NWS Winter Weather Briefing

WYOMING — We can expect quite a change of pace on the weather front this week. The National Weather Service has issued a video weather briefing.

Snowfall Amounts and Wind

Snow was already falling in the western mountains late Wednesday afternoon. It will gradually spread east into central Wyoming by sunrise Thursday with most areas seeing wind through sunset Thursday. Total accumulations could range from 3 to 6 inches in the basins and valleys across western and central Wyoming. As for the mountains, widespread snowfall totals of 6 to 12 inches are expected. Heavier snow totals will be possible above about 10,000 feet. The snow will combine with frequent north to northwest wind gusts of 20 to 30 mph across many of the travel corridors on Thursday.

Coldest Temperatures of the Season

Colder temperatures will filter into Wyoming Thursday and Thursday night. Daytime highs Thursday will be mainly in the 30s, much colder than the unseasonably warm temperatures of the first half of November. With fresh snow cover and the invasion of colder air, low temperatures by sunrise Friday will drop into the single digits and teens. High temperatures Friday will be 25F to 35F, sunshine is expected in the afternoon. Temperatures will plummet Friday night under a mostly clear sky. Lows Saturday morning will be in the single digits, with the lower river valleys around zero.

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Hunters Need to Be Prepared

This will be a dramatic weather change! Temperatures will be 30F colder than what has recently been experienced across western and central Wyoming, and this will be the first widespread measurable snowfall of the season. Hunters, please take all necessary precautions to be prepared for the swift and significant change to wetter and cooler conditions!

Traveler Information

Be sure to check out the latest road conditions and webcams available from WYDOT before you depart. WYDOT has also deployed a new mobile app for Android and iOS devices.