Daily Winter Weather Report
Date: Tuesday - December 21, 2010
|Station||Max Temp||Min Temp||Pres Temp||New Snow||Snow Depth||BC||OC||SC||Present Conditions|
|Madison||14||-18||-18||0||25||X||Calm / Clear|
|Old Faithful||23||-15||-15||T||28||X||Calm / Clear|
The northern Madison Range, the mountains around Cooke City and the Washburn Range: With new snow and wind pushing the snowpack to its breaking point, a HIGH avalanche danger exists on all wind loaded slopes. Slopes that have not received wind loading have a CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger.
The southern Gallatin and Madison Ranges and the Lionhead area near West Yellowstone: Avoiding high probability areas such as steep rollovers, avalanche run out zones, wind loaded slopes, and terrain traps is advised. In order to ski or ride in avalanche terrain safely today, cautious route finding and conservative decision making is essential. Today dangerous avalanche conditions exist and the avalanche danger is rated CONSIDERABLE.
Yellowstone National Park Weather Forecast on 21 December 2010 by the NWS Riverton, WY
Today: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow in the morning...then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs 21°F to 27°F.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of snow after midnight. Lows 9°F to 15°F.
Wednesday: Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Highs 26°F to 32°F.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow in the evening...then chance of snow after midnight. Lows 13°F to 19°F. Chance of snow 40 percent.
Thursday: Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Highs 26°F to 32°F.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow. Near steady temperature in the lower 20s.
Friday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs 24°F to 30°F.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 11°F to 17°F.
Christmas Day: Partly cloudy. Highs 29°F to 35°F.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 15°F to 21°F.
Sunday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow. Highs 23°F to 29°F.
Sunday Night: Colder. Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow. Lows 8°F to 14°F.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow. Highs 19°F to 25°F.
******** FOR CURRENT ROAD INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 307-344-2117********
Date: Tuesday, December 21, 2010
|Road Section||Status||Conditions||Public Access / Info|
|Gardiner to Mammoth||YR||STR||STR|
|Mammoth to Tower||YR||STR||STR|
|Tower to NE Entrance||YR||STR||STR|
|Canyon to Lake||Open||Fair||Oversnow|
|Grant to South Entrance||Open||Poor||Oversnow|
|Junction to Chief Joseph Hwy||CLOSED||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|Lake to East Entrance||12/22||Closed||Closed|
|Lake to West Thumb||Open||Good||Oversnow|
|Madison to Old Faithful||Open||Good||Oversnow|
|Madison to West Yellowstone||Open||Good||Oversnow|
|Mammoth to Norris||Open||Fair||Oversnow|
|Norris to Canyon||Open||Good||Oversnow|
|Norris to Madison||Open||Good||Oversnow|
|Old Faithful to Grant||Open||Good||Oversnow|
YR=Year Round / NR=No Restrictions / STA=Snow Tires Advised / STR=Snow Tires Required
* NOTE: CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.
# Poor road conditions - bare spots and melting snow - Restricted to Snowcoaches Only.
The park service plowing schedule for roads for the spring season.
Information provided by the National Weather Service and Yellowstone National Park Service
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