SE Wyoming Could See -30 Wind Chills, Heavy Snow This Week
The agency is also warning about up to three feet of snow in the Sierra Madre and Snowy Range mountains. Cheyenne is included in a winter storm watch [see map below]. Laramie, at last report, was just outside of the watch area, but that is subject to change.
The weather service emailed a statement on Monday evening about the approaching front:
High Wind Warnings/Watches across the area: Strong winds on Monday night through Tuesday afternoon across SE WY and the Nebraska Panhandle. Moderate
- 65-85mph wind gusts likely over the wind-prone corridors of SE WY, and 60-65mph wind gusts possible over the Nebraska Panhandle.
- Arctic air behind a strong cold front on Wednesday will cause bitter cold temperatures and wind chills below zero to occur by Thursday morning. Moderate
- Wind Chills as low as -20F to -30F possible on Thursday morning.
- Winter Storm Watches for portions of SE WY and the southern Nebraska Panhandle late Tuesday (Mountains)/early Wednesday (Lower Elevations) into Thursday morning. Moderate
- Sierra Madre and Snowy Mountain Ranges 1-3 feet of snow is possible.
- Lower Elevations in the Winter Storm Watch could see 4-8+ inches of snow.
Strong winds on Thursday will result in blowing snow for the majority of the area that sees accumulating snowfall occur