Casper Under Winter Storm Warning
The latest from the National Weather Service places a winter storm warning in the Casper area for noon today through Tuesday.
RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW BY LATE MORNING ACROSS THE AREA. MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 7 INCHES ACROSS THE NORTH HALF OF
NATRONA COUNTY WITH 7 TO 12 INCHES ACROSS THE SOUTH HALF OF
NATRONA COUNTY...INCLUDING CASPER. CASPER MOUNTAIN COULD
ACCUMULATE AS MUCH AS 2 FEET.
* WIND AND VISIBILITY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WIND AT 20 TO 25 MPH
WITH GUSTS OF 30 TO 35 MPH IN OPEN AREAS AND ON CASPER MOUNTAIN.
VISIBILITY WILL FREQUENTLY FALL BELOW ONE MILE IN SNOW AND
* IMPACTS...TRAVEL ON INTERSTATE 25 AND ON STATE HIGHWAYS IN
NATRONA COUNTY AND SOUTHERN FREMONT COUNTY WILL BE HAZARDOUS MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.
THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS PROVIDED BY THE WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ARE AVAILABLE BY CALLING 5-1-1 OR ON THE INTERNET AT WYOROAD.INFO.
Confidence has been growing about this forecast and now seems imminent for much of Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas and South Dakota. Any travel is advised to be completed during the day on Monday as Monday night into Tuesday could be difficult if not impossible with heavy snow and gusty winds creating near blizzard conditions.
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