Winter storm expected to hit Fremont County Saturday

h/t WYDOT

The National Weather Service in Riverton released a forecast Thursday afternoon noting the winter storm hitting southeast Wyoming will reach areas of Fremont County.

“Significant snowfall” is expected around Lander and Jeffrey City as well as the surrounding mountain ranges. 5″-8″ of snow is expected in the lower elevations and possible accumulation of 8″-14″ in the higher elevations. A northeast wind is also in the forecast with gusts up to 40 mph in the southeast areas of the county.

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Areas around Riverton and Shoshoni are forecast to have “periods of snow.” With a total accumulation between 2″-5″. Those northeast winds will also impact this area, however, gusts are only expected to hit 25 mph.

The winter storm is expected to start Saturday afternoon and last through Sunday afternoon.

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Travel could be very difficult as well, so check the latest road conditions by clicking here. WYDOT also released a road impact video on March 11th. It’s shared below.

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