Looking ahead there is a slight chance of snow in the WR Basin Saturday night, Sunday
Posted On February 1, 2018
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The National Weather Service Forecast Office at Riverton Regional Airport has issued an advanced look at what to expect, weatherwise, through Wednesday, February 7th.
Impacts are expected to be HIGH for snow potential through much of the period across the west-northwest through northeast sections of the state. MODERATE to HIGH impacts involving snow potential will be possible also in the southeast mountains through Saturday.
Impacts will also be MODERATE to HIGH through next Wednesday for high wind potential. The main areas will be from the wind corridor, extending southeast from the Cody foothills to the Wind River Range and then further southeast through the Casper area into the southeast portions of the state.
Here are the key points:
- A series of weather systems will move into the west, northwest and through northeast sections of the state from this afternoon through next Wednesday, with periods of snow expected. Mountain areas will likely see some higher, significant accumulations, with lesser amounts expected in western valley areas. Central locations have a much lesser chance for accumulating snow through the period.
- Winds gust in the 30-50 mph range in the Cody foothills to the Wind River Range through the Casper area and then further into the southeast Wyoming wind corridor at times through the middle of next week.
The Wind River Basin forecast: