Wind River Mountains East Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Special Statement
Issued: 2:41 AM MDT Oct. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Snow with strong winds this afternoon and tonight...

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

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 higher amounts will occur on the northern end of
the range.

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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