The Worst October Storms In Cheyenne History
As we brace for a storm this weekend, here's a look back at the worst October ever. In 2009, Cheyenne broke a 137-year-old record with 28 inches of snowfall before Halloween.
Cold fronts came early and often that fall. October 10th, a blizzard dumped ten inches on the Capital City. Later in the month, another storm left six more inches. It was also the coldest October on record in Cheyenne. Three hours east, the town of North Platte, Nebraska, set a new record for their snowiest month ever with over 30 inches.
Last year, an October 8th blizzard closed Interstate 80 from Cheyenne to Rawlins and dropped over eight inches of snow in southeastern Wyoming. Another memorable October storm blasted the front range with over two feet of snow on October 24, 1997, closing Interstate 25 from Wyoming to New Mexico.
Fortunately, the forecast doesn't call for that much snowfall this year. Not yet, at least.