Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Riverton WY
1100 PM MDT WED AUG 24 2016

.Update...It snowed enough at Beartooth Pass tonight to close the
road overnight into the morning. Also 06z aviation discussion is
below.

.Short Term...Tonight Through Thursday (Issued at 337 PM MDT)

cooler air with higher humidity will continue to spread south and
west across the area tonight and Thursday.  Across the north into
the central mountains widespread showers with scattered
thunderstorms with areas of moderate...locally heavy rain will
occur through thursday. snow of 1 to 2 inches is possible in the
higher mountains. Less precipitation will occur in the lower
elevations and across the south.

.Long Term...Thursday Night Through Wednesday

showers and thunderstorms will be scattered across the mountains
on thursday night...then taper off.  temperatures overnight will
be unseasonably cool. west flow will bring drying with warming
beginning friday continuing through the weekend. southwest flow
will increase monday through wednesday with isolated to scattered
showers and thunderstorms mainly over the mountains with
increasing breezy to windy conditions.

&&

.Aviation.../06Z Issuance/

West of the Divide

Isolated showers overnight into the morning in NW WY. Then another
round of showers and thunderstorms will occur over Western WY
Thursday afternoon into the evening hours. Isolated showers
will linger until 06z Fri in the west. VFR conditions will prevail
with local MVFR conditions at times in thunderstorms. Smoke from
nearby wildfires will impact visibility in NW WY through Thursday
night.

East of the Divide

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms overnight with
a few showers lingering through 18z. Then another round of
showers and thunderstorms will develop after 18z and continue
into the evening hours. Isolated showers will linger until 06z.
Areas of MVFR conditions will occur overnight through Thursday
evening due to lower cigs and in thunderstorms. Snow will occur
in the highest elevations of the mountains through Thursday night.

&&

.Fire Weather... cooler air with higher humidity will continue to
spread south and west across the area tonight and thursday. across
the north into the central mountains widespread showers with
scattered thunderstorms with areas of moderate...locally heavy
rain will occur through thursday. snow of 1 to 2 inches is
possible in the higher mountains. less precipitation will occur in
the lower elevations and across the south.

&&

.RIW Watches/Warnings/Advisories...None.

&&

$$

SHORT TERM...C.Baker
LONG TERM...C.Baker
AVIATION...AR
FIRE WEATHER...C.Baker



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