Heavy snow closes roads in Yellowstone

NATIONAL WEATHER SVC RIVERTON WY… SAT MAY 21 2016

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK-ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING CITIES OF…LAKE…MAMMOTH…OLD FAITHFUL

A VIGOROUS COLD FRONT WILL BRING GUSTY WINDS…BOTH RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WITH IT TODAY. THE MAIN THREATS WILL BE WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS ALONG WITH BRIEF HEAVY RAIN… SMALL HAIL…PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW ABOVE 8000 FEET AND OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING.

HEAVY SNOW HAS ALREADY CLOSED A COUPLE OF ROADS IN YELLOWSTONE THIS AFTERNOON.

http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=riw&wwa=special%20weather%20statement

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link


4 thoughts on “Heavy snow closes roads in Yellowstone”

  1. Snow is still not a thing of the past, at least here in Norway.

    Last 2 weeks we ‘ve had a few days with nice warm weather, but now it’s back to the cold again. I took the opportunity to ride the mountainroad to Lysebotn just after it opened for the summer season, so here is the snowreport for 2016. I had nice weather on the trip, but a few days later, on 14th of May they reported fresh snow in this area, all the way down to the villages on 500 meter.

    Part 1: The climb up from Lysefjord https://youtu.be/Ct6rxEJ7Arg
    Part 2: Parts of the snowy mountainroad https://youtu.be/cYJDW8gEaIE
    Uncut version: https://youtu.be/k5I4enXX58g

  2. If this continues, there may be some unprepared Memorial Day campers who will find themselves in unpleasant conditions next weekend. It has happened before on Memorial Day.

  3. and they told us that we’ll never see snow again in winter 26 years ago! Mind you, this is May!
    Looks like kids will still see snow and blizzards in Yellowstone 75 years from now in spring – IF they survive the next ice age, of course. But the way things are going, they will probably will not.

  4. More snow for Colorado – late May

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
    MAY 26 2016

    PIKES PEAK ABOVE 11000 FT-
    INCLUDING…PIKES PEAK

    WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 PM MDT FRIDAY…

    * LOCATION…PIKES PEAK ABOVE 11000 FEET

    * CA– USE AND TIMING…A SPRING STORM SYSTEM WILL TRACK OVER THE REGION THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW ON TOP OF PIKES PEAK.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATION…8 TO 18 INCHES WITH THE HEAVIEST AMOUNTS ON TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN AND ON NORTH THROUGH EAST FACING SLOPES.

    * WIND…NORTH WINDS 15 TO 30 MPH.

    * IMPACT…HEAVY…WET SNOW WILL POSE A HAZARD TO TRAVELERS…HIKERS…CAMPERS AND ALL OTHER OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS VENTURING
    TO THE SUMMIT OF PIKES PEAK. HEAVY…WET SNOW CAN GREATLY REDUCE MOBILITY. TRAVEL BY CAR…OR ON FOOT…MAY BECOME DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE.

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