First Winter Weather Hits Wyoming

Nov 16, 2016

Credit Irina Zhorov

After an extremely mild and dry fall, winter weather is finally making an appearance in Wyoming. Most of the state is under Winter Storm Warnings, Watches, and Winter Weather Advisories through tonight and Thursday, with the heaviest snowfall hitting Thursday morning. 

“I think the benefits from this storm is we're going to get a little bit of moisture across the state, particularly across the Eastern areas of the state, which have been quite a bit drier,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Jeff Garmon.

Central and Northern Wyoming could see as much as 6 inches of accumulation, and totals could be higher in the mountains.

“We're going to get anywhere from six to twelve inches in the higher elevations above 8,000 feet,” said Garmon.

Garmon says the storm will move through quickly and that sunny skies are forecast to return by the weekend, but if you’re planning on traveling for Thanksgiving you may want to keep an eye on the forecast.

“As we get into late next week we'll have to keep an eye out for potentially another system coming through. Right now nothing big on the radar past this system here,” said Garmon.