Mar. 12: On this day in1982 high winds blew across the region, with Cheyenne
recording a peak gust of 74 mph.
It can still get very cold at this time of year. In 1932 the temperature
fell to 20 degrees below zero in Cheyenne on this day.
Today also marks the latest day in the season that the temperature remained
below zero in Cheyenne. It occurred on this day in 1880 when Cheyenne
had a high temperature of only 5 below zero.
Mar. 13: On this day in 1973 a winter storm brought 9.3 inches of snow to
Cheyenne, while 9 inches of snow fell onto Cheyenne on this day
Mar. 14: Today is the most likely day of the year for measurable snow to
occur in Scottsbluff. Since 1898, it has snowed on this day 30
times, or 26% of the time.
On this day in 1973, Laramie, Wyoming was covered with a 13.8
On this day in 1946, Cheyenne recorded its greatest daily precipitation
amount for March with 1.29 inches. Much of that came from 11.5
inches of snow. In addition, it is also the earliest day of the year that
hail has been reported in Cheyenne.
Mar. 15: The 1973 snowstorm came to an end on this day, leaving Cheyenne
with a storm total of 16.3 inches. Laramie measured a total of 18.1
inches of snow while 15 inches was measured near Wheatland.
Mar. 16: On this day in 1960 a winter storm brought 8.0 inches of snow to
Kimball, Nebraska was chilled to 11 degrees below zero on this day
in 1906, while Scottsbluff fell to 20 degrees below zero.
Mar. 17: A memorable blizzard began late on this day in 2003 as rain changed
to snow over the high plains. Just 1.3 inches of snow was recorded in
Cheyenne by the end of the day, but it was just the beginning.
On this day in 1994, Cheyenne recorded a peak wind gust of 74 mph.
Mar. 18: The blizzard of 2003 reached its peak strength across the higher elevations
of southeast Wyoming, and extended its effects into Colorado. Cheyenne
recorded its greatest daily snowfall ever in March with 15.9 inches, with
over 2 feet of snow reported over the Laramie range west of Cheyenne.
Wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph created drifts over 6 feet high and closed
all roads around the Cheyenne area.
A winter storm also brought heavy snow to the region on this day in 1979,Return to News Archive
with Cheyenne receiving 11.5 inches and Laramie 11.0 inches.