Snow and Wind to Impact Central and Western Wyoming

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Significant weather is being forecast across central and western Wyoming, which will impact the state over the next few days. Strengthening northwest flow is expected to develop over the area this afternoon and evening. This flow will result in very strong wind over the Absaroka Mountains, Cody Foothills, and the Upper Wind River Basin (including Dubois) beginning today. Strong wind over these areas is anticipated to continue through Wednesday night, though lulls in wind speeds will occur during the timeframe. Meanwhile, a slug of moisture and a disturbance in this flow will initiate another round of snowfall across the western mountains and valleys by this morning, with snow beginning across the Bighorn Mountains late this morning. As the northwest flow strengthens tonight, additional areas may begin experiencing strong wind - including portions of the Wind River Mountains, Lander Foothills, Natrona county, and eastern Sweetwater County. Increased wind over these areas may persist into Wednesday evening. Snowfall with this system is expected to continue through Thursday morning. Periods of heavy snowfall may occur through the time-frame to potentially bring significant snowfall over the western mountains. Travel may become treacherous for those motorists traveling west. Keep up to date with recent snow and wind statements, and always check with the Wyoming Department of Transportation for any adverse conditions impacting roadways.

Significant winds and snowfall will be possible during the next couple of days. Please click the graphics below to see possible wind speeds and snowfall amounts.

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