Campbell County EMA Advises Severe Winter Weather On The Way

Written by on October 28, 2019

Old Man Winter is still having a tussle with Mother Nature…and we’re going to be the kids huddling in the other room wishing one of them would turn up the heat!

NWS says Snow will begin late this afternoon in northeastern Wyoming and northwestern South Dakota and will then overspread much of the rest of western South Dakota tonight. Some travel difficulties are possible, especially tonight over and near the northern Black Hills.

The chance of snow will continue through Tuesday over parts of northeastern Wyoming, the Black Hills area, and southwestern South Dakota.

The hour-by-hour graphical forecast is indicating snowfall will start this (Monday) afternoon…probably by 4 p.m. and last until mid-morning tomorrow (Tuesday), and accumulate maybe around 2 inches total.

The most noticeable part of this system will be the artic air filling in behind it…looking for a high today of 27 between 1 and 4, then dropping by midnight to around 11 degrees…and down to 7 degrees at daybreak tomorrow. Tuesday will max out at around 16 above, then down to 2 degrees Tuesday night before warming to low 20’s on Wednesday and back to lower 30’s on Thursday.

Halloween is looking for a high of 33 at around 2 in the afternoon, tapering down to 30 degrees at 6 p.m. and settling at around 25 for most of the night.

Of course in Wyoming…the real winter weather story always lurks in the wind category…and we’re looking for single-digit winds out of the west/northwest today, picking up into the mid-teens tonight, gusting at times to the low 20’s. Tuesday/Wednesday look for single digits and once the system moves through Wednesday night winds will switch to coming out of the southwest.

During the day on Halloween, novice witches will have to hang onto their pointy hats, but more experienced ones will be okay with the 10 mph winds gusting to 20 through the day and evening. They’ll still want to be be bundled up, as that will make wind chills in the low 20’s to mid-teens during the peak of candy collection time.

Of course ghosts won’t have any problems as the wind will blow right through them.

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