Fall begins at 2:02 pm on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. But of course, Wyoming weather does what it wants whether it’s still summer or not. Before summer is even over, parts of Yellowstone National Park and Grand Targhee Ski Resort received a foot of snow.

Beartooth Pass has been “Closed Due To Winter Conditions,” according to WYDOT.

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WYDOT
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In southern Wyoming, Kirby C. Hornbeck Photography captured the duality of seasons with trees of fire and snow as a harbinger of what is yet to come.

Kirby C. Hornbeck Photograghy
Kirby C. Hornbeck Photography
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The trees in fall colors are contrasted with fresh white snow in the shady areas near Mirror Lake and Sand Lake, keeping the Snowy Mountains true to their name.

 

I was just at Mirror Lake over Labor Day in shorts, sandals, and a T-shirt.

 

Here’s what Vicki Shuster just captured in that same location, Mirror Lake.

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Vicki Shuster
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Just north of there, Hanna, Wyoming got their first snow before summer got out the door, while our southwest border town of Evanston also reported falling flakes.

Wyoming is no respecter of Calendars and Mother Nature will snow and blow whenever she feels like it. Best you BE PREPARED.