Published On: Mon, Aug 27th, 2018

Winter Weather Expected to Blanket Wyoming

Odd weather is in the forecast for Wyoming in the coming days according to weather forecasters’ predictions. Forecasters are warning residents that a weather pattern of strong winds and low humidity levels across large section of the state have created a ripe situation for wildfires to ignite and intensify.

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The threat of wildfires will be followed by a wave of cold weather, and perhaps even snow. A red flag wildfire warning by the National Weather Service pertains to much of the southwest, central and eastern parts of the state and is in effect through the weekend. The weather warning includes wind that could reach up to 40 miles per hour.

After the weekend, a sharp turn in the weather is expected when a winter weather advisory will go into effect that will last for several days. The advisory covers sections of northwest Wyoming as well as areas reaching into south and central Montana. Temperatures are predicted to drop into the 40’s and even 8 inches of snow is forecasted to potentially fall at higher elevations.

This unseasonable cold weather should serve as a reminder to residents in the region that although the kids may have just returned to school, winter and the accompanying wind, rain, snow and sleet is just around the corner, according to a commercial and residential plumber in Jackson, Wyoming servicing the city and surrounding areas. Plummeting winter weather can wreak havoc on the home, resulting in costly emergency situations.

As such, winterizing the home at the end of summer or early fall, ideally before the first snowfall, is one of the best ways to avoid serious and costly plumbing, heating and maintenance issues. Some general winterizing preparation measures include storing away summer lawn tools, wrapping windows in a protective layer of plastic to keep the cold drafts out, changing the furnace filter, cleaning out the gutters, turning down the water heater and the thermostat temperatures, sealing air ducts, and installing storm windows and doors.

Besides for protecting the home, many of these steps help homeowners to save money on energy costs which can skyrocket in the colder months, especially if there are leaks and drafts allowing the warm air to escape.

Another essential task that should be checked off the home winterizing list is having the pipes inspected with a sewer camera to make sure they are clear and clean. This method is often used in plumbing repairs, but is also used to winterize pipes and head off a problem before they explode. Preventing an expensive emergency situation early on is key, especially for homeowners in areas such as Wyoming where problematic winter weather can hit early leaving residents caught unprepared.  

Author: Jacob Maslow

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