Forecast snowfall for Wednesday

The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a Winter Storm Warning for all of Johnson County beginning at 3 a.m. Wednesday.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Johnson County and much of eastern Wyoming beginning at 3 a.m. Wednesday through midnight Thursday.

According to the NWS models, northern Johnson County could well be the hardest hit Wyoming community, with 11 inches of snow forecast for Buffalo. The NWS forecast calls for moderate to heavy snow for parts of the region Wednesday. Gusty north wind over 30 MPH will produce blowing and drifting snow and very low visibility. Some roads will become hazardous and road closures may occur.  

The storm is part of Winter Storm Wesley, which is forecast to blanket Wyoming, the Dakotas, Nebraska and Minnesota. Blizzard warnings have been issued by the National Weather Service from parts of northeastern Colorado to northwest Nebraska, South Dakota and southwest Minnesota.

Wesley will be an intense low-pressure system that could flirt with all-time April low-pressure records in parts of the Plains, according to data compiled by NOAA Weather Prediction Center meteorologist David Roth.

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