Winter Weather Impacts

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CHEYENNE, Wyo The first winter storm of the season has hit the area, and it came with a punch! Meteorologist Oliver Smith tells me that this is the first time Cheyenne has seen five inches or more of snow since last spring, and even though it creates havoc on the roads, there are things this snowfall benefits. One of the positive impacts is on the water supply. With several inches of snow across the area, it will add to the ground water aquifers, which eventually makes it to our homes. Another positive is the alleviation of our dry periods last year, which will help farmers during the growing season.

With the winter season underway, similar systems can be expected later on, bringing more beneficial snowfall to the region.