September 12th– Surprisingly, in the season of summer, a snowfall blanketed parts of Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana and Colorado, putting early snowfall records in several places, covering lawns and flower gardens and providing a preview of what is to come.
The snowfall deposited up to 20 inches of snow in many areas of Wyoming on Wednesday and Thursday and sent overnight temperatures dropping into the 20s in several areas.
At the same time as a snowstorm in September is very uncommon, it isn’t abnormal for local residents used to natural swings in the weather.
The local resident Deann Meyer said that “It is unpredictable, but I don’t mind it and the snowfall will go to be 80 next week because the weather possibly will change any time”.
Even if it was the first snowstorm on record in the Wyoming and southwest South Dakota and temperatures closed to reach at freezing in this area, forcing many people to cover up their plants in gardens for safety.
Kalispell was reported in western Montana that it was noticed a drastic low temperature of 23 degrees on Friday morning at the same time as Missoula’s verification of low temperature was 25, evaluated with 28 in 1988.
The intense, wet snow covered off tree branches and caused power failures in Buffalo and the neighboring area and some roads and highways had slick marks. In the Friday morning the National Park in Montana was shut down for the time being earlier in the week, but otherwise traffic was not obstructed by heavy snowfall.
Meteorologist Chuck Bake with the National Weather Service in Riverton, Wyoming, said there is approximately eight inches deep layers of snow in South Dakota and this time we observed a low record wintry climate originated in the northern reaches of Canada and it was pretty potent for this time of year.
A demanding summer traveler’s place Cody in northwest Wyoming also recorded 8 inches snowfall in this season, the earliest evidence of snowfall in this area is 3 to 5 inches since records were reserved in 1915.