Two feet of snow possible for Wyoming – Make that 30 inches!

WINTER storm warning in early May – Snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches an hour possible

Updated: * SNOWFALL…ACCUMULATIONS OF 15 TO 30 INCHES (75 cm) OF SNOW IS EXPECTED.

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NATIONAL WEATHER SVC RIVERTON WY… MAY 6 2016

HEAVY SNOW WILL FALL ACROSS THE WIND RIVER AND ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT ABOVE 8500 FEET… BELOW 8500 SNOW WILL MIX WITH RAIN AND ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE MUCH LIGHTER. THE
WIDESPREAD SNOW IN THE HIGHER MOUNTAINS WILL HAVE EMBEDDED AFTERNOON AND EVENING THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING BURSTS OF HAIL AND SNOW WITH SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 3 INCHES AN HOUR POSSIBLE.

WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS WEST-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS EAST-

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM SUNDAY…

* SNOWFALL…ACCUMULATIONS OF 10 TO 25 INCHES (28 to 70 cm) OF SNOW IS EXPECTED.

* MAIN IMPACT…PEOPLE HIKING AND CAMPING IN THE MOUNTAINS WILL SEE A LONG DURATION HEAVY SNOW EVENT. IF NOT PREPARED FOR THE COLD HEAVY SNOW…HYPOTHERMIA MAY OCCUR.

http://www.weather.gov/riw/

Thanks top Kenneth Lund for this link


7 thoughts on “Two feet of snow possible for Wyoming – Make that 30 inches!”

  1. Cold blast brings winter-like storm in spring. May 06, 2016
    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – with video
    A spring storm brings winter-like conditions to the Coachella Valley. Rain drops fell on the valley floor and our local mountains got a dusting of snow. The tops of our local mountains also saw a dusting of snow. Some families at the Palm Springs Ariel tramway were caught off guard with the snowfall.
    “We have done a short hike so far. We are carrying the little one and so far it hasn’t been too bad. We have only had one slip and fall,” said Kyle Henze who was visiting from Phoenix.
    If you’re thinking of having a snow day you might want to act fast. These cool temperatures won’t last long.
    http://www.kesq.com/news/cold-blast-brings-winterlike-storm-in-spring/39425790
    http://www.kesq.com/image/view/-/39426196/highRes/1/-/maxh/500/maxw/500/-/n9ra1o/-/5-6-tram-snow-jpg.jpg
    http://www.kesq.com/image/view/-/39426194/highRes/1/-/maxh/500/maxw/500/-/9w8fg0/-/5-6-tram-snow2-jpg.jpg

  2. A couple of points here. Posting warnings is all very well but often there is no follow-up report to say what actually happened. No report leads me to believe that nothing noteworthy happened and justifies this site be labelled as alarmist elsewhere. As with the comment above, as a non-US resident, is this forecast unusual and if so to what degree? If we get snow in the UK next weekend, then in the south it will have been very rare and a sound explanation for it occurring will be needed before attributing a cause. I wouldn’t comment on snow falling in Scotland as I don’t live there and May snow on the mountains could be quite regular.

    Second, adding as a comment something that appears as a topic on this site in its own right doesn’t seem very helpful and just takes up space. The next/previous post link does the job nicely.

  3. more snow thru today for south-central WY

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
    MAY 8 2016
    …ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVER THE SNOWY AND SIERRA MADRE MOUNTAIN RANGES THROUGH THIS EVENING…

    INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…CENTENNIAL…ALBANY
    …WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING…

    * TIMING…PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS MORNING.
    * TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…12 TO 18 INCHES…HEAVIEST ABOVE 10000 FEET.
    * VISIBILITIES…AS LOW AS ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.
    * IMPACTS…MAINLY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES DUE TO LOW VISIBILITIES AND SLICK AND SNOWPACKED ROADS.
    http://www.weather.gov/cys/

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