Cheyenne Breaks 1-Day Snowfall Record, Sees 10 Inches in 4 Hours
Sunday's snowfall in Cheyenne was one for the record books as Winter Storm Xylia dumped 22.7 inches of wet snow on the capital city, breaking the previous one-day snowfall record of 19.8 inches set on Nov. 20, 1979.
According to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne, nearly half of the snow -- 10 inches -- fell over a four-hour period early Sunday morning.
The agency says 30.8 inches of snow fell in Cheyenne starting late Saturday morning through late Sunday night, just 1.1 inches short of the two-day snowfall record set back in 1949.
30.8 inches of snow fell in Cheyenne starting late Saturday morning through late Sunday night. Upon further review, the 2-day snow observation of 30.8" fell 1.1" short of the 2 day record of 31.9" set in 1949. However, we did break the 1 day record for snowfall at Cheyenne with 22.7" on Sunday. This included 10” of snowfall in a 4 hour period early Sunday morning. These daily records are based on calendar days (12am-11:59pm) and not a maximum snowfall in a 24 hour period.
According to Current Results, the biggest one-day snowfall for Wyoming is the 34.0 inches that fell at Bechler River Ranger Station on Jan. 28, 1933.