and warm weekend ahead.

Tomorrows highs will not be much warmer from the overnight lows as chili temperatures are...
Tomorrows highs will not be much warmer from the overnight lows as chili temperatures are expected thanks to the front and snowfall.(Jordan Frazier)

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