Snow Possibly Heavy in Star Valley Tonight and Sunday

Snow Possibly Heavy in Star Valley Tonight and Sunday

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
308 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL STILL POSSIBLE THIS WEEKEND...

.A MOIST PACIFIC SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST
THIS WEEKEND...SPREADING SNOWFALL ACROSS THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS
AND VALLEYS. SNOWFALL MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY SUNDAY
MORNING THROUGH THE EVENING. THIS SYSTEM MAY BRING SIGNIFICANT
SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS ACROSS THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS
BEFORE WEAKENING MONDAY MORNING.

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK-TETON AND GROS VENTRE MOUNTAINS-
JACKSON HOLE-STAR VALLEY-SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LAKE...MAMMOTH...OLD FAITHFUL...
JACKSON...AFTON...ALPINE...STAR VALLEY RANCH...THAYNE
308 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING.

* SUMMARY AND TIMING...SNOWFALL WILL MOVE INTO WESTERN WYOMING
  THIS EVENING...AND MAY BECOME HEAVY ON SUNDAY ACROSS THE AREA
  BEFORE WEAKENING ON MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...THE VALLEY LOCATIONS MAY SEE 6 TO 10
  INCHES OF SNOWFALL WITH THIS SYSTEM WITH THE HIGHER
  ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTHERN PORTION OF THE
  JACKSON VALLEY. MOUNTAIN LOCATIONS COULD SEE 12 TO 16 INCHES...
   WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 24 INCHES.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...WIND WILL BE STRONGEST OVER THE HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS...AND MAY IMPACT MOUNTAIN PASSES WITH WEST WIND OF
  25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 50 MPH. EVEN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS
  WILL SEE SOUTHWEST WIND INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 MPH ON SUNDAY
  WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH IN OPEN AREAS. THE WIND AND SNOWFALL WILL
  LIMIT THE VISIBILITY TO UNDER ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF SNOWFALL AND WIND OVER THE HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS WOULD HAVE AN ADVERSE IMPACT ON TRAVELERS ACROSS
  THE AREA. SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ACROSS THE VALLEYS WILL CREATE
  HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS DUE TO SNOW PACKED ROADWAYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE
FOR HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA.

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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