Snow on the way
Up to 3-6 inches of snow possible in the mountains
September 23, 2005
The National Weather Service in Riverton is advising a change in the weather that may bring snow to the mountains in the Upper Green River Valley.
An early fall storm system over the western United States will bring wet and cooler weather across the area by Friday night. Showers and isolated thunderstorms will spread across the state Friday. Rain will turn to snow at elevations above 7000 feet Friday evening. Up to 3-6 inches of snow is expected in the northwest mountains including the northern Wind River Mountains, Tetons, Absarokas, and higher elevations of Yellowstone National Park by late Friday. Snow is expected to continue through Saturday morning and then taper off.
Hunters and others involved in outdoor activities in the northewest mountains should be prepared for an abrupt change to cold and wet weather along with the likelihood of accumulating snowfall.
Below is the weather forecast for the weekend and next week.
Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high around 65. South wind between 9 and 16 mph.
Friday night: A chance of rain, mixing with snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. West northwest wind between 8 and 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. Northwest wind between 10 and 14 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low near 25. Northwest wind between 6 and 11 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high around 63. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 32.
Monday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 68.
Monday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Tuesday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a high near 68.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low near 32.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 26.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.
National Weather Service