Spring In Wyoming, An Urgent Winter Weather Advisory

h/t Tracy Houser

h/t Tracy Houser

According to the National Weather Service, there is a classic “Wyoming Spring” storm headed for portions of Northeastern Wyoming later today.

An urgent Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Northwestern South Dakota, extending south to Northeastern Wyoming.

Beginning at midday, we can expect to see snow, and blowing snow coming in from the north. Winds will transition to blowing snow from the northwest overnight.

The total accumulation of snow is expected to reach from 2, up to 4 inches. Localized snow may reach amounts of around 6 inches.

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Jim Johnson, with the NWS out of Rapid City, S.D., said that the winter weather will have the greatest impact in the northern parts of Campbell County. Locations near the Montana boarder are expecting 4-5 inches. Gillette can expect 1-2 inches, and areas in the southern part of Campbell County can expect around half an inch of snow accumulation.

This advisory will remain in effect until 6 a.m. tomorrow morning.

A continuing Hazardous Weather Outlook from the NWS states that there is a chance that additional snow may accumulate Thursday night into Friday.

UPDATE: Geno Palazzari, communications manager for the City of Gillette, said that the City does not plan on entering a Level 1 Snow Emergency for the time being. They ask that everyone drives appropriately for the weather conditions.