Star Valley Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Special Weather Statement
Statement as of 2:01 AM MST op 20 november 2014

...Significant snow expected across the western mountains beginning Friday night and lasting through Sunday morning...

Moisture will be on the increase from the eastern Pacific starting today...continuing through Saturday night. Light areas of snow will begin to fall across the mountains of western Wyoming starting later today...continuing off and on through the day Friday. The mountains will see between one and three inches of snowfall with this initial system...with a trace to and inch at lower elevations. However...after midnight Friday...a much stronger and more moisture laden system will run into the western mountains with periods of moderate to heavy snowfall at times...lasting through Saturday night. Heaviest snowfall is currently expected between mid day and midnight on Saturday before tapering off to light snow showers by Sunday morning. The mountains will likely see 8 to 12 inches of new snowfall with this second system through Sunday morning...with the Star and Jackson valleys receiving between 3 and 6 inches. Additionally...as winds of 10 to 25 mph come around to the west to southwest with this system...favored windward slopes will see as much as 14 inches of the white stuff over the same period of time.

All travelers and outdoor enthusiasts should be prepared for this snow event along with the possibility of delayed travel...particularly over the region's mountain passes. Please check back with the National Weather Service in Riverton through the rest of the week for future forecasts and statements concerning the this event.