Special Weather Statement
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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Cheyenne WY
436 AM MDT Tue May 16 2017

Dawes-Box Butte-Scotts Bluff-Banner-Morrill-Kimball-Cheyenne-
North Sioux-South Sioux-Converse County Lower Elevations-
Niobrara County-North Laramie Range-
Ferris/Seminoe/Shirley Mountains-Shirley Basin-
Central Laramie Range and Southwest Platte County-
East Platte County-Goshen County-Central Carbon County-
North Snowy Range Foothills-Southwest Carbon County-
Sierra Madre Range-Upper North Platte River Basin-Snowy Range-
Laramie Valley-South Laramie Range-South Laramie Range Foothills-
Central Laramie County-East Laramie County-
Including the cities of Chadron, Chadron St Park, Alliance,
Scottsbluff, Gering, Harrisburg, Angora, Bridgeport, Bayard,
Redington, Kimball, Brownson, Sidney, Harrison, Agate, Bill,
Douglas, Deer Creek, Glenrock, Lusk, Redbird, Garrett,
Seminoe Dam, Medicine Bow, Shirley Basin, Bordeaux, Wheatland,
Guernsey, Torrington, Rawlins, Arlington, Elk Mountain, Baggs,
Saratoga, Encampment, Centennial, Albany, Bosler, Laramie,
Buford, Pumpkin Vine, Vedauwoo, Whitaker, Federal, Horse Creek,
Cheyenne, and Pine Bluffs
436 AM MDT Tue May 16 2017

...Storm System to Bring Cold Temperatures and Widespread
Precipitation to the Region Wednesday Night Through Friday...

An area of low pressure tracking towards Utah will slow as it
crosses the central Rockies on Thursday and Friday. Precipitation
associated with this system will begin falling across southeast
Wyoming on Wednesday night. Snow-levels will be around 6000 feet,
with snow likely falling in areas along and west of the Laramie
Range. Meanwhile, temperatures will be warm enough for
precipitation to remain mostly rain at elevations below 5500
feet. Temperatures on Thursday and Friday will feel more like
February than May, with highs expected to only reach the 30s and
40s. Precipitation will continue through Friday morning before
coming to an end Friday afternoon.

Confidence is increasing that southeast Wyoming mountains above
7000 feet could receive 6 inches or more of snow from this event,
with possibly a few inches of snow mainly on grassy surfaces at
Cheyenne and Laramie. Meanwhile lower elevations of the southeast
Wyoming and the western Nebraska Panhandle can expect widespread
1 to 2 inches of rainfall.

Those with travel plans between Cheyenne and Rawlins late
Wednesday Night through Friday should check back for the latest
forecast information.



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