Winter Storm Warning Thursday
More snow and winter weather on the way
February 7, 2008
The National Weather Service (NWS) has posted a Winter Storm Warming for portions of western Wyoming through Thursday afternoon. Moderate to heavy snow will fall across far western Wyoming with up to a foot or more of snowfall common in the mountains and 5 to 8 inches in the valleys.
A Snow Advisory is in effect for Yellowstone National Park.
A High Wind Warning is in effect for the Absaroka Mountains, Cody Foothills, southern Wyoming and parts of central Wyoming today and tonight.
Strong west/southwest winds will produce considerable blowing and drifting snow, along with white out conditions on the higher mountains and passes. Very strong southwest winds of 40 mph with gusts of 65 mph are expected from Rock Springs to Casper, as well as in the central Wyoming area today and tonight. Gusts of up to 80 miles per hour are possible on the east slopes of the Wind River Mountains and the Absaroka Mountains.
The NWS is advising that an even stronger wind event is possible Friday night into Saturday morning from Rock Springs to Casper, also impacting the east slope of the Wind River Mountains, the Cody Foothills and Absaroka Mountains.
Editor's Note: Road conditions can change rapidly during winter weather in Wyoming. Travelers are urged to check with the WYDOT road condition reports for updated conditions, advisories and alerts. Road reports are available by dialing 511 in most Wyoming locations. If calling from other areas, dial 1-888-996-7623.