Area Weather History for Feb. 19-25.

Feb. 19:  On this day in 1953 Cheyenne recorded its greatest daily
                precipitation for February with 1.57 inches...which fell in the
                form of 13.9 inches of snow.  This combined with the 1.6
                inches of snow on the 18th resulted in the highest snowfall
                total from one storm in February with 15.5 inches. 
           
Feb. 20: A winter storm brought widespread snow to the region on this
               day in 1976.  Six inches of snow was reported near Wheatland,
               5 inches fell near Medicine Bow, 4.9 inches of snow was
               reported from Laramie, while Cheyenne received 4.3 inches.

Feb. 21: On this day in 1931, 0.20 inch of precipitation fell in Kimball,
                Neb.  This brought an end to Kimball’s longest dry streak on
                record, a streak of 93 consecutive days with no measurable
                precipitation.  It began on November 20th, 1930.

Feb. 22: An unusually early season thunderstorm occurred in Cheyenne on
               this day in 2003.

               Strong winds blew across southeast Wyoming on this day in
               1986 with a peak gust of 70 mph recorded in Cheyenne.

               Another significant February snowstorm started in Cheyenne
               on this day in 1909 with 10.5 inches of snow recorded by
               the end of the day.

Feb. 23: The 1909 snowstorm ended in Cheyenne after leaving a total
               of 12.2 inches of snow.  This stands as Cheyenne’s 2nd  
               greatest single storm total for February.      

Feb. 24: Bitterly cold temperatures covered the region on this day in
               1874, with Cheyenne chilling to 24 degrees below zero.
 
Feb. 25: Unusually early season thunderstorms have been recorded
               twice on this day in Cheyenne, once in 1951 and again in
               1949.


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