“Major Change To Colder and Wet Conditions Thursday Night
…Significant Mountain Snow Possible Friday into Saturday …
A storm system will move across the area from Thursday afternoon through Saturday.
Widespread showers and some thunderstorms are
expected ahead of this system Thursday into Thursday night. Only
the highest peaks will see snow from the first part of this storm.
However, as a strong cold front moves in late Thursday night,
much colder air will be ushered in along with falling snow levels.
Widespread rain will continue across the lower elevations while
snow levels fall from above 10,000 feet Thursday night lowering to
between 6000 and 7000 feet Friday night and Saturday morning.
Significant snow is expected over Bighorn mountains later Friday
through Saturday as much colder air moves in and snow levels
lower. It’s quite possible that the Big Horn mountains see 4 to 8
inches of snow with over a foot above 10,000 feet during this
period. The lower elevations will see periods of rain during this
period, possibly mixing with or changing to snow above 6,000 to
7000 feet late Friday night or early Saturday.
Campers, hunters and other outdoor interests should keep abreast
of the latest developments on this first cold storm system of the
pre-fall season. Some of the higher trails in the Big Horn
mountains could be covered by a significant amount of snow later
Friday into Saturday. Pay attention to the latest forecast and
Freezing temperatures are also possible in the low lying areas Sunday morning behind this system.
Stay tuned for further statements from your National Weather
Service office in Riverton.
Thanks to John Miller for this link
“This isn’t unusual, but it won’t be reported anywhere else,” says John.