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NWS: Arctic cold front could bring record-breaking temps to Wyoming

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City File)

CASPER, Wyo. – An Arctic cold front expected to move through Wyoming could break all-time record lows, as well as records for low high temperatures according to the National Weather Service in Riverton.

The release from the NWS says the front will pull into northern Wyoming around 3 p.m. today and move through the state, resulting in snow and wind with chills well below zero.

“Everybody will have extreme cold for October,” said the release, stating that overall temperatures will be 10 to 15 degrees colder than the most recent cold system that passed through this weekend.

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In Casper, the NWS is predicting a low of 8 degrees tonight, 4 degrees on Tuesday night and 3 degrees on Wednesday night.

The highs are expected to reach just 10 degrees on Tuesday and 13 on Wednesday.

Snow is expected to start tonight and continue through Wednesday, with up to 5 inches overnight and another 3 inches on Tuesday.

Winds will be gusty at times with extreme chills down to minus 15 degrees overnight Tuesday. Gusts as high as 30 mph are expected on Tuesday.

Snow will clear by Thursday and temperatures will rise but still be cold, with highs around 26 degrees on Thursday and 33 on Friday.