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UPDATE: Winter Storm Warning Posted: Eight to 12 inches of snow forecast with winds

A strong storm system will move into the Northern Great Basin on Wednesday before slowing down and remaining over the area through Thanksgiving Day. This storm system will bring sharply colder conditions to the area along with moderate to potentially heavy snow at times Wednesday through Thursday as well as periods of strong wind with blowing and drifting snow and wind child well below zero by late Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service Forecast Office at Riverton Regional Airport. *Wind River Basin* A winter storm watch remains in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon for the Wind River Basin and the cities of Dubois, Lander, Riverton, and Shoshoni. The NWS is predicting local snowfall of six to 12 inches, with the lighter amounts around Shoshoni and the northern portions of the basin. Winds will be north from 15 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph on Wednesday. Expect snow and blowing snow conditions reducing visibility to under one-half mile. *Wind River Range* Snowfall of 10 to 16 inches is expected in the higher elevations of the Wind River Range with winds gusting to 50 mph creating near zero visibility. *Jeffrey City to Casper* For the Jeffrey City area and Casper, expect 6 to 12 inches of snow developing Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon, with Northeast winds 15 to 30 mph gusting to 40 mph creating blowing snow and visibility under a half mile. #county10 #news