Surprise! Winter weather returned overnight; Skies to clear by Tuesday afternoon
By Ernie Over, managing editor, County10.com
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Riverton said early today that snow will spread across the state today and continue through this evening as a Canadian Cold Front exits the region. Showers will decrease overnight and skies will start to clear by Tuesday afternoon as a high pressure system takes hold of the general weather pattern and starts a gradual warming trend through the rest of the week.
According to a Winter Weather Advisory for the Riverton and Shoshoni area issued this morning at 3:12 a.m., snow will increase early this morning, with periods of moderate to heavy snow possible through noon. The Winter Weather Advisory will expire around 3 p.m. The snow will gradually taper off early this afternoon.Some 2 to 4 inches of snow are anticipated, with locally higher amounts possible. Gusty north wind may combine with snowfall to create limited visibility on roadways throughout the morning commute. Today’s high will be around 30°F. For Tuesday, temperatures will increase with a high about 42°F.
For the Lander area, snowfall will continue through early afternoon hours with improving conditions anticipated by late afternoon. Some 2 to 4 inches of snow are anticipated across the Lander Foothills, with 5 to 7 inches over the Wind River Mountains with locally higher amounts possible. Gusty north wind and heavy snow will reduce visibility at times. Roadway conditions should improve by midday in the lower elevations, but remain slick over South Pass. Today’s high in the Lander area will be about 30°F, warming to a high of 42°F on Tuesday.