We started seeing clear skies around much of the state today, which is a nice change from yesterday, with a lot of the activity of severe thunderstorm staying in Colorado and a lot more snowfall staying to the northwestern states for now.
After a very warm start to our week with a number of cities getting into those 80s, lots of showers and thunderstorms came into our state with a number of them producing heavy rain, lightning and thunder.
A picture perfect Sunday of weather is topped off with a total lunar eclipse. What more could you ask for? It helps tremendously that Wyoming will have minimal cloud coverage tonight during the lunar eclipse. A fifty percent eclipse will be from 8:59pm to 11:23pm with the peak being at 10:11pm to sight the most red version of the moon Sunday evening. Lows tonight will be in the mid 40s in the Cheyenne region and 40s throughout most of Wyoming.
Rain showers and isolated thunderstorms are forecasted in north Wyoming Saturday night into Sunday morning but will cease before sunrise. Wyoming saw a breezy day today with Rawlins topping the wind chart at 43mph and Rock Springs in a close second at 39mph. This is the last of winds that fast for the next couple days as high pressure will build over the western United States. With that building of high pressure, Wyoming will have slowly warming temperatures Sunday and Monday. Low temperatures are in the mid 40s to upper 30s. Tomorrow high temperatures will be from the mid 70s to mid 60s.
The strong winds from the west all across the state caused lots of problems today with a number of partial closures along both interstate 80 and interstate 25. If there were not any partial closures near you, then you more likely saw moderate delays.
There were lots of partial closures along the southern side of the state due to very strong wind gusts and a number of moderate delays earlier in the day. This is due to a low pressure system right over the Dakotas.
Some strong winds coming up from the south along the southern side of the state during the day resulted in a few moderate delays along the I80 corridor, and the winds from the north along the northern side of the state helped to fuel increasing shower activity during the late evening hours.
We had very strong winds around the region resulting in a number of moderate travel impacts as well as partial closures along the interstates and wind prone regions. The majority of shower activity across the country stayed in the north western corner of the United States.
A breezy Mother’s Day dominated Wyoming before rain showers and isolated thunderstorms started in the late afternoon making their way across Wyoming and into the Nebraska panhandle. Numerous strikes were confirmed and will continue into the night hours. Western Nebraska has an elevated threat of storms possibly bringing small hail along with it. The threat of thunderstorms will decrease after midnight at the atmosphere stabilizes. Central Wyoming will have showers last long enough to turn into a rain/snow mix closer to the times of minimum temperatures Monday morning. Close to 1/2 an inch of rainfall is possible in the central region. Monday the storms will migrate north in the morning hours with the help of strong winds. The showers and isolated storms will impact the Sheridan and Gillette region into the afternoon clearing out everything south of northern Wyoming.
Sunshine and warm temperatures were ahead of the cold front that made its way across Wyoming Saturday. It brought with it light rain across the state. Thunderstorms were abundant in western South Dakota and western Nebraska. Those fortunately did not back-build nor did the rain showers grow in instability to produce lightning over Wyoming. Rain showers will linger in eastern Wyoming into the Sunday morning mostly ceasing by sunrise. This will provide a brief break for the day Sunday before we have additional rain showers and possible thunderstorms late afternoon Sunday into Monday morning.
The winds picked up during the early parts of the day resulting in some delays around the state and a few partial closures around the Elk Mountain region. The good news is we are left with mostly clear skies around the state.
We saw that low pressure and frontal system pushing its way out to the Midwestern states and bringing some severe storms along the southern regions with it. Luckily, around our state, we saw mostly clear skies with temperatures starting to warm up.
It was another gloomy start to our day with temperatures struggling to get above the 50s in the south eastern corner of the state. At least this time there was much less in terms of snowfall, although that didn’t last as showers came in during the late evening hours.
Wyoming is set to receive several weather types into Sunday evening and Monday morning. Sunday afternoon was filled with isolated rain showers and a few thunderstorms. As the swath of moisture over the top of cold front passing to our south moves closer to Cheyenne, it will plant itself there from midnight to around noon Monday bringing rain, then snow as temperatures approach freezing. Snow totals are 1 to 2 inches from Cheyenne to Scottsbluff while other locations will have less than 1 inch or trace amounts of snow outside the southeast section of Wyoming.
Winds took the weather spotlight Friday and Saturday, especially in southeast Wyoming and the Nebraska panhandle. The Cheyenne airport and Sidney saw 49 mph Saturday. Wyoming will have clouds build overnight Saturday from the west ahead of the next cold front that will pass to our south over Utah and Colorado Sunday evening into Monday morning. The good news about this cold front is the change of pace it brings and the precipitation along with it. While the low pressure system will track under Wyoming, there is an abundant amount of moisture that will carry over the top. This should impact southeast Wyoming as the region has fallen behind its monthly and annual averages in March and April. Some models predict .50″ to .70″ inches of rain. Before that total amount by Monday morning, isolated thunderstorms are possible in the southeast along with rain showers Sunday afternoon and evening. As temperatures cool into Monday morning, the precipitation will turn mixed and into snow showers as it approaches freezing and the high temperature Monday is forecasted to be around 40F. Snow accumulation for the southeast is forecasted to over 1 inch so watch the road conditions to start your work week.
We had very strong winds throughout much of the state resulting in travel impacts showing a lot more delays and even partial closures around the Elk Mountain region today due to very strong wind gusts.
The radar today showed a lot more shower and thunderstorm activity around the state on top of the cloud cover. We already some thunderstorm activity moving around around the Buffalo region with and the southeastern corner of near Cheyenne.
We saw very nice conditions around the state today again, but there was a lot more cloud cover and even some scattered showers around. Most of the snow, of course, stayed to the far north western regions where temperatures are below freezing on mountain tops.
We started to see a little bit of that cloud cover and even shower activity trying to push its way in from the west, but that certainly didn’t stop temperatures today from reaching above average with lots of those 60s around the region.
That last cold front that pushed its way through our region it’s now moving out to the eastern side of the United States stretching all the way from Texas and trying to reach Maine at this point. Today, clear skies and warm temperatures were back
The wrap around moisture brought blizzards to the northeast part of the state from the last cold front. Luckily, Montana and the western Dakotas took the brunt of harsh winter weather with power outages reported in the thousands in the Dakotas without power. With that out of the picture, Wyoming can soak in some Spring rays over the next few days. Gillette saw 11.5 inches of snow in the heart of the blizzard warning while Cheyenne was passed over once again in the rain and snow category as the city falls further behind in monthly and annual precipitation averages. Like the deserts miss the rain, so do Wyomingites in Cheyenne. Moving forward, Wyoming will start off with a mild Monday to include light winds, plenty of sunshine, and high temperatures in the mid-40s to mid 50s. Overnight Sunday, clouds will scatter and low temperatures will drop from the upper teens to high 20s.
The backside of the closed-low system to our east has a lot of moisture behind it bringing snow showers over Wyoming with blizzard conditions in the northeast sector until Saturday night. Winter weather advisories, winter storm warnings over south central and high wind warnings in the southeast will expire by midnight tonight. Strong winds have been felt across the state Saturday with Buffalo topping the bunch at 63 mph. Snow totals have yet to calculated but the northeast will have the highest totals dealing with blizzard conditions Saturday. The snow and winds will move east northeast into Saturday evening leaving Wyoming with gusts in the mid 40s along the eastern state border Sunday morning into the afternoon. By Sunday evening all weather will have passed and we will start a sharp warming trend to start our week.
We started off the day with mostly clear skies and record breaking temperatures on the southeastern side of the state today due to some strong winds still coming in from the south. Although, conditions are going to worsen as the rain and snow come in during the overnight hours due the strong instability from the warm air and frontal system.
We started off with very warm temperatures across the region thanks to warm and dry air moving in from the south. Unfortunately, conditions are not expected to improve as we have a massive cold front coming through this weekend.
It was hard to tell that a cold front came through last night given that the skies remained clear throughout the day and the temperatures did not drop all that much compared to yesterday. What was noticeable was the strong wind gusts coming from the west.
Despite the increase in cloud cover throughout the state, temperatures warmed up very early into the upper 60s and 70s across the region. While this is a nice welcome into spring, a brief cold front moving through overnight will drop off our highs tomorrow.
We started off our week after the holiday weekend on the bright side thanks to much more seasonable temperatures, clear skies and a light breeze. Although, there is another cold front pushing through this week that looks to try and take away these spring conditions from us.
High wind gusts spread across Southeast Wyoming Sunday. The Cheyenne airport topped the wind gusts at 57mph. Both Rawlins and the Laramie airport tied for second at 51mph. These winds will taper off into Sunday night setting up a great weather day for Wyoming Monday. A light breeze around 20mph is the highest forecasted anywhere in the state. Additionally, clouds will clear overnight for mostly sunny skies for Monday warming to the mid 50s and low 60s throughout the state. Low temperatures Monday morning will range from the low to high 20s.