Wyoming is known for its strange weather, and after living here for over two decades I feel like I've seen it all.

Dust devils, 90mph hour wind gusts, intense lightning storms, snow thunder, tornados, and blizzards that last for days...our Wyoming weather can be intense.

Today I came across a video of a weather event that happened in Toronto, and I can't help but wonder if we've had this same phenom in Wyoming.

I did a little digging and found an article on Weather.com that explained a little bit more about this rare weather occurrence.

In the article, they called it a "snow devil" which makes sense to me because my first thought was that this looked like the "dust devils" we often see in Wyoming...but snow.

They explained that a "snow devil" is created when wind currents collide and swirl snow crystals skyward.

 

After seeing the video I can't help but wonder how I haven't seen one of these before, especially in downtown Casper where the wind whips in every direction at once.

The video also reminded me of a crazy winter storm event that happened right here in Casper almost exactly a year ago.

And of course, there was the massive storm we had 73 years ago.

73 Years Ago The Storm Of The Century Hit Wyoming

73 years ago, in 1949 the storm of the century hit the Western US. Here is a look at some pictures that tell the story...

Here's What Wyomingites REALLY Think About The Wind

The wind is officially here to stay (for the next 6 months) and we asked our listeners to tell us what they REALLY think about the wind.