The Cheyenne Office of the National Weather Service is warning of the possibility of large hail, strong winds, and maybe even a few tornadoes across southeast Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle this afternoon and evening [May 26].

Hail up to baseball size is possible in the Panhandle this afternoon, and the best chance for tornadoes is in the southern Panhandle area.

Southeast Wyoming could see golfball size hail. The weather service issued this weather situation report this morning:

  • Marginal to Enhanced Risk of Severe Thunderstorms for the area this afternoon and early evening. A cold front currently moving into southeast Wyoming and Nebraska Panhandle will wave north as a warm front this afternoon. Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop along this front. 
  • Very large hail to golf ball size expected with storms over southeast Wyoming, with base ball sized hail in the Nebraska Panhandle. Downburst winds to 70 mph and a few tornadoes are possible this afternoon and early evening.
  • Storms expected to form over the Laramie Range around noon time today and the Nebraska Panhandle around 3 PM. Storm threat eases from west to east early to mid evening
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LOOK: VIntage Postcards Showing-Off Cheyenne Frontier Days Through the Years

Postcards have been a thing since the mid-1800s. Sending pictures and short messages on card-stock paper to friends and families really took off in the first half of the 20th century. While not quite as popular today, they still exist, and collecting postcards even has a special name, Deltiology.

Postcards were made for a lot of things, like vacation destinations and events. Cheyenne Frontier Days was the source of many. On the auction site eBay we found a lot of vintage postcards with fascinating pictures of Cheyenne and the Daddy of 'Em All.