Psych! Thought it was stay this beautiful? Yellowstone National Park could see up to 8 inches of fresh mountain snow by Saturday afternoon. Just a heads up if you're heading there this weekend. Here's what we know...

There's a Special Weather Statement in effect for Yellowstone National Park and several other counties in western Wyoming and eastern Idaho. (As of this writing, there are no advisories or statements for Montana counties.)

  • WHAT: Special Weather Statement for heavy, wet mountain snow to fall and accumulate
  • WHERE: This SWS is for Teton County, Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park
  • WHEN: This SWS is for Friday afternoon through Saturday at approximately noon.
  • Snow is expected throughout the Park. 1 to 2 inches of snow for the valleys inside the Park. 4 to 8 inches of snow is possible in the mountains within the Park.
  • The majority of this snow will fall between midnight and 9am on Saturday.
  • Caution should be used if you're traveling in the area during this time period.
  • Teton Pass and Togwotee Pass are expected to be covered in snow by the time sunrise hits on Saturday.
  • Places such as Island Park are expected to get a couple inches of snow as well. Since most of the snow will fall before sunrise on Saturday, make sure your vehicle is prepared if you must travel in the dark during this period.
  • Keep in mind how rural this SWS covered area is. Slow down and use your headlights in poor weather.
  • Heavy, wet snow that may get kicked up by semi trucks can crack a windshield. Give plenty of space to other vehicles.

Be safe and have a great weekend! We'll keep you posted about this and any other weather information that may develop with this system.

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