Updated-Winter Storm Warning Star Valley

Updated-Winter Storm Warning Star Valley

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
937 PM MST SUN JAN 4 2015

...POTENT PROLONGED WINTER STORM FOR THE WESTERN AND NORTHERN
MOUNTAINS...

.LIGHT SNOW WILL BE REPLACED BY MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW LATER
TONIGHT ACROSS THE WESTERN AND NORTHERN MOUNTAINS ALONG WITH
STRONG WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH AT MOUNTAIN TOP
LEVEL. A PROLONGED PERIOD OF STRONG WINDS AND DEEP PACIFIC
MOISTURE PRODUCING PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW AND
SIGNIFICANT BLOWING SNOW WILL INCREASE LATER TONIGHT...AND
CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...MAKING FOR VERY
HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

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STAR VALLEY-SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AFTON...ALPINE...STAR VALLEY RANCH...
THAYNE
937 PM MST SUN JAN 4 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
TUESDAY...

* SUMMARY AND TIMING...LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW TODAY...WITH GENERAL
  24 HOUR ACCUMULATIONS OF BETWEEN 3 AND 5 INCHES IN THE
  MOUNTAINS...WILL BE REPLACED BY PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW AND
  INCREASED WINDS LATER TONIGHT...LASTING THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...15 TO 30 INCHES THE MOUNTAINS WITH 10 TO
  20 INCHES IN THE STAR VALLEY. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS WILL BE
  POSSIBLE.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...ABOVE 8000 FEET...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...ESPECIALLY ON SALT RIVER PASS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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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