Big Horn Mountains covered in a blanket of snow - KOTA Territory News

Big Horn Mountains covered in a blanket of snow

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It's starting to look like winter in parts of KOTA Territory.

While it was raining in Sheridan, snow was falling not too far away in the Big Horn Mountains.

The National Weather Service says reports of five to ten inches came in for the mountain range.  This marks the first substantial snowfall of the season for the Big Horns.  Some recreationists like Brandon Barclay of Sheridan are happy to see the snow, but he hopes drivers are careful going up and down the mountain.

"You still have to watch in some of these places there's snow that's sliding off the hills.  And then also the thing you have to be careful of is all that weight from the snow pushes a lot of rocks down the mountain," said Barclay.

Rick Young, who owns the Bear Lodge Resort in Burgess Junction, isn't surprised by the snow and doubts it will stick around for more than a few days.

"Normally toward the end of September, during the end of archery season we do get a small amount of snow.  We try not to get too excited because it's supposed to be 70 degrees on Sunday," said Young.

The National Weather Service also reported three to four inches of snowfall in the Gillette area.

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