Wyoming Winter weather creating hardships for livestock and people

Wyoming Winter weather

Our crazy Wyoming winter weather hasn’t just been difficult for residents, it created a hard time for livestock as well across the state.

Governor Mark Gordon and the Wyoming Department of Agriculture will seek a USDA Secretarial disaster designation for Wyoming.


Governor Gordon said the 2022-23 Wyoming winter weather has been particularly hard for the State’s sheep and cattle producers, due to a combination of factors. The winter started exceptionally early and has resulted in significant snow levels and considerable drifting. Ongoing windy conditions and drifting snow is hampering efforts to reach livestock. Mortality has been high thus far and is expected to increase well into the spring because of this harsh winter.

The current storm system is impacting most of the state with closed roads, high wind warnings, and cold temperatures in the forecast.

Avalanche mitigation in Hoback Canyon and on Teton Pass closed both roads as crews cleared the danger. Parking restrictions will be in effect on the pass and Coal Creek today.