Winter to return Tuesday through Thursday
South Pass Hwy 28 webcam
South Pass highway WYO 28 looks good today (Monday), but expect conditions to deteriorate significantly Tuesday-Thursday as a major spring storm moves in. WYDOT South Pass Hwy 28 webcam photo.
Major early spring storm could bring blizzard conditions
April 3, 2006
With temperatures reaching the 55 degree mark on Monday, itís hard to believe that another significant winter storm is just on the horizon. The National Weather Service out of Riverton is advising that a major early spring storm is expected late Tuesday night through Thursday which will impact much of central and western Wyoming. Lower elevations are likely to see rain, higher elevations over 5,000 feet will see rain turn to snow as a cold front moves in from the north to merge with the moist air.
The storm is expected to intensify over southeast Wyoming Thursday afternoon with strong northerly winds which could bring blizzard conditions where it is snowing. The heaviest snowfall is expected on the eastern slopes of the Wind River, Absaroka and Big Horn Mountains, which may get up to 2 feet of new, wet snow. Lower elevations may get 6-12 inches of fresh snow.
Travelers should be prepared for road conditions to change once again to severe winter driving conditions over the next couple of days. Current weather and road alerts are broadcast on local KPIN 101.1 FM radio for the Pinedale-Big Piney area. Road condition and weather reports are available on the web at the links below.
WYDOT Road Condition Reports, www.wyoroad.info
National Weather Service, www.weather.gov