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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Riverton WY
445 AM MDT Tue Sep 12 2017

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Yellowstone National Park-Absaroka Mountains-
Teton and Gros Ventre Mountains-Jackson Hole-
Wind River Mountains West-Wind River Mountains East-Star Valley-
Salt River and Wyoming Ranges-Upper Green River Basin Foothills-
Upper Green River Basin-South Lincoln County-
Including the cities of Lake, Mammoth, Old Faithful, Jackson, 
Afton, Alpine, Star Valley Ranch, Thayne, Pinedale, La Barge, 
Big Piney, Farson, Kemmerer, and Cokeville
445 AM MDT Tue Sep 12 2017

...Major Change To Cold and Wet Conditions Thursday Night Through
Saturday...
...Significant Mountain Snow Possible Friday into Saturday...

A cold storm system over the Gulf of Alaska will drop southeast
into the Great Basin later Thursday into Friday and swing east
across the area Friday night and Saturday. Widespread showers and
some thunderstorms are expected ahead of this system Thursday into
Thursday night. Only the highest peaks will see snow from the 
first part of this storm. However, as a strong cold front moves in
Friday, much colder air will be ushered in along with falling 
snow levels. Widespread rain will continue across the lower 
elevations while snow levels fall from above 10,000 feet Thursday 
night to at or near the valley and basin floors Friday night. 
Significant mountain snow is expected over most of the western 
mountains later Friday into Friday night as much colder air moves 
in and snow levels lower. It's quite possible that the western 
mountains see 4 to 8 inches of snow with over a foot above 10,000 
feet during this period. Even the Jackson Valley and Upper Green 
River Basin Foothills could see a dusting of snow later Friday 
night.

Campers, hunters and other outdoor interests should keep abreast
of the latest developments on this first cold, wet, and white, 
storm system of the pre-fall season. Some of the higher trails in 
the mountains could be covered by a significant amount of snow 
later Friday into Saturday. Pay attention to the latest forecast 
and plan accordingly.

Freezing temperatures will likely impact much of the western
valleys and basins Sunday morning behind this system. 

Stay tuned for further statements from your National Weather
Service office in Riverton.

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Cody Foothills-North Big Horn Basin-Southwest Big Horn Basin-
Southeast Big Horn Basin-Owl Creek and Bridger Mountains-
Bighorn Mountains West-Bighorn Mountains Southeast-
Northeast Johnson County-Southeast Johnson County-
Upper Wind River Basin-Wind River Basin-Lander Foothills-
Green Mountains and Rattlesnake Range-
Including the cities of Cody, Meeteetse, Thermopolis, Worland, 
Buffalo, Kaycee, Dubois, Riverton, Shoshoni, Lander, 
and Jeffrey City
445 AM MDT Tue Sep 12 2017

...Major Change To Colder and Wet Conditions Thursday Night 
Through Saturday...
...Significant Mountain Snow Possible Friday into Saturday...

A cold storm system over the Gulf of Alaska will drop southeast
into the Great Basin later Thursday into Friday and swing east
across the area Friday night and Saturday. Widespread showers and
some thunderstorms are expected ahead of this system Thursday into
Thursday night. Only the highest peaks will see snow from the 
first part of this storm. However, as a strong cold front moves in
Friday, much colder air will be ushered in along with falling 
snow levels. Widespread rain will continue across the lower 
elevations while snow levels fall from above 10,000 feet Thursday 
night lowering to between 6000 and 7000 feet Friday night and
Saturday morning. Significant snow is expected over Bighorn 
mountains later Friday through Saturday as much colder air moves 
in and snow levels lower. It's quite possible that the Big Horn 
mountains see 4 to 8 inches of snow with over a foot above 10,000 
feet during this period. The lower elevations will see periods of 
rain during this period, possibly mixing with or changing to snow 
above 6,000 to 7000 feet late Friday night or early Saturday.

Campers, hunters and other outdoor interests should keep abreast
of the latest developments on this first cold, wet, and white, 
storm system of the pre-fall season. Some of the higher trails in 
the Big Horn mountains could be covered by a significant amount of
snow later Friday into Saturday. Pay attention to the latest 
forecast and plan accordingly.

Freezing temperatures are also possible in the low lying areas Sunday
morning behind this system.

Stay tuned for further statements from your National Weather
Service office in Riverton.

$$

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