Area Weather History for February 12-18.
Feb. 12: On this day in 1915 Chadron Neb. recorded its greatest
daily precipitation for February with just under an inch (0.98).
On this day in 1905 bitterly cold temperatures covered the
region, with Cheyenne chilling to 30 degrees below zero.
It was not much warmer in Cheyenne on this day in 1899,
when it cooled to 24 degrees below zero.
Feb. 13: On this day in 1990 a winter storm brought a good snowfall
to much of the region. Laramie, Wy had 6.2 inches of snow,
while Cheyenne received 5.9 inches. 5.3 inches fell in
Rawlins, Wy with 4.6 inches measured in Douglas, Wy.
A long cold period was coming to an end in Scottsbluff on
this day in 1899. It was the last of 15 consecutive days with
a low temperature less than zero.
Feb. 14: On this day in 1984, a very unusual setup resulted in the
earliest thunderstorm ever recorded in Cheyenne.
Feb. 15: Snow cover typically does not stay on the ground for long in
this area, but on this day in 1949, Cheyenne recorded the
last of 57 consecutive days with at least 1 inch of snow cover,
likely a result at least in part of the great blizzard that occurred
in early January of that year. For Scottsbluff, this was the last
of 56 consecutive days with at least one inch of snow on the
Feb. 16: Scottsbluff's longest dry period in recorded history came to an
end on this day in 1906 when 0.08 inch of precipitation was
recorded. It ended a period of 78 consecutive days with no
measurable precipitation, a period that began on November
Feb. 17: Rawlins, Wy. was buried with 16 inches of snow on this day
Feb. 18: Bitterly cold arctic air covered the region on this day in 2006, withReturn to News Archive
many areas setting record lows for this day. Low temperatures for the
day from 20 to 30 degrees below zero were common over the area with
Chadron bottoming out at 33 degrees below zero and Alliance reaching
36 degrees below zero.
Cheyenne's heaviest February snowstorm began on this day in
1953. Just 1.6 inches fell late that day, but much more was on