...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM FRIDAY TO 5 AM MST SUNDAY...

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM FRIDAY TO 5 AM MST SUNDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

 

* SUMMARY AND TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP DURING THE DAY FRIDAY AND BECOME HEAVIER FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

 

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS WITH 1 TO 2 FEET ON CASPER MOUNTAIN.

 

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...NORTH 20 TO 30 MPH AT TIMES CREATING THE VISIBILITY UNDER ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.

 

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLICK CREATING HAZARDOUS TRAVEL. THE COMBINATION OF THE BITTER ARCTIC AIR AND WINDY CONDITIONS AT TIMES WILL ALSO PRODUCE WIND CHILLS OF 25 DEGREES TO 30 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.

 

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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