"Real" winter weather continues this week for Yellowstone National Park and several other parts of Wyoming and Montana. The southern portion of Yellowstone is expected to get the most snow out of this next storm.

If you're planning any travel south of Gallatin County this week, be extra prepared for snowy conditions and poor roads at times. Snow is expected on and off for several days in a row and conditions change rapidly around Yellowstone National Park.

According to the National Weather Service:

  • Snow is going to return to northwest Wyoming on Tuesday morning through Thursday morning this week. Snow amounts may vary greatly from one area of YNP to another.
  • This is a special weather statement from the National Weather Service Office in Riverton.
  • WHAT TO EXPECT WITH THIS WEATHER STATEMENT...Accumulating snow is likely after 6 AM Tuesday morning and continuing through Thursday morning this week.
  • Snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches are expected in the northern half of the park and accumulations could be 8 to 10 inches in the southern half of the park. (Locally higher amounts are possible in certain areas of the park.)
  • WHERE TO EXPECT THIS WEATHER...Yellowstone National Park.
  • WHEN TO EXPECT THIS WEATHER...Tuesday morning through Thursday morning.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS ABOUT THIS WEATHER STATEMENT...Expect winter driving conditions and allow extra time to get to your destination. Roads may be snow packed and icy. Cell service can be spotty in many areas surrounding Yellowstone National Park.
  • Those folks who are planning any outdoor activities should be prepared for colder weather and snow during this time period. Conditions can change rapidly.