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Don Day’s Wyoming Weather Forecast for Thursday, March 26

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Unsettled weather is going to be the rule. Scattered rain and snow and fog will be found across the lower elevations again today.

A stronger storm system is still poised to move in on Friday and early Saturday. But we have horrendous computer model agreement, I am afraid to say. Like last week’s storm.

Now better weather is coming in behind the system for Sunday and early next week.

Although I have to tell you that the models are in complete disarray once we get past next Wednesday.

So we aren’t going to talk too far into the future today. Hopefully we will have more clarity tomorrow.

Here is the upper level low coming in the California coast — this is by early Friday. You can see that we’ve got the storm system coming into the four corners area.

It is not closed off yet though We really like to see these four corners low get closed off right here about this time to become a big impactful storm for the front range of Wyoming and Colorado.

However, by Saturday morning, the system does get better organized. We have the closed low over northwest Kansas and this will bring some upslope into this area here during late Friday and into Saturday morning.

These are the areas affected the most. This is looking almost identical to the storm we had a week ago.

The heaviest precipitation in northeast Colorado and portions of Nebraska. That is where the heaviest moisture will fall.

On the backside of this system, more of a moderate event of rain and snow. But it is an impactful storm, nonetheless.

We are going to have some stout and strong northwest winds again on the backside of this system as it moves thru Friday night and Saturday.

So if you are traveling in this area, be prepared for wet to slick to slushy roads especially above 6,000 feet. Stockgrowers be ready for cold, wet, windy conditions in this area here which will affect young and weak livestock.

Snowfall totals look like this. Now, I do expect that there will be a high degree of variability in terms of who gets the heaviest snow and not.

But if we were to go with the higher terrain, especially above 5,000 and 6,000 feet is where the most snow is falling.

Out on the plains of Colorado and Kansas and Nebraska, stockgrowers need to watch out for wet, spring, wind-driven snow.

Again, this is almost identical to what happened a week ago.

The upper level low moves out into the Great Lakes area on Wednesday and Thursday.

And look at this: we’ve got an area of high pressure moving in.

So as we get into Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, we are likely to have some good weather.

So we get a happy face. Better weather which a lot of folks would like to have. We have it early next week.

But up here we have another trough and by the second half of next week, these systems could be moving in.

However, they may also stay up here and stay up in Canada. There is a lot of disagreement.

One thing that we do see: we have a storm to deal with on Friday and early Saturday, then we have a break in the weather for Sunday through Tuesday and maybe lasting into Wednesday.

Thanks for listening and watching the Day Weather Podcast. Have a good day.

Don Day’s Wyoming Weather Forecast: Southeast Wyoming Will Have a Blizzard

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This is a rushed transcription of the Don Day weather forecast for Wednesday, March 18. For best results, watch the above video.

It’s Wednesday, March 18. Let’s take a look at the weather. The storm is still on track folks. We have seen a lot of consistency in most of the computer modeling.

The models we trust the most have been extremely consistent in showing us the developing storm tonight and Thursday across northeastern Colorado. 

Confidence remains high. We are going to see this as being a relatively small storm in geographical scales. It won’t cover as much ground as we have seen other March storms do.

But where it will impact will be high. There is a big gradient in terms of who gets snow and who doesn’t.

Depending on whether you are watching this podcast, you could be under a blizzard warning or nothing at all.

Blizzard conditions are likely on Thursday and Thursday night for southeastern Wyoming. This will lead to dangerous travel and livestock conditions.

Travel will be very difficult on Thursday through Friday morning in many areas of Wyoming and parts of Colorado and Nebraska as well.

This is the updated forecast of precipitation totals. This is what we call liquid. If you were to measure this as if it fell as rain.  You can see the blue and the yellow and orange colored areas.

Anywhere you see yellow, you are looking at over an inch of liquid water. Anything that is blue or darker is a half-inch to 3/4 of an inch.

This is the area here that will have the heaviest of precipitation.

If you have been watching this week, the maps have been very consistent at showing the heaviest precipitation along this east/west axis across southeastern Wyoming.

We have also seen a real increase here in the available moisture for northeastern Colorado including Colorado’s northern front range.

Notice the big gradient. You go to almost nothing north of Casper and almost nothing south of I-70.  It is a rather narrow area of where the heaviest precipitation is going to fall.

This is the area right here where we are having the most concern in terms of really core winter conditions and travel conditions and livestock conditions. 

Let’s convert this to snow. This is what we see using a 10-1 ratio.  This may be a situation where these amounts that you see here may be somewhat underdone in some areas.

But there is a swath of snow that goes right underneath the band of precipitation with the higher elevations, you are really noticing the pink.  These are areas that are above 7,000/8,000 feet and higher.

You also notice significant snows along the Colorado front range and the I-25 corridor and the I-80 corridor of Wyoming.

Let’s focus in on the same map I showed you so you can see the snowfalls total I showed you earlier.  These are 10-1 ratios.  We may see some of these amounts higher.

One area in particular area — northern Laramie County, southern Goshen county, southern Platte county. There is some higher ground here — higher terrain — where the northeast upslope winds may enhance the snowfall amounts. 

I would not be surprised right here — there are many areas that could receive a foot of snow.  A foot of snow in the Laramie range.  Between Laramie and Cheyenne is a good bet.  Snowy Range. The mountains of northern Colorado really showing a lot of snowfall as well with this storm system.

The wind is a problem. This is why we have a blizzard warning in effect. These are forecasted wind gusts by noon tomorrow.

By noon tomorrow, we will have winds gusting 30-40mph and this combined with all this snow I showed you, will cause a lot of blowing and drifting, zero visibilities at times, and those blizzard conditions.

Also, there is going to be some strong winds here along Interstate 80. The snow won’t be as heavy, the wind will cause a lot of blowing snow and difficult travel conditions.

Then we have the next storm system of interest. This is a forecast map for next Wednesday. We have a low here, a low here, a low here, and a low here.

None of these look terribly big, we have a lot of weather coming in off the Pacific and will move into western U.S.

We will see more action with the weather in the next 7 days.  First things first is focusing on the storm in the short-term.

Don Day’s Wyoming Weather Forecast for Monday, March 2

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[This is a rushed transcript of Don Day’s weather forecast for Monday, March 2. For best results, watch the above video].

It’s Monday, March 2. Thanks for tuning into the Day Weather Podcast. Well, the storm system that came in over the weekend, while it didn’t produce a ton of snow, it certainly once again caused big problems.

This was Interstate 80 between Rawlins and Wamsutter across southern Wyoming yesterday afternoon. Giant pile-up, chain reaction, crashes, and Interstate 80 eastbound is going to be closed at least for a day between Wamsutter to Rawlins to Laramie area.

The good news is that storm system is moving on out. And actually folks, we have a pretty quiet stretch of weather coming our way this week. And dare I say, by the end of the week it is going to get springlike.

We have to get thru today. Here is the jet stream pattern. You can see the upper level low here in California is what threw moisture this way over the cold front that came through the area during the day Sunday.

As we talked about last week, Pacific air and Canadian air is always a recipe for winter weather.

The good news is this system is going to pull away and look at this: by late Thursday into Saturday, we have a nice area of high pressure which is developing. That system is going to head off to the east.

We are going to be clipped by a little system Wednesday and Thursday but we don’t expect it to do much for us.

I think you’ll notice is this area of high pressure comes in Thursday afternoon and lasts through Saturday.

We could see 50 and 60 degree temperatures — springlike weather under this high starting in this Thursday afternoon through Saturday timeframe.

For those of you who watch these videos and listen to the podcast, you know that upstream is what we’re always looking for. Notice all the waves that are forming. We’ve got four waves here in this forecast across North America by the end of the week.

What tends to happen is we get into these roller coaster situations. We get winter weather, spring weather, winter weather, and back to spring weather.

With this next system upstream and another one behind it, you can guess what’s coming later on.

As we get into Sunday and Monday, that low up there splits up and forms a deep close-low up the west coast. Then we’ve got this wave coming through Sunday and Monday which will likely bring colder weather and snow.

And that Pacific low will throw moisture this way over the cold Canadian air again. So we may have a similar situation Sunday and Monday that we just went through.

And this low off of the west coast is going to spin around in counter clockwise fashion off the west coast for a few days. That could move in mid to late next week.

We’ve got a lot on the table. The good news about this time of year is in between storm systems we do get springlike weather systems that come in like we’re going to get at the end of the week.

Get through today. Tuesday through Friday and Saturday’s weather really looks pretty good. Sunday and Monday is when we we need to watch out for winter weather again.

Don Day: Two Nice Days Then Cold Front Coming Through (Watch Out, Lander/South Pass)

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The following is a rushed transcript of today’s Don Day weather forecast. For best results, watch video.

It is Friday, February 28. Good morning.

Well, we’ve got an extra day. It’s Leap Day. So we have a bonus day — not only an extra day of the year, but an extra good day of weather before here comes March. Coming in a bit like a lion on Sunday and Monday.

Today and tomorrow is a great opportunity to travel or do something outside. Going to be spring-like. 40s and 50s today. 50s and 60s tomorrow. Really a couple of good days.

However, if you’ve got plans to travel or be outdoors Sunday into Monday, well heads-up to stockgrowers and travelers, wintry weather returns.

This is why. There is a low coming in. This is the forecast by late Sunday night in to Monday morning.

We have a low pressure in southern California which feeds energy and moisture this way. Then we have this little kink in the jet stream — that is a Canadian cold front which will bring in colder Canadian air.

When you take Pacific moisture from here. You bring in Canadian air from here and you put these areas together, this is always a good pattern to make it snow.

We have a lot of confidence in this pattern that you’re going to get snow. It doesn’t tend to produce a ton of snow. 

This also is the type of storm system that doesn’t produce a ton of wind either. So it is more of a straight-down snow which doesn’t happen often.

But it’s going to be covering a lot of real estate. This is the prediction through Tuesday morning of where the heaviest snow will fall.

Remember, this is a model. The thing to remember models is that they are tools, not reality.

But it is a good way to show you where we think the heaviest snow will fall.  And as you can see, all of the I-80 corridor of Wyoming and western Nebraska, we’re going to get snowed on.

So if you have travels on I-80 starting late Saturday night and into Sunday morning here, you are going to run into snowfall. This is an area to watch out for Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Then you can see Casper, along I-25 and out into the front range of Colorado will all be impacted. Also, watch out for this bullseye.  This is a Lander/South Pass system. This type of system really does bring heavy snow to the South Pass of Wyoming and that will be something to watch out for.

See these purple areas here on the higher terrain between Rawlins and Laramie — that is the Snow Chi Minh trail. I-80 corridor area that will significant snow.

Again, this starts on Saturday night late in this area and during the overnight hours of Saturday spreads into Central Wyoming and the southern areas of the state during the day Sunday into Monday morning. Be ready for some wintry weather after two really good looking days.

Now, after that storm system moves out, this is for Thursday. Notice we get a westerly flow. That means warmer temperatures that will come in.

What will happen is, this is the roller coaster season. We have a winter event. We get colder after a couple warm days. Then we have a nice warmup at the end of next weekend.

Although the next system will come in the following Saturday and Sunday and it could bring cold and snow again. We’ll see. 

This pattern right here in the Pacific is a little conveluted. This area of low pressure here and this area of low pressure here, it may not be handled well by the models.

Do expect the weather forecast to be variable or changeable. Typical for this time of year.

Snowpack conditions. They continue to be very good. Only the Sweetwater and the Belle Fourche drainages are a bit below average right now, the rest of Wyoming is doing very well. Same for Colorado.

One quick thing I want to show you. This is a very long range forecast for August, September, and October. These are sea temperature forecasts. 

This is something that we’ll update you on in the coming weeks and months. As we continue to see the computer modeling forecasting cold sea surface temperatures in the sub tropical Pacific which means late summer / early fall we could enter into a la Nina phase, that means a dry signature.

Be ready for some great weather for a couple days. Then be ready for snow Saturday night through early Monday.

Don Day’s Wyoming Weather Forecast for Monday, February 24

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The following is a rushed transcript of Don Day’s weather forecast for Monday, February 24.

Welcome to Monday, it is February 24. Thanks for tuning in to the Day Weather podcast.

The week starts off cold and blustery across the intermountain west. One two punch of cold fronts will affect us thru mid-week with much colder conditions after what was a pretty decent weekend for many of you before things started to change on Sunday.

Now we are heading back to winter weather again. What I’m going to be outlining here is the snowfall through Thursday across the intermountain west.

Most of Montana, Wyoming, western South Dakota, western Nebraska, and a large part of Colorado will see some snow. The heaviest snow will fall over and near the mountain ranges and you can see just enough snow will be falling on the plains combined with some very strong and cold northwest winds — which will add some wind chill and make roads and highways icy.

This is not a pattern that is going to bring anyone a lot of snow on the plains. It’s nuisance snow — just enough to make roads and highways slick. Just enough that you might have to shovel the sidewalk, the driveway, wipe off the car windshield — that type of snow.

Temperatures are going to be a lot colder over the next two to three days and plenty of wind along and east of the Continental Divide along the wind prone areas.

We will see a bit of a change though as the pattern does get better by the end of the week. I want to show you how the jet stream will evolve.

Right now we have high pressure building along the northwest coast. This is causing an area of low pressure to come into the Rockies and high plains.

We are looking at a forecast for Tuesday that is showing the cold air getting pumped in behind the low swinging through the region. That is why is going to be a cold and blustery start of the week.

here’s some good news. This is the jet stream for Friday night into the weekend. Notice we have a little mountain, a ridge of high pressure which will develop over the intermountain west as we get into Friday, Saturday, and early Sunday.

At the end of the week and probably most of the weekend, we will have another break in the weather. Not unlike what happened late this past weekend where we had a bit of a mild stretch. Didn’t have much wind and the weather looked good.

However, off the Pacific Northwest coast, there is another troff poised to come in. As we look ahead into Monday, March 2, that same low digs down into the four corners area.

Here we go. Early next week — Monday and Tuesday — we could be looking at an area of low pressure over the four corners area and the intermountain west just in time for the start of March. Really right on schedule.

As you get into March, as we well know, the weather gets more active. Here’s another system. Doesn’t look like much right now. But this is going to be another low that is going to come in and swing behind it three days later.

So March is going to start off busy. Bundle up. Get ready for a cold blustery start of the week with a little bit of snow. Good weather at the end of the week and the weekend. Then another storm early next week.

Thanks for watching the Day Weather Podcast.

Don Day’s Weather Forecast for Friday, February 21, 2020

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This is a rushed transcript of today’s Don Day weather forecast: Good morning and good Friday to everybody. Thanks for watching the Day Weather podcast.

Well, we’ve enjoyed some pretty quiet weather. Yesterday, was gorgeous across the region. Sunshine, not much wind, a little chilly but a really day that gives you spring fever a little bit.

For today and Saturday, for the most part, we’ve got two more days of quiet weather across Wyoming. It really looks nice for two more days.

We’ve got a little bit of a storm system that is going to bring some rain to southern California today and tomorrow.

Then it is going to come up and produce some snow. I’ll show you the snow forecast from one of our computer models that takes us through Sunday afternoon.

Notice it will be Colorado’s mountains and western slope that sees the best chance of accumulating snow and look how the northern part of this system just barely gets into southern Wyoming.

This area here is a question mark. If the low tracks a little more north, I think this system could bring some snow to places like Laramie and Cheyenne. 

If it goes a little more south, it could all stay south of the border.

There are a lot of question marks right in northeast Colorado. It could very well be dry as the model is showing but this band of snow along Interstate 70 we are pretty confident about.

We may see this band go north or south. I guess what I’m leading up to here is there are a lot of question marks as to where the best snow is going to fall on Sunday especially in eastern Colorado.

The question mark is if it will get into Laramie or Cheyenne because it’s right on the edge.

Notice the rest of Wyoming will have a very nice day on Sunday. 

But things will change next week. We go to a colder pattern. Here is the snow forecast through Wednesday.

And you can see the winds aloft coming from the northwest again. That drags some cold air and this will bring cold out into the plains in most of Wyoming from Monday thru Wednesday next week.

This snow, that you see right here, is coming Monday through Wednesday, along with a pretty good drop of temperatures.

So the nice weather lasts for two more days. Three days for some of you.  Then early next week, expect a change.

And here, we can see the upper level pattern of the jet stream, this is by Tuesday morning. It gets much colder again.

Tjhis high pressure ridge will move east. Monday thru Wednesday will turn quite a bit colder.

But the end of next week and into next weekend, the high pressure will likely move in temporarily.

One thing I want to show you, we’ve shown it before : the eastern Pacific oscillation. It is an indication of how stormy a pattern may be in the Rockies and the high plains. Anytime we see the eastern Pacific oscillation near this zero line or below it, it means an active pattern.

This is where we are right now. Notice how nice the weather is right now?  The eastern Pacific oscillation is in a positive phase.

But as we get into next week and beyond, the oscillation forecast average is right near the zero mark. You see these dips? These ups and downs.

This takes us up to early April. We expect March to be more busy.

Thanks for watching the Day weather podcast. See you on Monday.

Don Day’s Wyoming Forecast for Thursday, February 20.

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Welcome to the Day Weather Podcast on Thursday, February 20.

Not a lot going on over the region for the next three days. We are in a nice break in the weather. Something we haven’t seen recently is a break in the weather pattern — this will help us out in traveling.

We did see some snow last night and early this morning in parts of central and southern and eastern Colorado. That’s moving away.

Cold, high pressure is going to move in today which should last through Saturday in most areas.

It’s very cold out there in many areas. Below zeros in many areas. Some fog.

There will be a small moderation in temperatures. Yesterday’s snow flurry activity which affected some should be moving on out.

One thing to watch — we don’t get to show you this very often. For those folks who live along the I-80 corridor, you know how nasty the Elk Mountain/Arlington can be — look at this.  

This shows you how nice the weather is. The wind gusts at Arlington / Elk Mountain this morning is six miles an hour.  The average wind speed is only two miles an hour. Wonderful to see.

One reason for that is that it is so cold, it settles the wind down a bit.  For a change, instead of talking about blowing snow and strong winds, sometimes we can show you that indeed the wind can slow down or even stop at times during the winter. Just not very often.

Here is the forecast for the next three days. This snowfall, right here, already has happened overnight and early this morning. But you can see through Saturday morning the snowfall forecast is almost non-existent all across the northern Rockies through Saturday morning.

So today, Friday, and Saturday we’ll see a nice break in the weather. Things change though.

This is by Sunday afternoon and then on to early Monday. We’ve got a storm system that is going to come up out of Southern California and then through central and southern Colorado.

One thing that makes us kind of nervous is this area right here. Some computer modeling is taking this storm a little more to the north. So, there’s the possibility that Sunday into Monday morning, the I-80 corridor could see some now.

It could also stay south into Colorado.  One thing is for certain, for folks in Colorado — especially west central and southwest and southern Colorado — you’ve got another good chance of snow coming in on late Saturday night and Sunday.

Some front range areas and eastern plains of Colorado could be under the gun for some accumulating snow in that Sunday/Monday timeframe.

Then as we get into early next week, we’ll see things change. This is that low that comes through Sunday.  You can see it staying over southern Colorado.

But if it tracks a little more north, I-80 in Nebraska and Wyoming could be looking at a little bit of snow.

We’ll update you tomorrow. We should have a better idea if Sunday’s snow creeps into Wyoming or not. 

Taking a longer range look, this is for Tuesday, notice the jet stream takes a bit dip and the door to Canada is wide open.

After three days of quiet weather, beginning Sunday and heading into early next week,  the door to Canada is open and temperatures will fall.

It’s not a really snowy pattern in terms of heavy snow. But some light snow will fall in the high plains and Rockies early to mid next week. Plan on that if traveling. This is a pattern that really favors the mountains again to build on their snowpack even more.

Thanks for watching the Day Weather Podcast.  Enjoy the quiet weather here for the next three days.

Wyoming Weatherman Don Day’s Forecast for February 14

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The following is a rushed transcription of Don Day’s weather forecast for February 14 and the President’s Day weekend.

Good morning. Hello everyone. Happy Valentine’s Day. Thanks for watching the Day Weather podcast.

It’s all about the wind over the next couple days. Today and Saturday. Winds are going to be picking up. Especially true for viewers in Wyoming where I-80 and I-25 will be hit by high winds, blowover risks, blowing and drifting snow and out in the open areas along secondary roads.

It will definitely be a concern.

As we take a look past the next two days, which generally speaking for today and Saturday, other than mountain snow showers, looks fairly dry.

But we do see another weather system that will bring snow back into Wyoming late Saturday but especially into Sunday.

As we get into Sunday and President’s Day Monday, this is the snow forecast. Notice we have snow in all of the mountain ranges and the Rockies. But also we will see the possibility that we will see snow east of the Continental Divide Sunday night but especially Monday into Tuesday.

Also there is going to be snow near the mountains along the western slopes of Wyoming, Colorado, and into the Wasatch front of Utah as well.

As we have seen for most of the several weeks, the mountains have really gotten the bulk of the snow. That will continue.

But since this is a three day weekend, just a heads-up along I-80, I-25, I-90, there will be some wintry weather on Sunday night into Monday.

So if you have a three day weekend, keep that in mind. It’s not a big storm but enough to be a nuisance.

And there is a lot of cold air that’s going to come in and make Sunday night, Monday, and Tuesday quite a bit colder all throughout this region for the first half of next week.

Warmer, windy today and Saturday. Then Sunday and Sunday night, Monday, and Tuesday be ready for some wintry weather again.

We are anticipating late next week a warmup. I think as we get into the following weekend, there could be a thaw. The first half of next week looks pretty cold. Late next week and next weekend a thaw.

But after that, things get interesting again.

This is a very long range outlook. This takes us all the way out to Tuesday, Feb 25. One thing that’s showing up on the modeling is a large low coming into the Four Corners region sometime around Feb 24, 25, 26.

Will this happen? It’s a question mark. But we are seeing signs that this scenario which would be a weather producer is on the table. We talked earlier this week that March could be an active month and it kinda gets started in February. That still looks to be the case.

One thing that I want to show and we pay attention to at Day Weather is sea-surface temperatures. This is a sea surface temperature map of the globe.

Anywhere you see blue, water temperatures are a little cold. Orange and red is a little bit warmer.

These are temperatures relative to what we call averages. Where the cold and warm water is is really important.

Remember how stormy last Spring was. We had that big blizzard last winter in the middle of March. We went into March with one of the busier and stormier Marchs in awhile.

And a lot of that had to do with what the sea surface temperatures were.

This is our current sea surface temperature patterns right now. I want to show you this relative warmth. This is not an El Nino but relative warmth right here north of the equator.

We still have temperatures in the Pacific that are a little bit warmer than average.

This area of colder weather is growing and it could result in La Nina later this year.

But check out the remarkable similarities in the sea surface temperatures in the middle of February to where we were a year ago.

A year ago today, this is what they look like. This is what they look like now.

A year ago, it was a little bit colder in the Indian Ocean. We also have the same coolness developing here.

But this relative area of warmth right here and right here is very similar to where we were a year ago.

So the table is set late February into March that this warmer water temperature — again not very warm but just warm enough — to add more energy and moisture into the west United States in the beginning of March and the end of February.

we’ll keep you up to date on these sea surface temperatures occasionally.

Thanks for watching the Day Weather podcast. Have a great weekend. Talk to you on Monday.

Don Day Wyoming Weather forecast for Thursday, February 13

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The following is a transcription of Don Day’s weather forecast for Thursday, February 13.

A pleasant and good Thursday everybody. Thanks for listening and watching the Day Weather podcast.

Let’s take a look at what’s coming over the next few days. We did some snow last night. A couple of inches in Cheyenne and Laramie and Casper got some snow. Central and northeast Wyoming too.

That system is moving out. As we get into today, quiet and cold today. Good news is that we don’t expect much wind. Just a good old fashioned cold February day.

As the snow flurries will be coming to an end today. The problem is what we have for Friday and Saturday. 

Outside of mountain snow showers, it will be generally dry. But here’s the issue, we’ve got the wind picking up and this is going to be a problem for travelers.

Look at the wind picking up along I-25 and I-80 and the gap areas of northern Colorado and southern Wyoming’s mountain areas. 

We are going to have some blowing snow Friday along I-25 and along I-80 as we get into tomorrow and tomorrow night the winds will pick up in the Shirley Basin / Casper area as well.

If you have to travel, as we get into Friday and Saturday, the I-80 corridor and along I-25 will be something to watch for.

However, for today, Friday, and Saturday, other than snow showers over near the mountains, we’re looking for quiet weather.

The next weather event coming our way is something we need to watch for President’s Day weekend.

During the day Sunday, we will see snow break out across Wyoming’s western mountains. We have a storm that will swing in from the Pacific Northwest. 

As we get into Sunday night and Monday, we are going to see snow and you see it right here, the model will have it coming out on the plains.

We are going to have to watch out — especially in this area here for possibly some accumulating snowfall. Doesn’t look like a big storm but I do think the model might be underplaying the snow possibilities right here as we get into Sunday night and Monday.

We’ve got tomorrow to update you.

Bottom line is: good weather today. Be ready for the wind Friday and Saturday. Then late Sunday and President’s Day, here comes the next chance of snow. And it looks pretty cold again.

Thanks for watching the Day Weather podcast. Talk to you on Friday.

Don Day: Weekend Weather Forecast for Wyoming

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Wyoming’s weatherman Don Day looks ahead to the weekend with his weather forecast.

Don’t have time to watch the video? Here’s a rough transcript:

It’s Friday, February 7 you are watching to the Day Weather podcast.

The strong and moist jet stream winds coming in from the Northwest continue to slide through Wyoming and Colorado.

One and two feet of snow were reported in the mountains of southern Wyoming and northern Colorado last night.

Two feet of snow was reported at Jackson Hole Ski Area. In fact, Teton Pass is closed for avalanche control.

Some avalanche conditions around Alpine Junction, Wyoming. And we have avalanche warnings in affect for the mountains of central and northern Colorado.

The mountains will see probably see another foot of snow today, tonight, and early tomorrow.

For the lower elevations, a little bit of good news for some areas if you don’t like the snow. It does not look like the heavy snow will get into Cheyenne — probably about 1 -3 inches.

You can see the northwest to southeast trend of where the snow is falling. And notice the snow wants to fall in the mountains and close to the mountains. but we also have this wedge of snow extending into the I-25 corridor of Colorado and the I-70 corridor of Colorado, so you Front Range podcast listeners it looks like you might be receiving a bit more snow than expected. As the heavier snow has shifted more south than west.

This pattern will continue to produce snow and snow showers over the near mountains today and tonight but only light amounts once you get east of the Divide.

As we look forward, we see another system. This is the next system that comes late Saturday night and Sunday.

We have another chance for a little bit of light snow in the central and northern Rockies. But the amount isn’t very heavy.

There’s another little wave diving in with the jet stream from the northwest that will bring a shot of colder air to Colorado and Wyoming Saturday night and Sunday. And maybe a little more in the way of light snow.

This is the current jet stream pattern that we’re in right now.  This is going to continue to keep systems coming in from the Pacific Northwest and western Canada and riding thru the western United States.

Our pattern is going to remain active. And the door is open to Canada to keep us cold.

We will see the general trend of plain old-fashioned winter weather. Nothing brutally cold but just chilly and more episodes of snow chances will roll through the Rockies and High Plains off and on throughout next week.

There is nothing that we see that would bring a major snow event our way — just remaining wintry pattern.

Temperatures over the next 10 days. Huge contrast between the central and eastern United States and the colder wet conditions across the western United States.

That’s how things are trending.

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