Cheyenne could see up to a foot of snow this evening through early Thursday morning, the National Weather Service in Cheyenne says.

"Blizzard Warnings and Winter Storm Warnings begin this afternoon and evening for southeast Wyoming and the Nebraska panhandle," the NWS said.

"This is followed by Winter Weather Advisories for the Laramie Valley and Cheyenne County in Nebraska," the NWS added.

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The NWS says areas in the Winter Storm Warnings (pretty much the entire region) will likely see more than six inches of snow.

"Localized areas of 12”-15” are possible north of Cheyenne and south of Wheatland," the NWS said. "Areas in the Winter Weather Advisories will likely see less than 6 inches."

"Wind gusts up to 45 MPH could create areas of blowing snow and reduced visibility for the Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory areas on Wednesday," the NWS added.

The NWS says areas in the Blizzard Warning, which includes Interstate 80 between Rawlins and Arlington, will see the biggest impacts.

"10-18 inches of snow are likely in these areas with wind gusts of 40 to 50 MPH creating near whiteout conditions," the NWS said. "Localized areas in the Blizzard Warning could see greater than 18”."

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The winter weather is approaching later today! This timeline shows when winter headlines begin for locations across the area. Blizzard Warnings and Winter Storm Warnings begin this afternoon and evening for southeast Wyoming and the Nebraska panhandle. This is followed by Winter Weather Advisories for the Laramie Valley and Cheyenne County in Nebraska. Snow accumulations over 6 inches are likely for areas in Winter Storm Warnings. Localized areas of 12”-15” are possible north of Cheyenne and south of Wheatland. Areas in the Winter Weather Advisories will likely see less than 6 inches. Wind gusts up to 45 MPH could create areas of blowing snow and reduced visibility for the Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory areas on Wednesday. The biggest impacts are expected where there are Blizzard Warnings. 10-18 inches of snow are likely in these areas with wind gusts of 40 to 50 MPH creating near whiteout conditions. Localized areas in the Blizzard Warning could see greater than 18”. Winter Storm Warnings continue for the Sierra Madre and Snowy Ranges, where multiple feet of snow are expected.

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2022's Deadliest Wyoming County by Traffic Deaths

While car crashes can occur anywhere, some roads in Wyoming are more dangerous than others.

According to Wyoming Highway Patrol data, there were 117 fatal crashes in the Cowboy State in 2022 resulting in 133 deaths.

Of those fatal crashes, the majority (13.68%) occurred in Laramie County -- two in January, one in February, one in March, two in April, one in June, two in July, three in August, two in September, one in November, and one in December.

Sweetwater County saw the second most fatal crashes last year, 12, while Fremont and Lincoln counties each saw 10.

Albany and Park counties each recorded eight, and Campbell, Converse, and Natrona counties each tallied seven.

The deadliest 2022 crash in Laramie County took place on June 17 when two semis collided on Interstate 80 east of Cheyenne and immediately became engulfed in flames killing both drivers and a passenger.



Laramie County also saw two fatal crashes involving motorcyclists, two fatal crashes involving juveniles, and a fatal crash involving a pedestrian last year.

Below is the Wyoming Highway Patrol narrative of every fatal crash that occurred in Laramie County in 2022.