THE WINTER STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT.

* SUMMARY AND TIMING... SNOW... HEAVY AT TIMES... WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS... ESPECIALLY ALONG THE CASPER MOUNTAIN FOOTHILLS. IN ADDITION... WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN GUSTY OVER THE AREA... WHICH WILL ENHANCE THE COLDER TEMPERATURES... REDUCE VISIBILITY AND CAUSE CONSIDERABLE DRIFTING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 8 TO 12 INCHES HAS FALLEN ACROSS AREAS OF NATRONA COUNTY... WITH UP TO 24 INCHES NOTED ACROSS CASPER MOUNTAIN. ANOTHER 2 TO 3 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS..

* IMPACTS... NUMEROUS ROADWAYS ACROSS THE AREA HAVE BEEN ADVERSELY IMPACTED BY THE ONGOING SNOWFALL. MOTORISTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO CHECK ROAD CONDITIONS BEFORE TRAVELING TODAY.

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.

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.

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... EARLY WINTER STORM BRINGING HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS...

..AN EARLY WINTER STORM WILL CONTINUE TO BRING A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL TO LOCATIONS ALONG AND EAST OF THE DIVIDE TODAY... AND SOME AREAS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS. NUMEROUS LARGE BRANCHES AND SOME TREES HAVE COME DOWN DUE TO THE HEAVY... WET SNOW ACROSS MUCH OF THE WARNED AREA... CAUSING NUMEROUS POWER OUTAGES. TRAVEL WILL REMAIN SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACTED ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA.