Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
821 PM MST FRI JAN 29 2016

WYZ016-301000-
UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...DUBOIS
821 PM MST FRI JAN 29 2016

...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA EARLY
SATURDAY MORNING. THE FRONT WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY MODERATE TO
LOCALLY HEAVY SNOWFALL AND WEST WINDS AT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS
NEAR 50 MPH. SNOW AND WIND WILL TAPER OFF SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

SNOWFALL IN THE DUBOIS AREA IS EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 1 TO 3
INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND
WIND WILL RESULT IN BLOWING SNOW...SLICK  ROADS AND LIMITED
VISIBILITY TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

$$

WYZ002-015-301000-
ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS EAST-
821 PM MST FRI JAN 29 2016

...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE
ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS...AND THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE WIND RIVER
MOUNTAINS THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW AND
STRONGEST WIND IS EXPECTED WITH THE COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE EARLY
SATURDAY MORNING.SNOWFALL TOTALS WILL GENERALLY RANGE FROM 2 TO 6
INCHES BELOW 9500 FEET...WITH 6 TO 10 INCHES ON THE PEAKS. WEST
WIND AT 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 55 MPH WILL CAUSE BLOWING
AND DRIFTING SNOW AND POOR VISIBILITY AT TIMES. SNOW AND WIND
WILL TAPER OFF BEHIND THE FRONT SATURDAY AFTERNOON...WITH
ISOLATED TO SCATTERED LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS POSSIBLE INTO SATURDAY
NIGHT.

$$

WYZ026-301000-
UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LA BARGE...BIG PINEY...FARSON
821 PM MST FRI JAN 29 2016

...SNOW AND AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS WILL MIX WITH LIGHT
TO OCCASIONALLY MODERATE SNOWFALL THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.
SNOWFALL TOTALS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WILL BE COMMON...WITH LOCALLY
HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE NEAR THE FOOTHILLS.

$$

WYZ008>011-301000-
BIGHORN MOUNTAINS WEST-BIGHORN MOUNTAINS SOUTHEAST-
NORTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-SOUTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...KAYCEE
821 PM MST FRI JAN 29 2016

...SNOW POSSIBLE ACROSS THE BIGHORN MOUNTAINS AND JOHNSON COUNTY
SATURDAY...

MOIST WESTERLY FLOW...WITH A STRONG COLD FRONT...WILL RETURN
CHANCES FOR SNOW ACROSS THE BIGHORN MOUNTAINS AND JOHNSON COUNTY
SATURDAY MORNING. SNOW COULD CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY SATURDAY...THEN
COME TO AN END SATURDAY NIGHT BEFORE MIDNIGHT. NEW SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
BY THE TIME SNOW ENDS SATURDAY NIGHT OF 1 TO 3 INCHES IS EXPECTED
ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF JOHNSON COUNTY...WITH 2 TO 5 INCHES
POSSIBLE IN THE BIGHORN MOUNTAINS.

$$

TEAM RIVERTON/21



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