January 15-21 in Area Weather History

Jan. 15: On this day in 1888, it was a very cold day in Cheyenne as the
                low in Cheyenne bottomed out at 26 degrees below zero. Also
                on this day in 2007 a low of 31 below zero was recorded at
                Shirley Basin in northern Carbon county.

Jan. 16
: A winter storm system brought 9.1 inches of snow to
                Scottsbluff, Nebraska on this day in 1995.

Jan. 17
: Very cold temperatures occurred on this day in 1930.
                Kimball, Nebraska set its lowest temperature on record
                with a low of 36 below zero.  Scottsbluff, Nebraska set
                its lowest January temperature with a low of 33 below
                while Cheyenne chilled to 30 degrees below zero.

                Strong winds buffeted Cheyenne and surrounding areas
                on this day in 1982, with a gust of 71 mph recorded in
                Cheyenne.

Jan. 18
: On this day in 1988, a snowstorm brought 7.4 inches of
                snow to Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

                Very high winds blew across the area on this day in 1975,
                with Cheyenne recording a peak gust of 85 mph, only 1
                mph short of Cheyenne’s all time highest wind gust.

Jan. 19
: Today is a historically cold day for Rawlins, Wyoming.
                An all-time low temperature of 36 degrees below zero
                occurred on this day in 1963, one of 3 times Rawlins
                has reached this cold mark.

Jan. 20
: Cheyenne’s warmest January temperature on record was
                attained on this day in 2005 with a high of 66 degrees.

                One of the highest wind gusts ever recorded in Cheyenne
                occurred on this day in 1975, with a gust of 86 mph.

                On this day in 1883, a low of 31 degrees below zero was
                recorded in Cheyenne.

Jan. 21:
On this day in 1993 a peak wind gust of 73 mph blew
                through Cheyenne, while on this day in 1962 a low of 20
                below zero greeted Cheyenne residents.



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