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Old 11-14-2008, 11:57 AM
 
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Default Is it snowing there?

Is it snowing right now in states like montana, wyoming etc? when does the snow season typically start and stop?

And don't say "when winter's over". come on.
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Old 11-14-2008, 12:46 PM
 
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Is it snowing right now in states like montana, wyoming etc? when does the snow season typically start and stop?

And don't say "when winter's over". come on.
We got a bit of snow here last night in Gillette. There isn't any accumulation, but the roads are icy. The wind really plays a part in that. I understand that it has been really windy all over MT & WY since yesterday. The snow that we have now will most likely melt before we get more. That's how it is a lot of the time in the WY/MT areas (other than in the high mountain elevations).....it snows, then melts, snows, then melts. It's really hard to tell when it will stop.....so your comment about "when it's over" really can be true! Usually we get at least one good storm in March, but it sometimes still snows in April and on occasion even May. Again, this can depend on the elevation. I've seen it snow in the mountains throughout the summer, and there are some mountain areas where the snow doesn't melt. Generally, the worst of winter is over by March, but you just never know.
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:44 PM
 
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We also got a skift of snow here in Sheridan last night, it is now all melted away and the sun is shining.

Generally winter really sets in around the latter part of Nov. early Dec. for us here in the Sheridan area. We have and do get snowstorms around Halloween but it's usually melted off in a short time. We were lucky this year we didn't and it was actually really nice for the kids to trick or treat. The next big snowstorm we get is usually around Thanksgiving. That one dosen't melt off as fast and winter is not to far behind it.

As the previous poster stated, generally winter ends around March. That is when the snow really starts melting off. We do get occasional snowstorms up until April, but they are wet snows and they melt off pretty quickly.

Our hardest part or coldest part of winter for us, generally is in Jan. - Feb. That's when we really pull out the long johns.
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:42 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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I know Newcastle received a few inches last eve on top of the snow they had last weekend...they had 4 foot drifts in some areas. Deadwood and Rapid City, SD got it much worse. You know it is pretty bad when they close most casinos and WalMart down.
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Old 11-14-2008, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Casper, WY
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It snowed here in Casper last night/this morning. Where I am, relatively close to the mountain, there's still snow on the ground. I flew to Riverton last night at about midnight and it had just started to snow there. Driving home from the airport I called a buddy of mine who's a truckdriver and he said it was pretty crappy in Rawlins, with several auto wrecks being reported between there and Elk Mountain.

You asked when the snow season starts and stops--and that's a hard question to answer. "When it's over" really does encompass it. As a general rule, you can count on the snow to fly by the end of September--and always before Halloween. Springtime is a little trickier--it starts to let up a bit, but you can almost always count on a big, wet snow near the end of March to middle of May. I learned the hard way not to start my garden before the last week of May to first of June, because not only may it snow, but there is a high chance of below freezing nights through that period.
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Old 11-14-2008, 05:19 PM
 
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Not only was Walmart closed down, but I heard on the news last night that a large section of the roof on the Walmart in Spearfish (I think it was there!) caved in under the weight of the snow! It was over the grocery section.
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Old 11-14-2008, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Kittery Point, ME
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^^^at least the produce stayed cold.....


That much snow already? That takes quite a bit of snow to cave in a roof...



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Old 11-14-2008, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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They had a record snowfall in the Hills last week. I think Deadwood had 4 feet! Spearfish got something like 2 feet. Still a lot of snow! Rapid City was pretty much shut down for a day or more.
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Old 11-14-2008, 08:19 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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The winds in Deadwood topped out at 98mph from what I've heard. Rapid had 78mph winds.
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Old 11-14-2008, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV 89012
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Cheyenne got quite a bit of snow compared to what we normally get. Our snow normally lands in Nebraska. We had some decent accumulation and enough wind to cause my car (and half of my streets cars) to slide down my driveway and into the street. It was funny actually. Im looking out the window and see my SUV sliding backwards into the street on the ice.
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