CASPER, Wyo. — Temperatures plunged well below zero degrees on Wednesday morning, and kept dipping lower as the day progressed in central Wyoming as well as much of the rest of the state.
Today’s high temperature peaked at about 30 degrees at around 8 a.m. Within a couple of hours it had plummeted to minus 10 degrees. Snow and strong winds closed interstates and major highways around the state.
Some businesses and city offices closed early to allow people more time on the snow-packed roads. Hogadon Ski Basin closed early on Wednesday due to dangerously cold conditions and will remain so on Thursday.
Temperatures are expected to hit minus 25 degrees tonight, with a high of minus 15 degrees on Thursday before another night of minus 25 degrees. Windchill values ranging between minus 30 degrees and minus 70 degrees are expected in areas of the state tonight, said the National Weather Service in Riverton.
Natrona County is under a windchill warning until Friday morning, the NWS said.