Snow Tonight and Monday Western Wyoming Mountains and adjacent Valleys

Snow Tonight and Monday Western Wyoming Mountains and adjacent Valleys

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
1246 PM MDT SUN OCT 16 2016

...SNOW TO RETURN TO THE MOUNTAINS ALONG AND WEST OF THE DIVIDE
THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY...

.A VIGOROUS UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL STRENGTHEN OVER THE
SOUTHWEST EARLY THIS EVENING AND LIFT NORTHWARD TO COVER ALL OF
THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS OVERNIGHT AND THROUGH THE DAY MONDAY. SNOW
LEVELS WILL START OUT RATHER HIGH...GENERALLY ABOVE 8500 FEET
EARLY THIS THIS EVENING...DROPPING TO THE VALLEY FLOORS BY
MIDNIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY MONDAY. HEAVIEST SNOWFALL
EXPECTED LATER TONIGHT THROUGH THE DAY MONDAY.


SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-
1246 PM MDT SUN OCT 16 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO 6 PM MDT MONDAY...

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW MAINLY ABOVE 8500 TO 9000 FEET THIS
  AFTERNOON WILL INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY DURING THE EVENING HOURS
  AND SNOW LEVELS WILL GRADUALLY LOWER TO THE VALLEY FLOOR BY
  MIDNIGHT. SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES OVERNIGHT WITH LIGHT TO
  MODERATE SNOW CONTINUING ON MONDAY. SNOWFALL RATES OVER AN INCH
  PER HOUR ARE POSSIBLE AT TIMES DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.

* SNOWFALL AMOUNTS...6 TO 12 INCHES ABOVE 8000 FEET TONIGHT
  THROUGH THE DAY MONDAY.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...VARIABLE WIND 15 TO 30 MPH IN THE HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS WITH GUSTS 35 TO 50 MPH AT TIMES. VISIBILITY WILL
  BE REDUCED TO UNDER ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES IN SNOW AND BLOWING
  SNOW.

* OTHER IMPACTS...HUNTERS AND OTHER OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS SHOULD
  BE PREPARED FOR WET SNOW AND COLD TEMPERATURES. ROADS WILL
  BECOME SNOW COVERED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS PERIODS OF SNOW WILL
CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED
AND SLICK ROADS WITH LIMITED VISIBILITIES. SLOW DOWN... AND ALLOW
EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION. CHECK THE LATEST ROAD
CONDITIONS AT WYOROAD.INFO OR BY DIALING 5 1 1.

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