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NWS Riverton, WY

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SYNOPSIS:
A cool and breezy day is expected for Day 3 of Severe Weather Awareness Week (see the headline on our home page for more information). A lingering upper level disturbance could bring rain and snow across the west today, along with scattered rain showers across the north. Cool and breezy conditions are expected elsewhere. Near normal temperatures and breezy conditions are then expected for Thursday. Mainly dry conditions are also expected for Thursday, with only chances for rain across the west. The next disturbance will return chances for rain and snow across the west and portions of the north Friday. This disturbance could then bring widespread rain, snow, and isolated thunderstorms across the area for the weekend.




THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE IN THE NORTHERN AND WESTERN MOUNTAINS
AGAIN TODAY. STRONG DOWNSLOPE WINDS LIKELY ACROSS CENTRAL AND
SOUTHERN WYOMING DURING THE DAY...WITH DIFFICULT TRAVEL EXPECTED
FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRAILER TRAFFIC.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...ANOTHER CHANCE FOR RAIN ACROSS THE WEST
WITH MOUNTAIN SNOW. BREEZY AND WARM EAST OF THE DIVIDE WITH
ELEVATED FIRE DANGER IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS. THE WARM
TEMPERATURES...BREEZY WINDS AND POTENTIAL RAIN COULD INCREASE SNOW
MELT LEADING TO RAPID WATER RISES IN SMALLER CREEKS AND STREAMS.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY...SIGNIFICANT MOUNTAIN SNOWFALL POSSIBLE.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE SATURDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY AND TONIGHT.


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