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NWS: Cold persists, snow returns this week in Casper

Sun shines behind icicles on trees in central Casper on April 4, 2020. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. – Casper is in for at least a few more days of unusually cold weather, according to the National Weather Service in Riverton.

Monday’s high is expected to reach 28 degrees, with wind chill values around minus 5 degrees. The overnight low is expected to dip to 7 degrees.

Tuesday’s high could hit 40 degrees, but gusty winds up to 28 mph will also bring chill values down to around minus 10 degrees, said the NWS.

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More snow is possible on Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning, said the NWS, with low temperatures around 24 degrees.

On Sunday the NWS said temperatures could approach or break record colds in the central and western parts of the state. As of 4 a.m. on Monday the temperature at Casper’s airport was 7 degrees.

The Denver Post said it was the coldest Easter weekend in that area since 1937.

The NWS says around 7 inches of snow fell on Casper Mountain as of Sunday morning. Casper received between 4 and 5 inches.