A large Pacific Storm that began impacting Western Wyoming today will move east of divide Monday morning, according to a Winter Storm Watch issued this afternoon by the National Weather Service forecast office at Riverton Regional Airport. The storm will include a strong cold front. Moderate to occasionally heavy snow is possible along with a strong northerly wind through Wednesday morning, especially along the Interstate 25 and 80 corridors. [image: Inline image 1] The National Weather Service Riverton office reported the Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Monday afternoon through late Tuesday night: • Timing: Snow will quickly begin as a cold front races through the area Monday afternoon, strong northern wind and periods of moderate to heavy snow will follow Monday night. Periods of snow will continue to fall through Tuesday night. • Snowfall: Snowfall of 4 to 10 inches from West to East, higher amounts across the foothills. • Wind and Visibility: North winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts 30 to 40 mph across open areas will cause blowing and drifting snow will visibility under one-half mile at times. • Other impacts: Occasional heavy snow and blowing and drifting of snow will impact travel. Those with outdoor interests should also prepare for winter weather conditions. Precautionary/preparedness actions: A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significal snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. Find your local weather forecast here
*Feature Image: Waiting for the storm. Sunset near Fort Washakie.
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