Winter Storm Warning Star Valley

Winter Storm Warning Star Valley

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
207 PM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER STORM ACROSS WESTERN WYOMING THIS WEEKEND...

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


STAR VALLEY-SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AFTON...ALPINE...STAR VALLEY RANCH...
THAYNE
207 PM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
8 AM MST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5
PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 AM MST MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* SUMMARY AND TIMING...SNOWFALL WILL INCREASE ACROSS LINCOLN
  COUNTY THIS EVENING. PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW WITH BLOWING SNOW IS
  EXPECTED SUNDAY ACROSS THE AREA BEFORE WEAKENING ON MONDAY
  MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...THE VALLEY LOCATIONS MAY SEE 6 TO 10 INCHES
  OF SNOWFALL WITH THIS STORM WITH THE HIGHER ACCUMULATIONS
  EXPECTED AROUND STAR VALLEY RANCH. MOUNTAIN LOCATIONS COULD SEE
  12 TO 20 INCHES... WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 24 INCHES.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...WIND WILL BE STRONGEST OVER THE MOUNTAIN
  PASSES WITH WEST WIND OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 45 MPH.
  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 A QUARTER MILE AT
  TIMES.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF SNOWFALL AND WIND WILL 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...

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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