Here it comes again…Winter Storm could bring 4 – 10 inches
Alerts on phones across Western and Central Wyoming went off this afternoon. An earlier Winter Storm Watch became a warning just as many people finished up their Thanksgiving meals and broke into their pumpkin pie. The full text of the alert is below along with a video of projected snow fall over the next couple of days. Just before 5pm on Thanksgiving Day, the US Weather Service Riverton Facebook Page posted that roads were already beginning to get slick. Make sure to use WYDOT’s 511 app (available in Apple or Android App Stores) or check the Wyoroad map before you travel.
The Weather Service shared: “Snow showers over western & southern Wyoming are creating quick bursts of moderate to heavy snow. This is causing rapidly changing visibility to a few hundred feet in some cases with roads becoming quite slick.”
The full text of the Winter Storm Warning from the National Weather Service:
…Major Winter Storm Impacting Western and Central Wyoming this long Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend…
A major storm will track east across the Great Basin through Friday, and then reform and strengthen just east of the Rockies later Friday through Saturday. Snow is expected to become heavier and more widespread later tonight over the west and southwest. The snow will move from west to east Friday into Friday night, as the storm intensifies. Moderate to heavy snow is expected across many areas. Strong winds are also expected, especially for Johnson County Friday night and Saturday where a blizzard warning is in effect.
…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO 9 AM MST SATURDAY…
* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 10 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.
* WHERE…Portions of central and north central Wyoming. * WHEN…From 6 AM Friday to 9 AM MST Saturday.
* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. Blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility.