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Fri December 29, 2006
Snowiest December On Record for Cheyenne
Laramie, Wy – Overnight snowfall from this latest storm
has set a record in Cheyenne.
Steve Rubin is a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Cheyenne.
Rubin says that more than six inches of snow fell in Cheyenne overnight. That gives the city roughly 24 inches of snowfall for the month of December. That easily beats the old record of 21-point-4 inches set back in 1913.
Rubin says the snowfall is good for the soil moisture and for peoples' lawns. But he noted the snow can be inconvenient for travelers.
Interstate 25 north of Cheyenne was closed this morning as far
north as Wheatland. But the Wyoming Department of Transportation
reports now that the interstate is OPEN.
Rubin says the bulk of the storm was moving through central New Mexico Friday. He says it's expected to continue
moving east Saturday and Sunday and will dump heavy snows on eastern Colorado and Nebraska.
The foothills west of Denver has already received more than 2 feet of snow Friday and forecasters say the storm could leave up to 2 feet of snow in the Denver area.