The National Weather Service Forecast office at Riverton Regional Airport has extended the Winter Storm Warning for the Wind River Basin through Thanksgiving Day evening. Area law enforcement agencies are busy with numerous collisions and slide-offs on areas roads and highway this afternoon. Highway conditions are slick, please drive with care. Here is the local forecast for the next two days: This Afternoon: Snow. Steady temperature around 22. Blustery, with a north northeast wind 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Tonight: Snow. Low around 1. Wind chill values as low as -15. North wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible. Thanksgiving Day: Snow. High near 15. Wind chill values as low as -15. North wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. Thursday Night: Snow likely, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -8. Wind chill values as low as -20. North wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. For the Wind River Basin: [image: Inline image 1] For your local weather forecast, click here.
The Warning from the NWS is copied below:
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY THURSDAY
WITH A PERIOD OF MODERATE SNOW POSSIBLE TONIGHT.
* SNOWFALL...4 TO 7 INCHES.
* WIND AND VISIBILITY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 25 MPH COMBINED WITH
STEADY SNOW WILL REDUCE THE VISIBILITY UNDER ONE HALF MILE AT
* MAIN IMPACT...ROADS WILL BECOME SLICK AND SNOW-PACKED LATER
TODAY AND VISIBILITIES WILL BE SHARPLY REDUCED AT TIMES. SLOW
DOWN AND ARRIVE SAFELY AT YOUR DESTINATION. CHECK THE LATEST
ROAD CONDITIONS AT WYOROAD.INFO OR BY DIALING 5 1
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE
FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT... FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR
VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.
*Feature Photo: WYDOT snow plow operator David Harrenga of Lander was
photographed plowing Wyoming 789 near Hudson earlier today. (WYDOT /