Lots of Snow and Cold
5 January 2022
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Today was the beginning of the winter storm. First off, temperatures were warm in the morning, but falling shortly after the front moved through down into the single digits and even negatives. Central regions of the state saw their snowfall in the early parts of the morning going into the early afternoon with isolated snow showers throughout the day. The southeastern region saw the snowfall a little bit later in the day, around the lunch hour, but lasting throughout the overnight hours. As a result, the southeast and Nebraska panhandle have seen the most accumulation as predicted by the models. Because of the snowfall, most of the roads in those regions were completely closed off. Snow will continue into tomorrow morning for much of the southern areas along the I80 corridor and even out to the northwest.
Thank goodness the wind today wasn’t all that bad considering all the snowfall. Unfortunately, that does not look be the case tomorrow. The far southern regions can see gusts getting over 60 MPH. Because of that, not only will the snow be affecting the road delays, but the wind will cause low visibility, whiteout and blizzard like conditions, and even blow the snow that was cleared, back onto the roads.
Overnight tonight, temperatures are reaching the negatives for much of the state that was affected by the front while the southwest will see the warmer temperatures in the positive double digits. Isolated snow showers will certainly be likely along with mostly cloudy skies. Tomorrow, temperatures are warming back up to just around the freezing point, but the Nebraska panhandle can still see more snow as temperatures are expected to stay in the teens. We will continue to keep you updated regarding this storm as well as release the snow totals for the state once they are verified.
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