Don't Believe Everything You Read When It Comes To Weather Forecasts

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Recent news articles on local radio and news outlets are calling for snow across portions of Natrona County this coming weekend.

Meteorologist Justin Roth says, "Don't believe everything you read!"

A Special Weather Statement has been issued saying in part:

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.


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 5 to 10 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. The lower elevations of Western Wyoming could see as much as one half to one and a half inches of rainfall from Thursday through Saturday night.

Don't be fooled by news articles and organizations that do not have a full time meteorologist on staff.

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