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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
231 PM MST SUN MAR 1 2015

...A WINTER STORM TO IMPACT SOUTHEAST WYOMING LATE MONDAY INTO
TUESDAY...

.AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL MOVE INTO THE CENTRAL ROCKIES
MONDAY. THIS DISTURBANCE WILL INTERACT WITH AN ARCTIC COLD
FRONT MONDAY NIGHT...PRODUCING WIDESPREAD SNOW ACROSS SOUTHEAST
WYOMING AND INTO THE NEBRASKA PANHANDLE. THE HIGHEST SNOW AMOUNTS
WILL LIKELY OCCUR ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL WYOMING...ESPECIALLY INTO
THE SNOWY AND SIERRA MADRE RANGES WITH 2 FEET OF SNOW. GUSTY
NORTHERLY WINDS WILL CREATE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND
LOW VISIBILITIES...ESPECIALLY LATE MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY.
VERY COLD WIND CHILLS WILL DEVELOP TUESDAY NIGHT AS ARCTIC AIR
CONTINUES TO POUR INTO THE AREA.


WYZ111>114-021200-
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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
231 PM MST SUN MAR 1 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM MONDAY TO 6 PM MST
TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHEYENNE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
5 AM MONDAY TO 6 PM MST TUESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INCREASE ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL WYOMING TONIGHT
  AND BECOME WIDESPREAD MONDAY. SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 FEET OF SNOW WILL FALL ACROSS OVER
  THE SNOWY AND SIERRA MADRE RANGES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. 6 TO
  12 INCHES OF SNOW WILL FALL IN SURROUNDING AREAS AND FOOTHILLS.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH MONDAY WILL TURN
  NORTHERLY AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS MONDAY NIGHT. THE
  COMBINATION OF FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES
  TO LESS THAN A HALF MILE.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BECOME VERY DIFFICULT DUE TO
  FALLING...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW
  COVERED.

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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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
231 PM MST SUN MAR 1 2015

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

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

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP AND BECOME WIDESPREAD MONDAY
  AFTERNOON.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE WITH
  THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS ACROSS THE SHIRLEY...FERRIS...AND SEMINOLE
  MOUNTAINS.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH MONDAY TURNING
  NORTHERLY AT 20 TO 30 MPH MONDAY NIGHT. THE COMBINATION OF
  FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN A
  HALF MILE.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BECOME DIFFICULT DUE TO FALLING...BLOWING
  AND DRIFTING SNOW. SLIPPERY AND SNOW COVERED ROADS ARE LIKELY.

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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