*UPDATED* Snow Tapering Off This Afternoon

 

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A period of heavy snow this morning will create hazardous travel. Expect icy roads and patchy fog for the Monday morning commute.  

Snow will taper off from north to south this afternoon, but not after a few more hours of moderate to heavy snow across central Wyoming this morning. 

The surface has been warming up over the past few weeks, so much so that soil and pavement temperatures are well above freezing by now in the basins. Some or all of the snow that fell overnight and what is added today will melt on contact with the roadway. As skies clear late this afternoon and tonight, expect much of this melting snow to freeze with many icy patches expected for the Monday morning commute...in addition to areas of fog.

Another impact this storm will have will be on livestock. It is calving season, and these colder, wet conditions could have a significant impact on vulnerable new calves. Particular care will need to be given to those that are born today when the snow will be at its heaviest. A stiff northeast wind at 10 to 20 mph will accompany the snow across much of northern and central Wyoming, and temperatures will drop to around 25 degrees while the relative humidity remains very high.

Roads and passes across western and central Wyoming could have restricted travel or could close during this winter storm. For the most up-to-date Wyoming road conditions information, please visit WYDOT's Travel Information Map.  Anyone who feels they must travel should make sure to have these items in their car (click here).

Also of interest for those who are traveling: there is a tool available on this website that gives you the expected weather conditions along your customized route (instructions here). This web page also displays an array of data that comes out of our office in a very attractive and easy to understand format. Give it a try. In addition, you may also want to check out the web cameras along your route using our handy web cam mosaic page.  


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Snow will continue across much of the state this morning, eventually tapering off late in the afternoon. As the cold front moves into southern and western Wyoming today, there will be a period of upslope flow bringing accumulating snow to Kemmerer and the western Green River Basin with snow sticking around into the evening.


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Model Depiction of Snow Timing. White shades indicate lighter snow while red and purple shades show enhanced chances of heavy snow.

The loop advances in 3 hour time steps, beginning at midnight Friday and ending Monday evening. The time stamp in the bottom right hand corner shows the valid time in "Z Time" (where 00Z = 6pm and 12Z = 6am MDT)

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