NWS: Casper low of zero expected Sunday night, new records likely - Casper, WY Oil City News
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NWS: Casper low of zero expected Sunday night, new records likely

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City File)

CASPER, Wyo. – The winter-like storm bringing very cold temperatures and snow is likely to break records.

The storm could break multiple low records across western and central Wyoming, said the National Weather Service in Riverton.

The NWS says a low of zero degrees is expected overnight on Sunday, breaking the previous record of 12 degrees set in 2014.

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Sunday’s high temperature in Casper is expected to reach just 25 degrees, which would break the previous coldest high temperature of 26 degrees set in 1997.

Up to 8 inches of snow is possible in Natrona County, with over a foot possible on Casper Mountain.

Snow is expected to start late Saturday afternoon and continue through Sunday evening.

In addition to snow and cold, gusty winds will bring extreme chill values as low as minus 15 degrees overnight Sunday.

Snow will clear but cold will persist through Monday, with a high of 27 degrees and a low of 8 degrees overnight.