*Feature Photo: Western Wyoming will be hit with a major snow storm today and tonight, with snow and rain moving across the divide into the Wind River Basin tonight and Wednesday. (Pitchengine Communities) *
(Riverton, Wyo.) - A late winter storm
system will bring snow to the West today and then tonight and Wednesday
snow and rain is expected East of the Continental Divide.
The National Weather Service Forecast Office at Riverton has posted a
winter storm watch for most of the Wind River Basin, and a Winter Storm
Warning has been posted for Beaver Rim and Southeast Fremont County through
Muddy Gap and east into Natrona County.
For Southeast Fremont County and Jeffrey City, expect rain showers and
isolated thunderstorms this afternoon, turning to snow tonight. Snow could
be quite heavy at times overnight, tapering off Wednesday morning. Snowfall
amounts are predicted to range from 5 to 12 inches. The NWS is predicting
visibility of under one-quarter mile at times with heavy snow and north
winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph.
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For the Wind River Basin:
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