Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Riverton, Wyoming have determined the potential exists for a strong winter storm late tonight through Tuesday evening across western Wyoming.
Heavy snow, strong winds resulting in blowing snow, and frigid temperatures are expected with this major winter storm. Snow amounts of 12 to 24 inches are expected over the western mountains with 6 to 12 inches in the lower elevations. This very significant snowfall is expected to occur roughly from midnight Tuesday through midnight Wednesday. Light to occasionally moderate snowfall is likely over the west through this evening, before the more intense and widespread snowfall is expected to move into western Wyoming late tonight.
Extreme Cold weather will occur Tuesday night through Wednesday night. A large area across the west will see the temperature plummet to 15 to 30 degrees BELOW ZERO Wednesday night. Areas east of the Divide will not be much warmer with temperatures Thanksgiving morning are expected to range from 0 to -15 degrees.
A map of current road conditions for roadways across Wyoming can be seen at the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s website. You can also dial 5-1-1 from any Wyoming-based telephone to receive current road closures.
Now is the time for you to prepare for this event.
Some reminders about winter weather preparedness: