Mother Nature Plays Havoc with Holiday Plans (Snowfall Totals thru 6 AM Sat)

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.

 

Preliminary Snowfall Totals
County Station Name Snowfall
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 Kirwin Snotel 7
Park Marquette Snotel 6
Park Meeteetse 5
Park Timber Creek Snotel 5
Park Beartooth Lake Snotel 5
Park 5 NE Cody 4
Park Evening Star Snotel 4
Park Wolverine Snotel 4
Park 4 SE Cody 2
Park Blackwater Snotel 1
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
Sublette Snider Basin 1
Teton Togwotee Pass 12
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 Canyon Snotel 4
Yellowstone Parker Peak Snotel 4
Yellowstone Lewis Lake Divide Snotel 2
Yellowstone Sylvan Road Snotel 1


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