Heavy Snow Returns To WY | 10-20″ of Snow For The State’s Northwest Mountains Tonight – Saturday Night

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BLUE= Winter Storm Watch. Image: NOAA

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Wyoming. It is in effect from 5:00pm Today – 5:00pm Saturday. Heavy snow is forecasted to return to the state’s northwest mountains, as a cold front and a pacific plume of moisture are expected to impact the area. If you’re looking for some powder turns this weekend, head to Grand Targhee or Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

10-20″ of Snow Tonight – Saturday Night In Wyoming.

7 day snowfall totals are looking HUGE for Wyoming. Image: Tropical Tidbits
7 day precipitation totals. Image: NOAA

A cold front is expected to arrive with this plume of pacific moisture, so snow is forecasted to fall at all elevations, with the highest accumulations in the mountains. 

Additional Storm Info:

Snow is forecasted for the next few days. Image: NOAA Riverton
Snowy end to the week. Image: NOAA Riverton, WY

Wyoming: 10-20″ of Snow Thursday Night – Saturday Night

* Total snow accumulations of 10 to 15 inches,
  with localized amounts up to 20 inches.
- NOAA Riverton, WY
6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

WY Winter Storm Watch:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Riverton WY
101 AM MST Thu Dec 28 2017

...Heavy snow possibly returning to the northwestern mountains...

.The combination of a cold front and a plume of Pacific moisture
may bring heavy snow and blowing snow to portions of the
northwestern mountains.

Yellowstone National Park-Absaroka Mountains-
Teton and Gros Ventre Mountains-
Including the cities of Lake, Mammoth, and Old Faithful

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow possible. Plan on difficult
 travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 15 inches,
 with localized amounts up to 20 inches.

* WHERE...Yellowstone National Park, Absaroka Mountains and
 Teton and Gros Ventre Mountains.

* WHEN...Light snow today becoming steadier and heavier tonight.
 Periods of snow, heavy at times will be possible late tonight
 into Saturday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 45 mph will cause
 areas of blowing and drifting snow.

 


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