Winter Storm Watch
1 to 3 feet of snow possible for the Wind River Mountains
October 9, 2008
According to the National Weather Service out of Riverton, a strong, early-season snow storm is headed our way and will give much of western and central Wyoming a dose of winter Friday through Saturday night. They have issued a Winter Storm Watch from Friday morning through late Saturday night for the west and east Wind River Mountains.
Periods of light snow are expected to develop today (Thursday) and continue through Thursday night.
On Friday, the snow may become heavy at times and continue through Saturday night. There is a potential for 1 to 3 feet of snow to fall over the Wind River Mountains by late Saturday night. In addition, road conditions over South Pass and Togwotee Pass will likely become slick and snow covered.
Strong northeast winds may create considerable blowing and drifting snow as well as white out conditions, especially over South Pass where winds are expected to gust to 40 mph.
Hunters, travelers and others with outdoor interests should pay close attention to the weather forecast over the next couple days. The mild, early fall weather is about to come to an end with a sudden switch to winter conditions. Listen to NOAA weather radio or your favorite media outlet for the latest forecasts and winter statements.
A winter storm watch means conditions are favorable for hazardous winter weather in and close to the watch area.