SWEETWATER COUNTY — The first winter storm of the season will impact all of Wyoming with rain, snow, wind, and cold temperatures, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT).
WYDOT released a YouTube video detailing what travelers and residents can expect for winter-related travel impacts. According to the video, both the central and northern parts of the state, along with the mountain passes, will see the biggest impacts.
“Hazardous winter driving will be found on all of Wyoming’s interstates, highways, and mountain passes,” according to WYDOT.
Interstate 80, I25, and I90 will see strong winds and snow along them through Wednesday. The storm started making its way into the northwest portion of the state Sunday and will continue moving across the entire state. Sweetwater County will most likely start seeing the storm sometime later Monday afternoon or evening.
Tuesday, I80, I25, and I90 will see the biggest winter storm impacts. Wind gusts from Wheatland to Cheyenne on I25 are expected to be between 60-70 mph. Extremely strong winds, along with rain and snow, will also be found along I80 between Rawlins to Nebraska.
Winter Weather Advisory
The United States National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Flaming Gorge and east Sweetwater County starting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, through 6 a.m. Wednesday, October 13.
Total snow accumulations of 2-4 inches are expected with this storm. Sweetwater County could also see wind gusts of up to 50 mph, especially Monday night. Tomorrow’s high is estimated to be around 37 degrees.
“Plan on slippery road conditions,” the NWS stated. “The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.”
The complete WYDOT travel impacts video is below.