Jan. 25, 2012 — Wind Returns to Some Areas; Better Chance of Snow Thursday
The wind has started to pick up in portions of the state. These mainly west to southwest winds are also making for warmer temperatures statewide. High Wind Warnings are posted for northern and southern portions of the state. Wind will gust up to 60 mph in the warning areas. Winds in Casper today will be out of the south to southwest at 35 to 45 mph, with gusts near 50 mph.
The northwestern corner will pick up a few snow showers today as well. Late Thursday into Friday morning a cold front will cross the state. Scattered snow showers are expected to spread from northwest to southeast during this time frame. Through Thursday afternoon the most significant snowfall is expected in the northwest. Thursday night into Friday morning, central, east central and southeast Wyoming look to be in the best position for accumulating snow. Casper and Casper Mountain could see a few inches of accumulating snow. The cold front will also leave behind colder temperatures on Friday.