Snowy Saturday Followed By Windy Sunday

Published: Nov. 26, 2022 at 9:24 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Snow showers came from the north Saturday missing northwest Wyoming and impacted the central region and southeast more than yesterdays forecast. Snowfall was not very significant as were the changes to snow shower locations as forecasted. The shift was more southerly with a wide swath of snow from Riverton to Casper and another line of showers that swept from Medicine Bow to the Laramie Mountains southeastward to Cheyenne. The weather reporting day ended before much of the snowfall totals could be taken. Riverton is the lone reporting site with 1.4 inches. More will be gathered by tomorrow. This verifies in at least one location the amount range from 1-2″ inches forecasted for central Wyoming. Out east plus to minus 1 inch or less is what we are expecting.

Snow showers impacted central and southeast Wyoming Saturday. Preliminary snow totals are 1 to...
Snow showers impacted central and southeast Wyoming Saturday. Preliminary snow totals are 1 to 2 inches in most locations.(Ryan Shollenberger)

Winds are going to be troublesome Sunday. Morning, day, and night the Elk Mountain region that includes Casper, Douglas, Rawlins, and Laramie will have gusts possibly exceeding 50 mph. The western part of that region with Casper and Rawlins has a wind warning that expires Sunday at 11pm and the eastern region will be windy until sunrise Monday. Monday will be breezy opposed to windy ahead of the cold front that will have more significant snowfall totals. Wind speeds along the southern Wyoming border will range from 20 to 30 mph.

Sunday morning, afternoon, evening and Monday morning will have high winds in the southeast...
Sunday morning, afternoon, evening and Monday morning will have high winds in the southeast region. Winds can exceed 50 mph at times.(Ryan Shollenberger)
Several WWA's blanket Wyoming. Mostly High Wind Warnings and Watches cover central Wyoming. A...
Several WWA's blanket Wyoming. Mostly High Wind Warnings and Watches cover central Wyoming. A Winter Weather Advisory is over the Medicine Bow Mountains.(Ryan Shollenberger)

Snowfall Monday into Tuesday will be more impactful than the weekend snow event as temperatures plummet Tuesday. Jackson Hole and southeast Wyoming are forecasted as of now for the highest snowfall. Broadly forecasting, elevations below 7,000ft are 3-5 inches where mountainous terrain above 7,000 could have 8 to 12 inches. After the snow event to start the week, temperatures will rebound Wednesday into the end of next week.