Winter has arrived… snow today, prepare for bitter cold temperatures this weekend
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The National Weather Service Forecast Office said this morning that an arctic front will continue to sweep across the area from west to east with occasional bursts of heavy snow this morning. Periods of light to moderate snow will continue into the evening hours across most of the state. In addition, brisk north winds will combine with the falling snow to create areas of blowing and drifting snow for much of the day, as well as wind chill values well below zero.
There is a Winter Storm Warning posted for portions of Northern and Far Western Wyoming until 5 p.m. today, elsewhere there are Winter Weather Advisories posted through 5 p.m.
Riverton forecast: Snow with areas of blowing snow. Temperature falling to around 5 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as -15. Blustery, with a north northeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Lander forecast: Snow. Temperature falling to around 5 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as -10. East northeast wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Dubois forecast: Snow. High near 19. East wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Today’s regional outlook:
SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA TODAY, TAPERING OFF FROM THE NORTHWEST TONIGHT. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED ACROSS FAR WEST AND PORTIONS OF NORTHERN WYOMING. NORTH WINDS AT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 50 MPH WILL ALSO CAUSE SUBSTANTIAL BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND POOR VISIBILITY ACROSS THE NORTHERN BIG HORN BASIN AND EASTERN JOHNSON COUNTY TODAY.
SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY
SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY…VERY COLD. LOW TEMPERATURES 15 TO 25 DEGREES BELOW ZERO IN CENTRAL BASINS AND WESTERN VALLEYS SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY NIGHT.
MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY…SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE IN THE NORTHERN BIG HORN BASIN AND NORTHERN JOHNSON COUNTY.
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