Wyoming Braces for Spring Snowstorm
by K2 News Desk, email@example.com
UPDATE 11:00 p.m.: Due to winter conditions, I-80 is closed between Evanston-Lyman, Rawlins-Laramie, and Cheyenne-Nebraska state line. I-25 is closed between Cheyenne and Wheatland.
At the Casper-Natrona County International airport, the 11:01 p.m. Delta flight arriving from Salt Lake is cancelled along with the 9:05 a.m. United flight arriving from Denver tomorrow morning. The 6:00 and 9:30 a.m. United Flights departing from Casper to Denver are currently cancelled along with the 6:20 a.m. Delta flight to Salt Lake City. Check the latest flight cancellations at www.iflycasper.com.
Winter storm warnings are up across Wyoming as an intense spring storm began dumping snow on some parts of the state Monday evening. Forecasters expected some parts of the state to receive up to a foot of snow by Wednesday morning.
Both Casper and Riverton are expected to receive between 6-12 inches of snow and forecasters predict Cheyenne will see between 8-12. Strong winds are expected to accompany the storm.
As of Monday evening, Central Wyoming College had cancelled classes and events scheduled after 5 p.m at the Riverton campus as well as outreach sites in Lander and the Sinks Canyon Center.
Spring snowstorms are not uncommon for the Cowboy State, however. According to the National Weather Service, April and May tend to be the wettest months in Wyoming. The storm could also provide a last boost to the state's snow-pack, which is only 77% of normal. It was 70% a year ago.