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NWS Puts Central Wyoming Under Winter Storm Watch

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
203 PM MST FRI FEB 18 2011

…A WINTER STORM WILL BRING SNOW AND WIND TO MUCH OF CENTRAL AND
NORTHERN WYOMING LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING…

.A PACIFIC LOW PRESSURE STORM SYSTEM WILL COLLIDE WITH COLD
CANADIAN AIR OVER CENTRAL AND NORTHERN WYOMING SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
SNOW WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE AREA LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
THE SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY
MORNING. ALONG WITH THE SNOW AREAS OF STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS WILL
CAUSE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. THE SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO TAPER
OFF BY NOON SUNDAY.

WYZ020-022-191000-
/O.NEW.KRIW.WS.A.0003.110220T0000Z-110220T1900Z/
NATRONA COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-CASPER MOUNTAIN-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF…CASPER
203 PM MST FRI FEB 18 2011

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY MORNING.

* SUMMARY AND TIMING…SNOW WILL INCREASE ACROSS NATRONA COUNTY LATE
SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES
SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING. ALONG WITH THE SNOW AREAS OF
STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS WILL CAUSE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. THE
SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO TAPER OFF BY NOON SUNDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED WITH UP TO A
FOOT OF SNOW ON CASPER MOUNTAIN.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY…NORTHEAST WINDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH ARE
EXPECTED TO CAUSE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH VISIBILITY
BELOW A QUARTER MILE.

* IMPACTS…TRAVEL MAY BECOME DIFFICULT WITH SLICK SNOW PACKED
ROADS AND NEAR WHITE OUT CONDITIONS ALONG INTERSTATE 25 AND
HIGHWAYS 20…26 AND 220.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REMEMBER…A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE
FOR HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA.

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