Updated Tuesday snowfall projections

(Wyoming) – The National Weather Service office in Riverton has released projected snowfall totals for Tuesday, January 5th.

Light snow is expected in most of Fremont County, with higher elevations receiving more.

Some areas across Wyoming are expected to receive up to a foot of new snowfall. Gusty winds across the state could create travel problems.

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For updated weather, follow NWS Riverton.

For updated travel details, follow WYDOT.


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
121 AM MST TUE JAN 5 2021

WYZ027>030-060100-
SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-ROCK SPRINGS AND GREEN RIVER-FLAMING GORGE-
EAST SWEETWATER COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF KEMMERER, COKEVILLE, ROCK SPRINGS, 
GREEN RIVER, AND WAMSUTTER
121 AM MST TUE JAN 5 2021

...LIGHT SNOW AND GUSTY WIND LIKELY TODAY...

THIS IS A SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN RIVERTON.

* WHAT...LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS UP TO ONE INCH ALONG WITH GUSTY
  WEST WIND OF 35 TO 45 MPH.

* WHERE...SWEETWATER AND SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTIES.

* WHEN...6 AM TO 6 PM TUESDAY.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND WIND COULD
  CREATE LOCAL AREAS OF REDUCED VISIBILITY AND A SLICK ROAD
  SURFACE. THESE CONDITIONS COULD BE ESPECIALLY HAZARDOUS AT
  HIGHER SPEEDS ALONG I-80 AND US HIGHWAY 30.

$$

WYZ010-060100-
NORTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF BUFFALO
121 AM MST TUE JAN 5 2021

...SNOW AND GUSTY NORTHWEST WIND ARRIVING THIS MORNING...

THIS IS A SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN RIVERTON.

* WHAT...LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS UP TO ONE INCH ALONG WITH GUSTY
  NORTHWEST WIND OF 25 TO 40 MPH DURING THE MORNING. THE SNOW WILL
  END BY MIDDAY, BUT A NORTHWEST WIND OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS
  OF 40 TO 50 MPH WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

* WHERE...NORTHERN JOHNSON COUNTY.

* WHEN...7 AM TO 5 PM TUESDAY.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND WIND COULD
  CREATE LOCAL AREAS OF REDUCED VISIBILITY AND A SLICK ROAD
  SURFACE. THESE CONDITIONS COULD BE ESPECIALLY HAZARDOUS AT
  HIGHER SPEEDS ALONG I-90 AND I-25.

$$

WYZ011-020-022-060100-
SOUTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-NATRONA COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-
CASPER MOUNTAIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF KAYCEE AND CASPER
121 AM MST TUE JAN 5 2021

...SNOW LIKELY BY LATE TUESDAY MORNING...

THIS IS A SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER 
SERVICE IN RIVERTON.

* WHAT...SNOW COULD BE HEAVY AT TIMES. LOWER ELEVATION
  ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES, WITH 3 TO 5 INCHES POSSIBLE ON 
  CASPER MOUNTAIN.

* WHERE...NATRONA COUNTY AND SOUTHERN JOHNSON COUNTY.

* WHEN...9 AM TO 6 PM TUESDAY.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...THE SNOW IS LIKELY TO BE HEAVIEST BETWEEN
  11 AM AND 2 PM. SURFACE TEMPERATURES MAY LIMIT ACCUMULATION AT
  THE ONSET, BUT A WET SNOW SHOULD DEVELOP BY MIDDAY. ROADS MAY 
  BECOME SLICK ON I-25 NORTH OF CASPER AND ON US 20/26 TO THE WEST
  OF TOWN.

$$

WYZ004-006-060100-
NORTH BIG HORN BASIN-SOUTHEAST BIG HORN BASIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BASIN, GREYBULL, LOVELL, POWELL, SHELL, 
TEN SLEEP, AND WORLAND
121 AM MST TUE JAN 5 2021

...SNOW AND GUSTY NORTHWEST WIND ARRIVING TUESDAY MORNING...

THIS IS A SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN RIVERTON.

* WHAT...LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS UP TO ONE INCH ALONG WITH GUSTY
  NORTHWEST WIND OF 20 TO 30 MPH DURING THE MORNING. THE SNOW WILL
  END BY MIDDAY, BUT A NORTHWEST WIND WITH GUSTS OF 25 TO 35 MPH  
  WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

* WHERE...BIG HORN AND WASHAKIE COUNTIES. 

* WHEN...6 AM TO 5 PM TUESDAY.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND WIND COULD
  CREATE LOCAL AREAS OF REDUCED VISIBILITY AND A SLICK ROAD
  SURFACE. THESE CONDITIONS COULD BE ESPECIALLY HAZARDOUS AT
  HIGHER SPEEDS ALONG HIGHWAYS US 14/16/20/310.
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