It’s snowing in Utah and Wyoming! Despite summer

(Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Global warming? There are a few states that would currently like a little extra heat.

High-elevation areas in Utah and Wyoming saw their first snow this week, despite there still being two weeks left in the summer season.

Mountains in Nevada near Lake Tahoe also saw frozen precipitation this week.

“It begins. Showers this morning have brought some light snow to some areas above 10,000 feet, including Bald Mountain Pass in the Uinta Mountains,” The National Weather Service’s Salt Lake City office tweeted.

“The first fall-like storm of the season will make its way through Utah tonight through Wednesday. Widespread rain and much cooler temperatures are expected. We may even see a dusting of snow at the higher northern mountain locations!!!” they said in another tweet.

A photo of snow dusting could also be seen in a photo released by the Utah Department of Transportation. Looking at the photo, you could never tell it’s summer.

(Screenshot from Utah Department of Transportation)

For Wyoming, the NWS announced that “A potent early fall storm will deliver significant amounts of precipitation to the area today through Wednesday night. The rain is expected to turn to snow by late tonight and continue Wednesday and Wednesday evening.”

“Hikers and campers should prepare for winter conditions,” they added.

The Teton and Gros Ventre Mountains are expecting one to three inches of snow, while four to 10 inches is expected in areas elevated over 10,000 feet.

NWS Reno also shared a photo from Mt. Rose Highway near Lake Tahoe, which is elevated over 8000 feet, that also showed winter already setting in.

“The ‘S’ word on MT. Rose in the Reno area!!” the NWS Elko tweeted in response to the photo.

AccuWeather has reported that temperatures are expected to climb back up by the weekend, but the snow is still a bit of a shock to many.

As if its specific goal is to fight global warming narratives, the Farmer’s Almanac is predicting “bitterly cold winter conditions” for areas east of the Rockies to the Appalachians.

Some snarky responses on Twitter to the unexpected cold fronts are already rolling in.

Some are actually hoping for the snow to spread to their part of their country.


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