More Snow on the way to Western Wyoming this Week

More Snow on the way to Western Wyoming this Week

Model Snowfall Forecast through Wednesday Evening



URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Riverton WY
1123 PM MST Mon Mar 6 2017

...More Snow Headed into Portions of Western Wyoming...

.Pacific moisture along with a strong jet will increase snow
potential beginning Tuesday night. 
...More snow for the far west much of the week...

Generally light snow will fall at times  Tuesday before
snow is expected to increase Tuesday night through Wednesday
morning. Snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 inches could fall in the
mountains during this time period with 2 to 5 inches across the
lower elevations. A heavier period of snow is quite possible
beginning Thursday and continuing through Friday when a major
winter storm is possible. Temperatures warm considerably across
the lower elevations so the Star Valley could see a rain snow
mixture as early as late Wednesday but especially on Thursday when
even the Jackson Valley may mix with rain at times. Snowfall
amounts in the surrounding mountains though could be quite heavy
Thursday through Friday with 1 to 2 feet quite possible.

Model Snowfall Forecast through Friday evening

Star Valley-
Including the cities of Afton, Alpine, Star Valley Ranch,
and Thayne

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM TUESDAY TO 5 PM
MST WEDNESDAY
...

The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow, which is in effect
from 5 PM Tuesday to 5 PM MST Wednesday.

* TIMING...Light snow today will increase in intensity tonight,
continuing moderate at times through the day Wednesday.

* Snow Accumulations...2 to 4 inches, with highest amounts over
the higher foothill areas
.

* Wind and Visibility...southwest wind of 10 to 15 mph gusting 20
to 30 mph causing blowing and drifting snow with visibility
below a half mile at times.

* MAIN IMPACT...Snow will produce slick, snow packed and icy
roads making travel difficult. Poor visibility will also make
travel difficult.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A winter weather advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
and slick roads with limited visibilities. Slow down, and allow
extra time to reach your destination. Check the latest road
conditions at wyoroad.info or by dialing 5 1 1


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