snow http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Snowy Winter Brings Record Snowpack http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/snowy-winter-brings-record-snowpack <p>Snowpack around the state is above average this year. Tony Bergantino, a climatologist with the Wyoming State Climate Office, says it’s the highest snowpack on record in five of Wyoming's basins.&nbsp;</p><p>“They’re all above normal, and up in the upper northwest and southwest and in the central part of the state, they’re at the lowest,” se says. “And that’s still about 114-115 percent of normal.”</p><p>Bergantino&nbsp;says the snowy winter has brought most of the state out of drought conditions. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:10:35 +0000 Irina Zhorov 55789 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Snowy Winter Brings Record Snowpack Winter Snow Control Takes WYDOT Over Budget http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/winter-snow-control-takes-wydot-over-budget <p>Heavy snowfall this winter has crashed the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s budget.&nbsp;&nbsp;Budget Officer Kevin Hibbard says&nbsp;WYDOT&nbsp;budgeted $22-million, but the department over-spent that amount at the beginning of March. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p>“February this year was the most expensive month,” Hibbard says.&nbsp; “We had about 6-million dollars in snow control expenditures in the month of February.”</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 23:10:31 +0000 Melodie Edwards 55694 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Winter Snow Control Takes WYDOT Over Budget Inaugural Women’s Antelope Hunt a success, despite snow http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/inaugural-women-s-antelope-hunt-success-despite-snow <p>Women still only make up a small percentage of all hunters, but that number has increased significantly in recent years. Now, organizations like the Wyoming Women&rsquo;s Foundation want to encourage more growth through mentorship. The group says hunting is an important way to teach self-sufficiency and economic independence. Wyoming Public Radio&#39;s Irina Zhorov tagged along on the state&#39;s inaugural Women&#39;s Antelope Hunt and filed this report. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:25:24 +0000 Irina Zhorov 48083 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Inaugural Women’s Antelope Hunt a success, despite snow Early winter storm causes extensive damage in Casper http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/early-winter-storm-causes-extensive-damage-casper <p></p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 23:47:17 +0000 Irina Zhorov 48051 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Early winter storm causes extensive damage in Casper Snowpack up and down in Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/snowpack-and-down-wyoming <p>While much of the state is at or slightly above average when it comes to snowfall this year, the eastern and southern portions of the state are well below average.&nbsp;</p><p>Some people worry that another drought is on the way, which could lead to problems for agriculture producers and for forest managers next spring and summer.&nbsp;</p><p>But Lee Hackleman of the Natural Resources Conservation Service says it’s much too early to be concerned.</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 01:47:17 +0000 Bob Beck 34236 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Snowpack up and down in Wyoming Avalanche risk 'considerable' at high elevations http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/avalanche-risk-considerable-high-elevations <p>The Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center has raised the risk of avalanches to “considerable” for areas above 9,000 feet.</p><p>The Center’s Mike Rheam says that means naturally occurring avalanches are possible, and human-triggered avalanches are likely. Rheam says there’s a two-foot slab of new snow at high elevations in western Wyoming, which could give way easily.</p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 22:31:48 +0000 Willow Belden 33580 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Avalanche risk 'considerable' at high elevations