Snow heads into Rocky Mountain states


Jan-08 Natrona County, Wyoming, Hell’s Half Acre

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — An “unseasonably strong storm system for September” is expected to impact Wyoming on Monday.

Snow was falling at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park in Montana on Monday and was expected to arrive in Colorado by Tuesday morning, according to media reports.

“Precipitation will begin over the north Monday afternoon spreading south into central Wyoming Monday evening,” the National Weather Service in Riverton said.

The Oil City News reports in Natrona County, a winter storm warning will be in effect staring at 6 p.m. Monday until noon Tuesday, with heavy snow forecast.

Natrona could see snow accumulations of 5-8 inches, according to the NWS in Riverton. Wind gusts up to 45 mph are also in the forecast.

“Travel may become difficult due to slick and slushy roads, and low visibility in falling snow,” the winter storm warning states. “Damage may occur to trees and power lines, possibly leading to power outages.”

Snow is expected to mix with rain by 7 p.m. “with a change over to snow by 9 p.m.,” the NWS in Riverton said. “Wind chills are expected to be as low as the teens.”

In Colorado, forecasters expect a powerful cold front to move in Monday into Tuesday.

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