The I-25 corridor was completely shut down for three days until the record-setting snowfall could be cleared. This picture is on exit 78 in Wheatland.

Year in Review

WHEATLAND – A record-setting snowfall termed “Snowmageddon” by people in Colorado and Wyoming dumped massive amounts of snow on and near the I-25 corridor with Platte County and Laramie County  getting hit the hardest.

The snowstorm was predicted to hit Thursday afternoon, but a stalling low pressure system did not bring first flakes to Platte County until noon Saturday. A steady snow began to fall and in some areas began in the form of rain.

Within 24 hours of the first flakes, the snowfall totals were at just over 24 inches in Wheatland and 20 inches in Cheyenne according to the U.S. National Weather Service Cheyenne,  Wyoming.

By 1 a.m. Monday, Lauren Kubelka from the USNWS said that Cheyenne had broken a two day snow total and was recording 30.8 inches of snow.  The previous record was set in 1979 and that snow total was 25.2 inches.