NOAA announced today that they are expecting a cold front to pass through Wyoming on Monday and Tuesday. They are forecasting heavy snowfall with this system along with single digit temperatures.
The main reason for the early warning is that this week is going to be very mild in Wyoming and Idaho with temperatures in the 50s, which is balmy for this time of year out there. With the quick transition from balmy to single digits, it’d be easy for people to be caught off guard and get into trouble if out in the wilderness. Cool to see that NOAA has got our backs.
We’ll keep you updated as this storm organizes and grows closer.
NOAA SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT:
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY 239 AM MDT WED OCT 23 2013 ...MAJOR CHANGE TO COLD AND SNOWY WEATHER EXPECTED NEXT MONDAY AND TUESDAY... AFTER A MILD WEEK...A MAJOR CHANGE TO SHARPLY COLDER AND SNOWY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED NEXT MONDAY AND TUESDAY. THE COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO NORTHERN WYOMING BY SUNDAY EVENING AND THEN PUSH SOUTH THROUGH THE REST OF THE AREA BY MONDAY MORNING. SNOW WILL DEVELOP QUICKLY BEHIND THE FRONT AND MAY BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES. RIGHT NOW...IT LOOKS LIKE THE SYSTEM WILL DIG INTO IDAHO ON MONDAY AND SLOW DOWN BEFORE GRADUALLY WEAKENING ON TUESDAY. THE COMBINATION OF STRONG UPSLOPE AND FORCING FROM THE LOW OVER IDAHO COULD LEAD TO SIGNIFICANT SNOW TO PORTIONS OF THE AREA MONDAY INTO TUESDAY. THE CURRENT TRACK OF THE SYSTEM FAVORS THE UPSLOPE FAVORED AREAS OF CENTRAL WYOMING ALONG WITH THE SOUTHWEST. HUNTERS...RANCHERS AND OTHERS WITH OUTDOOR INTERESTS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR THE MAJOR CHANGE TO COLD AND SNOW MONDAY AND TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. DON`T BE CAUGHT OFF GUARD BY THE MILD CONDITIONS THIS WEEK. AFTER A MILD WEEK WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE 50S AND 60S... HIGHS WILL ONLY BE IN THE 20S AND 30S EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH LOWS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS AND TEENS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.