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Where's Pinedale?. Photo by Pinedale Webcam.
Where's Pinedale?
View of Pinedale from the Pinedale webcam as the storm hit just before 9:00 AM Tuesday morning. This webcam is sponsored by Wolf Dodge in Pinedale.

Snowy Horses. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
Snowy Horses
These horses on a ranch near Big Piney try to shelter from the bizzard conditions on Tuesday morning. Their thick fur protects them very well as the snow covers their backs. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Blizzard in Pinedale
Winter storm creates whiteout conditions
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
January 15, 2008

Tuesday morning gave us a real feel for the reality of winter in Wyoming. A fast-moving storm hit the Upper Green between 9:00 and 10:00AM with strong winds and blowing snow creating white-out conditions throughout the area. The storm blew over after about an hour, but for those caught out on the roads, it meant not even being able to see the road to be able to drive for a tense 45 minutes or so.

About a half hour before the storm hit, a slide closed the road in Hoback Canyon. Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) road crews were able to clear the slide and reopen the road fairly quickly. WYDOT still had alerts out for slippery road conditions, blowing snow, limited visibilities and black ice advisories for most of the roads in the county. The road over Teton Pass was closed. They posted “No Unnecessary Travel” alerts for US 191/189 between Bondurant to Jackson and for the Snake River Canyon.

The National Weather Service posted High Wind Warnings for much of western and central Wyoming through 3:00 PM Tuesday due to unstable conditions from an approaching storm system creating strong pressure gradients. They expected wind speeds of 25 to 45 miles per hour with gusts up to 65 to 75 mph in places of central Wyoming. Winds were very gusty in the Upper Green Tuesday morning, as of the time of this article.

By 10:30AM, we had blue sky and sunshine.

Related Links
  • National Weather Service
  • WYDOT Wyoming Road Condition Reports
  • Local area webcams

  • US 191 Cora view. Photo by Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT).
    US 191 Cora view
    View from the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) webcam on Tuesday morning. This camera shows US 191 looking west at Trappers Point at the Cora Hwy 352 junction.

    Boulder DEQ webcam. Photo by Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality.
    Boulder DEQ webcam
    View of the storm in the Boulder area as seen by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Air Quality webcam.

    Marbleton View. Photo by Marbleton webcam.
    Marbleton View
    View of conditions in Marbleton as the storm hit, as seen from the Marbleton webcam at the Short Stop. View shows US 189 looking north towards the Marbleton Town Hall.

    Triple Peak view. Photo by Triple Peak Lodge.
    Triple Peak view
    The Triple Peak lodge webcam faces west and shows the view of storms as they come at us over the Wyoming Range. They are remotely located on South Cottonwood Creek about 25 miles southwest of Daniel. This was the view they had as the blizzard went by them.

    Stormy Bondurant. Photo by Bondurant webcam.
    Stormy Bondurant
    View in Bondurant during the storm. The webcam is located at the Dell Fork Ranch.

    Bondurant View. Photo by Bondurant webcam.
    Bondurant View
    View from the Bondurant webcam Tuesday afternoon, after the storm had passed. Bondurant currently has about 2 feet of snow.

    Blue skies in Boulder. Photo by Boulder DEQ webcam.
    Blue skies in Boulder
    After the storm passed, we had blue skies and sunshine for awhile. View looking east from the Boulder DEQ webcam.

    Oh, there it is!. Photo by Pinedale webcam.
    Oh, there it is!
    By 10:00 AM the storm had pretty much blown over and we returned to blue skies and sparkling sunshine. View from the Pinedale webcam, sponsored by Wolf Dodge in Pinedale.
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