January 22-28 in Area Weather History

Jan. 22: It does not snow often in Cheyenne on this date. In 1982, Cheyenne received 1.9
                inches of snow, the greatest ever recorded. It was one of only 4 times
                with snowfall of one inch or more recorded for this day since records began..
 
Jan. 23: Today is Cheyenne's least likely day in winter to see one inch or more snow.
                On this date 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 three times that one inch
                or more snow has been recorded on this day in Cheyenne since 1883.
 
Jan. 24: On this date in 1921, Cheyenne received its greatest daily snowfall in January with
                14 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 inches.
 
                Strong winds buffeted the area on this date 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 date in 1891, Cheyenne was covered with 8.6 inches of snow.


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