Storm Could Hit Cheyenne, Laramie With Over Six Inches of Snow
The agency says higher elevations of the Sierra Madre and Snowy Range mountains could get up to 20 inches.
The agency posted this statement on its website:
Here are the preliminary winter headlines and possible snowfall accumulations for the upcoming winter event beginning late Monday through Tuesday. Snowfall accumulation graphics will be updated once we get closer to the winter event on Monday. Areas that don't have current winter weather headlines may be issued at a later time, including the Nebraska Panhandle and Carbon County. Heavy Snow is expected to develop and persist over the Snowy and Sierra Madre ranges on Monday into Tuesday. A Winter Storm Warning has been issued Monday afternoon until late Tuesday night for the mountains, where snowfall accumulation of 10”-20” can be expected above 9500 feet in elevation, with localized areas up to 2 feet being possible near the mountain peaks. Outside of the mountains, moderate to heavy snow showers are expected to develop along the I-80 corridor late Monday night through Tuesday night. Blowing snow will become an issue by late Tuesday along the I-80 corridor, and could briefly bring visibility reductions along with the gusty winds. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued because of this. We are also watching the possibility for a localized band of heavy snow to push through late Monday night into Tuesday associated with the main cold front. Winter Storm Watches and Winter Weather Advisories have been issued to reflect this. Much colder temperatures will move in behind this front for Tuesday!
Here is the forecast for Cheyenne:
Today Partly sunny, with a high near 42. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Tonight Snow. Low around 11. Wind chill values between zero and 10. North northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Tuesday Snow, mainly before 11am. High near 17. Wind chill values between -5 and zero. North wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 1. Wind chill values between -5 and -10. West wind 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 27. South southwest wind around 10 mph.
Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 12.
Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 43.
Here is the Laramie Forecast: