May 06

Two feet of snow possible for Wyoming:

WINTER storm warning in early May – Snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches an hour possible

NATIONAL WEATHER SVC RIVERTON WY… MAY 6 2016

HEAVY SNOW WILL FALL ACROSS THE WIND RIVER AND ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT ABOVE 8500 FEET… BELOW 8500 SNOW WILL MIX WITH RAIN AND ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE MUCH LIGHTER. THE WIDESPREAD SNOW IN THE HIGHER MOUNTAINS WILL HAVE EMBEDDED AFTERNOON AND EVENING THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING BURSTS OF HAIL AND SNOW WITH SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 3 INCHES AN HOUR POSSIBLE.

WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS WEST-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS EAST-

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM SUNDAY…

* SNOWFALL…ACCUMULATIONS OF 10 TO 25 INCHES (28 to 70 cm) OF SNOW IS EXPECTED.

* MAIN IMPACT…PEOPLE HIKING AND CAMPING IN THE MOUNTAINS WILL SEE A LONG DURATION HEAVY SNOW EVENT. IF NOT PREPARED FOR THE COLD HEAVY SNOW…HYPOTHERMIA MAY OCCUR.

http://www.weather.gov/riw/

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