(Riverton, Wyo.) – The National Weather Service reported at 12:13 this afternoon that the Lander foothills can expect high winds this afternoon, but a slight chance of precipitation.
The NWS also said scattered showers, both rain and snow, along with isolated thunderstorms are in store for the Wind River Range, and the Upper Green River Basin Foothills this afternoon.
See the special weather statements copied below:
WYZ014>016-025-162000- UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN FOOTHILLS-UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN- WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS EAST-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS WEST- 1213 PM MDT MON JUN 16 2014 SCATTERED SHOWERS...BOTH RAIN AND SNOW...ALONG WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP AND MOVE THROUGH THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON...TRAVELLING TO THE NORTHEAST AT 35 TO 40 MPH. SOME OF THESE STORMS WILL HAVE GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS UP TO 45 MPH AND OCCASIONAL LIGHTING THROUGH 2 PM. ABOVE 8500 FEET...RAIN SHOWERS WILL TURN TO SNOW SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON...WITH UP TO AN INCH OF ACCUMULATION BY THIS EVENING. IF THUNDERSTORMS APPROACH MOVE INDOORS. $$ WYZ018-162000- LANDER FOOTHILLS- 1213 PM MDT MON JUN 16 2014 RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED THUNDER IN THE WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS WILL PUSH STRONGER WINDS INTO THE FOOTHILLS THIS AFTERNOON...WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH POSSIBLE AT TIMES. LITTLE RAIN IS EXPECTED OTHER THAN A FEW SPRINKLES WITH THIS ACTIVITY.