Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
134 AM MDT TUE SEP 9 2014

WYZ002-092200-
ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS-
134 AM MDT TUE SEP 9 2014

...OCCASIONAL HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE OVER THE NORTHERN ABSAROKA
MOUNTAINS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY...

A STRONG EARLY SEASON COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA TODAY AND
TONIGHT...WITH ANOTHER REINFORCING COLD SYSTEM ARRIVING LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR
PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW OVER THE NORTHERN ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS...
INCLUDING THE CHIEF JOSEPH HIGHWAY AND HIGHWAY 212 OVER BEARTOOTH
PASS WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY. THE HIGHEST LIKELIHOOD OF HEAVY SNOW
APPEARS TO BE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. INDICATIONS POINT
TOWARDS 4 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW BETWEEN 8500 AND 10000 FEET WITH
LOCAL HIGHER AMOUNTS.

TRAVELLERS...RANCHERS AND OTHERS WITH OUTDOOR INTERESTS SHOULD BE
PREPARED FOR THIS ABRUPT CHANGE TO WINTER LIKE CONDITIONS OVER THE
NEXT COUPLE DAYS. STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE
WINTER HIGHLIGHTS.

$$

WYZ003-092200-
CODY FOOTHILLS-
134 AM MDT TUE SEP 9 2014

...SNOW POSSIBLE IN THE CODY FOOTHILLS OVERNIGHT THURSDAY...

A STRONG EARLY SEASON COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA TODAY AND
TONIGHT...WITH ANOTHER REINFORCING COLD SYSTEM ARRIVING LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR
LIGHT SNOW IN THE CODY FOOTHILLS. THE HIGHEST LIKELIHOOD OF SNOW
APPEARS TO BE THURSDAY MORNING. IT LOOKS LIKE THE AREA COULD RECEIVE
BETWEEN A TRACE AND AN INCH IN THE FLAT-LANDS AND 1 TO 3 INCHES IN
THE FOOTHILLS AS SNOW LEVELS DROP TO THE VALLEY FLOOR THURSDAY
MORNING.

TRAVELLERS...RANCHERS AND OTHERS WITH OUTDOOR INTERESTS SHOULD BE
PREPARED FOR THIS ABRUPT CHANGE TO WINTER LIKE CONDITIONS OVER THE
NEXT COUPLE DAYS. STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE
WINTER HIGHLIGHTS.

$$

WYZ008-009-092200-
BIGHORN MOUNTAINS SOUTHEAST-BIGHORN MOUNTAINS WEST-
134 AM MDT TUE SEP 9 2014

...SIGNIFICANT SNOW EXPECTED IN THE BIGHORN MOUNTAINS WEDNESDAY
THROUGH THURSDAY...

THE INGREDIENTS ARE COMING TOGETHER FOR A SIGNIFICANT
LATE SUMMER SNOWSTORM FOR THE BIGHORN MOUNTAINS BEGINNING TONIGHT AND
CONTINUING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT. A COLD...MOIST AIRMASS OVER
SOUTHERN CANADA IS EXPECTED TO DROP SOUTH INTO NORTHERN WYOMING
TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY WITH ANOTHER SURGE OF REINFORCING COLD
AIR ARRIVING LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. SNOW LEVELS WILL
LIKELY START OUT NEAR 10000 FEET TUESDAY EVENING...DROPPING TO 8500
FEET OVERNIGHT...FALLING EVENTUALLY TO THE VALLEY FLOOR BY
THURSDAY MORNING. A COUPLE OF INCHES WILL FALL DURING THE DAY
WEDNESDAY BEFORE THE COLDEST AIR AND HEAVIEST SNOW ARRIVE LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. FORECASTS POINT TOWARDS A TWO DAY
SNOWFALL TOTAL OF 6 TO 12 INCHES WITH LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS FOR
THE NORTHERN BIGHORN MOUNTAINS...WITH LESSER AMOUNTS ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS.

STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WINTER WEATHER
HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE AREA. TRAVELLERS...RANCHERS AND OTHERS WITH
OUTDOOR INTERESTS SHOULD PREPARE NOW FOR THIS ABRUPT CHANGE TO
WINTER LIKE CONDITIONS OVER THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS.

$$

WYZ010-011-092200-
NORTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-SOUTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-
134 AM MDT TUE SEP 9 2014

...SNOW POSSIBLE IN JOHNSON COUNTY THURSDAY MORNING...

A STRONG EARLY SEASON COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA TODAY AND
TONIGHT...WITH ANOTHER REINFORCING COLD SYSTEM ARRIVING LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR
LIGHT SNOW TO BEGIN LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN THE CODY FOOTHILLS...WITH
THE HIGHEST LIKELIHOOD OF SNOW THURSDAY MORNING. IT LOOKS LIKE THE
AREA COULD RECEIVE BETWEEN A TRACE AND AN INCH IN THE FLAT-LANDS...
AND 1 TO 3 INCHES CLOSER TO THE FOOTHILLS AS SNOW LEVELS DROP TO THE
VALLEY FLOOR THURSDAY MORNING.

TRAVELLERS...RANCHERS AND OTHERS WITH OUTDOOR INTERESTS SHOULD BE
PREPARED FOR THIS ABRUPT CHANGE TO WINTER LIKE CONDITIONS OVER THE
NEXT COUPLE DAYS. STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE
WINTER HIGHLIGHTS.

$$

PS/JB




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