Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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

.Short Term...Tonight Through Thursday

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.../00Z Issuance/

West of the Divide...Mainly VFR conditions will occur through 12z
Thursday. Isolated showers and thunderstorms will continue to
develop over northwest WY through this evening with showers
continuing through 18z Thursday. KJAC will be impacted by this
activity tonight. Smoke from nearby wildfires may reduce visibility
in the Jackson area at times. Southwest WY will be mostly dry
through the period. Another round of afternoon thunderstorms is
expected Thursday afternoon in the north and central areas.

East of the Divide in northern Wyoming...mainly VFR conditions
will occur east of the divide through 00z. Isolated showers and
storms will continue through this afternoon...with scattered
thunderstorms expected over the Absaroka Range...then spreading
over the lower elevations during the evening hours. Low clouds
will develop over northern WY after 00z with MVFR conditions
prevailing by 06z Thurs over the north, continuing through 15z. In
central WY...isolated showers and storms will continue through 06z
Thurs. Low clouds and rain showers will develop in central WY
around 06z Thurs with MVFR conditions prevailing by 09z and
continuing through 15z at the terminal sites.

&&

.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...Lipson
FIRE WEATHER...C.Baker



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