Winter Storm Warning Star Valley

Winter Storm Warning Star Valley

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
1210 PM MDT SUN MAR 13 2016

...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW ACROSS WESTERN AND SOUTHERN WYOMING
EXPECTED THROUGH MONDAY...

.STRONG MOIST WEST FLOW ACCOMPANIED BY A PACIFIC LOW PRESSURE
TROUGH WILL BRING WIDESPREAD SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS CAUSING
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ACROSS WESTERN WYOMING TODAY
SPREADING INTO SOUTHERN WYOMING LATER TONIGHT. THE SNOW AND
STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY.


INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...JACKSON...AFTON...ALPINE...
STAR VALLEY RANCH...THAYNE
1210 PM MDT SUN MAR 13 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM
MDT MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM MDT MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW WILL BEGIN TODAY AND BECOME
  ALL SNOW BY THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE INTO MONDAY. THE
  HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WILL LIKELY BE FROM LATE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY
  MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...5 TO 10 INCHES.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH WIND GUSTS
  30 TO 40 MPH. VISIBILITY WILL POSSIBLY DROP TO UNDER ONE
  QUARTER MILE AT TIMES IN HEAVY SNOW AND WIND.

* MAIN IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL LIKELY BECOME DIFFICULT AS ROADS
  BECOME SNOW PACKED...SLICK AND SLUSHY WITH POOR VISIBILITY.
  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 SNOW AND BLOWING 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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