Winter Weather on First Day of Fall
Written by andrew-rossi on September 22, 2017
Although it is the first day of fall, weather conditions in the Big Horn Basin may make you wonder if it’s actually winter that has just arrived.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory, indicating that significant mountain snowfall and valley rainfall is expected across northwest Wyoming through today. Yellowstone National Park has closed the East Entrance to Yellowstone, and the Beartooth Highway is also closed thanks to the snow that has been falling for the last few days.
According to the Associated Press, areas of northwest Wyoming, including Yellowstone National Park, have received up to a foot of snow in the last several days.
Park officials warn motorists to expect temporary closures, delays, and adverse driving conditions throughout the area. All roads out of Cody are listed as slick with snowfall as of 5:45 this morning.
The Chief Joseph Highway remains open, although the Wyoming Department of Transportation has also labeled that highway as slick with snowfall; and in the Park, the road from Cooke City to Mammoth Hot Springs via the Northeast Entrance is also available for travel.