Winter storm warning issued for Yellowstone region after getting first significant snowfall of the season

Yellowstone National Park gets first significant snowfall of the season, causing significant road closures.

Hopefully, this will also cool down the Yellowstone supervolcano sleeping below.

The first significant snowfall of the season blanketed the park Friday, November 3, 2017, causing significant road closures in Yellowstone. Weather forecasts call for a total snow accumulation of up to two feet in some areas through Sunday morning.

At this time, only the road from the North Entrance at Gardiner, Mont., through the park to Cooke City remains open. By the way, nearly all roads close for the season at 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 6.

A winter storm warning was in effect for the region:

‘After a brief respite, snow will return to the area this afternoon and continue through the day Monday. The snow will gradually increase late this afternoon with moderate snow expected at times tonight. Light snow will linger through the day Monday. Total snowfall of 2 to 6 inches is expected across Yellowstone and the west side of the Absaroka Mountains with up to 8 inches in the Southwest Mountains of the park.’

Hopefully, this snow will also cool down the supervolcano sleeping below the park.

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