(Riverton, Wyo) – The National Weather Service Office reported this morning a very cold day is ahead with temperatures well below zero across the region. The NWS also issued a Wind Chill Warning for the lower elevations this morning.
Here’s the NWS Synopsis:
Arctic high pressure will keep a frigid airmass across the region through the rest of the work week. This will also keep scattered snow showers falling over the Cowboy State thhis morning, with areas of low clouds and valley fog possible. Any snow accumulation will remain under an inch. Temperatures this morning will be extremely cold, with readings in the negative teens and 20s across much of the area. High temperatures today will remain below zero across much of northern and central Wyoming and warm only into the single digits across the rest of the state.
…WIND CHILL WARNING LOWER ELEVATIONS THROUGH 11 AM TODAY…
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING.
.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT
BITTER COLD AIR COMBINING WITH SOME RAW BREEZES WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES OF 25 BELOW TO 35 BELOW ZERO THIS MORNING…MODERATING IN THE AFTERNOON AS AREAS OF FOG AND FLURRIES EXPAND. SOME LIGHT SNOW WILL MOVE INTO THE WEST THIS AFTERNOON AND WILL SPREAD ACROSS MUCH OF THE SOUTH AND WEST TONIGHT
AS FOG AND FLURRIES CONTINUE ACROSS THE NORTHERN THIRD OF THE STATE. ISOLATED AREAS COULD SEE A RETURN TO VERY LOW WIND CHILLS TONIGHT.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY
THURSDAY…BITTER COLD AIR WILL REMAIN OVER THE NORTH AND CENTRAL PORTION OF WYOMING DURING THIS PERIOD. THE FAR WEST AND SOUTHWEST PART OF WYOMING WILL STILL SEE VERY COLD TEMPERATURES…BUT NOT TO THE EXTENT AS THE REST OF WYOMING.
FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT…A CHANCE OF SNOW IN WESTERN WYOMING AND ACROSS SWEETWATER COUNTY WITH INCREASING WIND…A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SNOW MOVES EAST OF THE DIVIDE FRIDAY NIGHT. SEVERAL INCHES TO OVER A FOOT OF NEW SNOW IS POSSIBLE IN THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS.
SUNDAY…AFTER A BRIEF LETUP IN SNOWFALL ACROSS THE WEST SUNDAY MORNING…SNOW IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE THROUGH THE DAY SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT. AREAS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED TO SPREAD INTO SOUTHERN WYOMING SUNDAY NIGHT.