WINTER STORM UPDATE: Travel Difficult, Blizzard Conditions
"A lot of snow, very quickly," That's how Metorilogist Andrew Lyons from the National Weather Service office in Cheyenne describes what southeast Wyoming is facing.
From the NWS:
- Blizzard Warning for I-80 Summit and south Laramie Range
- Potent winter storm to impact early travelers for the Thanksgiving Holiday through Tomorrow afternoon
- Areas of heavy snow of 8-16” likely from Sidney to Rawlins and from the Colorado State Line to Douglas
- Winter Storm Warnings for SE WY mountains through 6 PM Tuesday.
Parts of I-80 are also closed Monday Night.
Travel is expected to be very difficult, if not impossible Monday night through Tuesday. Especially along the I-80 corridor. Nearly two feet of snow is possible at higher elevation like the summit. The NWS describes the Interstate 80, Insterstate 25 crossroads as an extream travel impact zone.
Watch the full NWS briefing from Monday afternoon: