Severe Thunderstorms Expected Today
Written by andrew-rossi on June 12, 2017
Snowmelt slowed this weekend thanks to a cold front moving into the state – however, that means severe thunderstorms could develop this afternoon.
The National Weather Service says potentially dangerous thunderstorms are anticipated to impact northern and central Wyoming this afternoon and evening with the threat of isolated tornadoes, large hail, strong winds, and dangerous lightning. The cold front and a slower-moving weather system moving into Wyoming today and tomorrow will bring rainfall amounts up to an inch and a half – this will slow the decline of the rivers but produce short-term rises and peaks, according to weather officials.
Weather this weekend caused Beartooth Pass to close on the Wyoming side Saturday morning from Long Lake to the state line at the top of the pass. Snowing, snow and ice, high winds, blowing and drifting and low visibility made the closure necessary, but the road re-opened late yesterday morning.