Saturday, December 24, 2016

White Christmas

Old Faithful Saturday morning

It will be a White Christmas weekend across all of Western Wyoming.  However
the most intense portion of the current storm will be
passing to the south and east of Western Wyoming.  Thus winds will not be
a particular concern and the snow should remain generally on the light
side.  Roads will become snow packed expect for below about 6000 feet where
temperatures near freezing today will allow for some melting, on 
more traveled highways until later tonight when colder air will move in.

The following Special Weather Statement from Riverton Forecast Office sums 
up the weekend weather. 

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Riverton WY
149 AM MST Sat Dec 24 2016

Yellowstone National Park-Absaroka Mountains-
Teton and Gros Ventre Mountains-Jackson Hole-Star Valley-
Including the cities of...Lake...Mammoth...Old Faithful...
Jackson...Afton...Alpine...Star Valley Ranch...Thayne
149 AM MST Sat Dec 24 2016

...Snow for today and Christmas Day...

Snow is expected to develop this morning and continue at times
through Christmas Day. Snowfall amounts will vary from 2 to 4
inches across the lower elevations with 4 to 8 inches in the
mountains. Snow will decrease during the afternoon Christmas, but
will be light and continue through the overnight hours over the
higher elevations.

Christmas travellers should expect snow, cold temperatures and
areas of poor visibility in snow and blowing snow.

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