Winter Conditions Return to Western Wyoming Mountains this weekend.
|Model Snow Amounts Forecast ending midday Sunday April 9 2017|
|Water Vapor Imagery Thursday Evening April 6 2017
The intense storm system noted in the Thursday evening WV Satellite imagery off the
Oregon coast will bring a return to winter conditions in the higher elevations of Wyoming
over the weekend
National Weather Service Riverton WY 127 PM MDT Thu Apr 6 2017 ...Heavy wet snow for the western mountains Friday night through Saturday night... .A strong wet Pacific low pressure trough will bring periods of heavy wet snow to the Teton, Gros Ventre, Wyoming, Salt River and Wind river mountains Friday night through Saturday night. Rain or a rain snow mix is expected below 7500 feet in the Star valley and Jackson Hole with local accumulations. Salt River and Wyoming Ranges- 127 PM MDT Thu Apr 6 2017 ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT... The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a Winter Storm Watch, which is in effect from Friday evening through late Saturday night. * TIMING...Snow showers will move into the western mountains Friday Afternoon. Showers will become widespread with periods of heavy wet snow Friday evening with periods of heavy snow continuing Saturday through Saturday night. * Snow accumulation...8 to 16 inches. * MAIN IMPACT...Travel over Salt river pass will become difficult with deep wet snow accumulating on road surfaces and visibility being reduced below an eighth of a mile at times. * OTHER IMPACTS...Heavy wet snow will make outdoor activities difficult and increase the threat of hypothermia for those without proper winter clothing. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow and/or blowing snow that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.