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A storm system moved through the region this week, depositing a thin layer of snow over most of the forecast area with some lower elevation spots receiving as much as 6 1/2 inches of snow. The storm brought along a very sharp cold front that sent temperatures plummeting from the mid 50's into the teens in less than an hour in some cases. As of early Thursday afternoon, snow was still ongoing across portions of Sweetwater County and around Casper but all snow should end by sunset with only a few flurries remaining.
The storm also brought a lot of wind with gusts exceeding 50 mph in some areas. The gusty winds in addition to the light, fluffy snow reduced visibility to near zero at times. Several accidents were reported along Interstate 80 during the event with occasional closures experienced. Wind chills will be well below zero through the day across eastern Sweetwater County.
Skies are expected to clear overnight, and with the arctic air in place behind the front and a surface high building in...temperatures are expected to rapidly plummet into the single digits for most areas east of the divide with temperatures well below zero across the west and in the central basin river valleys. Several inches of snow fell over the ski areas around Jackson, but not much fell in town due to downsloping affects off of the mountains.
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Several inches of snow fell over the ski areas around Jackson, but not much fell in town due to downsloping affects off of the mountains.
Wind Gust (mph)
1 W Grant Village
7 W Muddy Gap
1 NNE Green River
10 WNW Cody
25 ESE Buffalo
11 NNW Buffalo
5 ESE Story
8 ENE Mayoworth
2 N Frannie
2 SE Hiland
16 S Hiland
8 N Meeteetse
10 S Meeteetse
1 W Powell
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