(Riverton, Wyo.) – The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Riverton reported on New Years Eve morning that another cold front will quickly blast through the state today. According to the NWS, “This system will bring snow across the west, as well as over the Bighorns and northern Johnson County. Winter weather advisories have been issued for these areas, from this afternoon into late morning New Year’s Day. Prior to the front’s passage, windy conditions will occur along wind prone locations. These winds will begin to diminish after sunset, but will still be breezy. Temperatures east of the Divide will rise above freezing. As a result, precipitation in the northern Big Horn Basin and Johnson County will be in the form of a rain/snow mix. By tonight, chances for snow will spread across the rest of the forecast area. However, accumulations will remain light.”

Today’s weather advisories:

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR THE TETONS…BIG HORN RANGE…JACKSON VALLEY AND NORTHERN JOHNSON COUNTY…

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING.

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT

A SYSTEM WILL CROSS THE REGION LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT AND BRING ACCUMULATING SNOW TO MANY AREAS. PLEASE SEE FORECASTS AND WINTER WEATHER PRODUCTS FOR DETAILS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

WEDNESDAY…LIGHT SNOW MAY LINGER EAST OF THE DIVIDE..

FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT…THE NEXT STORM SYSTEM WILL SPREAD SNOW INTO THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS ON FRIDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL PLUNGE SOUTH ACROSS CENTRAL AND EASTERN WYOMING FRIDAY NIGHT. AREAS OF SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MAY ACCOMPANY THE FRONT.

SUNDAY…AN ARCTIC FRONT WILL LIKELY PLUNGE SOUTH DOWN THE EAST SLOPES OF THE DIVIDE DURING THE DAY SUNDAY BRINGING SHARPLY COLDER TEMPERATURES AND AREAS OF SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

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