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Wyoming Prepares for Snowy Cold Front

Published: Feb. 20, 2022 at 5:27 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - A classic Wyoming February cold front is to our North. Prepare yourself for some moderate to heavy snowfall, very cold temperatures and wind chill conditions Monday through Wednesday. It isn’t until Thursday when clouds will clear and we start to warm up again.

A cold front is viewable from Minnesota to California with clouds ahead of it and wintery...
A cold front is viewable from Minnesota to California with clouds ahead of it and wintery weather behind it.(Ryan Shollenberger)

Temperatures will fall fast from Sunday to Monday night with a swing of 60F. Single digit high temps will be Tuesday and Wednesday behind the cold front while some snow showers will linger before they move out of the state. Lows will be in the negative single digits and negative teens in some parts Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings. Add wind chill to those temperatures and you can guarantee winter weather warnings and advisories to be issued throughout the state.

Current winter weather warnings and advisories in preparation for upcoming cold front. Carbon...
Current winter weather warnings and advisories in preparation for upcoming cold front. Carbon and western Albany county are forecasted to have the most snowfall.(Ryan Shollenberger)

Larger snow totals have shifted to the southern portion of the state from the EURO model the past couple days. Currently, Rawlins has the highest forecasted snowfall total of 12 inches. The Casper, Wheatland, and Lusk region are forecasted to have at least half a foot of snowfall. Laramie, Cheyenne, and Scottsbluff are 3 to 4 inches. Road conditions will be degraded for most of the week. Late Monday night into Tuesday morning the south central part of the state will see wind gusts up to 40mph with blowing snow conditions overnight. Have your winter preparations handy for this week as we hunker down for cautionary snow and wind chill conditions for the majority of the week.

The model data has shifted over the past couple days indicating more snowfall in the southern...
The model data has shifted over the past couple days indicating more snowfall in the southern half of the state.(Ryan Shollenberger)

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