March Blizzard Gives Cheyenne High 2-Day Snowfall Ever
Written by Andrew-Rossi on March 14, 2021
The snowstorm that is crippling southern Wyoming isn’t your ordinary end-of-the-winter blizzards – it’s breaking records.
According to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne, their noon snow observation showed a snowfall total of 25.8 inches since the blizzard began.
That’s not just a record-breaking amount of snow for March – it’s a record-breaking amount of snow in Cheyenne’s history. The last highest two-day total snowfall in Wyoming’s capitol was 25.2 inches reported in November 1979.
With that much snow, it’s no wonder why the storm has caused so much disruption.
Both Interstate 80 and Interstate 25 were almost entirely shut down and aren’t scheduled to reopen until Monday. This means that the heavily-trafficked route between Casper and Cheyenne was unpassable for a considerable amount of time.
Meanwhile, the Wyoming Highway Patrol has been busy answering the calls of drivers stranded on roadways in the reported five-foot snowdrifts. Their officers are imploring Wyomingites caught in the storm to stay off the roads.
Little of this winter madness is expected to reach the Bighorn Basin.
The week’s forecast in Cody shows a slight chance of Tuesday snow, but otherwise mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the mid-40s to low- 50s.