Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
143 PM MDT MON SEP 8 2014

WYZ008-009-091000-
BIGHORN MOUNTAINS SOUTHEAST-BIGHORN MOUNTAINS WEST-
143 PM MDT MON SEP 8 2014

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

IT APPEARS THE INGREDIENTS ARE COMING TOGETHER FOR A SIGNIFICANT
LATE SUMMER SNOWSTORM FOR THE BIGHORN MOUNTAINS BEGINNING AS
EARLY AS LATE TUESDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUING THROUGH THURSDAY.
A COLD...MOIST AIRMASS OVER SOUTHERN CANADA IS EXPECTED TO DROP SOUTH
INTO NORTHERN WYOMING TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY WITH AN EVEN
STRONGER SURGE OF COLDER AIR ARRIVING WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY.
SNOW LEVELS WILL LIKELY START OUT NEAR PASS LEVEL TUESDAY NIGHT AND
WEDNESDAY AND THEN FALL TO THE VALLEY FLOOR BY THURSDAY MORNING.
INDICATIONS ARE THAT THE COLDEST AIR AND HEAVIEST SNOW WILL FALL
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY. EARLY FORECASTS POINT TOWARDS
WIDESPREAD SNOWFALL OF 6 TO 12 INCHES FOR THE NORTHERN BIGHORN
MOUNTAINS WITH LESSER AMOUNTS FURTHER SOUTH. FAVORED NORTHWEST FACING
SLOPES COULD RECEIVE OVER A FOOT BY THE TIME THE STORM IS OVER.

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.

$$

WYZ002-091000-
ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS-
143 PM MDT MON SEP 8 2014

...HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE OVER THE BEARTOOTH PLATEAU WEDNESDAY AND
THURSDAY...

A STRONG EARLY SEASON COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA TUESDAY
INTO TUESDAY NIGHT WITH AN EVEN STRONGER AND COLDER SYSTEM ARRIVING
WEDNESDAY NIGHT. IT APPEARS THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR HEAVY SNOW
OVER THE BEARTOOTH PLATEAU INCLUDING HIGHWAY 212 OVER BEARTOOTH PASS
WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY. THE HIGHEST LIKELIHOOD OF HEAVY SNOW
APPEARS TO BE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY. EARLY INDICATIONS POINT
TOWARDS 4 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW ABOVE 9000 TO 10000 FEET WITH LOCAL
AMOUNTS UP TO A FOOT. SNOW LEVELS WILL DROP TO VALLEY FLOOR BY
THURSDAY MORNING SO EVEN THE FOOTHILL AREAS COULD SEE A COUPLE
INCHES.

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.

$$

SKRBAC



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