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Cold Front Brings Rain, Snow, and Cooler Temperatures

While the cold front exits Monday morning, a second wave of isolated snow showers will occur Tuesday afternoon in east Wyoming
Published: Mar. 20, 2022 at 7:40 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Wyoming is on the receiving end of several weather criteria with this passing cold front. It had rain, snow and even a thunderstorm or two. For the most part, rain fell with the warm daytime temperatures today in the eastern half of the state. Sunday evening this will transition to snow. By Monday morning the snow and most winds will have passed leaving a pocket of cold air over the state Monday and Tuesday with some afternoon snow showers returning Tuesday.

A Winter Advisory is active until 8am Monday.
A Winter Advisory is active until 8am Monday.(Ryan Shollenberger)

Snowfall totals will not impact cities as much as previous storms this winter. There may be up to 6 inches in you high mountains, 1 to 2 inches in central, and less than an inch elsewhere. The front runs out of moisture and collides with warmer temperatures as it moves east across the state. By Monday late morning snow showers should clear Cheyenne and Wyoming. It won’t be until Tuesday afternoon that light snow showers will return to east Wyoming dropping up to an inch of additional snow.

Snow amounts are forecasted to lessen as the cold front moves across Wyoming. 1 to 2 inches in...
Snow amounts are forecasted to lessen as the cold front moves across Wyoming. 1 to 2 inches in Central with less than 1 inch in eastern Wyoming.(Ryan Shollenberger)

Winds are most prevalent along the frontal boundary as it sweeps through Wyoming. Up to 40mph in Worland and your mountainous terrain as winds shift from south southwest to northwesterly as the front passes. By Monday morning, the front will be heading to South Dakota and Nebraska leaving wind gusts above 30mph along the eastern border of Wyoming and up to 40mph in Cheyenne. By noon, gusts will decrease to less breezy conditions.

As the front moves east of Wyoming, the eastern state border will have the last of the wind...
As the front moves east of Wyoming, the eastern state border will have the last of the wind gusts from 30 to 40mph. Winds will decrease into the afternoon hours.(Ryan Shollenberger)

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