Wyoming: “Pick the tomatoes, put away the hose, and clear a spot in the garage” – Already 18 inches (45 cm) of snow in some areas

Wyoming – “Pick the tomatoes, put away the hose, and clear a spot in the garage” (Ice Age Now, Sep 12, 2014):

Already 18 inches (45 cm) of snow in some areas.

“Pick the tomatoes, put away the hose, and clear a spot in the garage, it’s going to snow and/or freeze tonight, says the National Weather Service. “And not just in the mountains this time!”

A potent early-season storm continues to swing through the region today, with a pocket of unseasonably cold air working its way south and east through tonight. The heaviest snow was expected overnight and will last through this morning, with snow tapering off through the afternoon and clearing by midnight. Expect dense fog overnight tonight, especially anywhere where snow was allowed to accumulate, along with a very chilly morning on Friday.

The snow expected to fall in Johnson County and to a lesser extent, around the Bighorn Basin and Cody Foothills could cause significant damage as most trees still have their leaves and could pose a hazard as the weight of the snow breaks branches. These breaking branches could cause property damage or power outages late tonight into Friday morning.

In addition, the heavy snow that fell last night and this morning may complicate the morning commute around Buffalo, Thermopolis, Wind River Canyon, Powder River Pass, Granite Pass, Dead Indian Pass, Cowley, Cody, along the Beartooth Highway, among other areas.

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=riw&storyid=104255&source=0

http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/crime/2014/09/11/inches-possible-black-hills/15434275/

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