First snow of the season recorded in the Wind River Basin, more coming Saturday night, Sunday

(Riverton, Wyo.) – An early season winter storm could bring widespread rain changing to snow across the area Sunday into Monday according to a special weather statement from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Riverton.

According to the  NWS statement, “An unsettled weather pattern is shaping up for the latter half of the week and into early next week, as a series of storm systems impact the area.”


The weather service said a weather system that passed over the area this morning ushered in much cooler conditions with a period of mountain snowfall and lower elevation rain showers. Snow was noted on Togwotee Pass and in the Lysite area.

“An even stronger storm system will arrive over the weekend with a high likelihood for periods of mountain snowfall and lower elevation rain changing to snow Saturday night into Sunday night. Significant snow is likely with this storm in the mountains, as well as the Wind River Basin and Lander Foothills, especially above 5000 to 6000 feet in elevation,” the NWS reported.

This vehicle had a dusting of snow this morning near Lysite. CWC Student Photo h/t Sharrayah Bowen

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