Dec 10: On this day in 1919 Cheyenne recorded a daily snowfall of 9.3 inches. It
was the last of 5 consecutive days with snow in Cheyenne, which totaled
Chadron recorded it greatest daily precipitation for December on this day
in 1915 when 1.04 inches fell.
Dec 11: Record cold temperatures were felt over many areas on this day in 1985.
Some record lows set on that day included 24 degrees below zero in Laramie
and Douglas, 22 below zero at Scottsbluff, 19 below zero at Rawlins, and
a bitter cold 27 degrees below zero near Wheatland, WY.
Dec 12: Heavy snow fell over parts of southeast Wyoming on this day in 1992.
Snowfall amounts from 6 to 12 inches were fairly widespread from Albany
County northward across Converse and Niobrara counties. Douglas, WY
recorded it’s greatest known daily snowfall with 16.8 inches.
The bitter cold arctic outbreak in 1972 began to release its grip over the
area on this day. Cheyenne recorded the last of 9 consecutive days with
a temperature below zero, which tied for the second longest streak of that
nature on record.
Dec 13: Cheyenne recorded it’s greatest daily precipitation amount for December on
this day in 1925 when 1.28 inches was recorded. 11.5 inches of snow also
fell on that day, and a total of 14.1 inches of snow fell on the 13th and 14th.
Dec 14: A 2-day winter storm came to an end across the area on this day in 1925. The
storm produced widespread snowfall amounts from 8 to 12 inches over much
of southeast Wyoming and the Nebraska panhandle with 15 inches of snow
recorded at Chugwater and near Wheatland, WY.
A bitter cold arctic airmass covered the region on this day in 1901. Scottsbluff
fell to an extremely cold 35 degrees below zero, while Alliance was chilled to
32 degrees below zero. 31 below was recorded near Lusk, while Cheyenne felt
the chill of 22 degrees below zero.
Dec 15: The extremely cold airmass hung around for one more day in 1901. Scottsbluff
and Bridgeport, Nebraska recorded lows of 32 degrees below zero, while
Alliance had a low of 30 degrees below zero.
Dec 16: Laramie recorded the last of 11 consecutive days with a low temperature less
than zero on this day in 1973, which is the 2nd longest streak of that nature on
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