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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
128 PM MST SUN MAR 1 2015

...ANOTHER WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE REGION MONDAY NIGHT AND
TUESDAY...

.TWO SEPARATE STORMS ARE APPROACHING THE AREA. THEY ARE SET TO
IMPACT THE REGION DURING THE BEGINNING OF THE WORK WEEK. THE FIRST
SYSTEM WILL LARGELY STAY SOUTH OF THE STATE BUT IT WILL SUPPLY A
SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF MOISTURE TO SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING.
THIS MOISTURE WILL BE UTILIZED BY A SECOND SYSTEM DROPPING OUT OF
CANADA MONDAY NIGHT. A SHARP COLD FRONT WITH WIDESPREAD SNOW AND
BLOWING SNOW WILL DROP FROM NORTH TO SOUTH DURING THE EVENING ON
MONDAY. SNOW...LOW WIND CHILLS...AND AREAS OF GUSTY WIND AND
BLOWING SNOW WILL AFFECT AREAS MAINLY EAST OF THE DIVIDE THROUGH
THE DAY ON TUESDAY.

WYZ018>020-022-021000-
/O.EXB.KRIW.WS.A.0005.150303T0100Z-150304T0100Z/
LANDER FOOTHILLS-GREEN MOUNTAINS AND RATTLESNAKE RANGE-
NATRONA COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-CASPER MOUNTAIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LANDER...JEFFREY CITY...CASPER
128 PM MST SUN MAR 1 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* SUMMARY AND TIMING...NORTH WINDS WILL INCREASE THROUGH MONDAY
  AFTERNOON AND SNOW WILL BEGIN TO FALL AROUND SUNSET MONDAY
  EVENING. PERIODS OF MODERATE SNOW AND STRONG WIND WILL CONTINUE
  THROUGH THE DAY ON TUESDAY BEFORE TAPERING OFF TUESDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 7 INCHES WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE
  SOUTH OF LANDER...IN SOUTH CASPER...AND IN THE GREEN MOUNTAINS
  AND RATTLESNAKE RANGE. 8 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE ON
  CASPER MOUNTAIN.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...NORTH WIND WILL INCREASE THROUGH THE
  AFTERNOON WITH SUSTAINED WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND
  45 MPH POSSIBLE LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH MID MORNING ON
  TUESDAY. PERIODS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WITH AREAS OF BLOWING
  SNOW WILL DROP VISIBILITY BELOW ONE MILE FOR SEVERAL HOURS
  MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY. WIND CHILLS WILL BE NEAR 20 BELOW
  ZERO AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...SNOWFALL WILL CREATE SNOW PACKED ROADWAYS RESULTING IN
  CONSIDERABLE TRAVEL IMPACTS...INCLUDING AREAS OF INTERSTATE 25.
  WINDY CONDITIONS WILL CREATE LOW VISIBILITY AND LOW WIND CHILLS
  MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY WHICH COULD BE DEADLY TO NEWBORN
  LIVESTOCK AND COULD CAUSE FROST BITE TO HUMANS AND ANIMALS WHO
  ARE LEFT EXPOSED TO THE CONDITIONS FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF
  TIME.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE
FOR HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA.

THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS PROVIDED BY THE WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION ARE AVAILABLE BY CALLING 5-1-1 OR ON THE INTERNET
AT WYOROAD.INFO.

&&

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