Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Riverton WY
150 AM MST Tue Jan 9 2018

Bighorn Mountains Southeast-Northeast Johnson County-
Southeast Johnson County-
Including the cities of Buffalo and Kaycee
150 AM MST Tue Jan 9 2018

|...Snow and wind expected for Johnson County for Wednesday...

A strong cold front will push south across Johnson and Natrona
Counties on Wednesday. The front will be accompanied by strong
north winds along with accumulating snowfall. The most intense
period of snow and wind will likely occur between 11 AM Wednesday
morning and 5 PM early Wednesday evening. Expect wind speeds 25 to
35 mph with gusts of 40 to 50 mph Wednesday afternoon during the
frontal passage. During this time frame, the combination of snow
and wind will cause considerable blowing and drifting snow,
especially in Central and Northern Johnson County where all the
precipitation will fall as snow on Wednesday. In Southern Johnson
County, the precipitation will briefly begin as rain, or a
mixture of wet snow and rain before changing over to all snow.
Expect 2 to 3 inches of snowfall over the lower elevations of
Johnson County by the end of the day Wednesday along with 4 to 8
inches of snow in the adjacent Big Horn Mountains.

Interstates 25 and 90 will be impacted by the blowing and
drifting snow. Stay tuned for further statements and advisories
concerning this anticipated weather event.




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