Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Cheyenne, WY

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
227 PM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

...HEAVY SNOW SET TO RETURN TO THE SOUTHEAST WYOMING MOUNTAINS
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...

.A VERY MOIST PACIFIC AIR MASS WILL COMBINE WITH STRONG WEST
WINDS TO SET THE STAGE FOR A PROLONGED UPSLOPE SNOW EVENT ALONG
THE WEST SLOPES OF THE SIERRA MADRE AND SNOWY RANGES. SNOW WILL
BEGIN TO FALL SATURDAY NIGHT WITH RATES INCREASING SUNDAY THROUGH
MONDAY. SNOWFALL TOTALS IN EXCESS OF 1 TO 2 FEET WILL BE POSSIBLE
DURING THIS PERIOD. THE COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY
SNOW WOULD MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE IN AND AROUND THE
MOUNTAINS.

WYZ112-114-201200-
/O.CON.KCYS.WS.A.0015.141221T0700Z-141223T0100Z/
SIERRA MADRE RANGE-SNOWY RANGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CENTENNIAL...ALBANY...WOODS LANDING
227 PM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO 1 TO 2 FEET...WITH LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE ALONG WEST SLOPES.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...VISIBILITIES MAY BE REDUCED TO BELOW ONE
  HALF MILE IN FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL ALONG HIGHWAY 230 BETWEEN WOODS LANDING AND
  THE STATELINE AND BETWEEN ENCAMPMENT AND THE STATELINE MAY BE
  IMPACTED BY THESE WINTRY CONDITIONS. OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS
  VENTURING INTO THE HIGH COUNTRY WILL WANT TO USE EXTREME
  CAUTION SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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