Heavy Snow in the Mountains

Heavy Snow in the Mountains

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
311 PM MST WED FEB 17 2016

...SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND WIND EXPECTED IN THE WESTERN WYOMING MOUNTAINS
THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...

.AN APPROACHING STORM SYSTEM WITH A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL LIKELY
PRODUCE A SIGNIFICANT SNOWSTORM FOR THE WESTERN WYOMING MOUNTAINS. SNOW
AND WIND WILL BE ON THE INCREASE EARLY THURSDAY AND CONTINUE
THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT BEFORE ENDING. THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND
WIND COULD CAUSE SIGNIFICANT IMPACT FOR THOSE PLANNING OUTDOOR
ACTIVITIES OR TRAVEL OVER AREA PASSES INCLUDING TETON...SALT
RIVER...TOGWOTEE AND SOUTH PASS.


SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-
311 PM MST WED FEB 17 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM THURSDAY TO 5 AM
MST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR THE SALT AND WYOMING RANGES WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 2 AM THURSDAY TO 5 AM MST FRIDAY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT AND MAY BE HEAVY AT
  TIMES THURSDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT. THE STEADIEST SNOWFALL
  WILL LIKELY OCCUR FROM 6 AM THURSDAY THROUGH 12 NOON THURSDAY.
  ISOLATED EMBEDDED THUNDERSNOW IS POSSIBLE THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 8 INCHES.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WIND OF 30 TO 40 MPH
  WITH GUSTS OF 45 MPH OVER THE EXPOSED RIDGES AND HIGHEST
  ELEVATIONS. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE WEST THURSDAY EVENING. THE
  COMBINATION OF SNOW AND WIND WILL REDUCE THE VISIBILITY TO BELOW
  ONE QUARTER OF A MILE AND OCCASIONALLY TO NEAR ZERO.

* MAIN IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL LIKELY BECOME DIFFICULT AS ROADS
  BECOME SNOW PACKED AND SLICK WITH POOR VISIBILITY...INCLUDING
  SALT RIVER PASS. BEFORE TRAVELING MOTORISTS SHOULD CHECK THE
  LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS BY VISITING WYOROAD.INFO OR BY DIALING 5
  1 1. BACKCOUNTRY TRAVELERS SHOULD ALSO BE ALERT FOR THIS
  SIGNIFICANT STORM WITH PLENTY OF WIND AND SNOW.

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.

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