First Snowstorm of 2015 On The Way

First Snowstorm of 2015 On The Way

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
120 AM MST SAT JAN 3 2015

...POTENT WINTER STORM SYSTEM TO ARRIVE SUNDAY NIGHT...

.AFTER A SHORT BREAK FROM SNOW TONIGHT...LIGHT TO OCCASIONALLY
MODERATE SNOW WILL BEGIN TO FALL ACROSS THE WESTERN AND
NORTHWESTERN MOUNTAINS ONCE AGAIN BY SUNDAY MORNING...AHEAD OF A
MUCH STRONGER UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE AND GREATLY INCREASED
MOISTURE FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. DURING THE OVERNIGHT PERIOD
ON SUNDAY...SNOWFALL INTENSITY WILL RAPIDLY INCREASE ALONG WITH
STRONG WESTERLY WINDS. THIS WILL PRODUCE AREAS OF HEAVY BLOWING
AND DRIFTING SNOW AND GREATLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...MAKING FOR VERY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

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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
120 AM MST SAT JAN 3 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE MONDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE MONDAY NIGHT.

* SUMMARY AND TIMING...PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW AND
  INCREASED WINDS TO BEGIN SUNDAY NIGHT...LASTING THROUGH TUESDAY
  MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ONE TO TWO FEET IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH 6 TO
  12 INCHES IN THE JACKSON AND STAR VALLEYS. LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 30 MPH WITH
  GUSTS 40 TO 50 MPH WILL COMBINE WITH THE SNOW...GREATLY REDUCING VISIBILITY
  AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BE SLICK...SNOWPACKED...WITH POSSIBLE LARGE
  DRIFTS COVERING THE ROADWAYS AT TIMES...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY
  HAZARDOUS.

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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