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Cold storm spreading statewide
A winter storm arrived Tuesday morning in Riverton, bringing heavy snow around noon and promising sub-zero temperatures for the next two nights. These pedestrians braved conditions near the Riverton post office. Photo by Wayne Nicholls

Cold storm spreading statewide

Dec 3, 2013 - From staff and wire reports

More snow is falling across Wyoming, and an Arctic cold front could cause temperatures to plunge by 50 degrees or more in some spots.

Snow was falling east of the Continental Divide in Fremont County and in southwestern Wyoming on Tuesday and expected to continue through Wednesday.

Temperatures will plummet in conjunction with the storm's progress. After hovering in the upper teens Tuesday morning, temperatures were likely to dip to the single digits by late afternoon, below zero Tuesday night, and in double digits below zero by Wednesday night.

Snow was intermittent in the Wind River Basin Tuesday morning, with accumulations at higher elevations predicted to reach a foot or more. Snow was heaviest in Riverton at around noon.

Western Wyoming got snow on Monday, temporarily halting flights at Jackson Hole's

airport and raising the avalanche danger.

The National Weather Service says 25 inches fell at Blind Bull Summit in Lincoln County and Two Ocean Plateau in Yellowstone National Park had 21 inches before the storm came over the mountains.

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