Snow Returning to Wyoming

Snow Returning to Wyoming

ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS-BIGHORN MOUNTAINS SOUTHEAST-
BIGHORN MOUNTAINS WEST-CASPER MOUNTAIN-CODY FOOTHILLS-
EAST SWEETWATER COUNTY-FLAMING GORGE-
GREEN MOUNTAINS AND RATTLESNAKE RANGE-JACKSON HOLE-LANDER FOOTHILLS-
NATRONA COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-NORTH BIG HORN BASIN-
NORTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-OWL CREEK AND BRIDGER MOUNTAINS-
ROCK SPRINGS AND GREEN RIVER-SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-
SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHEAST BIG HORN BASIN-
SOUTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-SOUTHWEST BIG HORN BASIN-STAR VALLEY-
TETON AND GROS VENTRE MOUNTAINS-UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN-
UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN FOOTHILLS-UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN-
WIND RIVER BASIN-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS EAST-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS WEST-
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK-

...SOME SPRING SNOW EXPECTED THIS WEEK...INTENSIFYING THIS WEEKEND...

COOL WET WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY.
SUBTANTIAL RAINFALL IS EXPECTED OVER MUCH OF THE AREA WITH SNOWFALL
EXPECTED OVER 7000 FEET EAST OF THE DIVIDE AND OVER 8000 FEET
WEST. SOME MOUNTAIN PASSES WILL LIKELY BE SLICK THIS MORNING
INCLUDING SOUTH PASS WHERE AN ESTIMATED 2 TO 3 INCHES HAVE FALLEN
OVER THE EAST SLOPE OF THE WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS EARLY THIS MORNING.

A STRONG LOW PRESSURE CENTER WILL APPROACH THE CENTRAL ROCKIES FROM
THE GREAT BASIN FRIDAY NIGHT WITH PRECIPITATION INCREASING IN
INTENSITY BY SATURDAY MORNING. SNOW LEVELS WILL LOWER TO THE
VALLEY FLOORS BY SATUDAY MORNING ALONG WITH STEADY OR ONLY SLIGHTLY
RISING TEMPERATURES SATURDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL FALL BELOW FREEZING
SATURDAY NIGHT WITH PRECIPITATION CONTINUING OVER CENTRAL
AND WESTERN WYOMING. BY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING...10 TO 12 INCHES OF
SNOWFALL COULD ACCUMULATE OVER THE EAST SLOPE OF THE WIND RIVER
MOUNTAINS...BIG HORN MOUNTAINS AND CASPER MOUNTAIN. 6 INCHES
COULD FALL OVER THE GREEN MOUNTAINS AS WELL AS OVER THE
HIGHER ELEVATIONS BETWEEN RIVERTON AND CASPER. 2 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW
COULD FALL OVER THE REST OF THE MOUNTAINS. ONE TO TWO INCHES
OF SNOW COULD POTENTIALLY ACCUMULATE IN THE BASINS AND VALLEYS
OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING BY SUNDAY MORNING.

IF VENTURING IN THE OUTDOORS THIS WEEKEND...BRING SUFFICIENT
WINTER CLOTHING AND ANTICIPATE WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS. STAY
TUNED FOR FURTHER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS CONCERNING THIS
MAJOR CHANGE IN THE WEATHER AS THIS SPRING SNOWSTORM DRAWS NEAR.

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