Wind River Mountains East Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Special Statement
Issued: 2:19 PM MDT Oct. 19, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Snow with strong winds Friday afternoon and night...

A Pacific low pressure trough is expected to bring areas of
moderate snow showers to the mountains developing Friday morning
and becoming more widespread Friday afternoon and night.

Snowfall of 2 to 4 inches is expected above 8500 feet with areas
of 4 to 7 inches above 9500 feet. The snow level will fall into
the valleys during the evening with 1 to 2 inches possible below
8500 feet.

The snow showers will be accompanied by strong west winds of 30
to 40 mph with gusts to 50 mph on the passes and higher ridges.

Hunters, campers and climbers should be prepared for snow and
strong gusty winds.



219 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

... Snow with strong winds Friday afternoon and night...

A Pacific low pressure trough is expected to bring areas of
moderate snow showers to the mountains developing Friday morning
and becoming more widespread Friday afternoon and night.

Snowfall of 2 to 4 inches is expected above 8500 feet with areas
of 4 to 7 inches above 9500 feet. The snow level will fall into
the valleys during the evening with 1 to 2 inches possible below
8500 feet.

The snow showers will be accompanied by strong west winds of 30
to 40 mph with gusts to 50 mph on the passes and higher ridges.

Hunters, campers and climbers should be prepared for snow and
strong gusty winds.



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