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Rock Springs and Green River-Flaming Gorge-East Sweetwater County-
Including the cities of Rock Springs, Green River, and Wamsutter
1246 PM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017
A large and moist storm system will impact the area from Thursday
night through Friday night. The most challenging aspect of this
storm is the temperature and thus the snow levels. Rain is
expected to develop across much of the area Thursday night and
continue through Friday. Snow levels will initially be above the
Interstate 80 corridor but as colder air moves in some of the rain
will change to snow later Friday into Friday evening. Strong
northeast wind will blow on Friday at speeds of 35 to 55 mph and
we could see some brief blizzard conditions when the rain changes
to snow late Friday into Friday evening before the snow ends.
Stay tuned for frequent updates on this developing storm system.
$$Winter Storm Watch
Green Mountains and Rattlesnake Range-
Including the city of Jeffrey City
1159 AM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...
The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a Winter
Storm Watch, which is in effect from late Thursday night through
late Friday night.
* TIMING...Snow...heavy at times...is expected to develop quickly
late Thursday evening over Beaver Rim and elevations above 6500
to 7000 feet and continue through late Friday night. Some of the
lower elevations like Jeffrey City and Sweetwater Station may
see a rain or a rain snow mixture change to snow later Friday
into Friday evening with a couple inches possible.
* SNOWFALL...8 to 16 inches over Beaver Rim with 1 to 4 inches
* WIND AND VISIBILITY...Northeast 30 to 45 mph combined with heavy
snow will likely produce near zero visibility at times in
blizzard conditions over Beaver Rim and the Green Mountains and
Rattlesnake Range above 6500 to 7000 feet.
* MAIN IMPACT...Travel over Beaver Rim may become impossible by
Friday due to heavy snow and 45 mph plus wind gusts.
A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant
snow and/or blowing snow that may impact travel. Continue to
monitor the latest forecasts.