Snow dusts the mountains
Building a snowman
Joey McCulloch enjoys the wet snowfall in Pinedale on Monday and rolls a giant snowball for his snowman. Snow started falling in the afternoon and accumulated to over an inch in Pinedale by evening.
by Pinedale Online!
September 24, 2007
The Wind River Mountains got their first dusting of the season on Sunday night. Rain mixed with snow is possible during the early part of the week. Temperatures should warm up slightly by mid-week into the 60s. Night-time temperatures will hover around freezing. Outdoor recreationists should prepare for a mixed bag of winter and late-fall weather conditions, with rain and snow possible. This photo shows the view from the webcam at the lodge at White Pine Ski Area and Resort early Monday morning. Snow usually arrives to stick for good in October, with downhill skiing season starting on Thanksgiving weekend in November. We'll still probably get a late Indian Summer before winter grabs hold here for good.
Photo by White Pine Ski Area and Resort lodge webcam.
The National Weather Service advises that snow is expected to occur in the mountain elevations of western Wyoming with possible total snow accumulations of 6 to 8 inches by evening at elevations above 8,000 feet.
Travelers are cautioned to expect snow and low visibility over South Pass today (Monday, September 24), as well as over Togwotee Pass. A Snow Advisory is in effect for the east side of the Wind River Mountains, the Rattlesnake Range and the Green Mountains on the east side of the Continental Divide in central Wyoming.
The weather today, Monday, is expected to be a mix of isolated showers and chilly temperatures in the high 40s. Moisture in the air will create patchy fog overnight with low temperatures around 30. Temperatures are expected to get a bit warmer into the week, climbing into the 60s. Nighttime lows are expected to hover around freezing all this next week.
Monday: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 47. Calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Monday night: Isolated showers before midnight. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. North wind between 6 and 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday: Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 55. West northwest wind between 7 and 13 mph.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. West northwest wind between 7 and 13 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 59. West northwest wind between 9 and 11 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 29.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 66.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 30.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.
Saturday: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 64.
National Weather Service, www.weather.gov