A strong slow moving storm system will impact southeast Wyoming through this weekend, the National Weather Weather Service reports. And the storm will be so wide-spread over the Rocky Mountains that national media are giving it a name: Vexo
A prolonged snow event underway already in the mountains this morning and
will continue through the weekend, with rain changing to snow over the
lower elevations as early as Friday afternoon as a cold front moves across
the area. A large low pressure system is forecast to stall over Colorado
with widespread heavy snowfall possible through at least Sunday afternoon.
Additional snow accumulations will be possible through Monday. Winter Storm
Warning In Effect From Midnight Tonight to 6 PM MDT Sunday.
The National Weather Service in Cheyenne has issued a Winter Storm Warning
for heavy snow and strong north to northeast winds, which is in effect from
Midnight Tonight to 6 PM MDT Sunday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in
-Timing: rain today is expected to change to snow Friday mid evening,
becoming heavy through Saturday. Snow is expected to gradually taper off
-Total snow accumulations, 6 to 12 inches with locally higher amounts
possible through Sunday afternoon. Additional snow accumulations will be
possible Sunday night and Monday.
-Winds/visibility: north to northeast winds of 25 to 30 mph with gusts to
40 mph will be possible Friday night into Sunday morning. The combination
of strong winds and heavy snow could reduce visibilities around one quarter
mile at times.
-Impacts: The combination of heavy snow and strong winds could create
dangerous travel due to near White Out conditions and drifting of snow.
Travel Delays and road closures will be possible. This storm could also
pose a significant threat to livestock, and cause power outages.