NWS-round(Riverton, Wyo.) – The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Riverton said Monday a Pacific winter storm system moved across the Cowboy State overnight and left behind scattered snow showers and falling temperatures. For today, the heaviest snow will fall over the far west and the western mountains before diminishing overnight. Cold and unsettled weather will return Tuesday night as another winter weather system swings across northern Wyoming and brings additional chances of snowfall to the region.

The Hazardous Weather Outlook statement: 

SNOW IN THE WEST AND NORTH TODAY AND TONIGHT…

PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW CONTINUE EAST AND WEST OF THE DIVIDE TODAY WITH SNOW SHOWERS FORMING ALONG THE DIVIDE THIS AFTERNOON…STREAMING INTO THE ADJACENT FOOTHILLS CAUSING BRIEF REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY IN THE HEAVIER SNOW SHOWERS. ROADS WILL BE SLICK…SOME SNOWPACKED…TODAY AND TONIGHT FROM THE SNOW THAT OCCURRED SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT…MAKING TRAVEL SLOW AND DIFFICULT IN SOME AREAS…ESPECIALLY OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES.

TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

TUESDAY…SNOW CONTINUES ON BOTH EAST AND WEST OF THE DIVIDE WITH PERIODS OF MODERATE SNOW POSSIBLE IN THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TUESDAY EVENING…ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS…CAUSING AREAS OF DRIFTING AND BLOWING SNOW AS WELL AS LOW WIND CHILLS.

WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT…SEVERAL INCHES OF NEW SNOW POSSIBLE IN THE NORTHERN BIG HORN BASIN…FROM LOVELL TO GREYBULL…AND EAST INTO THE NORTH AND WEST FACING SLOPES OF THE BIGHORN MOUNTAINS.

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