(Fremont County, Wyo.) – The National Weather Service Riverton office has issued a Special Weather Statement and Hazardous Weather Outlook for the local area.
Another cold front is expected to push through central and northern Wyoming today, Dec. 26, states the special weather statement. The statement includes the Lander foothills and the Upper Wind River Basin. The front could initiate light snowfall with increasing “coverage and intensity tonight.”
“Snowfall … is expected to taper off by Thursday evening as high pressure moves over the area,” states the report. “Snowfall rates of 1 to 3 inches every 12 hours can be expected.”
The Hazardous Weather Outlook issued much of the north and western portions of the state, including the Wind River Mountains, Wind River Basin and Lander foothills.
“A Pacific storm system will bring snowfall across the western mountains this morning … with snowfall spreading to include much of the state by the afternoon and evening hours,” states the outlook. “Snowfall is expected to be light through the life of the system.”
“By Thursday evening … total snowfall of 4 to 7 inches will be possible across the mountain locations … with 2 to 4 inches possible across the basins and valleys,” the report states.
Spotters are encouraged to report snowfall.
Riverton has a 40 percent chance of snow this afternoon, increasing to 70 percent tonight and into Thursday. Total new snow accumulation could be up to three inches. Tonight’s low temperature could reach 4 degrees. Tomorrow’s high is forecast to be 22.
In Lander the chance of snow this afternoon is 70 percent, rising to 90 percent tonight and into Thursday. Total new accumulations could be 3 to 6 inches through Thursday. Tonight’s low temperature is expected to reach 7, with a high tomorrow of 23.
Dubois has a 50 percent chance of snow this afternoon, increasing to 70 percent tonight and dropping again to 50 percent on Thursday. New snow accumulation is expected to be less than three inches through Thursday. Tonight’s low is expected to be 9 and tomorrow will reach 23.