By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Cold temperatures, wind and light snow hit northwestern and southeastern Wyoming this week as more normal November weather returned to the region.
According to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne, most of the week will be cold and feature at least a little bit of snow, at least in the southeast portion of the state.
The NWS reported that around one inch of snow fell in the area from Pine Bluffs to Rawlins, as well as in portions west of Riverton, Lander and the Yellowstone National Park area.
“Unsettled weather as we are in a progressive, fast moving west to east wind pattern,” the NWS said in a report Tuesday morning.
Tuesday would see “very windy” conditions, with wind-prone areas likely seeing gusts up to 70 or 75 mph, the Weather Service said. Gusts of up to 65 MPH were likely on the downslope of the Laramie and Snowy ranges, including cities like Cheyenne, Laramie and Wheatland.
Wyoming weatherman Don Day confirmed this in his Tuesday morning forecast.
“A more typical November pattern is finally settling into the western United States,” Day said.
Northwestern Wyoming will also be hit with snow over this week, but temperatures will begin rise over the weekend and into early next week.
Any truckers with light loads or people towing camper trailers will have difficulty driving across southeast Wyoming on Tuesday.
There will be another chance of strong winds later in the week.
Thursday will likely be the driest day in terms of snow and precipitation.