Thanksgiving Day Storm Update

Thanksgiving Day Storm Update

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
145 AM MST WED NOV 25 2015

...MAJOR WINTER STORM TO IMPACT CENTRAL WYOMING TODAY THROUGH
THANKSGIVING DAY...

.A STRONG STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE NORTHERN GREAT BASIN TODAY
BEFORE SLOWING DOWN AND REMAINING OVER THE AREA THROUGH
THANKSGIVING DAY. THIS STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING SHARPLY COLDER
CONDITIONS TO THE AREA ALONG WITH MODERATE TO POTENTIALLY HEAVY
SNOW AT TIMES TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY AS WELL AS PERIODS OF STRONG
WIND WITH BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND WIND CHILLS WELL BELOW
ZERO BY LATE TONIGHT.

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SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-
145 AM MST WED NOV 25 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 5 PM MST THURSDAY...

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL MOVE INTO THE WEST THIS AFTERNOON.
  SNOW WILL BE MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES THIS EVENING THROUGH
  THURSDAY MORNING. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF FROM NORTH TO SOUTH LATE
  THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW AMOUNTS...6 TO 12 INCHES.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...EAST WIND AROUND 20 MPH WITH GUSTS
  AROUND 35 MPH IN EXPOSED AREAS WITH STEADY SNOW WILL REDUCE
  THE VISIBILITY UNDER ONE MILE AT TIMES.

* MAIN IMPACT...SNOW...BLOWING SNOW AND COOLER TEMPERATURES WILL
  MAKE TRAVEL AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES HAZARDOUS...ESPECIALLY AT
  PASS LEVEL. ROADS WILL BECOME SLICK AND SNOW-PACKED LATER TODAY AND
  VISIBILITIES WILL BE SHARPLY REDUCED AT TIMES. SLOW DOWN AND
  ARRIVE SAFELY AT YOUR DESTINATION. CHECK THE LATEST ROAD
  CONDITIONS AT WYOROAD.INFO OR BY DIALING 5 1 1.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING SNOW
AROUND. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
343 AM MST WED NOV 25 2015

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK-ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS-CODY FOOTHILLS-
NORTH BIG HORN BASIN-SOUTHWEST BIG HORN BASIN-
SOUTHEAST BIG HORN BASIN-OWL CREEK AND BRIDGER MOUNTAINS-
BIGHORN MOUNTAINS WEST-BIGHORN MOUNTAINS SOUTHEAST-
NORTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-SOUTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-
TETON AND GROS VENTRE MOUNTAINS-JACKSON HOLE-
WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS WEST-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS EAST-
UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN-WIND RIVER BASIN-LANDER FOOTHILLS-
GREEN MOUNTAINS AND RATTLESNAKE RANGE-
NATRONA COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-CASPER MOUNTAIN-STAR VALLEY-
SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN FOOTHILLS-
UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN-SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-
ROCK SPRINGS AND GREEN RIVER-FLAMING GORGE-EAST SWEETWATER COUNTY-
343 AM MST WED NOV 25 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING FOR SWEETWATER COUNTY AND INTERSTATE 80
LATE TODAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY...

...WINTER STORM WARNING FOR PARTS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST WYOMING
TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY...

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL
WYOMING TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

TODAY AND TONIGHT...A SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM WILL GAIN STRENGTH OVER
THE GREAT BASIN INTO SOUTHWESTERN WYOMING TODAY...IMPACTING MUCH
OF THE AREA BEGINNING THIS MORNING UP NORTH...PROCEEDING SOUTHWARD
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN CONTINUING THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT PERIOD.
SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY TONIGHT. GUSTY STRONG
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS WILL ACCOMPANY THIS STORM
SYSTEM...CREATING AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

ALL THIS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS IN MANY
LOCATIONS. PEOPLE PLANNING TRAVEL TODAY AND TONGIHT SHOULD CHECK
ON THE LATEST FORECASTS...EITHER FROM OUR WEBSITE OR FROM OUR
SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

THANKSGIVING DAY...MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY HEAVY SNOW WILL
CONTINUE THANKSGIVING MORNING...TAPERING OFF IN THE AFTERNOON.
GUSTY TO STRONG NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS WILL CREATE AREAS OF
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

ALL THIS WILL CONTINUE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ACROSS MANY
LOCATIONS. PEOPLE PLANNING TRAVEL THANKSGIVING DAY SHOULD CHECK
ON THE LATEST FORECASTS...EITHER FROM OUR WEBSITE OR FROM OUR
SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...LIGHT AREAS OF SNOW EXPECTED TO
SPREAD MAINLY INTO SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL WYOMING.

SUNDAY...LIGHT AREAS OF SNOW POSSIBLY SPREADING INTO NORTH AND
CENTRAL WYOMING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT FINAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS. THANK
YOU.

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