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Pinedale Online > News > April 2005 > Spring storm goes easy on Pinedale

Spring Storm. Photo by PEC webcam.
Spring Storm
Blizzard conditions hit Pinedale briefly around 11 am on Wednesday morning, as caught by the Pinedale Entertainment Center webcam.
Spring storm goes easy on Pinedale
Mountains get 7-10 inches of new snow
April 20, 2005

A spring storm passed through western Wyoming Monday and Tuesday dropping much-needed moisture to the state. Pinedale and Big Piney areas didnít see the several inches of snow that were predicted, but there were times when intense snowfall created blizzard-like conditions briefly. An occasional clap of thunder could be heard during the snow squalls, very typical in our spring storms. What did fall on the valley floor around the towns melted fairly quickly and we're back to bare ground and roads. The surrounding mountains got 7-10 inches of new snow, according to reporting stations.

Snow showers are expected to continue over the next several days, with locally heavy snow at times. Another 4-8 inches of snow is possible in the mountains. Highway passes will likely be snowpacked and slippery while lower elevation roads may be slushy in the morning. Travelers should monitor road conditions for the latest information and advisories.

Snow Totals for Wednesday:
White Pine Ski Area 7 inches
Cody 2 inches
Powell 6 inches
Thermopolis 5 inches
Lander 15 inches
Sinks Canyon 10 inches

Weather Forecast:
Wednesday Night Rain and snow showers likely before midnight, then a chance of snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a low near 23. West southwest wind at 7 mph becoming east northeast. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Thursday A slight chance of snow before noon, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Calm wind becoming northwest between 7 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. Northwest wind between 3 and 11 mph.

Friday A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a high around 56. Northwest wind at 8 mph becoming south southeast.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. South southeast wind between 8 and 10 mph.

Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low near 31.

Sunday A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly cloudy, with a high near 62.
Sunday Night: A slight chance of rain showers before midnight, then a slight chance of snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.

Monday A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high around 52.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.

Tuesday Partly cloudy, with a high near 54.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low near 29.

Wednesday Partly cloudy, with a high around 54


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