Heavy Mountain Snows Tonight and Sunday

Heavy Mountain Snows Tonight and Sunday

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
1251 PM MDT SAT APR 25 2015

...HEAVY WET SNOW EXPECTED IN THE NORTHERN AND WESTERN MOUNTAINS TONIGHT
THROUGH SUNDAY...

.A LARGE STORM WILL SLOWLY MOVE THROUGH THE REGION TONIGHT AND
SUNDAY...DEPOSITING AS MUCH AS A FOOT OF VERY WET SNOW IN THE
MOUNTAINS. TEMPERATURES WILL BE ON THE WARM SIDE BUT QUICKLY
ACCUMULATING SNOW...ESPECIALLY LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING
COULD MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES.

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ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS-TETON AND GROS VENTRE MOUNTAINS-
SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-
1251 PM MDT SAT APR 25 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO
MIDNIGHT MDT SUNDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS
EVENING TO MIDNIGHT MDT SUNDAY NIGHT.

* SUMMARY AND TIMING...MIXED RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS WILL BEGIN LATE
  THIS EVENING BUT WILL QUICKLY TURN TO ALL SNOW. SNOW WILL BE
  HEAVIEST AFTER MIDNIGHT...LASTING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES WITH THE MORE SIGNIFICANT
  ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED ABOVE 8000 FEET.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS OF 10 TO 25 MPH
  WILL DEVELOP SUNDAY WHICH COULD LEAD TO SOME DRIFTING SNOW.
  VISIBILITY WILL BE DETERMINED MOSTLY BY THE SNOWFALL
  RATE...DECREASING TO LESS THAN 1 MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BE IMPACTED OVER THE AREA
  PASSES...INCLUDING TETON AND TOGWOTEE PASSES BEGINNING AFTER
  MIDNIGHT. TRAVELERS ARE URGED TO ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR TRAVEL AND
  TO CHECK ROAD CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS AT WYOROAD DOT INFO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW AND BLOWING
SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY
ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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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