A late season snow for western Wyoming Tuesday. Tourists visiting may be surprised when they wake up Tuesday morning. Certainly not unprecedented for the area but compared to the rest of US, visitors may be caught off guard. 1-3″ at Old Faithful, but more expected at the higher elevations.
While snow will be diminishing in the Rockies, the cold air will linger over the region. Highs only in the 40s across much of Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, and Nebraska. Temperatures like these are way below normal, as much as 30 degrees below. Expect 90 degrees again as far north as New York City Friday.
Doesn’t hurt to cover this big storm again. Travel is not looking good or wise in Wyoming and Colorado the next few days. Two feet of snow is possible on I-70 west of Denver and I-80 west of Cheyenne. And this will be a heavy wet snow so any trees with leaves could break. Good luck to the road crews on this one and I hope travelers are prepared for this.
Heavy amounts of snow expected for the Rockies the next few days. This will cause serious travel issues on I-80 between Cheyenne and Laramie as well as I-70 west of Denver. More than foot of snow expected at the higher elevations. This amount of snow this late in the season could cause branches to come down, especially if leaves are on the trees already. Visitors to Yellowstone NP may be caught off-guard as well as nearly 8 inches is expected in the park.
Winter will make a final appearance in the West the next few days a cool moist weather system moves in. This could surprise some travelers on I-80, I-15, and I-84 from Nevada to Colorado and Wyoming. Travelers to Yellowstone too may find 8 inches or more of snow. Snow in May is by no means unprecedented, but snow possibly down to some valley floors is certainly unusual. Salt Lake City, Idaho Falls, Elko, and Laramie all stand a good chance of seeing accumulations.
Late season snow could catch travelers off-guard on I-80 Wednesday in Nevada. A couple inches are possible even in Elko. This late snow seems unusual, and it is, but is not unprecedented. Elko has had over 7″ of snow as late as May 21, but this goes back to the 1970s. Two inches has fallen in Elko in May as recently as 2015.