Clouds obscured the Owl Creek Range this morning from Buckhorn Flats northwest of Riverton, but when the clouds did part, the mountains showed off a fresh covering of brilliant white snow. Meanwhile, in town, streets were wet from the overnight rainfall. (Photo by Keith Sack)
(Riverton, Wyo.) - Pick the tomatoes, put away the hose, and clear a spot in the garage - it’s going to snow - and just about everywhere by the end of the week, according to the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Riverton.
The first significant snowfall will continue off and on for much of the week across Western Wyoming. Much colder temperatures are anticipated for the latter half of the week, which will likely introduce snowfall across the majority of the forecast area.
The Riverton NWS office reported Thursday morning that the most snowfall in the coming storm is expected to fall across the northwest mountains, with lesser snowfall anticipated elsewhere. However, the snow expected to fall east of the divide could cause significant damage as most trees still have their leaves and could pose a hazard as the weight of the snow breaks branches. These breaking branches could cause property damage or power outages east of the Divide on Thursday night into Friday morning. In addition, since heavy snow is possible Thursday night that may cause a difficult morning commute on Friday in Lander, Riverton, Dubois, Casper, Thermopolis, Wind River Canyon, South Pass, and Rock Springs.
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–National Weather Service-Riverton