Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Riverton WY
1226 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

WYZ028>030-232200-
Rock Springs and Green River-Flaming Gorge-East Sweetwater County-
Including the cities of Rock Springs, Green River, and Wamsutter
1226 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

A new storm system will bring a variety of weather to Sweetwater
County today. Rain, rain mixed with snow and wet snow showers with
a few isolated afternoon thunderstorms will be possible. Snowfall
accumulation will vary greatly across the county, ranging from a
trace to near 2 inches...with some of the higher terrain seeing
perhaps a 3 inches.

$$

WYZ022-232200-
Casper Mountain-
1226 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

A new storm system will bring a variety of weather to casper
Mountain today. Rain, rain mixed with snow and wet snow showers
with a few isolated afternoon thunderstorms will be possible. The
higher parts of Casper Mountain may mix with snow early this
afternoon. Then, as colder air moves in this evening, Casper
Mountain will likely change over to all snow with up to two inches
of snow possible by later this evening.

$$

WYZ026-232200-
Upper Green River Basin-
Including the cities of La Barge, Big Piney, and Farson
1226 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

An area of low pressure centered over Southwest Wyoming will
produce a concentrated area of snowfall over the Upper Green River
Basin. Expect snow, heavy at times, to continue through 2 pm this
afternoon, especially across the northern portions of the basin
including Big Piney and Big Sandy. Light to occasionally moderate
snowfall will continue through 6 pm this evening. Expect 3 to 5
inches of snowfall with locally higher amounts from Big Piney to
Big sandy along with 1 to 2 inches across the southern portion of
the basin including Farson.

$$

WYZ016-232200-
Upper Wind River Basin-
Including the city of Dubois
1226 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

A new storm system will bring snowfall to the Dubois area through
this evening. Some rain will mix in with the snow this afternoon.
Then, as colder air moves in this evening, the precipitation will
change back to all snow again. Expect 1 to 2 inches of snowfall
by this evening along with locally higher amounts over the higher
elevations surrounding Dubois.


$$

WYZ019-232200-
Green Mountains and Rattlesnake Range-
Including the city of Jeffrey City
1226 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

Temperatures in the Green Mountains and Rattlesnake range will
remain well above freezing today with highs expected to reach the
low 40s at the lowest elevations and will remain in the 30s across
the higher surrounding mountains. As a result, a mixture of rain
and snow will fall today. Then as cooler air moves into the area
this evening, the precipitation will turn to all snow. Expect snow
accumulations of 1 to 3 inches by later this evening including
Jeffrey City along with 3 to 5 inches across the higher surrounding
mountains.

$$


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