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Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Watch for Central, Western Wyoming

Central and western Wyoming is under a is under a flash flood watch until 3 a.m. Saturday, according to the Riverton office of the National Weather Service.

The area covers western Natrona, Johnson, Big Horn, Washakie, Hot Springs, Fremont, Sweetwater a

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Current Snowpack OK, But Will It Last

Coming into 2013 regional snow pack is about normal and above average in western Wyoming. Jim Fahey, hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Riverton, says the western mountains are already over 100 percent of average.

"Highest amount we have in the state is in the Snake River

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USDA Offers Steps Toward Drought Resistance

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture drought still covers 62 percent of the nation. Recent storms are taking the edge off, but there's still a ways to go to catch up on lost precipitation

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Strong Winds And Heavy Snow Continues In Wyo. Today

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Strong winds are expected in parts of Colorado and Wyoming through Thursday.

Stretches of Interstate 25 from Colorado to Wheatland, Wyo., were closed to light, high-profile vehicles Tuesday evening

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Casper Mountain Receives Big Snow Totals

Casper Mountain got an early Christmas present with over 20 inches of snow from the storm that came through the state Wednesday. Here's some of the  highest snow totals from the the National Weather Service in Riverton:

Natrona County:
Casper Mountain Snotel: 32"
Casper Mountain: 18-24"

Casper/Natrona Co. International A

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Michael Smith/Getty Images
Michael Smith/Getty Images
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Winter Storm To Hit Wyoming

A Winter storm System will begin to invade Wyoming starting later tonight and continue through Thursday morning. This is not a major storm but will bring measurable snow to most of the state.

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Medioimages/Photodisc via Getty Images
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UPDATED Winter Weather Warnings & Advisories (As Of 8:30am)

The Winter Weather Advisory for Casper and Casper Mountain did expire at 8am. Reports of up to 4 inches in the Casper area and 12-14 inches on Casper Mountain.

Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 3pm this afternoon for the Rawlins, Sinclair, Hanna, Baggs, Centennial, Woods Landing areas

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Michael Smith/Getty Images
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Winter Storm System To Hit Wyoming Today Through Thursday

Winter Storm Warning is in effect from noon today through 9am Thursday morning for north central Wyoming including the Sheridan, Ranchester, the Big Horn Mountains including Burgess Junction. 4 to 8 inches of snow is expected with around a foot across the Big Horns

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Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images
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When Thunder Roars Get To Shore; National Lightening Safety Week

More than 400 people are struck by lightning in the U.S. each year. Around 10 percent of those deaths happen in Wyoming.

The National Weather Service is addressing those high numbers with National Lightning Safety Awareness Week that kicks off Monday.

"Historically Wyoming has had a very high lightening casualty rate per capita. So again for the number of people who live in our state, the rate with lightening injuries and deaths is very high."

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Wyoming Meteorologist Talks Tornadoes [AUDIO]

Deadly tornadoes across the southeastern United States have left over 250 dead, millions without power and thousands homeless.  In the wake of that destruction, K2 Radio's Karen Snyder talks to Chris Jones, with the National Weather Service, in Riverton, about tornadoes in Wyoming.

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