Wind River Basin Weather: Mostly sunny through MLK, Jr. Day; Mountain snow expected
Posted On January 12, 2018
The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Riverton is predicting weather impacts through the weekend to be moderate with strong winds in SouthEast Wyoming and snow in the mountains. Impacts look to return to low for the weekend into next week.
Here are the key points:
- Ongoing snow event to impact travel across western Wyoming (especially at pass level) through today. Check out latest images at Salt & Teton Passes.
- Meanwhile, strong winds will be the story in southeast Wyoming today. Gusts in excess of 58 mph is expected. Reader Brahim Ouaissa shared this pic from between Laramie and Cheyenne on I-80 this morning.
- A dry period takes shape Saturday through Tuesday, with snow chances returning to the western mountains around the middle of next week.
- The third week of January looks to be trending towards being more active & wetter than normal.
- Snow Water Equivalents have decreased around 5 percent over the past week. Western & northwest Wyoming should keep pace with averages over the next week, with decreases anticipated elsewhere.
The Wind River Basin forecast: