Winter Storm Watch:
Issued at: 1:56 PM MST on November 27, 2014, expires at: 11:00 AM MST on November 30, 2014
- ...Winter Storm Watch in effect from late Friday night through Sunday morning... The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a Winter Storm Watch...which is in effect from late Friday night through Sunday morning.
- Summary and timing...southwest wind will increase through the day on Friday and may gust as high as 70 mph on exposed terrain a little after midnight...which is when the snow will begin. Snow will spread from north to south during the night and may be heavy at times through Sunday morning.
- Snow accumulations...5 to 10 inches in the Jackson Valley...highest amounts north of Moose...with 10 to 18 inches over higher terrain...higher amounts possible on favored west facing slopes.
- Wind and visibility...southwest winds may gust to 70 mph in the exposed terrain with gusts over 30 mph possible in Jackson Valley on Saturday. Visibility may be reduced to near zero at times in snow and blowing snow...especially over mountain passes. Expect wind chills to drop well below zero late Saturday night into Sunday morning.
- Impacts...periods of heavy snow...blowing snow and strong winds are expected to complicate travel and outdoor activities this weekend...especially on exposed terrain and over mountain passes. Avalanche danger may also increase this weekend due to the additional snow and strong wind...please monitor jhavalanche.Org if your weekend plans include travel into the backcountry. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Remember...a Winter Storm Watch means conditions are favorable for hazardous winter weather in and close to the watch area. The latest Road conditions provided by the Wyoming Department of Transportation are available by calling 5-1-1 or on the internet at wyoroad.Info.