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NWS Upgrades Central Wyoming To Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
1047 AM MST SAT FEB 19 2011

…A WINTER STORM WILL BRING SNOW AND WIND TO MUCH OF SOUTHERN CENTRAL
AND NORTHERN WYOMING TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING…

.A PACIFIC LOW PRESSURE STORM SYSTEM WILL COLLIDE WITH COLD
CANADIAN AIR OVER SOUTHERN…CENTRAL AND NORTHERN WYOMING TODAY. SNOW
WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE
SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES 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.

WYZ020-022-201000-
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/O.NEW.KRIW.WS.W.0004.110219T1900Z-110220T1900Z/
NATRONA COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-CASPER MOUNTAIN-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF…CASPER
1047 AM MST SAT FEB 19 2011

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST SUNDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL
NOON MST SUNDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* SUMMARY AND TIMING…SNOW WILL INCREASE ACROSS NATRONA COUNTY THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES TONIGHT
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…5 TO 10 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…

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.

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