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PHOTO GALLERY: First winter blast of 2022 brings snow, frigid temperatures to Casper area

David Baker, co-owner of Chozen Yogurt in downtown Casper, clears the walk in front of his store on Wednesday, Jan. 6, during the first winter storm of the 2022. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City File)

CASPER, Wyo. — After weeks of unseasonably warm and windy conditions, winter finally arrived for real — though only for a day or so.

The first significant winter storm of the new year moved through Wyoming on Wednesday, bringing snow, subzero temperatures and road closures along the way.

There is more snow for the western portions of Wyoming today, but central and southern Wyoming will be grappling with very high winds and blizzard conditions.

Schools are closed to in-person learning in Cheyenne, and miles of interstate and highways are closed this morning.

Temperatures in Casper will remain very cold through much of the day before a warming trend arrives. The National Weather Service says windchill values will be as low as minus 15 degrees. Friday’s temperatures are expected to rise into the upper 30s, but gusty winds will persist.