Lex and Neek sez:
When we left Gillette, Wyoming on our way back to Midvale, Utah, there was already a heavy amount of rain coming down, worse than the day before when rain prevented us from seeing Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse. We had seen a TV news report that morning in our motel that a heavy snowstorm was coming to Wyoming and that the roads in and out of Casper, Wyoming would be closed starting at 3pm. Our hope was that if we could make it past Casper by noon, we would miss the snowstorm.
It was nowhere near winter as far as the calendar was concerned, but this late May storm was about to rock our world, and not in a good way! We did drive through the pouring rain fast enough to reach Casper by 11am. We stopped at a local gas station and as we pulled in, we saw a temperature reading of 35 degrees Fahrenheit. The rain had let up a little bit, so we thought since we were heading south that things might warm up.