First Winter Storm Of The Season Closes Highway in MT/WY

First Winter Storm Of The Season Closes Highway in MT/WY


First Winter Storm Of The Season Closes Highway in MT/WY

Image From Great Divide Ski Area

The first significant winter storm of the season has shutdown Beartooth Pass (US-212) on the Wyoming/Montana boarder. The pass was closed yesterday at 8am and will remain closed today due to “Snow & ice, blowing and drifting snow,” according to Montana DOT.

The storm could drop as much as a foot of snow at the high elevations.

Also Read: It’s Dumping Right Now in Montana!

NOAA: Winter Storm Warning for Montana/Wyoming

An unseasonably cold weather system being fed by a moisture laden stream of Pacific moisture will result in snowfall accumulation across the mountains of Western and Central Wyoming through this morning.


* TIMING…Precipiation will continue, but decrease from south to
north, through this morning with snow levels lowering to around
7500 feet in the Absaroka Mountains and down to 8000 feet along
the East Slope of the Wind River Mountains. Snow will decrease
from south to north through this morning.

* Snow Amounts…3 to 7 inches above 8500 feet with localized
amounts up to a foot above 10000 feet.

* MAIN IMPACT…Highway 26 along Togwotee Pass and Highway 296 in
the Absaroka Mountains along Dead Indian Pass will become slick
or possibly snow covered, making travel difficult at times.

* OTHER IMPACTS…Hikers and campers should prepare for sharply
colder weather along with potential snow accumulations on
hiking trails.


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