WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON

WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
308 AM MST TUE DEC 13 2016

...SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL TO RETURN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY FOR MUCH OF WESTERN WYOMING...

.A WARM FRONT WILL BRING AMPLE AMOUNTS OF MOISTURE ACROSS WESTERN
WYOMING WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. THIS WILL RESULT IN STEADY SNOWFALL
THROUGH FRIDAY...BEFORE AN ARCTIC FRONT MOVES OVER NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL PORTIONS ON FRIDAY. PERIODS OF HEAVY WET SNOW WILL BE
POSSIBLE IN THE MOUNTAINS...ESPECIALLY THE TETONS. BREEZY WINDS
WILL ALSO LEAD TO SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IN THE
MOUNTAINS WITH SEVERELY REDUCED VISIBILITIES AT TIMES.


STAR VALLEY-SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AFTON...ALPINE...STAR VALLEY RANCH...
THAYNE
308 AM MST TUE DEC 13 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL OCCUR FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
  THROUGH FRIDAY. LIGHT PERSISTENT SNOW WILL OCCUR IN THE STAR
  VALLEY THROUGH THE EVENT. MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL BE
  POSSIBLE IN THE MOUNTAINS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY NIGHT.
  SNOWFALL WILL QUICKLY END SATURDAY MORNING BEHIND AN ARCTIC
  FRONT.

* TOTAL SNOWFALL...6 TO 8 INCHES IN THE STAR VALLEY. 12 TO 18
  INCHES POSSIBLE IN THE SALT AND WYOMING RANGES.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...THE WIND WILL BE INCREASING THURSDAY.
  EXPECT A WEST TO SOUTHWEST 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. 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 WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW AND/OR BLOWING SNOW THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO
MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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