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Cold Fronts and Snow

11 April 2022
Published: Apr. 11, 2022 at 11:57 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - This weekend, we saw a cold front come through and bring us some slightly cooler temperatures and a little bit of rain and snow. However, it has stalled out and another cold front is moving through now. With the current stalled out front, there is a lot of moisture in the atmosphere that will begin falling down as rain, then turn into snow as temperatures will be dipping below the freezing point, even for the highs. The areas with the highest projected accumulation amounts are going to be the mountain ranges in the northern and southern regions of the state with the most conservative models showing half a foot and most aggressive models showing about a foot. Overall, many of the cities and towns should expect a light dusting at least and a few inches at most.

This cold front combined with the stalled out front is bringing lots of moisture to the state...
This cold front combined with the stalled out front is bringing lots of moisture to the state with heavy snowfall accumulation staying in the northern regions.(Jordan Frazier)

Winds will be picking up once again due to a strong low pressure system sitting out in South Dakota. This’ll allow the winds to rotate around the state with the northern regions getting strong gusts from the north and the southern regions getting strong gusts from the west. Either way, gusts can get up to 50 MPH in the southeast, and on top of snow showers, is likely to cause a number of travel delays and closures.

Strong winds are back in the forecast again because of a low pressure system in South Dakota...
Strong winds are back in the forecast again because of a low pressure system in South Dakota which will funnel cooler air in from the north.(Jordan Frazier)

Overnight tonight, expect clouds to continue building and rain and snow showers to commence and last throughout much of the night. temperatures will drop to below freezing for much of the state with the exception of the southeast. Tomorrow, the heaviest snow showers will be taking place in the early morning or the northern areas of the state, then becoming isolated throughout the day. High temperatures are not going to be much warmer than he lows as the frontal system is bringing lots of cold air from the north. For the rest of the week, the coldest day will be on Wednesday with conditions gradually clearing and warming up heading towards the end of the week.

The high temperatures tomorrow won't be all that much warmer from the overnight lows with the...
The high temperatures tomorrow won't be all that much warmer from the overnight lows with the exception of the southeast because of the cold front.(Jordan Frazier)

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