Winter Storm Watch Thursday through Saturday
Gardeners Warning: Freezing temperatures expected over the weekend
September 13, 2017
The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a Winter Storm Watch, which is in effect from late Thursday night through Saturday morning for the mountains of northwest and northern Wyoming. A strong fall storm system will bring significant snowfall to the mountains of northwest and northern Wyoming.
Rainfall along and behind a strong cold front will turn to snowfall at elevations above 10,000 feet after midnight Thursday night, with the snow level gradually lowering to 7000 feet by late Friday.
The snowfall will be heavy at times through Saturday morning. Snow amounts could be 3 to 6 inches. Hikers and campers should prepare for sharply colder weather along with potentially very significant snow accumulations on hiking trails.
Showers likely with thunderstorms Thursday and Friday.
This alert is for
Yellowstone National Park
Teton and Gros Ventre Mountains
Wind River Mountains West
Wind River Mountains East
Salt River and Wyoming Ranges
Gardeners: Night-time lows are expected to dip at or below freezing Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
Monday and Tuesday are forecast to be sunny with daytime highs in the 50s & 60s and nighttime lows hovering around freezing. Another chance of snow coming next Tuesday night.