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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
1036 AM MST THU DEC 25 2014

...WINTER STORM SYSTEM TO IMPACT THE REGION TODAY AND TONIGHT...

.A WINTER STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION
TODAY AND NIGHT. THIS STORM SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE ACCUMULATING SNOW
AND GUSTY WINDS ACROSS THE REGION. 5 TO 8 INCHES IS GENERALLY
EXPECTED OUTSIDE OF THE MOUNTAINS IN SOUTHEAST WYOMING AND EXTREME
SOUTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF THE NEBRASKA PANHANDLE...WHILE 2 TO 5
INCHES OF SNOW IS LIKELY ACROSS REMAINING PORTIONS OF THE NEBRASKA
PANHANDLE. UPWARDS OF A FOOT OF SNOW LIKELY INTO THE SNOWY AND
SIERRA MADRE RANGES. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF LATE TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY
AS THE STORM SYSTEM MOVES EAST INTO THE PLAINS.

NEZ019-020-054-WYZ108-260300-
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SCOTTS BLUFF-BANNER-KIMBALL-GOSHEN COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SCOTTSBLUFF...GERING...HARRISBURG...
KIMBALL...TORRINGTON
1036 AM MST THU DEC 25 2014

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHEYENNE HAS UPGRADED TO A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 5 AM MST FRIDAY.

* TIMING...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE FROM TORRINGTON
  TO SCOTTSBLUFF THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...AND WILL FILL IN TO THE
  SOUTH ALONG HIGHWAY 71 TOWARD THE COLORADO BORDER. SNOW WILL
  CONTINUE THROUGH THE EVENING BEFORE TAPERING OFF FROM NORTH TO
  SOUTH LATE TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 7 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS...ESPECIALLY OVER THE WILDCAT HILLS.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH
  WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH WILL COMBINE WITH FALLING SNOW TO REDUCE
  VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE.

* IMPACTS...THOSE TRAVELING THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT WILL
  EXPERIENCE VERY HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. TRAVEL MAY EVEN
  BECOME IMPOSSIBLE AS HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW SIGNIFICANTLY
  REDUCE VISIBILITIES AND DRIFTING OCCURS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AVOID TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL
IN THE WARNING AREA...LISTEN TO THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST AND
CONSIDER TRAVELING AT ANOTHER TIME OR BY ANOTHER ROUTE. IF YOU
MUST TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA...USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN
APPROACHING AND DRIVING OVER RAILROAD CROSSINGS...TAKE ALONG A
WINTER SURVIVAL KIT. IF YOU BECOME STRANDED IN A RURAL AREA...STAY
WITH YOUR VEHICLE UNTIL HELP ARRIVES. TO KEEP WARM IN YOUR
VEHICLE...RUN YOUR ENGINE 10 MINUTES EACH HOUR...AND MAKE SURE THE
EXHAUST PIPE IS CLEAR OF SNOW TO AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING.

&&

$$

WYZ106-107-115>119-260300-
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CENTRAL LARAMIE RANGE AND SOUTHWEST PLATTE COUNTY-
EAST PLATTE COUNTY-LARAMIE VALLEY-SOUTH LARAMIE RANGE-
SOUTH LARAMIE RANGE FOOTHILLS-CENTRAL LARAMIE COUNTY-
EAST LARAMIE COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BORDEAUX...GLENDO...WHEATLAND...
CHUGWATER...GUERNSEY...LARAMIE...VEDAUWOO...BUFORD...
PUMPKIN VINE...HORSE CREEK...HARRIMAN...WHITAKER...CHEYENNE...
BURNS...CARPENTER...ALBIN...PINE BLUFFS
1036 AM MST THU DEC 25 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST FRIDAY...

* TIMING...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW ALREADY OCCURRING OVER SOUTHERN
  PLATTE...EASTERN ALBANY...AND LARAMIE COUNTIES WILL EXPAND IN
  COVERAGE OVER SOUTHEAST WYOMING BY EARLY AFTERNOON AND WILL
  CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. SNOW WILL BE HEAVIEST IN AND NEAR THE
  SOUTHERN LARAMIE RANGE AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM WHEATLAND TO
  TORRINGTON.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...5 TO 8 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. 8 TO 12 INCHES POSSIBLE IN THE SOUTHERN
  LARAMIE RANGE AND EASTERN FOOTHILLS.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH
  WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH WILL COMBINE WITH FALLING SNOW TO REDUCE
  VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAT ONE HALF MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...THOSE TRAVELING THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT WILL
  EXPERIENCE VERY HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. TRAVEL MAY EVEN
  BECOME IMPOSSIBLE AS HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW SIGNIFICANTLY
  REDUCE VISIBILITIES AND DRIFTING OCCURS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AVOID TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL
IN THE WARNING AREA...LISTEN TO THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST AND
CONSIDER TRAVELING AT ANOTHER TIME OR BY ANOTHER ROUTE. IF YOU
MUST TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA...USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN
APPROACHING AND DRIVING OVER RAILROAD CROSSINGS...TAKE ALONG A
WINTER SURVIVAL KIT. IF YOU BECOME STRANDED IN A RURAL AREA...
STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE UNTIL HELP ARRIVES. TO KEEP WARM IN YOUR
VEHICLE...RUN YOUR ENGINE 10 MINUTES EACH HOUR...AND MAKE SURE
THE EXHAUST PIPE IS CLEAR OF SNOW TO AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE
POISONING.

&&

$$

WYZ101-104-105-109>114-260300-
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CONVERSE COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-FERRIS/SEMINOE/SHIRLEY MOUNTAINS-
SHIRLEY BASIN-CENTRAL CARBON COUNTY-NORTH SNOWY RANGE FOOTHILLS-
SOUTHWEST CARBON COUNTY-SIERRA MADRE RANGE-
UPPER NORTH PLATTE RIVER BASIN-SNOWY RANGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DOUGLAS...GLENROCK...MUDDY GAP...
MEDICINE BOW...RAWLINS...SINCLAIR...HANNA...ARLINGTON...
ELK MOUNTAIN...BAGGS...DIXON...SARATOGA...ENCAMPMENT...
RIVERSIDE...CENTENNIAL...ALBANY...WOODS LANDING
1036 AM MST THU DEC 25 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST FRIDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVER SOUTH CENTRAL WYOMING THIS
  MORNING AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT
  TIMES THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 8 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. AROUND 12 INCHES FOR THE SNOWY AND SIERRA
  MADRE RANGES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS
  AFTERNOON WITH GUSTS OF 20 TO 30 MPH. VISIBILITIES WILL DROP
  TO AROUND ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES DUE TO FALLING SNOW AND AREAS
  OF BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...THOSE TRAVELING THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT WILL
  EXPERIENCE VERY HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS AS SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW
  SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE VISIBILITIES AND COVER ROADWAYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AVOID TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL
IN THE WARNING AREA...LISTEN TO THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST AND
CONSIDER TRAVELING AT ANOTHER TIME OR BY ANOTHER ROUTE. IF YOU
MUST TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA...USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN
APPROACHING AND DRIVING OVER RAILROAD CROSSINGS...TAKE ALONG A
WINTER SURVIVAL KIT. IF YOU BECOME STRANDED IN A RURAL AREA...
STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE UNTIL HELP ARRIVES. TO KEEP WARM IN YOUR
VEHICLE...RUN YOUR ENGINE 10 MINUTES EACH HOUR...AND MAKE SURE
THE EXHAUST PIPE IS CLEAR OF SNOW TO AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE
POISONING.

&&

$$

NEZ002-003-021-055-095-096-WYZ102-103-260300-
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DAWES-BOX BUTTE-MORRILL-CHEYENNE-NORTH SIOUX-SOUTH SIOUX-
NIOBRARA COUNTY-NORTH LARAMIE RANGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHADRON...ALLIANCE...BRIDGEPORT...
BAYARD...SIDNEY...HARRISON...AGATE...LUSK
1036 AM MST THU DEC 25 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST FRIDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING
  BEFORE TAPERING OFF FROM NORTH TO SOUTH LATE TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY
  MORNING.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 5 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH
  WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH WILL COMBINE WITH FALLING SNOW TO REDUCE
  VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE.

* IMPACTS...THOSE TRAVELING THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT WILL
  EXPERIENCE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS AS SNOW AND BLOWING
  SNOW SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE VISIBILITIES AND COVER ROADWAYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND
BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN
AREAS AND WHEN APPROACHING AND DRIVING OVER RAILROAD CROSSINGS.

&&

$$

RJM


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