Snow Elusive, Despite Calendar
Written by Andrew-Rossi on December 13, 2017
Despite the date on the calendar, it really doesn’t look a lot like Christmas right now.
A dry spell has brought warmer temperatures to the region, which has impacted snowpack levels, and there isn’t a clear end in sight for the unseasonably mild weather.
But Paul Skrbac, Senior Forecaster with the National Weather Service in Riverton, says that although the recent dry weather may have reduced snowpack by 30-50% since November 24th, there is still plenty of snow in the high country.
There hasn’t been any significant precipitation in this area since mid-November – however, there is hope for a white Christmas yet. Skrbac points out that there is a significant weather pattern developing for this weekend, which could bring snow to the area.
Skrbac said that the Climate Prediction Center shows that Wyoming should have near normal temperatures for the rest of this winter, with higher than normal precipitation levels.