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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
727 AM MST THU FEB 4 2016


WYZ110-041800-
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NORTH SNOWY RANGE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ARLINGTON...ELK MOUNTAIN
727 AM MST THU FEB 4 2016

...GROUND BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST THIS
MORNING...

* TIMING...THROUGH 11 AM THIS MORNING. THE WORST CONDITIONS ARE
  EXPECTED AROUND SUNRISE.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WEST WINDS 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS IN
  EXCESS OF 65 MPH. THE STRONG WINDS COMBINED WITH FRESH
  SNOWPACK WILL CREATE WIDESPREAD BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH
  NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...MAINLY TO TRAVEL. GROUND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE
  MOST LIKELY TO OCCUR ALONG INTERSTATE 80 NEAR ARLINGTON...OVER
  THE THE INTERSTATE 80 SUMMIT BETWEEN CHEYENNE AND LARAMIE...
  AND ON INTERSTATE 25 BETWEEN CHUGWATER AND WHEATLAND. THE
  COMBINATION OF VERY LOW VISIBILITIES AND CONSIDERABLE DRIFTING
  SNOW WILL CREATE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS OR IMPOSSIBLE TRAVEL WITH
  ICY AND SNOW COVERED ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GROUND BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND
POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE. FOR SPECIFIC ROAD AND TRAVEL
CONDITIONS IN WYOMING AND NEBRASKA...DIAL 5 1 1.

&&

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WYZ104-105-109-113-115>117-041800-
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FERRIS/SEMINOE/SHIRLEY MOUNTAINS-SHIRLEY BASIN-
CENTRAL CARBON COUNTY-UPPER NORTH PLATTE RIVER BASIN-
LARAMIE VALLEY-SOUTH LARAMIE RANGE-SOUTH LARAMIE RANGE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MUDDY GAP...MEDICINE BOW...RAWLINS...
SINCLAIR...HANNA...SARATOGA...ENCAMPMENT...RIVERSIDE...LARAMIE...
VEDAUWOO...BUFORD...PUMPKIN VINE...HORSE CREEK...HARRIMAN...
WHITAKER
727 AM MST THU FEB 4 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST THIS
MORNING...

* TIMING...THROUGH 11 AM TODAY. THE WORST CONDITIONS ARE
  EXPECTED AROUND SUNRISE THIS MORNING.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS IN
  EXCESS OF 40 MPH. THE GUSTY WINDS COMBINED WITH FRESH SNOWPACK
  WILL CREATE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW WITH VISIBILITIES LESS THAN
  ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...MAINLY TO TO TRAVEL. DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
  TO DETERIORATE TONIGHT AND REMAIN POOR THROUGH THURSDAY
  MORNING. THE COMBINATION OF LOW VISIBILITIES AND CONSIDERABLE
  DRIFTING SNOW WILL CREATE VERY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS
  WITH ICY AND SNOW COVERED ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

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