After being missed by last weeks storm, it appears that Mother Nature is taking aim on Central Wyoming.

NATRONA COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-CASPER MOUNTAIN-INCLUDING THE CITY OF...CASPER

311 PM MDT MON OCT 31 2011

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TUESDAY TO 6 AM MDT WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND GUSTY WIND...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TUESDAY TO 6 AM MDT WEDNESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* SUMMARY AND TIMING...LIGHT RAIN WILL TURN TO SNOW SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. THE SNOW WILL LIKELY BECOME STEADIER AND HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH THE DAY TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL EXPECTED TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 9 INCHES ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF NATRONA COUNTY INCLUDING CASPER ALONG WITH 10 TO 20 INCHES ON CASPER MOUNTAIN POSSIBLE.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...NORTH WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO 20 MPH BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON WHICH MAY RESULT IN DRIFTING AND SOME BLOWING SNOW REDUCING THE VISIBILITY TO LESS THAN A MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...INTERSTATE 25 AND LOCAL HIGHWAYS HIGHWAYS WILL LIKELY BECOME SLICK AND SNOW COVERED TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.

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.