Winter Storm Brings Bitter Cold | Big Horn Basin Media

Winter Storm Brings Bitter Temperatures

Written by on February 19, 2018

A major winter storm has spread snow and bitter cold over much of Wyoming, and has caused the closure of at least one school district in the Big Horn Basin.
The National Weather Service posted winter storm warnings for much of the state this weekend, including Casper, Gillette, Evanston, Rawlins and Laramie, as well as here in the Big Horn Basin and Yellowstone National Park. Up to 12 inches of snow fell by Sunday afternoon in Teton, Fremont, Lincoln and Park counties.
Dave Kerby, superintendent for Big Horn School District 4 in Basin, says that schools in their district are closed today because of the drifting snow that has made side roads difficult for school buses to navigate.
A winter weather advisory is still in effect for central Wyoming, including Riverton, Lander, Worland and Cody. Drivers in the Bighorn Basin today should plan on slippery road conditions. Additionally, winds gusting as high as 25 mph could cause blowing and drifting snow, and the dangerously cold wind chills as low as 35 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.
The bitter cold temperatures are expected to continue today and tomorrow with highs from minus one to 15 degrees and lows tonight and Tuesday night mostly below zero.

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