Cheyenne Sees One of the Wettest, Snowiest Januarys on Record
January 2023 will go down in the history books as a wet and snowy one in southeast Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle.
According to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne, Scottsbluff saw its wettest and snowiest January on record, picking up 1.56 inches of precipitation and a whopping 24.1 inches of snow.
The second snowiest January in Scottsbluff was way back in 1949 when Mother Nature dumped 23.7 inches of the white stuff on the city.
While Cheyenne didn't break any records, it too saw well above-normal precipitation and snowfall.
The capital city picked up 1.82 inches of precipitation, 1.47 inches above normal and the fourth wettest January on record, and 20.3 inches of snow, 14.0 inches above normal and a tie for the third snowiest January on record.
The wettest January in Cheyenne was in 1949 when the city picked up 2.78 inches of precipitation and the snowiest was in 1980 when the city picked up a staggering 35.5 inches of snow.
"The warm temperatures for the first half of the month allowed for snow events with a higher moisture content than is typical for mid-winter," the NWS said.
"Seasonal snowfall is now above normal at both Cheyenne and Scottsbluff," the NWS added.