Winter Storm Warning Until 5am Thursday morning for Star Valley and Western Wyoming

Winter Storm Warning Until 5am Thursday morning for Star Valley and Western Wyoming

Model forecast total snow from Saturday afternoon until Wednesday Evening in inches,.
This model forecasts up to 2 feet in Star Valley and 4 feet in nearby mountains.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
346 PM MST SAT JAN 7 2017

...MAJOR LONG DURATION WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE WEST TONIGHT
THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.SEVERAL HIGH IMPACT WEATHER SYSTEMS WILL IMPACT THE WEST THROUGH
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LEADING TO A MAJOR LONG DURATION WINTER STORM.
THERE WILL BE LULLS OF SNOW DURING THIS PERIOD BUT THERE WILL ALSO
BE MULTIPLE PERIODS OF VERY HEAVY SNOW AND INCREASING WIND. THE
STAR VALLEY AND LOWER ELEVATIONS OF SOUTHERN LINCOLN COUNTY COULD
SEE ENOUGH WARM AIR WORK INTO THE AREA TO PRODUCE SOME RAIN OR
RAIN AND SNOW MIXTURE LATER SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT BEFORE COLDER
AIR RETURNS. A QUICK BURST OF HEAVIER SNOW IS EXPECTED TONIGHT
BEFORE A LULL ON SUNDAY. HEAVY SNOW WILL LIKELY FALL MUCH OF
SUNDAY NIGHT AND POSSIBLY THROUGH MONDAY BEFORE ANOTHER LULL
OCCURS MONDAY NIGHT. MORE HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED TUESDAY. HEAVY
SNOW WILL ALSO LIKELY OCCUR WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT BEFORE
FINALLY TAPERING OFF ON THURSDAY.


INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AFTON...ALPINE...STAR VALLEY RANCH...
THAYNE
346 PM MST SAT JAN 7 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND WIND WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...A BURST OF HEAVIER SNOW IS EXPECTED TONIGHT BEFORE A
  LULL OR LIGHTER SNOW FALLS ON SUNDAY. A SIGNIFICANT PERIOD OF
  HEAVY SNOW WILL RETURN FOR SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. ANOTHER LULL
  IS EXPECTED MONDAY NIGHT WITH MORE HEAVY SNOW AT TIMES TUESDAY
  THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THERE COULD BE A MIXTURE OF RAIN AND
  SNOW SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...ESPECIALLY IN THE
  LOWEST SPOTS OF THE STAR VALLEY.

* SNOW TOTALS...10 TO 20 INCHES WITH THE HEAVIER AMOUNTS TOWARDS
  THE NORTH END OF THE STAR VALLEY BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON. EVEN
  HEAVIER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE WHERE THE PRECIPITATION STAYS AS
  SNOW. MORE SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED TUESDAY NIGHT
  THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...WINDS GRADUALLY INCREASING SUNDAY NIGHT
  THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUING THE REMAINDER OF THE EVENT.
  SOUTHWEST WIND WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35
  MPH IN OPEN AREAS. VISIBILITIES UNDER ONE QUARTER MILE AT TIMES
  IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* MAIN IMPACT...ROADS AND HIGHWAYS WILL BECOME SLICK AND SNOW
  PACKED WITH SHARPLY REDUCED VISIBILITY.

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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