Happy Fall: Wyoming Sees First Snowfall Of Season

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

It wouldn’t be a September in Wyoming if there wasn’t at least a little bit of snowfall in the state.

The higher elevations of Wyoming, such as the pass between Cheyenne and Laramie, Yellowstone National Park and Togwotee Pass, saw at least some snowfall on Sunday night into Monday morning.

Wyoming meteorologist Don Day said every mountain range in Wyoming received a “decent amount of snow.”

“By decent I mean from 2 to 5 inches,” Day said. “And it got deep into Colorado as well.”

Day said elevations as low as 8,000 feet received snow, noting that Encampment had a dusting.

“So almost down to the plains,” he said.

It also wouldn’t be September in Wyoming without snow on the summit between Laramie and Cheyenne — the highest point on Interstate 80. Snow there measured a little over 2 inches.

Jason Straub, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Riverton, told Cowboy State Daily on Monday that his office received reports of 2 to 3 inches of snow in Yellowstone National Park and around 1.5 inches at the Togwotee Pass.

“This snowfall is definitely not out of the ordinary, but we’re going back to a warming trend,” Straub said.

The forecast for the Riverton area called for temperatures to warm to the 60s to 80s in the next few days.

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