Winter Storm Warning Star Valley until Friday Evening

Winter Storm Warning Star Valley until Friday Evening

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
1012 AM MST FRI DEC 16 2016

...A MAJOR WINTER STORM WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT WESTERN AND PARTS
OF CENTRAL WYOMING THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.AMPLE MOISTURE AND AN ARCTIC FRONT WILL COMBINE TO BRING SNOW...
HEAVY AT TIMES ALONG WITH GUSTY WINDS THAT WILL RESULT IN BLOWING
SNOW AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED
ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILL AREAS.



STAR VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AFTON...ALPINE...STAR VALLEY RANCH...
THAYNE
1012 AM MST FRI DEC 16 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...COLDER AIR IS SLOWLY WORKING BACK INTO THE STAR VALLEY
  AND REMAINING RAIN AREAS WILL LIKELY CHANGE TO ALL SNOW AGAIN
  TODAY WHILE OTHER HIGHER LOCATIONS SEE HEAVY SNOW AT TIMES.

* TOTAL SNOWFALL...6 TO 8 INCHES WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS OF 12 TO 18
  INCHES IN AND NEAR THE FOOTHILLS. THE HIGHER AMOUNTS WILL BE
  ON THE NORTH END OF THE VALLEY.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH AND GUSTY AT TIMES.
  THIS WILL RESULT IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH VISIBILITY
  DOWN TO ONE QUARTER OF A MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...ROADS MAY BECOME SLICK AND SNOW PACKED WITH LIMITED
  VISIBILITY AT TIMES. 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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