A trough of low pressure brought a strong early fall storm system to the northwest U.S. The storm dragged down some of the coldest air yet down from Canada. Check out these temperatures as of 7 pm on Wednesday. Parts of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho (in the blue) were seeing temperatures in the 30s. Up in the mountains, heavy snow fell and triggered Winter Storm Warnings along with Winter Weather Advisories for the area.
Some locations in the higher elevations were expected to pick up possibly over a foot of snow. Check out some of these road cams from the states that have been impacted by the early season snow. Both were taken around 7:30 pm CST.
Here’s US-93 just entering the state of Idaho from Montana. This 44 miles north of Salmon, ID. The elevation here is over 7,000 feet, so no wonder they were seeing snow. The temperature when this was taken was 32 degrees…cold enough to support snow.
The next camera is a view from I-80 in the southwest corner of Wyoming.
Folks in the mountains better get used to snow. They’ll likely see more of it in the coming days as this storm system continues to organize. Eventually, this storm system will impact us on Saturday…we’ll only see rain though.