WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST SATURDAY

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST SATURDAY

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
757 PM MST THU DEC 8 2016

...SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL EXPECTED FROM THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING
FOR WESTERN WYOMING...

.A STRONG WEST FLOW OFF OF THE PACIFIC WILL DRAW ABUNDANT PACIFIC
MOISTURE INTO WESTERN WYOMING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING WHICH IS
EXPECTED TO RESULT IN ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL FOR WESTERN
WYOMING ALONG WITH STRONG WINDS PRODUCING BLOWING AND DRIFTING
SNOW...ESPECIALLY ON THE MOUNTAIN PASSES.


STAR VALLEY-SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AFTON...ALPINE...STAR VALLEY RANCH...
THAYNE
757 PM MST THU DEC 8 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST
SATURDAY...

* TIMING...PERIOD OF SNOW WILL OCCUR THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.
  THERE WILL BE MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW AT TIMES DURING THE EVENT.
  SNOWFALL WILL DECREASE TO SNOW SHOWERS SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* TOTAL SNOWFALL...8 TO 15 INCHES IN THE STAR VALLEY EXPECTED
  ALONG WITH 15 TO 25 INCHES POSSIBLE IN THE SALT AND WYOMING
  RANGES.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...EXPECT A WEST WIND OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH
  GUSTS TO 45 MPH IN THE HIGH COUNTRY. IN THE VALLEY...A SOUTH
  WIND OF 15 TO 20 MPH WILL BE COMMON FRIDAY INTO FRIDAY NIGHT.
  THIS WILL RESULT IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ALONG WITH LOWERED
  VISIBILITY DOWN TO ONE QUARTER OF A MILE AT TIMES. SALT RIVER
  PASS WILL BE IMPACTED BY THESE CONDITIONS.

* IMPACTS...ROADS MAY BECOME SLICK AND SNOW PACKED WITH LIMITED
  VISIBILITY AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY OVER THE SALT RIVER PASS.
  PEOPLE PLANNING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR
  ADVERSE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS AND TAKE THE PROPER
  PRECAUTIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW... AND
OR BLOWING SNOW ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. THIS COULD MAKE TRAVEL
VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL KEEP SOME FOOD...
WATER... AND AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN
EMERGENCY. CHECK THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS AT WYOROAD.INFO OR BY
DIALING 5 1 1.

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