More than a foot of snow has fallen in the mountains of Montana and Wyoming and more is on the way. Yesterday, even the high country had little to no snow on the ground. It looks very different outside today and more snow will be added in the next 24 hours.
Winter Storm Warnings continue for the highest mountain peaks and in locations where the wind is likely to be the strongest. Gusts above 40 mph are possible, which will create lots of blowing and drifting snow. Visibility will be reduced significantly, making travel tough especially in the higher elevations and mountain passes. Portions of I-80 have already been closed in Wyoming.
— NWS Cheyenne (@NWSCheyenne) November 17, 2016
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) November 17, 2016
— NWS Pueblo (@NWSPueblo) November 17, 2016
In the lower elevations, far less snow will be seen and the storm will be more of a nuisance than travel shutdown. Denver and Cheyenne were beginning to see the snow increase this afternoon.
The snow will start to diminish later tonight and into tomorrow morning. The highest mountain peaks may still see another 6-12″.
Stay tuned to WeatherNation for continuous updates on the snow totals and road conditions.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels