Sometimes the best way to explain something is to provide a visual.

A visual to help newcomers understand Wyoming winter road conditions is making it's way around the internet.

The Wyoming Winter Road Conditions Flow Chart.

The point of a flow chart is to uncomplicate things.

So let's have a look and make this simple for everyone.


If the answer is YES, then the roads are bad.

We are done here.


But what if it did not snow?


Did you get on Facebook and ask about the roads?

If YES - then you know that the roads are bad.

If NO - It can snow 12 months out of the year in Wyoming, so be prepared for bad roads.


Let's say it did not snow, but the wind blew.

Then the roads are CRAP!

What if there was no wind?


This is Wyoming. There is always wind.

Having trouble reading the flow chart? Here is a clearer version for you:

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Many times in Wyoming roads are closed for blizzard conditions when it is a nice sunny day.

That's because the wind is blowing snow around creating a wind blizzard.

A blizzard is a severe snowstorm characterized by strong sustained winds and low visibility, lasting for a prolonged period of time—typically at least three or four hours.


A ground blizzard is a weather condition where snow is not falling but loose snow on the ground is lifted and blown by strong winds. (Wikipedia).

Well, there you go. That's basically all you need to know.

Even when the roads are nice, be pleasantly surprised and be prepared for them to turn to CRAP at any time.

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Alcova On Ice

One of Wyoming's most beautiful lakes, seen after weeks of winter storms and sub-zero temperatures.

The ice can be heard making strange noises, from snap, crackle, and pop, to glub glub.

The works of people talking in a normal tone of voice carry across the frozen surface.

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