Saturday was another wintry reminder for much of Wyoming as snowy conditions swept through the northern and central areas through Saturday afternoon and evening. Thankfully, the snow was light and only heavy in some areas. Accumulations were left to mostly a dusting for most areas where some could have seen measurable accumulations.
One final widespread round of wind is expected this afternoon with a possibility of snow showers this evening and overnight in Southeast Wyoming. To the north, a new wave of snow will form with a weak cold front early Saturday, bringing widespread snow to Northern and Central Wyoming before scattering into showers for the southeastern region Saturday afternoon and evening. A new warmup trend will begin on Sunday as high pressure builds in around the state.
The snow activity will cease for today, but the wind will begin to return before the weekend, starting in the middle of the state and becoming more powerful and widespread around Wyoming come Friday afternoon. Snow showers will also be a possibility Friday afternoon and evening and again on Saturday.
The cold front has passed through Wyoming, however a system developing over Colorado will allow some scattered showers to form over Southeast Wyoming later today and tonight. The wind should remain calm for most of us until Friday when more widespread strong winds are expected for many around the state.
More strong winds are expected Tuesday with snow showers also likely for many as a cold front pushes southeast throughout the day. While snow totals will be minimal, strong winds with the showers could lead to whiteout conditions and dangerous travel. Things will be a lot cooler heading into Wednesday.
Winds were strong enough to invoke some serious damage to a Riverton auto business, as well as some trees and other roofs in the area. Those gusts also caused some blow overs on Wyoming highways today.
Strong winds will persist in Wyoming for today and tomorrow, continuing to hamper travel around the state. I-80 continues to be the primary road impacted, still dealing with several closures. Snow chances will begin to ramp up around the state tomorrow, and even moreso in southeast Wyoming on Wednesday.
High Wind Warning’s are in effect for Albany, Laramie, Platte, Carbon, Sweetwater, Fremont, Hot Springs & Park County Through Monday afternoon. With a High Wind Watch for Natrona county until Tuesday @ noon. A Winter Weather Advisory has been put in place for Elk Mountain and Arlington Area for blowing snow that mimic blizzard conditions due to strong gusty winds and snowfall.
Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 5 a.m. Sunday & a High Wind Warning in effect until Tuesday 8 a.m. North Western Areas a High Wind Warning in effect until Monday @ 12 p.m. and Winter Storm/ Weather Advisories in effect near Jackson and the Tetons until Saturday @ 6 p.m.
Strong winds are expected throughout Friday afternoon, however sunshine is expected to accompany it with warmer temperatures in the afternoon as well. Snow chances in the form of showers are expected Saturday afternoon and evening as well.
More snow showers are possible this afternoon into the overnight hours, with the potential for a couple that could linger into early Thursday morning. Warmer conditions will begin to return on Friday along with some stronger winds.
A weak cold front will begin moving through Wyoming beginning Tuesday afternoon, allowing for several scattered snow showers to move through the state. These are expected to last through Wednesday before warmer conditions begin to return ahead of the weekend.
The polar vortex has begun to lift, and thus the days with high temperatures remaining below 0 degrees are coming to an end. Despite that, it will remain cool this week with multiple chances of snow showers, especially on Wednesday.
Sunday night, across the cowboy state we will continue to experience intensely cold air calling for Wind Chill Advisories and Warning’s until Monday at 11 a.m. Aside from the cold, more snow is in store for Winter Weather Advisory for the Sierra Madre and the Snowy’s until Wednesday until 5 a.m. and a Winter Weather Advisory for the North Western region of the state until Tuesday 6 a.m.
Tuesday morning: Snow has not been a factor in the morning forecast. However, cold air and light winds have been. Through the early morning stretches into around 11 a.m. Temperatures hit improved levels along the southern areas of Wyoming. Cheyenne, being the lone warm spot in the state with close to mid-40s by this time. In addition, we can see from the north down there is a split in the state of cold air, where these areas are in the single digits and negatives and won’t budge for the remainder of the day. Then the other lower half of the state, is seeing temperatures that are normal for an average winter day, 30s and above with Cheyenne being the anomaly of seeing 40s.
High Wind Warning is in effect until 5 p.m. for parts of Carbon and Albany counties. West and Eastbound of I-80 WYDOT has issued an extreme blow over risk. Closing the highway to light and high profile vehicles.
Strong winds will make themselves known this afternoon with a blustery wind chill as they blow in arctic air from the northwest. Overall there will be plenty of sun this afternoon before snow chances begin to go up overnight and into Friday with more cloud cover expected Friday as well.
A cold front is moving through Wyoming today, bringing snow and strong winds as it passes through. Snowfall amounts will remain quite low, however the cold front is setting in motion a gradual cooling trend into the weekend as well as a windy trend for some locations.
A powerful, fast moving cold front will push through Wyoming on Wednesday bringing strong, chilly winds and a line of snow with it. Accumulations should overall be limited, with the northwestern portion of the state likely to receive the most. Outside of that nowhere will likely pickup more than 2 inches.
The heat wave continues to kick off February in Wyoming, however it will be short lived thanks to a powerful cold front that will push through Wednesday afternoon. The cold front will bring snow to many locations across the state, starting with Northern Wyoming and making its way southward overnight into Thursday morning.
Today is the warmest day of the week despite a whole lot of clouds around Wyoming. Tomorrow will be a bit cooler as a weak cold front pushes through, bringing snow shower opportunities beginning overnight and lasting through Saturday afternoon. Strong winds from the west and west-northwest are expected in Southeast Wyoming tomorrow as well.
A weak low pressure system will bring a cold front across Wyoming Friday night into Saturday, bringing a chance for isolated snow showers during the overnight hours and dropping temperatures back into the lower 40s for southeast Wyoming and into the mid 30s for Central Wyoming.