Prepare for SNOW
4-8 inches of snow possible for mountains; towns likely to get snow also
September 9, 2007
The National Weather Service out of Riverton advises outdoor recreationists of approaching colder temperatures and the likelihood of SNOW Sunday night and Monday morning.
A strong storm system will dive south across Idaho today and intensify, spreading precipitation North and South across Wyoming today (Sunday, September 9) along with colder temperatures.
Snow levels will drop from 9,000 feet early Sunday morning in the northern mountains down to near 7,000 feet this evening, with precipitation changing to all snow in the mountains.
The Absoroka Range and East slopes of the Wind River Mountains are predicted to get 4 to 8 inches of snowfall. The Northeast facing slopes of the Big Horn Mountains will likely get 3 to 6 inches of snow. A Snow Advisory is in effect for the Absaroka Range through this evening. The East slopes of the Wind River Range have a Snow Advisory in effect for Sunday afternoon through early Monday morning.
“Hunters and others planning outdoor activities in the mountains today through Monday morning should be prepared for a change to colder weather along with heavy wet accumulating snowfall,” says the Hazardous Weather Report from the NWS.
In addition to snow, there is also the possibility of patchy dense fog in the early morning hours, which could impact driving visibility, especially in low-lying areas and around waterways.
The weather forecast for the rest of the week calls for mostly clear and sunny with daytime temperatures around 70-ish and night-time temperatures in the mid-30s.
National Weather Service, www.weather.gov