SWEETWATER COUNTY — Portions of Sweetwater County are under a Winter Weather Advisory, while other portions are under a Winter Storm Warning, according to the United States National Weather Service (NWS) in Riverton.
Both advisories are expected to remain in effect until 5 a.m. tomorrow morning.
Eastern Sweetwater County can expect periods of heavy snow with accumulations up to 7 inches. Wind gusts up to 45 mph will create significant blowing snow in the area as well, according to the NWS forecast.
Areas in the western third of the county, including Rock Springs and Green River, can expect total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches with winds gusting as high as 45 mph.
“The heaviest snow is expected this afternoon and evening,” according to the NWS.
“Travel will become difficult especially after sunset, including the evening commute. Visibility in heavier snow and blowing snow will be around a tenth of a mile,” the NWS stated.
The NWS is also warning residents of potential health risks.
“Wind chills as low as 30 below zero tonight and Tuesday could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 15 minutes,” NWS reports.