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Wyoming Weather Story. Photo by National Weather Service.
Wyoming Weather Story
National Weather Service graphic for Sunday, May 29, 2011.

Pinedale cam. Photo by Pinedale webcam.
Pinedale cam
View from the Pinedale webcam on Sunday morning, May 29.

Bondurant cam. Photo by Bondurant webcam.
Bondurant cam
View from the Bondurant webcam on Sunday, May 29.

White Pine top. Photo by White Pine ski area.
White Pine top
View from the White Pine Ski Area top webcam on Sunday, May 29, 2011.
Winter Weather Advisory for Memorial Day Weekend
May 29, 2011

A late spring storm will bring snow to the western, central and northern Wyoming through Memorial Day morning (Monday, May 31st).

Snowfall will occur in western, central and norther Wyoming Sunday and Sunday night. The snow will taper off Monday morning. Snowfall of 8 to 16 inches can be expected in the mountains above 7,500 feet. Locally higher amounts above 10,000 feet. Additional snowfall of 3 to 6 inches can be expected in the lower elevations of Sublette, Fremont and south Lincoln counties.

Upper Green River Basin foothills and Upper Green River Basin, including the cities of Pinedale. LaBarge. Big Piney, Farson: A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 6:00AM Monday morning. Snow will continue Sunday before tapering off Monday morning. 3 to 6 inches, with locally higher amounts, are expected. Visibility will be below mile at times due to heavy, wet snow and fog. Travelers, campers and others involved in outdoor recreation in the mountains should be prepared for adverse winter weather conditions. Use caution while driving.

Accumulating snowfall has made its way down to an elevation of 5,000 feet. The snow will continue to accumulate in much of the mountains, but some melting will likely occur in the lower elevations before some additional accumulation takes place once again Sunday night.

1 to 2 inches of was reported in Lander with up to 6 inches in Sinks Canyon in the foothills above Lander. An estimated 7 to 10 inches of snowfall has fallen on the east slope of the Wind RiverMmountains 8,500 feet above Lander. 2 inches of snowfall has accumulated so far at the National Weather Service office seven miles northwest of Rverton. An inch of snow was reported 2 miles southwest of Riverton and in the town of Ethete.

Elsewhere in southwest Wyoming, 6.5 inches of snowfall has accumulated in Kemmerer in southern Lincoln county. 2 inches of snow fell in Smoot in the Star Valley. In the surrounding mountains, an estimated 4 to 7 inches of snow has fallen in the southern Salt and Wyoming ranges.
Farther north, parts of the Teton Mountains have received an estimated 3 inches of snow. Up to an estimated 6 inches of snow has fallen across the southeast Absaroka mountains along with 4 to 7 inches across the southern Big Horn Mountains.

6 to 12 inches of total snowfall, along with locally higher amounts, is forecast for much of the aforementioned mountains with less snowfall accumulation across much of the adjacent lower elevations by late tonight.



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  • Jackson Town Square. Photo by Jackson webcam.
    Jackson Town Square
    Jackson, Wyoming town square on Sunday, May 29, 2011.

    South Pass cam. Photo by Wyoming Department of Transportation.
    South Pass cam
    View from the South Pass webcam on Sunday, May 29. WYDOT cam.

    Lander webcam. Photo by Wyoming Department of Transportation.
    Lander webcam
    Lander, Wyoming webcam. WYDOT webcam view on Sunday, May 29, 2011.

    Alpine Junction. Photo by Wyoming Department of Transportation.
    Alpine Junction
    Snake River Canyon on May 29, 2011 (road just reopened this morning after a mud slide closed this canyon on May 14th). WYDOT webcam.

    White Pine. Photo by White Pine Ski Area.
    White Pine
    View from the White Pine lodge webcam on Sunday, May 29, 2011.

    Old Faithful. Photo by National Park Service.
    Old Faithful
    Webcam showing Old Faithful geiser at Yellowstone National Park on Sunday, May 29, 2011. National Park Service cam.
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