#headsup: Prepare for a major cold snap this week
(Wyoming) – It’s going to get cold this week! Temperatures across Wyoming will drop significantly, some areas reaching below zero at night. Riverton’s National Weather Service Meteorologist Paul Skrbac noted temperatures will be cold, but certainly not near any records.
High temperatures this week will range in the lower teens and by Wednesday temperatures will be struggling to reach 10 degrees. Lows will be near below zero for much of the week. Click here to view your local forecast.
With the first major cold snap of the season heading our way, Tim Troutman with the National Weather Service Office in Riverton wants you to be prepared. Here are four important reminders to stay safe.
- Travel Smart – Have a winter safety kit in your car (more below). Be prepared to alter and/or cancel your travel plans if needed. weather.gov/riverton and wyoroad.info are great sites to check the latest weather and road conditions.
- Winter Safety Kit – If you’re driving with a winter safety kit make sure it includes at minimum non-perishable food, water, essential medications, flashlight, and blankets. Also make sure your cellphone is charged when hit the road.
- Dress for the elements – “This is not a week to wear shorts and sandals,” said Troutman. “Dress in layers and cover extremities.”
- Remember your pets – Make sure they have an adequate place to go in the cold temperatures.