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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
914 AM MST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER STORM TO IMPACT SOUTHEAST WYOMING AND THE NORTHERN
NEBRASKA PANHANDLE TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...

.A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE CENTRAL ROCKIES
TODAY. THIS DISTURBANCE WILL INTERACT WITH AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT
LATE TONIGHT...PRODUCING WIDESPREAD SNOW ACROSS SOUTHEAST WYOMING
AND THE WESTERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE. THE HIGHEST SNOW AMOUNTS ARE
EXPECTED WEST OF THE LARAMIE RANGE...WITH UPWARDS OF 2 FEET OF
SNOW LIKELY FOR THE SNOWY AND SIERRA MADRE MOUNTAINS. GUSTY NORTH
WINDS WILL CREATE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND VERY LOW
VISIBILITIES...ESPECIALLY LATE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY. DANGEROUSLY
COLD WIND CHILLS WILL DEVELOP TUESDAY NIGHT AS ARCTIC AIR SPILLS
INTO THE AREA.

WYZ104-105-109-110-030015-
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FERRIS/SEMINOE/SHIRLEY MOUNTAINS-SHIRLEY BASIN-
CENTRAL CARBON COUNTY-NORTH SNOWY RANGE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MUDDY GAP...MEDICINE BOW...RAWLINS...
SINCLAIR...HANNA...ARLINGTON...ELK MOUNTAIN
914 AM MST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST TUESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BE WIDESPREAD TODAY AND WILL INCREASE IN
  INTENSITY INTO THIS AFTERNOON. SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
  TUESDAY AND WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH TONIGHT.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 12 INCHES LOWER ELEVATIONS. 12
  TO 15 INCHES IN THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN CARBON COUNTY.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...BECOMING NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  35 MPH LATE TONIGHT. THE COMBINATION OF FALLING AND BLOWING
  SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN A HALF MILE AT
  TIMES.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BECOME EXTREMELY DANGEROUS OR IMPOSSIBLE
  BY LATE TONIGHT. VISIBILITIES MAY BE SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED
  WITH BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW LIKELY. ROADWAYS WILL LIKELY
  BECOME SLICK AND SNOW COVERED. ROAD CLOSURES ARE ALSO
  POSSIBLE.

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.

&&

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SOUTHWEST CARBON COUNTY-SIERRA MADRE RANGE-
UPPER NORTH PLATTE RIVER BASIN-SNOWY RANGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BAGGS...DIXON...SARATOGA...ENCAMPMENT...
RIVERSIDE...CENTENNIAL...ALBANY...WOODS LANDING
914 AM MST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST
TUESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT
  BEFORE TAPERING OFF TUESDAY MORNING.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO 2 FEET IN THE SNOWY AND
  SIERRA MADRE MOUNTAIN RANGES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
  POSSIBLE. 6 TO 12 INCHES WILL FALL IN THE ADJACENT VALLEYS.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...BECOMING NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  35 MPH LATE TONIGHT. THE COMBINATION OF FALLING AND BLOWING
  SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN A HALF MILE AT
  TIMES.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BECOME EXTREMELY DANGEROUS OR IMPOSSIBLE
  BY LATE TONIGHT. VISIBILITIES MAY BE SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED
  WITH BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW LIKELY. ROADWAYS WILL LIKELY
  BECOME SLICK AND SNOW COVERED. ROAD CLOSURES ARE ALSO
  POSSIBLE.

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.

&&

$$

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CONVERSE COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-NORTH LARAMIE RANGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DOUGLAS...GLENROCK
914 AM MST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 6 PM MST TUESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY THIS
  AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL
  FALL FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...5 TO 10 INCHES LOWER ELEVATIONS. 12
  TO 15 INCHES IN THE NORTHERN LARAMIE RANGE...LOCALLY HIGHER ON
  NORTHEAST FACING SLOPES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...BECOMING NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  35 MPH LATE TONIGHT. THE COMBINATION OF FALLING AND BLOWING
  SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN A HALF MILE AT
  TIMES.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BECOME EXTREMELY DANGEROUS OR IMPOSSIBLE
  BY LATE TONIGHT. VISIBILITIES MAY BE SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED
  WITH BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW LIKELY. ROADWAYS WILL LIKELY
  BECOME SLICK AND SNOW COVERED. ROAD CLOSURES ARE ALSO
  POSSIBLE.

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.

&&

$$

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DAWES-BOX BUTTE-NORTH SIOUX-SOUTH SIOUX-NIOBRARA COUNTY-
CENTRAL LARAMIE RANGE AND SOUTHWEST PLATTE COUNTY-
EAST PLATTE COUNTY-GOSHEN COUNTY-LARAMIE VALLEY-
SOUTH LARAMIE RANGE-SOUTH LARAMIE RANGE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHADRON...ALLIANCE...HARRISON...AGATE...
LUSK...BORDEAUX...GLENDO...WHEATLAND...CHUGWATER...GUERNSEY...
TORRINGTON...LARAMIE...VEDAUWOO...BUFORD...PUMPKIN VINE...
HORSE CREEK...HARRIMAN...WHITAKER
914 AM MST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS
EVENING TO 6 PM MST TUESDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH
  TUESDAY.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 5 INCHES...HIGHEST OVER THE
  SOUTH LARAMIE RANGE ALONG INTERSTATE 80.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...BECOMING NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  35 MPH LATE TONIGHT. THE COMBINATION OF FALLING AND BLOWING
  SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN A HALF MILE AT
  TIMES.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS TONIGHT. VISIBILITIES
  MAY BE SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED WITH BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW
  LIKELY. ROADWAYS WILL LIKELY BECOME SLICK AND SNOW COVERED.
  INTERSTATE 80 BETWEEN LARAMIE AND CHEYENNE WILL BE IMPACTED.

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.

&&

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