Winter Storm Warnings
Heavy snow, strong winds, blowing snow, hazardous driving conditions through Saturday afternoon
December 7, 2007
A strong winter storm will impact the majority of Wyoming today bringing heavy snow across southern Wyoming through early Saturday afternoon. Snowfall will spread north through the morning hours Friday. Snow, heavy at times, is expected Friday evening through Saturday morning along with gusty northeast winds and areas of blowing snow before the system moves out of the area Saturday. Accumulations of 5 to 8 inches are expected. Strong winds are anticipated Friday evening which may cause whiteout conditions.
The heavy snowfall and strong winds will impact Interstate 80 and Highways 28 and 191 through Sweetwater County creating hazardous driving conditions. South Pass is expected to get snow accumulations of 12 to 16 inches with strong winds and whiteout conditions. The Wind River Mountains are expected to get 6 to 9 inches of snowfall.
Winter Storm Warnings are in effect until 12:00 PM Saturday for:
Upper Green River Basin
Wind River Mountains West
Salt River Range
Wind River Mountains East
Rock Springs and Green River
Flaming Gorge-East Sweetwater County
Note: White Pine Ski Area is reporting 12-15 inches total snow depth with 3” new over the past 24 hours, as of Friday morning. They hope to open Saturday, December 8th for their ski and snow sport season. For the latest updates, check the recordings on their 24-hour SnoPhone at 307-367-6606 or view their webcams on their website, www.whitepineski.com.