Jan. 22: It does not snow often in Cheyenne on this day. In 1982, Cheyenne received 1.9
inches of snow, the greatest ever recorded for today. It was also only the 4th time
with snowfall of 1 inch or more recorded for this day.
Jan. 23: Today is Cheyenne's least likely day in winter to see 1 inch or more snow.
On this day last year in 2009, 1.2 inches of snow fell, in 1909 two inches of
snow fell and in 1946, one inch was recorded. These are the only 3 times that
1 inch or more snow has been recorded on this day in Cheyenne since 1883.
Jan. 24: On this day in 1921 Cheyenne received its greatest daily snowfall in January with
14.1 inches of snow, while Scottsbluff, Nebraska saw its second highest daily
snowfall for January with 8.5 inches. Alliance, Nebraska saw its highest daily
snowfall for January fall on this date in 1898, with 14.0 inches.
Strong winds buffeted the area on this day in 1971, with a peak gust of 74 mph
recorded in Cheyenne.
Jan. 25: On this date in 1950, 11 inches of snow fell onto Sidney, Nebraska, setting their
highest daily snowfall record for January. Also on this date in 1980, 12 inches
of snow was recorded in Cheyenne, the 3rd highest daily snowfall for January
ever recorded. Chadron, Nebraska received 13 inches of snow on this date in
1944, setting Chadrons 2nd highest daily snowfall in January.
Jan. 26: On this date in 1940, the low in Cheyenne was 6 degrees below zero. It was the
last of 10 consecutive days with a daily low below zero, which still stands as the
longest streak of this type ever recorded in Cheyenne.
Jan. 27: On this date in 1980, Laramie Wy. had its highest daily snowfall in January since
1948, with 6.5 inches. Chadron, Nebraska saw its second highest daily snowfall for
January on this day in 1944 with 13.0 inches.
On this date in 1902, bitter cold covered the area, with Scottsbluff, Nebraska
recording a low of 29 degrees below zero.
Jan. 28: On this day in 1891 Cheyenne was covered with 8.6 inches of snow.Return to News Archive