Did you have a ticket to visit family for Christmas?

Traveling during the holidays is always hard just because of the number of people trying to get home.

Now, let's toss in a major winter storm that will paralyze many important hubs around the nation.

Freezing rain, heavy snow, brutal sub-zero temperatures.

According to Don Day of Day Weather, this will be the biggest arctic cold and snow event that the West, Midwest, East coast, and Northeast have seen in a while.

Yeah, it's going to cover that much territory.

Expect the worst of it on Thursday into Friday.

attachment-Winter Weather Map 2022 December

If you have travel plans before that, you should be able to get out in front of this.

But let's not just look at air travel.

If it's going to be that bad in the air, then expect the highways across the nation to be just as bad.

Many travelers will get stuck trying to make it home.

Let me say that again - go now or risk getting stuck, no matter how you are planning to travel.

That reminds me of a great movie I once saw.

Don Day actually has been using words like BRUTAL, and Headline Maker. He's not prone to exaggerate. Don tends to err on the conservative side. So if he's excited, it's a good idea to pay attention and check your travel plans.

For Wyoming on Wednesday into Friday:

Day Details
Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Brisk and much colder with highs around 20 and below. Wind chill as low as 55 below.

Night Details
Mostly clear. Cold with lows 25 below to 30 below zero. Wind chill readings as low as 55 below.

WEIRD Wyoming Snow Drifts April Blizzard 2022

Snow Crushes Wheatland, Wyoming Airplane Hangars

This row of hangars goes back many years. Some history was lost under a crush of snow.

March 21st, 2021. A record-breaking snowstorm had shut down most of Wyoming and was not yet done. Below is a gallery of photos as cleanup continues.

One of the small airports in Platte County, Wyoming is Phifer Airfield on Antelope Gap Road, east of Wheatland. Platte County has the Wheatland airport, along with one in Torrington and Guernsey. They were all shut down in the storm.

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