A strong spring storm began to affect the Cowboy State Friday. This system brought widespread mountain snow, and mainly rain across the lower elevations. The main exception was the Cody Foothills where mainly snow fell on Friday. Through about 9 p.m. Friday night, 2 to 5 inches of snow were reported across the Cody Foothills. Due to this heavy wet snow a few power outages occurred in the city of Cody. Central and northern mountains generally received between 3 and 8 inches of snow. One persistent snow band over Togwotee Pass dumped at least a foot of snow. This caused a temporary closure of Highway 287 and 26 over Togwotee Pass.
Beneficial rainfall between a tenth and a half an inch occurred in the lower elevations. The main exception was along and south of Interstate 80 where little or no rain occurred.
This spring storm will continue to affect the Cowboy State today and Sunday. The strong cold front associated with this system will push into western Wyoming this afternoon and then across the rest of the area tonight. This will bring another good shot at precipitation across the Cowboy State. A few strong thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening across Natrona and Johnson Counties with the primary hazard of large hail. The storm system will begin to lift out Sunday, but lingering precipitation is likely across the west and north. Significant mountain snowfall is again possible this afternoon through Sunday evening...especially over the northwest.
The latest road conditions can be found by calling 511 or on the Internet at wyoroad.info.
For road conditions in Yellowstone, please call 307-344-2117.
Please visit weather.gov/riw for the latest information on this ongoing spring storm.
Below are preliminary snowfall totals from 8 am Friday to 5 am Saturday.
|Big Horn||Bald Mountain Snotel||5|
|Big Horn||Shell Creek Snotel||2|
|Big Horn||Bone Springs Divide Snotel||2|
|Fremont||Burroughs Creek Snotel||9|
|Fremont||Cold Springs Snotel||8|
|Fremont||Little Warm Snotel||6|
|Fremont||St. Lawrence Alt Snotel||6|
|Fremont||Castle Creek Snotel||3|
|Fremont||Townsend Creek Snotel||3|
|Fremont||Hobbs Park Snotel||3|
|Fremont||6.6 SW Lander||2|
|Fremont||Deer Park Snotel||2|
|Hot Springs||Owl Creek Snotel||6|
|Johnson||Hansen Sawmill Snotel||6|
|Johnson||Cloud Peak Reservoir Snotel||4|
|Johnson||Soldier Park Snotel||4|
|Johnson||Bear Trap Meadow Snotel||3|
|Johnson||Little Goose Snotel||2|
|Lincoln||Spring Creek Divide Snotel||4|
|Lincoln||23 NNW Frontier||2|
|Lincoln||Indian Creek Snotel||2|
|Lincoln||Kelley Ranger Station Snotel||1|
|Natrona||Grave Spring Snotel||6|
|Park||Younts Peak Snotel||9|
|Park||Timber Creek Snotel||5|
|Park||Beartooth Lake Snotel||5|
|Park||5 NE Cody||4|
|Park||Evening Star Snotel||4|
|Park||4 SE Cody||2|
|Sublette||Kendall Ranger Station Snotel||7|
|Sublette||Gunsite Pass Snotel||7|
|Sublette||Loomis Park Snotel||5|
|Sublette||Elkhart Park G.S. Snotel||4|
|Sublette||East Rim Divide Snotel||4|
|Sublette||Triple Peak Snotel||3|
|Sublette||New Fork Lake Snotel||1|
|Teton||Gros Ventre Summit Snotel||8|
|Teton||Togwotee Pass Snotel||7|
|Teton||Grand Targhee Snotel||4|
|Teton||Phillips Bench Snotel||3|
|Teton||Grassy Lake Snotel||2|
|Teton||Snake River Stn Snotel||1|
|Washakie||Middle Powder Snotel||3|
|Washakie||Powder River Pass Snotel||1|
|Yellowstone||Two Ocean Plateau Snotel||4|
|Yellowstone||Thumb Divide Snotel||4|
|Yellowstone||Parker Peak Snotel||4|
|Yellowstone||Lewis Lake Divide Snotel||2|
|Yellowstone||Sylvan Road Snotel||1|