Winter Storm Watch Posted For The Casper Area
Even though we are looking at temperatures approaching 70 today, mother nature has a different plan for the weekend.
The National Weather Service has issued this advisory for the Casper area,
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON ...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH ...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
* SUMMARY AND TIMING ...SNOW WILL DEVELOP BY LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES BY LATE SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO TAPER OFF EARLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ...5 TO 9 INCHES IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS WITH 8 TO 15 INCHES ON CASPER MOUNTAIN.
* WIND AND VISIBILITY ...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH WITH VISIBILITY AT OR BELOW A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.
* IMPACTS ...ROADS WILL BECOME SLICK ...SNOWPACKED AND ICY LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING. LOW VISIBILITY WILL REQUIRE MOTORISTS TO SLOW DOWN FOR WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS ...
REMEMBER ...A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA.
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