Winter Weather Advisory in effect for Wind River Basin; Much colder today & tonight

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The National Weather Service reported early today that snow will continue this morning across the state, before slowly diminishing from north to south this afternoon and evening. It’s going to be much colder, too. With clearing skies and fresh snow, low temperatures will dip into the single digits across much of the region tonight into Friday morning, with some readings below zero west of the Divide. Winter weather advisories remain posted for much of the forecast area.
The NWS-Riverton has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of Central and Southwest Wyoming this morning: 

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING.

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT

AREAS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST WYOMING. MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES TODAY WITH SOME AREAS NOT MAKING IT OUT OF THE TEENS.
.AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT CONTINUES TO PUSH SOUTHWEST...ACROSS SOUTHWEST PORTIONS OF 
THE COWBOY STATE EARLY THIS MORNING. LIGHT TO OCCASIONAL MODERATE SNOW WILL 
CONTINUE THIS MORNING...GRADUALLY TAPERING OFF FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST. 
WINDY EASTERLY WINDS ACROSS SWEETWATER COUNTY WILL RESULT IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING 
OF SNOW. A VERY COLD DAY AND NIGHT WILL OCCUR...WITH HIGHS EAST OF THE DIVIDE 
STRUGGLING TO GET OUT OF THE TEENS. TONIGHT TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO DROP 
DOWN TO AROUND ZERO EAST OF THE DIVIDE...WHILE THE LOWS ACROSS THE BASINS AND 
VALLEYS WEST OF THE DIVIDE ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE...BETWEEN 4 BELOW AND 8 BELOW 
ZEROWITH SOME EVEN COLDER TEMPERATURES POSSIBLE.
WIND RIVER BASIN-LANDER FOOTHILLS- GREEN MOUNTAINS AND RATTLESNAKE RANGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RIVERTON...SHOSHONI...LANDER... JEFFREY CITY
303 AM MST THU NOV 21 2013

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST TODAY.

* SUMMARY AND TIMING...LIGHT SNOW...OCCASIONALLY MODERATE WILL CONTINUE THROUGH 
THE MORNING HOURS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 INCHES.

* VISIBILITY...A HALF A MILE IN HEAVIER SNOWFALL.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BE SLICK. ALSO SHARPLY COLDER TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR 
TODAY WITH TEMPERATURES STRUGGLING TO GET OUT OF THE TEENS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL 
CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED 
VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS PROVIDED BY THE WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION ARE AVAILABLE BY CALLING 5-1-1 OR ON THE INTERNET
AT WYOROAD.INFO.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

THE PROBABILITY FOR WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS LOW.

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