Unexpected summer snowfall blankets Yellowstone National Park

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wy. — The buffalo roaming out west got a frosty surprise to the start of the week. Yellowstone National Park got an unexpected summer snowfall.

The snowfall ranged from a couple inches to a light dusting in some spots, but still made for beautiful photos as visitors took to Instagram to share their views of the blanketed landscape.

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The snow isn’t expected to stick around too long, as weather forecasts predict lows near freezing, with highs in upper 50s/low 60s later this week. But for now, nature lovers can still enjoy the views at Old Faithful (which you can watch livestreaming at the Old Faithful webcam anytime).

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Don’t expect any snowflakes around Kansas City any time soon! FOX 4’s weather team forecasts scattered thunderstorms this week, with highs in 70s.