Wyoming Gargantuan Snowstorm Friday Afternoon Update

In a Friday afternoon update, Don Day said this snowstorm is on track to be the biggest storm so far this year and of 2020 "bar none."

Annaliese Wiederspahn

March 12, 20212 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

As most of Wyoming prepares to get ready for the largest snowstorm in over a year, meteorologist Don Day advises patience.

The weather system has slowed down somewhat so it will be later in the day on Saturday when the heavy snow starts falling.

That’s about the only thing that has changed, however. It is still expected to be a dangerous storm with multiple feet of snow falling in some locations.

“We see a lot of really good agreement on our weather forecasting tools,” Day told Cowboy State Daily on Friday afternoon. “So that gives us a really high confidence level that this storm will come to fruition.

“This will be the biggest storm of this year, bar none,” Day continued. “It’ll be a bigger storm than we saw during 2020 as well.”

Day said the storm is moving up from the southwest and will enter Wyoming from Colorado on Saturday morning. But the heavy stuff isn’t expected to fall until mid-day on Saturday.

“By noon to 6pm tomorrow (Saturday), that’s when the snow really kicks in and starts to get really heavy. That’s also when the wind picks up,” he said.

Day said the heaviest snow will occur from mid-day Saturday to mid to late Sunday afternoon and depending on your location, you could see multiple feet of snow.

“I’m expecting 2 to 3 feet of snow in the foothills of the Laramie range west of Cheyenne to South of Casper,” he said. “For the plains east of the mountains, we’re still going with 12 to 24 inches.”

He said north of the I-90 corridor, the storm will have less of an impact.

The full conversation with Day can be seen below:

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Annaliese Wiederspahn

State Political Reporter